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I have been on birth control for 8 plus years. I have always

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I have been on birth control for 8 plus years. I have always taken levora. My pharmacy the last 2 months has given me Orsythia and since then I haven't had a period. I am definitely not pregnant as confirmed by 6 clear blue pregnancy tests. Could this be a reaction to the medicine? I have no other symptoms.
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No pain. The birth control is a 28 day cycle. So I have had one every month except the last two months
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Hypothyroidism but I recently had my blood checked and TH was normal
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Note: Hypothyroidism is in family medical history. I don't personally have it.
Expert:  khagihara replied 18 days ago.

It had previously been thought that women who used OCs were at risk of developing subsequent irregular menses or amenorrhea. However, data suggest that the incidence and endocrinologic findings in women with amenorrhea occurring after the use of cyclic OC regimens are the same as in women with spontaneous amenorrhea. This appears to be true for continuous pill regimens, as well, as illustrated in a report of 187 women using the continuous pill for one year. After stopping the pill, the median time to return to menses was 32 days, and spontaneous menses or pregnancy occurred at day ≤90 in 185 of 187 women (98.9 percent).

Thus, women who do not menstruate three months after discontinuing an OC should undergo the same evaluation for amenorrhea as any woman with amenorrhea.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I haven't stopped taking OC. What would you reccomend?
Expert:  khagihara replied 17 days ago.

Do you want to have period every month? It doesn't matter you have a period every month. Some women don't have periods at all if possible.