Well I have no more BTB but my periods have gotten lighter each cycle (about 4 to 5 days) since being in the pill and a little different. The first day or two I pretty much bleed out mostly uterine lining and a mix of old and new blood (still pretty light mind you, but it's mostly uterine lining), then I spot for a few days after vs starting light and getting heavier (around 6 days) while I was on Ortho-tri. During these two days, each day I fill up my Diva cup almost halfway, then after these days I fill it up only 1/4 of the way. Because I'm expelling so much lining, I can assume I'm not pregnant (also I'm as close to a perfect user as one can get and also use condoms), and I have taken a preg test in July before the switch because I was freaking out over the BTB and it was negative.
Can I just chalk this up to it being a new form of birth control and I've finally found the right type and amount of hormones to lighten up my period, or is this something I need to worry about? I'm pretty sure it's the former rather than the latter, but I'm just so surprised in a new pill changing my period so quickly. Has this happened to anyone else when switching hormonal birth control?
Another question I've been wondering about, how much vitamin C does it take to make hormonal birth control less effective, if it does at all? I've never really seen a concrete answer to this. Some sites say you actually need to up your vitamin C intake (along with a few other vitamins) because HBC depletes them in your body, and others say something like Airborne will make you HBC null. I've also seen a few that suggest if you are taking vitamin C, take it either 4 hours before or after taking you pill. I know grapefruits are a no-no because they produce an enzyme that messes with absorption, but is it the same for a high level of vitamin C?
Thanks in advance!