Yet another post on the mini-pill

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Yet another post on the mini-pill
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 8:38pm

So I am on the mini-pill, Theodore is EBF and will be 5 months next Friday.

The day after I reached my limits and thought PPD was going to crush me, AF showed up.

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Registered: 09-03-2004
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 11:18pm

Have you thought about Mirena?


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Registered: 02-27-2011
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 12:08am
You probably did cause it by taking the pills at different times. I always took mine in the afternoon and carried it and water on me at all times so I could take it no matter what. Of course I started taking it after I got AF and it then gave me AF every 2 weeks so prepare for that.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 12:33am

Kate,

Not to sound stupid, but are you sure it's AF? The reason I ask is that I am still EBF,

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 7:08pm

I had Mirena after Ray, but I gained a lot of weight and with my PMDD I ended up being on oral BC as well; plus we're planning on TTC late 2012, so it seems like a PITA to have put in for a year and a half.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 9:28pm

It might not be a bad idea to call your OB.

What you're describing is *exactly* what I went through a few weeks ago. I had my first AF come on June 5th and last for 5 days, normal cramping and bleeding. Then almost exactly two weeks later, I started bleeding again (it was more than spotting, I misspoke earlier) and had the worst cramps of my life for about 3-4 days. That's when I saw my MW and she said it was the minipill and that I was no longer protected on it. Then about two weeks after that, I started spotting again, but no cramping, and that's where I'm at now. Hoping to get some answers when I go in tomorrow for my annual.

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 8:10am
Well Kate, I would ask the doctor if I were you. In any case, since you are having such a great BF experience.. why not think about some sort of barrier contraceptive instead?

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