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Old 08-21-2001, 05:25 AM   #1
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Alesse & Breakthrough Bleeding

Hi I have been on Alesse for a little over a year now and have noticed that I tend to get my period during the last week of active pills and then no period during the sugar pills. I am wondering if this means that this pill is not an effective method of birth control. It is almost like my body has its own cycle and could care less that I am trying to tell it when to have a period with some silly little pills. Any thought on why this is happening?

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Old 08-23-2001, 09:47 AM   #2
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Re: Alesse & Breakthrough Bleeding

agaddy - I have the same exact (non)problem with Alesse. I talked to my gyno about it and she just asked me how much of a nuisance it was. (I have NO side effects with this pill so she didn't want to change it if she didn't have to.) I have been on Alesse since on October and more often then not I get my period either on Friday or Saturday of the last week of active pills. You can check with your gyno to be sure but it's really not a problem. I don't find it a nuisance because now I know when to expect more or less. I also did some research on this - I don't know how careful you are with the pills but breakthrough bleeding is also caused by missing pills - I try to be careful and not miss so I have to take two in one day but sometimes you forget, that could be the other reason why you are getting it early. I would check with the gyno to be sure but I was told it's nothing to worry about.

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