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Old 02-22-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Uncharacteristic Breakthrough Bleeding

I have been on the pill for about 7 years, and until about 3 months ago, have never had problems with breakthrough bleeding. I take Levora 0.15/30 continuously, 3 packs straight through and then my period. This regimen has worked fine for me for 7 years now, so I'm not sure why it would stop now.

I'm not perfect about taking my pill at the exact same time everyday, which I know you are supposed to do, but I also do not use it as my only form of birth control, so it's never been too much of a concern. I know that not taking your pill at the same time everyday can cause breakthrough bleeding, but it's never been a problem in the past, so why would it start now?

Any ideas? Its really starting to become a serious inconvenience.

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: Uncharacteristic Breakthrough Bleeding

I understand that this is the first time you've had breakthrough bleeding in 7 years of being on the same pill, but I from what I understand about people who take it back to back like that, eventually sometimes the breakthrough bleeding happens at some point for whatever reason. I wouldn't call it uncharacteristic because it's not an uncommon thing to have happen when you're on the pill, especially since you're taking it back to back like that. I know it's seriously annoying but there's not really much of a fix for it except to change pills or ride it out. There's really not much else you can do about it, unfortunately.

Old 02-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: Uncharacteristic Breakthrough Bleeding

I said uncharacteristic because it isn't typical for me. I'm mostly concerned because it's happening almost every week several times. That seems like a lot even for breakthrough bleeding, especially because is isn't light spotting, but rather significant bleeding.

I have heard that if you remain on the same pill for a long time, your body can adjust to it and the pill will become less effective. Could this be a reason for so much breakthrough bleeding?

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