Probably a dumb question..about birth control and periods
I'm not new to birth control (was on Yaz for 4+ years), but I am new to Loestrin 24 Fe. I'm finishing up my first pack tonight, actually. My placebo/iron pills start tomorrow. Today, I've been experiencing some very light cramping--nothing painful, but enough to notice and to make me feel blah. Since this is my first pack and will be my first bleed on BC in a while, I'm assuming it's impossible for my body to know that I'm supposed to bleed soon, um..right? I hope that makes sense. I had a bit of breakthrough bleeding about a week and a half into my pack, with full-on cramping, but it eased up after 2 or so days and I haven't had any other trouble.
I'm curious because I have my annual pap with my gyno tomorrow, and I'm a bit worried I'm going to start my period tonight/tomorrow before my appointment. :\
And to those who are on Loestrin 24 Fe (or any other pill), when does your "period" come during the placebos? I know it's different for everyone but I'm just curious about an average! I know on Yaz, I didn't have a withdraw bleed until the very last placebo.