Just started taking birth control (monophasic nortrel) for the first time ever about 5 weeks ago. I am 18 years old and had debilitating menstruation and cramping and did not want to have a period anymore. In the week that I was supposed to take the inactive pills, I skipped to a new pack and continued with the active pills and began spotting last week Saturday (10/18) night. The light bleeding and cramping has continued up to now. I haven't missed any pills, but I have taken the pill at a different time (1-2 hrs later) at least twice during the whole pack. I read that spotting is normal, but I am concerned about the length of time it has lasted. What might have caused this, and when should my concern lead me back to the doctor?
Hi it is not a good idea to skip to a new pack of pills. What is goinf on is most likely you are having your period. It is supposed to come during the inactive pill time. Its lighter due to the hornones in your birth control. Also try to take it the very same time every day but a few pills an hour or two late is not likely to hurt you. The thing that could would be skipping to the new pack.
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