Break through bleeding? Implantation bleeding? Early period??

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Break through bleeding? Implantation bleeding? Early period??
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 8:38am

My birth control was switched this month, but the estrogen levels stayed the same. This week is my second week of my cycle, and I started bleeding on Tuesday. Still bleeding today. Slight cramps very low in my uterus, but nothing major.Flow is pretty light. I did miss my pil on Sunday, but to be completely honest, Im very bad with my pills and normally have to double up atleast 2x a week. But Ive been on the pill for almost 2 years and this is the 1st time Ive had this weird bleeding early. I know that missing can cause breakthrough

In addition this week I have been very nausous. Started feeling sick on Sunday and it went away. Was nauseous again Monday night through Tuesday night. Felt fine yesterday but naseous again starting early this morning. I have not thrown up, but just have that uncomfortable feeling in stomache/bad taste combo. Not sure if the naseua has anything to do with this weird period or my new pill???

Additionally started a new diet 2 weeks ago. Could that have anyting to do with this?

Or, is it possible that this could be implantation bleeding? Not sure when that normally starts, and if I would be having morning sickness already by that point

No other weird signs that would lead my to believe its pregancy

Has anyone else had this happen? Was it just the change in the pill?

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Registered: 06-03-2009

Welcome to the boards Mlvhess and I'm sorry your arrival comes at a time when we're making some technical upgrades.  Hopefully this reply will reach you without issue.

I have been on the pill for years and had the pharmacy switch to different generics (but same hormone amounts) due to insurance pay outs and price changes, but that alone has not caused breakthrough bleeding. 

I've had breakthrough bleeding when I missed a pill and had to double up, when I gained weight, when I drastically changed my diet, and when I went long periods of time skipping the sugar pills (the doctor gave their ok for that).  For me it was often heavy and seemed just like a regular period, but now that I've lost weight I notice that it is much closer to spotting and happens less often.  I have experienced nausea and cramps while breakthrough bleeding, but was definitely nowhere near pregnant.

My concern about your situation is that you mention that you frequently forget your pills and are doubling up more than once a week.  When not taken correctly the pill can't work properly (and this can lead to unplanned pregnancy) and our body has to work to hard to adjust to the constant hormone disruptions.  I think you should phone your doctor, explain what's been going on, and find out what your best course of action should be.  Only your doctor can rule out pregnancy and verify if you're on the right track with the pill.

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