I was on the patch for about a year and just switched directly to ortho lo. I'm on the last day of my second week on them (last light blue pill) and i've started bleeding. I've been taking the pills at the same time every day. Is this normal even though I was on the patch right before?
Otc lo is such a low dose of hormones that spotting can be expected for a few months. Some women never spot, many spot quite a bit. This can also happen with other dosages, but is more common with low doses like that.
The first month that I was on otc lo I started spotting the night of my last active pill, and then it kind of stopped for a couple of days, until monday, and then it was like a heavy period the rest of my inactive pills. It is totally normal to have this though. It is just your body adjusting to the lower dosage of the hormones, by your second month it should be pretty normal. For instance, I do not start my period until the wednesday of my inactive pills, instead of sunday, when you are "supposed" to start.