I'm hoping someone has some answers here.I have been on microgestin for 5 years now and a few months ago, between a few days to a week before my inactive pills(my period) started, i would get break through bleeding. It first started off light and would get heavier once my period started, but this month has been the worst. It started last Sunday(my period is supposed to start next Tuesday) and has been getting heavier off and on since then. Today when I got home from work, I noticed it was heavier.
I take my pill daily around the same time every day, never have missed one.
My doctor said that it is probably from low progesterone levels and said I could switch to something different but would have different side effects.
I am not sure what to do. I don't want to deal with the mood swings and acne but this two week long period/breakthrough bleeding is getting old! It's on and off cramps(not as bad as when my actual period is, but noticeable), light to heavy bleeding.
Have any of you had this happen to you? What do you take and what have been the side effects? What would you do?