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Old 04-03-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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period and birth control

OK. I'm taking Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo Tablets. I have a week before i start the sugar pills but i already started my period, is that normal?? Should i keep taking the pills or just skip the sugar pills?? I'm kinda confused about it all and don't know what to do.

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Re: period and birth control

Don't stop taking your pills. Just keep taking them normally. It happens a lot with the pill. All kinds of spotting and/or breakthrough bleeding is like the number one most common side effect. You didn't say how long you've been taking it but that doesn't really matter because the off bleeding can happen anytime. If it continues then you'll have to try another pill. There are tons of other pills out there. The lower the dose, the more likely you are to have breakthrough bleeding, so you may need a higher dose pill.

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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Re: period and birth control

It could just be breakthrough bleeding is probably just normal. Your period may be a little off at first. Don't quit taking the pills. If it really worries you talk about it with your doctor.

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