I started taking Jolivette (the mini-pill) in February. I would occasionally have some breakthrough bleeding if I didn't take it at the correct time. From about June 18-25th(ish) I had just finished with school, was sleeping in late, took my pill at the wrong time for a few days in a row, and experienced a lot of breakthrough bleeding. I also missed a pill somewhere in there and took two the next day. I was having regular intercourse with my boyfriend during that time. I broke up with my boyfriend on June 29 (the last time I had intercourse), and a day or two later about two days spotting, just consistent light barely-there bleeding, which I have literally never experienced before in my life, on the pill or off of it. I panicked and took a pregnancy test on July 2nd, which was negative. I thought I was free and clear, I stopped taking the mini-pill on July 3rd (mid-pack, which I know is bad... ) and haven't had sex since then. I still thought the spotting was weird, and my friend says since the spotting occurred about a day after the last time I had sex, it could have been implementation blood. I don't know super well how BC works -- could I be pregnant? Should I take another test?
Contrary to popular opinion bleeding is not a sign of pregnancy. Its a sign that your body is sensitive to the pill and if you don't take it on time, it will react normally by bleeding from withdrawal of the hormone. Its too early for a correct pregnancy test. Its best to wait until a week after your period is due, and then do it first thing in the am. I wonder if you wouldn't do better with a reg bc pill rather then a mini pill.
Hello. Spotting is common when starting to regulate your system on the pill.
Give your doctor a call and get restarted with the doctors instructions once you have done a pregnancy test. Be sure to use condoms no matter what as you can get pregnant since you stopped.
A woman who is going to have sex has to be able to know if she can care for a child on her own. Nothing is perfect in this area. So please be very careful and set your cell phone for the time to take the pill. You will be happy you did.
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