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    Default Irregular Period after Starting Birth Control

    I started taking Yaz last sunday and I'm on the 11th day of my period.

    Is this something to worry about? Anyone have experience with this?

    wtf!

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    I went on birth control to make living out of a backpack for a year easier and have cramps be schedule-able... in my experience, I had very regular and predictable periods until I tried to go the last two months without having any period of all (i.e. not giving myself the week of fake pills) and eventually I bled without intending to.

    It sounds like an abnormal experience, for sure, but I don't know that abnormal results mean a big deal. I'm unqualified to speak on the subject.
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    I don't have specific experience with Yaz, but having been on birth control in the past, and having friends who have been, it's common knowledge that lots of crazy things could happen the first several months. Spotting is common, as are weirder periods that might not follow your 'normal', pre b-c, ones.

    That said, it's highly individualized from one person to the next, and it's equally possible that Yaz is simply not working with your body, and a different brand/method would be better. You could always contact your gyno (if you haven't already), as she might want to change the birth control pill. Different ones can have very different effects on the same person. I don't know what your gyno would say, though....she might want to wait it out and see whether your body doesn't regulate itself over the next couple of months...but really, I don't know...give the office a call!!
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    Gross!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    Gross!

    Don't you have a girlfriend that you can talk to off the site?
    You know this invites the desire to go find some graphic photos illustrating the shedding of the uterine wall or the like, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    I started taking Yaz last sunday and I'm on the 11th day of my period.

    Is this something to worry about? Anyone have experience with this?

    wtf!
    11 days? give the doctor's office a call to be sure, I'd say, if it's still there tomorrow.

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    True Life: BC made my friends fat

    well, besides that, the symptoms suck... although one of my friends takes it constantly and never gets a period... that one is kind of funny.
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    it's not really the shedding of the uterine lining type of period... it's just a weird one.

    i just have heard and read that you could have a dose too low, so maybe that is it.

    i will talk to my gyno, but office is closed today so i had to hit my lovely outer circle up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    i will talk to my gyno, but office is closed today so i had to hit my lovely outer circle up.
    Meh, it's not as bad as the time I made a thread about potentially losing a tampon inside of me. You don't need excuses to ask questions.

    +1 with Geoff about seeing a doctor, though.
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    That thread was funny! I didn't think other people ever wondered about that kind of stuff.

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