I was on tri-sprintec, then my pharmacy changed it to norgestimate-ethinyl estradiol Oral. They claimed that it was the same thing, so I used it for 4 months. I began having really bad intestine problems, and the gastroenterologist told me to stop them. It's been 4 weeks, and the source of the intestinal problems was found. He told me I could start again, but since that's not his field, he said to talk to the gyno. But I can't pay going to the dr at this time... So when should I start thanking tri-sprintec again? I have had a tiny bit of blood, but not actual period.