in_thegreenroom (in_thegreenroom) wrote in vaginapagina,

Is this breakthrough bleeding or a period?

Hi superstars:

Quick background: 29, cis female, never been pregnant.

When I was in high school and college, I took Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for period regulation. It worked great with my body -- I never had any issues. I stopped using it when I was in my early 20s and had fairly regular, unremarkable cycles (never perfect, but I never skipped more than a month or so). At my last doctor's appointment, I requested to start up on it again because I missed my last period (not pregnant) and I just don't want to deal with irregularities at this point in my life. I also like that it clears up my facial hair.

The doctor told me I didn't have to wait for my period to come to start the pills. I took her word for it and started this past Sunday, which was day 38(-ish) of my cycle.

Today I started spotting and had some moderate cramps. Do any of you have any idea what's up? Is this breakthrough bleeding because I started the pill at the end of my cycle? Is it my period coming despite the pills? Something else? I'm trying not to worry myself (I have major anxieties about my reproductive system), but I am curious.

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