So this is my 5th month on lo loestrin fe. Every month my period starts on the second week instead of during the white and brown pills. Is that normal? And also, this month, going by what has happened before I should have started my period today but I haven't. I do have unprotected sex with my boyfriend. This is all very confusing to me and should I be worried?
Edit: During the time when I am taking the white and brown pills there is light spotting. So id the major bleeding with cramps I experience on the second week breakthrough bleeding every month?
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The midcycle or the mid pack bleeding that you describe could be the breakthrough bleeding, and since there is breakthrough bleeding, the usual period/withdrawal bleeding (that is supposed to start on your placebo pills) is lighter (as endometrial lining takes some time to get rebuilt). If worried, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification, and assistance. If worried about efficacy of your birth control pills, or pregnancy, use back-up protection while having intercourse. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
I too am on lo lo and get my period on the second week of the pack. I've been on them for 6 months now and I do not get a period on the last row of pills like I would with any other brand. I wonder if I would then actually be ovulating when I'm on the placebo pills (last row)? I'm going to keep searching the web for anyone else on lo lo that this is happening to.
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