I was on ortho tri cyclen lo for 3 months when I got my period a week early (during the last week of active pills). I switched to ortho tri cyclen because I didn't think the lo version was strong enough. Tri cylcen worked well for 3 months but now, on my 4th month, I have spotting 4 days before my period and I believe it's going to turn into a period because I have major cramping. I don't know what to do because tri cyclen isn't a low dose pill... it's a normal dose. I don't know why it's not strong enough for me?? My periods were always regular on their own so I didn't think it would be a problem trying to regulate them. I've read that monophasic pills are better for breakthrough bleeding because there's no fluctuation in the hormone levels, however I always get early bleeding in the last week of pills, and ortho tri cylcen and ortho cyclen (the monophasic version) have the same dosage of hormones in the last week so I don't know if that would do anything.
I'm 145lbs and 6'1" tall. I don't know if that has anything to do with it? I really, really don't want to have to go on a high dose pill with like 0.5mg of estrogen because I am TERRIFIED of getting blood clots :| please help me!