... sugar pill week. Couple months ago i went to my gyno & she told me to be less painful do to my endometriosis stop taking the white pills ( sugar pills) & just jump to the next pack. For 2 months now i been having brown discharge & sometimes just regular discharge. When is this going to stop? Is it normal ? It have not stop for 2 months & just getting fustrated because everything was ok when i was taking my whole pack. Can i start taking the sugar pills again to regulate my period like it was?
I was told to continue taking birth control pills skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack so that I wouldn't have a period. I have endometriosis also. The first cycle of continuing the pills successfully stopped my period but after that it didn't seem to work. I've tried this 3 times now with 2 different brands of birth control. It always seems to work initially but not continue to work, I always get a period and it's not regulated like it was when I'd had it the week of placebo pills. My ob/gyn changed the pills to one that was the same hormone all month whereas the previous pills were a different color each week and had a different level of hormone leading up to the placebo week. She thought if I was on an even keel of steady hormones that it would work better... It didn't. Again, it worked to stop my period the first month I continued the pills but I got it during the next month of pills. She said to continue for several months so my body could adjust. I am on the third month of continuous pills and have been bleeding heavily for the past week and had a dark discharge, spotting, for a few days before which I figured was normal bc of the endometriosis, I figured it was impossible to not have some discharge occasionally, but I wasn't expecting to have a long & heavy period with horrible pain if I continued the pills, the whole point of continuing them was to prevent that, but like you I'd rather go back to having it every month knowing when it will be. I have to follow up with my ob/gyn to find out why this method isn't working. Post any info you receive, I'd be interested in hearing how it goes for you too. Best wishes! ~anjeegyrl
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