No period (at least yet...) on the mini-pill?
January 28, 2012 11:50 PM Subscribe
No period (at least yet) on a progestin-only birth control pill; do I really have to go in to the doctor?
posted by My Top Secret Sock Puppet Account to health & fitness (6 answers total)
I had to switch from Nuvaring to a progestin-only pill in late November because of highish blood pressure. I unexpectedly got an unusually heavy but short period beginning on December 5, a week after I switched, but things have been normal since- not even spotting.
I have had sex a handful of times in that time period, but I have taken the pill religiously within a 2-hour range every day and took a (negative) home pregnancy test a couple days ago. The pill's packaging says to go in to see the doctor if you go more than 45 days without a period. Do I really need to do this? Irregular menstruation (or lack of periods entirely) is a well-known side effect of the mini-pill and, with a negative pregnancy test, I feel pretty comfortable not going in assuming they're not going to do anything more than give me another pregnancy test. Is that assumption correct?