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Anyone else have this problem on the pill?

I am on the pill (TriSprintec) and I am starting my 4th pack tomorrow. So it should be fully in my system and everything by now... but if I am even a few hours late taking my pill, I start spotting!!! And I don't even take the last week of the pack, so there is never a day that I don't take an ACTIVE pill. I just don't understand why this would be happening. Anyone else have this problem on the pill?

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Asked by JenMarie2007 at 10:02 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • Is it progesterone only? If so, you have to be spot on!

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 10:04 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • So, you are not taking the inactive pills and letting your body have a period??? That might be part of the issue. Time to talk to your doc I'd say!


    Answer by Morgain at 10:06 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I don't know if it's progesterone only. And my doc is the one who told me it was okay not to take the inactive pills.

    Comment by JenMarie2007 (original poster) at 10:16 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I had this problem. I was on a mini pill and if I was even an hour late, I'd spot. I told my doc that it was annoying, so he switched me to a pill that had a higher goes of hormone. Spotting problem gone.


    Answer by layh41407 at 10:23 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • It has to do with the balance of hormones in your body - everyone is different. For example, when I was on the pill before having my LO, I could miss 3 days and still not get a period. My college roommate was on the same pill and was like you - a few hours late and she'd get hers. Everyone's body chemistry is different and some people seem to have "stronger" cycles than others. I skip periods a lot so I think my body is just not that into having them, lol.

    Answer by getrealmama at 10:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

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