How can I stop spotting?
September 20, 2010 11:27 AM Subscribe
I started spotting today. How can I stop it by Thursday?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I take my birth control pill (Kariva, if it matters) every morning around 7:45am. This weekend I slept in on both days much later than I usually do and didn't take it until around 12:15pm. I'm assuming that's what's causing me to spot this afternoon, but I don't know of course. Today (9/19) is the first day of week 2 of the pack.
When I've spotted in the past, it's kept up until week 4, when my period begins for real. I'm visiting my boyfriend this Thursday (we haven't seen each other for several months (so I know this isn't implantation bleeding)), and I'd like it to stop by then. He won't care, but I'd still like to stop it.
What is the best way to do that? Should I continue taking it at 12:15pm or just do my usual morning time? Are there other tricks for getting it to stop (like heavy exercise or something?)? I am fine with period (/spotting) sex; I just prefer non-period sex.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you all!
(anon because of family members on mefi)