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    Help!! BCP question
    Kari69 posted:
    Hi everyone,

    My doc had put me on BCP to see if it would help my lower back pain issues. I started it May 8 and then 3-1/2 weeks later, I developed a major rash along with major water retention in my legs..I'm 40 years old, so I just quit taking them, with only 3 days left of the active pill, got a "period" 2 days later that was June 4th and have not had a period since..I was due this past saturday, took a first response pregnancy test with morning urine this morning and got a negative result..should I retest in a few days if I don't get my period? or could it be my cycle is screwed up because I quit the pill that way? I was only on the BCP for 3-1/2 weeks.
    georgiagail responded:
    What you got when you stopped taking the hormone containing birth control was not a period but rather "withdrawal bleeding"; pretty common when stopping these pills.

    It is not unusual that it may take a while for your normal cycle to return to its "prepill" schedule after stopping hormone containing birth control, even after being on it for a short period of time.


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