I'm with my boyfriend for 2 years and have been on the pill microlite for the last 6 months! I always use a condom and haven't missed a pill because have an alarm on my phone every morning to take it. This month my period was lighter and didn't last as long also for the last week my back has been sore but that could be from exercise. I took a pregnancy test the day my period came and it was negative. Has anyone else on the pill have there period change after 6 months?
This is completely normal. A womans period can change from time to time. When you are worried about accidental pregnancy, one tends to be "hyper vigilant" and you notice things that wouldnt even be noticeable if you werent sexually active. Many women find their periods lighten when they are on the Pill. The hormones in the Pill lessen the uterine lining build up each month. This makes the uterus less hospitable to a fertilized egg (if one happens to be released-the primary job of birth control pills is to stop ovulation). This decrease in uterine lining is why women with heavy periods are put on BCP's even when they dont need them for contraception. No worries! As long as you take your pill every day at roughly the same time of day, they are about 98-99.9% effective, adding condoms to this makes it almost impossible to become pregnant. (never say never though, accidents still happen) but really, you have so little as to be nil to worry about.
I was told by a physician that unless one plans to raise an unexpected child one should always use the condom too. Many of the low dose pills don't always work perfectly for everyone. It is essential to take it at the same time every day. Set your phone alarm so you never forget. If you miss by a few hours, you can run a risk of pregnancy. The easiest way to know is to take a pregnancy test. None of us are typical with medication. Be sure you have discussed your concerns with your boyfriend. It helps to have someone go through this with you...
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