pettypandas (pettypandas) wrote in vaginapagina,

Birth Control Questions?

Hey everyone! I'm a long-time lurker, first-time poster. I just have a few questions about birth control.

I suffer from terrible cramps and nausea on the first day of my period. During my last period, my cramps were so painful that I had to skip an exam! My OTC period medicine, Pamprin, has been failing me lately. I don't think it's worked for me in a while. I decided to go on birth control to attempt to get a handle on my period symptoms. The campus doctor started me on Loestrin 24 about 3 and a half weeks ago. So far, I'm loving it! I haven't really had any negative side effects. My breasts are a little bit tender, but they've also grown a little bit (which I've enjoyed!).A few days ago, though, I started spotting dark brown blood. I know that spotting is supposed to be normal when you start the pill, but is it okay if it's dark brown?
I am starting the inactive pills of this pack tomorrow. When should I expect my period to come? I'm pretty nervous about this upcoming period, since it will be my first period on the pill. Will only being on birth control for a month help with my cramps?

On another note, I haven't told my mom yet that I've started taking birth control. She comes from a very religious background where birth control is highly looked down upon and where premarital sex is seen as a sin. I'm not sure if she is aware that I'm sexually active, but I'm sure she'll automatically assume that I am when/if I tell her that I've started taking birth control. Does anyone have any advice on how I should go about telling my mom about the birth control? I'm almost tempted not to tell her, but I know that it will come out somehow.

Thanks in advance!

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