she's a tramp, she's a tramp, she's a vamp (tacky_tramp) wrote in vaginapagina,
she's a tramp, she's a tramp, she's a vamp

Stacking birth control pills and bleeding like a stuck pig

This is my third time attempting to stack. The first time was doomed from the outset because I was on triphasic pills and stacking just plain doesn't work with those. The second time, I screwed up pretty early on and missed a few days, and then when I tried to get back on track, I bled continuously for three weeks. My doctor advised me to just stop for a while. The third attempt is also shaping up to be bloody.

I'm near the end of week 5 of the stack. As soon as I hit week four, the point at which I should have taken the placebos, I started bleeding. It wasn't as heavy as a period, but it was a hell of a lot more than I associate with the term "spotting." That has remained constant for two weeks.

What's going on here? I hear people talking about stacking to avoid having a period at a particular time, but it's not preventing my bleeding -- it's just stretching it out. Will this stop? Am I just slowly shedding the last lining my body made, but now I won't make those anymore so I'll be blood-free?

I'm on Microgestin, if that's relevant. Early thirties, always had regular periods so the plumbing appears to be in good working order.
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