Aibu to be baffled about the pill

(4 Posts)
Christinedonna Sat 15-Oct-16 08:33:40

I'm sorry, I understand there's a contraception section and that's probably where this post belongs but after a long 5 minute wait and no reply I thought I'd post it here aswell.
I'm 8 weeks postpartum and started the pill (rigevidon) a week and a half ago. This morning I woke up to a little bit of blood in my underwear and more when I wiped. Not enough for a period but more than what I'd call "spotting"..like you've grazed your knee and wiped it with tissue amount, but the whole length of tissue not just a dab. The last two days I've taken them slightly later than my usual morning schedule and ended up having them sort of late afternoon but the doctor said that would be fine. Does anyone know what this might be? I haven't been on the pill in about 5 years and when I used to take it I didn't bleed until I had a break

Jedimum1 Sat 15-Oct-16 08:43:05

You are 8 weeks postpartum, that alone would give you spotting and hormonal imbalances for around 6 months (at least that was my case with both DC). You are forcing your body now to think it's producing specific hormones in a regular way, I'd say it's very normal in the first cycle to have issues. What kind of pill is that one? With the minipill you have to be on time almost on the dot. Since you've been seen by the GP, Id suggest to make sure you have the pills at the same time every day (maybe set an alarm on the mobile?) And wait a full cycle.
I had lots of spotting and random ovary pain in the months post-birth, I ended up going to do a scan and everything was fine, just my body readjusting.

Chinnygirl Sat 15-Oct-16 08:43:40

Spotting can happen in the first two months of starting with the pill. I also believe sex wasn't safe yet for the first month? Does anyone remember? I used a different pill. Relax, it's OK.

Christinedonna Sat 15-Oct-16 09:27:20

Thank you. It's got heavier now like it's turning into a period. Never knew this could happen

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