Re: think this is ok to do??
Like you said, pills don't work for everyone..so maybe that's what's going on with you.
I don't know anything about the pills you're taking. I'm on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and have been for the past 6 months or so. That's the only pill I've ever taken and have never had any problems with it.
Maybe you just need a different prescription?
I know switching between pills back and forth is probably not that great, but you gotta test some out to see which ones are best for you.
Like you, before I started taking pills I was always regular, and I still am.
I also went on the pills for the same reasons you did.. except they actually worked for me.
My skin looks a whole lot better, no more horrible breakouts before my periods start. I no longer get cramps either. My flow is about a day or so shorter than it used to be, and is always predictable. And I haven't experienced any side-effects most people complain about, such as breakthrough bleeding, weight gain, acne, etc.
So what I think you should do is go to your doctor as soon as you can and talk to her about it. If she wants you to do those tests or whatever, just get it over with so you know there is nothing seriously wrong.
Maybe you could take a break from pills for a few months for now..and then get a different prescription till you find the one that works for you.
Or you could also try the patch. I've never used it, but I hear from people that it's easy to use and effective..except I guess the risks of heart attack/stroke etc are higher. I'm not positive on that, but that's I hear.
I'm sure once you talk to your doctor you'll be able to figure out what's best for you.