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Help with Lo Loestrin Fe

Hi all and thanks for reading. I have been taking Lo Loestrin Fe primarily for birth control purposes for about 8 months. I started taking it two weeks into my cycle, and had my period about two weeks into the first pack, and did not have another period until 6 weeks later, during the last two pills of the pack. Both periods were lighter than my normal periods, but I was expecting this, both because of the change in birth controls (was previously on MonoNessa) and because of the nature of the new BC. Anyway, my periods have gotten progressively lighter, until two months ago, it was pretty much just light spotting for about a day. For the last couple of cycles, I have had no period to speak of, outside of some very light spotting for a day or so. I have not missed more than one pill at a time, and have followed instructions on what to do when I've missed a pill. I have been sexually active, but my boyfriend does not usually ejaculate inside me (he has maybe once over the last 6 months or so). I am not experiencing any signs of pregnancy other than the missed/light periods and it is my understanding that many women don't get periods on Lo Loestrin Fe. I have also experienced some lower back pain while on this medication that seems to increase during the 4th week of the pack. Should I be taking a pregnancy test ASAP?
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replied November 6th, 2014
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes you are correct amenorrhea is a common experience with OCPs , Please get a pregnancy test done to be sure. As its better to be safe than to worry
if negative repeat after two days. if still
negative then don't worry. To be sure you may
get a blood hcg and ultrasound done for confirmation.

wishing you best of health


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