I'm on seasonique. This is my second 3 month pack. During my first pack I started spotting around day 74 which turned into a heavier bleeding by day 77. I finished all of the active pills and then let myself bleed for 7 days (without taking the estrogen oly pills). Then I started my second (current) pack on the Sunday following. So now on the second pack I started to spot around day 67 which became heavier and like a regular period at day 70. So, I stopped the pill again for 7 days to "reset". My "period" started to subside on the 7th day and I figured the bleeding was over, but since I restarted the actives again yesterday, I'm experiencing bleeding and cramping again. My question is should I just continue on with the active blue pills since I just took a 7 day break??
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Actually what you Might want to do is use a birth control pill such that you are using active pills for 21 days and then no pills (or placebo pills) for 7 days
Also, you should get evaluated for a possible Thyroid condition - as this could be a hypothyroid condition - (low thyroid)
And a simple blood TSH would help to diagnose this
So are you saying that I should give up on the extended cycle pill?
Sometimes your body might need a break from the extended cycle for a few months, THEN you can go back
This is only my second pack of the extended cycle...
Well try to see if you have a thyroid condition first - this is very common too see.
Wouldn't hypothyroidism cause a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, hair loss, etc?
Sometimes your body might not like the seasonique, but might like another brand of birth control you use USE just like the seasonique, but skip the placebo pills and just use the active pills - so using 4 packages every 3 months of say Loestrin will do the same as seasonique but possibly without the breakthrough bleeding
Do you have any more questions?
So should I go ahead and discontinue this pill immediately? I have not had my dose for today yet.
You can actually stop the pills today and then possibly restart in 7 days, Or I would consider changing your pills to a different brand as I have discussed
So that would be ok given that I just stopped for seven days already last week.......yesterday was my first day restarting. Will my period now go on for another 7 days or more?
But, I would suggest getting a TSH thyroid blood test because if you have Hypothyroidism, then using a medication such as levothyroxine should help with the bleeding issue
Well you can stop for another 7 days/ week
and then start a New pill such as LoEstrin or Alesse
your body might like these pills better
Sometimes it is a matter of finding the appropriate birth control pill that your body can adjust to
I was on Ortho Novum 777 for 19 years prior to this.......I changed because my periods started to become very painful and heavier about a year ago.
I would not recommend the 777, you sound like you need a Monophasic birth control such as Loestrin or Alesse.
Also, you might benefit from the Mirena IUD too to stop your period if that is what you want.
I hope this helps
I wish you the best
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