I was on Yasmin for 7 months, to regulate my periods, because I have always had a heavy period, but after 7 months I opted to stop and see how my body would readjust back. After I stopped taking them I realized I shouldn't have due to an upcoming trip where I know I will be having sex with my boyfriend, more often than not, and decided to get back on it. Being young I suppose, my period after a month off birth control came without any hitch, besides it starting a few days later and I started back on the birth control. However, I have been bleeding for 12 days so far and there seems to be no stopping it. I am already halfway through my pack of Yasmin this month and it has yet to stop. It's not an extremely heavy flow, stopped being heavy after day 4, but it alternates between moderate and light and has been accompanied by slight cramping and pain. I am not sure if I should even give myself the 7 days for withdrawal bleeding or just continue on. I have read it's normal to have a prolonged/irregular period after stopping birth control pills, but wanted to know if it would be a better option to continue a new pack without the 7 day rest period or still give those 7 days to my body and continue on with the pill afterwards. I am just afraid that come my trip I will still be having prolonged periods even if back on the pill.
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Start the next pill pack at scheduled time after the 7 days break for withdrawal bleeding. Since you had been off the birth control, the recent symptoms could be due to hormonal derangements. Continue to take the pills at scheduled time daily. If the spotting has been persistent, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for underlying causes like hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, endometritis, endometrial hyperplasia etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the spotting and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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