Ever since i've started my period, I have had irregular periods. I didnt think much of it though, because I heard that periods may not become regular for about 2 yrs. Well, i'm now 17 yrs. Old and unfortunately I am having these extremely long periods (2wks+) and my doctor put me on provera pills for 10 days to stop the bleeding altogether, and then suggested birth control pills. So now i'm taking these birth control pills called desogen and I started taking them on sunday july 17th and its more than a week later and i'm still bleeding, my doctor said that the pills would regulate my cycle and I know its only been a little over a week but its hot and I wanna go swimming without any worries. I'm not even sure if these pills are supposed to stop the bleeding before it regulates the cycle. I'm so confused :?
Wow, you poor girl thats a lot of bleeding. Bc pills are definately supposed to regulate your cycle and control it. Thats the reason I went on it three years ago becasue I was having two periods a month. I have not heard of the brand you are on, but if it continues to not stop the bleeding, talk to your doc again and ask to try another brand. If the pills are not working after awhile, ask about the depo shot, its a bc shot that doesnt allow you to get your period, even though there might be some spotting occasionally. You would have to get the shot every three months. Hope this helped and good luck!
I never stop bleeding is what I am trying to get out. I stopped for a couple of days, while on the provera pills but as soon as you stop taking the provera pills you start to bleed again. So how can I wait 3 cycles if I never stop bleeding??I just don"t get it!!! Are the birth control pills (desogen) supposed to stop the bleeding or what? Or am I supposed to be bleeding continuously until it just starts to regulate? Its like i'm on a never ending menstrual cycle!!! :cry: when yall first started taking birth control pills on the first day of your period, how long did it take for your period to stop??????...................Help
I take orth-lo... I don't think you should be constantly bleeding... I also know that on orth-lo, you start the bc pills (the active ones) after your period; don't know if that's a difference in brands however.
I have taken a few different brands and all of them have said to start it the sunday after your period. As for the bleeding...I would definately talk to your doctor again because non stop bleeding is not normal and none of us here are doctors... If your doc doesn't suggest anything new, maybe get anothers opinion.