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  • 3 days ago

    Getting off of birth control

    I want to have the possibility of getting pregnant and having kids in the next 5 years and I have been on birth control for the last 7 years. My periods are light but painful and I just want my body to be natural and I don't want to miss my opportunity to have children with my husband. Any advice on when to get off of birth control or what I should expect or how long before anyone else got pregnant after they stopped birth control?
  • 8 days ago

    Missed period by period symptoms

    I stopped taking my birth control a month ago and was supposed to get my period this past week. It is several days late and has still not yet arrived. However, I am feeling period symptoms, bloating, increased secretions, and it feels like I am bleeding but when I check there is nothing. I am not sure if it is post pill amenorrhea and if you would even have symptoms of your period coming with this. Has anyone had any experiences like this, ideas what may be causing this, or ways to help your period....
  • 15 days ago

    Missed Birth Control

    Last week, I missed 2 birth control. Ever since, I've been bleeding heavily accompanied with cramping, diarrhea, and nausea. I am now back on track with no sign of the four going away, now with added lower abdominal pain and pelvic pains. Is this normal?
  • 19 days ago

    Hair loss after BC

    I stumbled upon all of these posts while researching about the connection between hair loss and birth control. Most of the time, it feels as though I am all alone in this process of the “dread shed” after stopping BC. Reading and then rereading many of these posts has helped me in so many ways! Thank you to everyone for sharing their stories, tricks, knowledge, and encouraging words for all of us who are struggling to get our bodies back on track off of the pill. I personally appreciate it more than....
  • 1 month ago

    Missed Pill, Early Period

    I missed a couple birth controll pills and started my period half way through my normal cycle. I still have a week and a half of pills left before the placebos (when I would normally get my period). Should I continue taking the pills like usual? Should I stop taking them, use back up contraceptives, and start a new pack once this period is over so that it's synched correctly with the placebo pill week? Also, is getting my period a week and a half early cause for concern, or is it simply from....
  • 1 month ago

    Stopping Birth Control

    I finished a year prescription of Alysena 28 (21 active pills, 7 placebo), and had my "period" on those placebo pills (I bleed for 5 days on the birth control because i started it on the 3rd day of my period post BC). The next month without BC, I bled for 5 days; light, heavy and then light to spotting. But my af schedule shows that this was on CD35 instead of my normal 28-30 day cycle. Was this an actual period post BC or just withdrawal bleeding?
  • 1 month ago


    Last night, I had such an awful stomach ache and I could barely breathe. It lasted for a few hours then I fell asleep. When I woke up, I had gotten my period. It looked really black and stayed that color all day. I stopped bleeding around 5, and tonight, I'm not even bleeding at all. Last month, I missed a considerable amount of birth control pills. Any clue of what this could be?
  • 2 months ago

    After Mirena

    I had my Mirena inserted in June after letting my body be free from hormonal contraceptives for the month prior and had withdrawal bleeding from stopping the pill. Now in July, I had the Mirena removed so I can TTC. Now my question is, I had it removed around the time I was expected to have my period (cramps, lower back pain, PMS symptoms) but it never came on the day it was supposed to. Now I have some bleeding the day after removal. Is this removal bleeding or am I getting my period? Really wanted....
  • 2 months ago

    Completely unsure of what is happening down there.. clear flui/pee? Just coming out..

    I am 19 and sexually active and currently on my period. Lately I have woken up a couple times and thought I was a little sweat down between my thighs and in that area and let it go but then the pst 2 days I have just been sitting at work(I just answer phones in a very cold office so it's not sweat) and then Gina to the bathroom and i have been wearing a tampon that was not full or anything and looked in my underwear and it's like soaking wet and there's a spot on my jeans but it looks....
  • 2 months ago

    Spotting during period

    Hello I was due to have my period on 7-3 but started spotting brown and some red on 7-6. I’m still spotting. I’m on cycle day 33 currently. I have no pelvic pain. I just been very stressed lately and lost few pounds but had normal period last month. Should I be too alarmed? I’m not sexually actively so definitely not pregnant. Thanks