I had a baby 5 months ago and since I got my period back it comes every two weeks. Before pregnancy I was regular like clock work. My doc put me on the mini pill and since I have been taking it I get my period every two weeks. I made a docs appointment but is until next month due to his busy schedule. This is very annoying and I am a little bit worried. I'm guessing my hormones are still crazy and the mini pill is the one making me have crazy periods. I only breast fed my baby the first month. Any advice will be awesome....my hubby says just to stop taking the pill until I see the doc.
I found this information on the mini-pill and other forms of progestin-only hormonal methods. It does say that irregular menstrual cycles and bleeding between periods are possible side effects (it says they normally go away within a few months of starting the pill). This could be what is causing your abnormal periods -- but making the appointment with your doctor was a good idea, as only a medical professional can tell you what is definitively going on. Stopping the pill altogether and using alternative forms of birth control while you wait for your appointment could be a good option. You may want to just give your doctor a call and make sure that there won't be any effects of doing so. Please let us know how you are doing!
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