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Question: Breakthrough Bleeding or Period?

 yeah4me07 - Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:16 am

Hey everyone--I hope someone can help me with this. I haven't been able to find any information online.

I've been on Alesse (monophasic) for almost three years now. My cycle was always on the shorter side (25-26 days) and my period has slowly moved from being in the week with the sugar pills to coming in the middle of the third week of active pills. I've just kept on taking them like normal (starting the next pack when the previous one runs out).

I've never missed a pill by more than a few hours (sleeping in on weekends), but now I'm not sure whether this is normal. Are the pills still effective even though my period comes a bit earlier than usual?

I'd appreciate any insight! Thanks!!
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:46 am

User avatar Hi yeah4me07,
In some women after taking birth control pills for a period of time, adjustments in dosage etc. may be needed, as it sounds in your case. I would suggest you call your physician, explain your altered cycles and an adjustment may be all that is required.

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