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Old 08-07-2003, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hi there--
Just wondering, for those of you on the pill:
How long do your periods last? And how long were they before you were on the pill?

With mine, it seems to last about 3-4 days, but I have spotting for the next couple of days after that till I take the hormone pills again...anyone elses like this?

Please answer! Thanx

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Old 08-08-2003, 01:59 AM   #2
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Hello.
When I have a period it usually lasts 1 day that has a medium flow and then 2 days of very light flow.
Before taking the pill my period were never really the same each month. But it typically lasted 1 heavy flow day, one medium/heavy flow, followed by 3-4 light flow days.
Mine usually starts on the third of fourth day of the inactive pills, so by the time it is over it is time to start taking the hormone pills again anyway.



 
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:54 AM   #3
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I just started taking the pill and before I did my period would be 2 - 3 days, flowing lightly. Since I have been on the pill, my last period was 4 - 5 days and heavy 3. Not the kind of adjustment I was going for but I JUST started it a week ago.
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Before I started taking the pill, my periods would be heavy and I'd have heavy cramping and in total it would last 5-7 days. On the pill, I have a very light flow and no cramps and it lasts 2-3 days. I usually get my period 1-2 days after starting the sugar pills.

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Old 08-08-2003, 01:39 PM   #5
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Mine was 7 days of heavy to medium flow before the pill and about 3-4 days of meduim to light flow since I started taking the pill. Sometimes I will have some bleeding a day or 2 into the hormone pills but I think thats because my period doesn't start the first few days of the placebos.
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Old 08-08-2003, 10:24 PM   #6
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Thanx everyone for your replies. Keep them coming, I'd like to hear more experiences!

I often find that I have a normal period bleed for about 3-4 days, light on the last 2, but then I have a little blood almost like spotting that comes out when I wipe (sorry for details!) and that goes on till like a day or two into hormone pill-taking again.

Anyone else get this?

 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:38 AM   #7
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My pill-periods are usually medium for the first day, a little less than medium for the second day. After that it's barely noticeable, and tapers off until I start taking the hormone pills again. I still get cramps but they're very slight - nothing compared to cramps I got when I wasn't taking the pill. PMS has pretty much gone too

 
Old 08-09-2003, 04:27 AM   #8
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Hey Tyger!

I get that too! I get around 4 days of normal bleeding then two days of light/spotting. Most but not all of my pains are gone!

 
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Mrs Girl, good to hear someone who has a similar period to mine! What pill are you on? And how long were your periods before you were on the pill?

Keep the replies coming!

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*bump!*
Some more replies would be great!I really wanna get a clear idea if I'm average or not...

Thanx
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:19 PM   #11
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I'm on the pill and mine used to last 2-3 days, but it has always been like that. I just started bcp and my period was heavier than normal and 4 days which I'm not liking that too much.
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Old 08-12-2003, 09:29 PM   #12
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Thanks guys!
If you could also tell me what brand of pill you're on, that'd be great...

More replies pls -- Tyger.

 
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I am on the pill Loette. In the US it is known as Alesse.
It is a low dose pill, and also used for treating acne.

 
Old 08-13-2003, 11:21 PM   #14
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a typical period is a day of hinting at starting, 2-3 days of medium-light flow, and 1-2 more of light to superlight tapering off.

 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:33 PM   #15
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Thanks hyzenthlay!
Are you on the pill? Which kind and how were your periods before it?

Tyger.

 
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