I'd been taking the Loestrin pill for about 10 years, no problems, GP said it's fine till I'm about 50 (I'm 48 now). My withdrawal bleed has been pretty much non-existent for the last year so I presumed I was heading into menopause.
Saw a different GP 6 weeks ago for my repeat prescription and he said my BMI was too high (30.5) for Loestrin, despite no other risk factors (low BP, no smoking, reasonably fit, excercise a lot, no family history etc). And prescribed the Noriday instead.
I believe this is the pill given to girls to help them avoid a period for holidays/school trips? And the GP said there's no bleeding because there's no withdrawal period.
I am half way through my second pack, and my side effects are horrible! Had excruciating breast pain/tenderness for about a fortnight. And now that's gone, I have period pain (cramping) and am bleeding! Not red blood, more like clots and old lining.
Please tell me this is just a one-off and the body getting used to the new pill....I feel like a moody teenager