Jump to content

Mini pill - pretty constant bleeding?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 ~~HappyMummy~~

Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hi there, i am breastfeeding my 8mo bub and my GP put me on the mini pill 6 weeks ago or so.  I started the pills on the first day of my period (which had been pretty regular for a few months after having the baby) but now it seems like my bleeding is constant!  One week on, one off or similar.  Last week I finished a week long period on Friday then it started up again on Monday.  Full on cramps etc also.

Is this normal with the mini pill?  Should I wait a few months and see if things regulate themselves or book in an appt with the GP?  Am not really worried about it but it's kind of annoying!!

Wondering others experiences with the mini pill?

Thanks girls :-)

#2 DarkestNight

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

I've never been on the mii pill, but when I had this problem with my pill the Dr had to try a few different ones to find the right level of hormones to stop me bleeding through.
I'd see the GP

#3 LipStick

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

I can relate! My DD is 6 months tomorrow and I have been on the mini pill for about 5 months or so and my period has been all over the place!

Started off coming twice a month - joy! Then I didn't get it for a few months and actually thought I was pregnant! Three tests confirmed I wasn't wink.gif

Apparently the mini pill is a bit random. I would go and speak to your GP though and see what they recommend.

#4 SensibleSis

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

I am currently breastfeeding and on the mini pill.

Pretty random bleeding for me as well.

Period type bleed followed up by spotting a week or two later.

I will give it a few more months and then look at other options if it doesn't settle down.

#5 Maybe this month

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

I've been on the mini pill for 16 months and while my bleeding was pretty regular for a long time, in the last couple of months it has gone haywire.  I would bleed for 5 days, not bleed for 5 days and that went on several times.  Now my period has just disappeared!  I have sore breasts and am so moody.  It's like permanent PMS!  I have done 2 pregnancy tests just in case but both negative.  I figure the mini pill isn't really cutting it for me anymore.  I'm hoping to change over to an IUS in the next couple of months.  See if it settles down in a few months.  If it doesn't, you might want to try a different one.  Good luck!

#6 two_ones

Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:04 PM

Yes!

I've been on mini pill for 11 months. Still breastfeeding my 13 month old but for the last 2 months have pretty much had constant bleeding. One week one one week off like you.

And *TMI* much heavier than what it was like pre-baby as well.

I need to go to drs as my script is nearly finished, but if this is typical for the mini pill then I really want to change to something else, I am so sick of it! Makes me start to worry about my iron levels as well.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.