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three weeks now I have had very light discharge, exhausted

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I skipped the last group of pills in my birth control pack ("sugar pills"), I had two days of nothing and then it started. For three weeks now I have had very light discharge that is mostly brown. During these three weeks I have been exhausted, have had headaches on and off, emotional, and tender breast.


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replied December 31st, 2013
Menstruation Answer A45614
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You might experience breakthrough bleeding if you take regular birth control pill pack back-to-back without giving break for withdrawal bleeding/period. If you wished to skip or delay your periods, you should have considered visiting your doctor/gynecologist and requested for prescription of pills for postponement or delay of periods (which can be prescribed if there are no contraindications). These need to be started atleast 5-7 days before your actual expected period date for them to be effective. You will get your periods/withdrawal bleeding within 5-7 days of stopping with taking these pills. Avoid any other self medication. For further clarification and assistance, visit your doctor/gynecologist.
Take care.


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