Originally Posted by Longview
i am on ortho lo..my 3rd pill pack and im still experiencing spotting and its been like this for about a week and a half. im waiting to see if i get my period on the placebos [im still on the dark blue pills]..but do you even think i will get my period? if the spotting continues what do i do? get moved up to regular ortho tri cyclen!? help this is so worrysome. does this mean i could be pregno..and if so how would i even know!?
You probably will get a period on the placebos, but you may not. There is no way to know for sure.
If this has been going on for quite a while (which I believe it has from your other posts), it's time to switch pills. While your body may adjust eventually, it's crazy to spot everyday just waiting for that regulation. Three months is enough time to wait for regulation.
What you get switched to is up to your doctor. S/he may recommend regular OTC, or may recommend a different hormone combination altogether.
And no, spotting does not indicate that you're pregnant. If you've been taking the pill perfectly, without drug/food interactions and aren't overweight, it's very unlikely that you're pregnant.
If you are pregnant, you'd eventually miss a period, and the spotting most likely would have stopped.