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    Old 09-26-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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    When should spotting stop?

    I'm 3 days into my 3rd month on Ortho Tri Cyclen-lo. The first month I had no spotting, the 2nd month I had really bad spotting between the time of ending the placebo pills-hormonal pills again (it stopped about 4 days into the hormonal pills again) This 3rd month the first day of the hormonal pills was fine, a very small amount at nighttime, nothing the 2nd day, and then today on the 3rd day of being back on the hormonal pills I've had quite a bit of spotting again. Is it strange that I didn't have any the day before, but then all of a sudden gotten it on the 3rd day? And I haven't missed any pills so it's definitley not that.

    I just want to make sure that even with spotting the pills are still working correctly. Plus I heard that if you're still experiencing this in your 3rd month a different pill may be needed.

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    Old 09-27-2006, 04:32 AM   #2
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    Re: When should spotting stop?

    Yeah, it's true that if you experience continued spotting, you should probably try another pill. That's what everyone will probably tell you.

    But if you try a lot of different brands and find that you keep having spotting, then you might just be one of those women who don't tolerate fake hormones. And you'll have to find a non-hormonal contraceptive method instead, which is a lot healthier for you in the long run, anyway.

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