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I've been taking lo loestrin fe for about 7 months. Took next pack early to skip pd. Now I'm at end of next pack and didn't get a period? No sex..

I've been taking lo loestrin fe for about 7 months. Took next pack early to skip pd. Now I'm at end of next pack and didn't get a period? No sex..

Normal: No worries, it is common when going from pack to pack with this pill and when starting the placebo pills again to have no bleed, spotting, or very short and light periods, especially if you are not heavy (and particularly light). ...Read more

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Is it normal to miss a period during the first few months of taking lo loestrin fe?

Is it normal to miss a period during the first few months of taking lo loestrin fe?

No it is not: When you are on birth control pills you get your period regularly every 28 days, as there are 21 hormonal pills and 7 sugar pills. And you will get periods every 28 days when you start the new pack
it also comes as a pack of 21 pills and same effect, period every 28 days. ...Read more

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I am on lo loestrin fe. If I wish to skip my period this month should I skip both the white & brown pills & start a new pack OR just skip the brown?

I am on lo loestrin fe. If I wish to skip my period this month should I skip both the white & brown pills & start a new pack OR just skip the brown?

Active pills: I do not know what color the pills are. If you want to skip a period you skip the inactive ("sugar" pills) and keep taking active pills. Please do not do this more than once without asking the prescribing doctor. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I want to skip my period next month I am taking lo loestrin fe birth control pills.

I want to skip my period next month I am taking lo loestrin fe birth control pills.

Skipping period: You can skip the placebo pills and start your new pack immediately. There is no guarantee of success. Good luck ...Read more

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How long can you not have your period on Lo Loestrin Fe??

How long can you not have your period on Lo Loestrin Fe??

Varies: However, since this is a very low dose pill, usually, patient do get some bleeding. So if pregnancy is a possibility, do a pregnancy test for peace of mind ...Read more

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I'm on lo loestrin fe. I finished the first pack, but did not get a period. I just started the second pack.

I'm on lo loestrin fe. I finished the first pack, but did not get a period. I just started the second pack.

Probably okay: Irregular or absent bleeding is fairly common, particularly when starting contraceptive pills. Take a pregnancy test for good measure. ...Read more

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I don't get a period on Lo loestrin fe. How will I know if I get pregnant?

I don't get a period on Lo loestrin fe. How will I know if I get pregnant?

Take a test: One of the best things about Lo Loestrin FE is that you do not get periods or if you do they are very light. This makes it a popular pill. If you are taking it everyday and not forgetting it then you can rely on it for effective contraception. If you aren't good at remembering it then you will have to take a pregnancy test BUT you should also choose a different easier method like an lUD ...Read more

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Do I have to start lo loestrin fe the first day of my period or can I start it the sunday after?

Do I have to start lo loestrin fe the first day of my period or can I start it the sunday after?

Either: Both are perfectly fine ways to start the pill. Some women prefer a sunday start because then the period will always fall in the middle of the week and not on the weekends. ...Read more

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I take Lo Loestrin Fe and my period has started early, I only just took the first pill in the last row, normal?

I take Lo Loestrin Fe and my period has started early, I only just took the first pill in the last row, normal?

Not concerning: If you are on the last week of your pills, then it is normal for your period to start at this time. If you have break through bleeding (bleeding between periods), or if your periods begin earlier with each pack of pills, you may need to change to a different type of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Had some light bleeding for about 4 days on lo loestrin fe. Is that normal? Second month, no period first month

Had some light bleeding for about 4 days on lo loestrin fe. Is that normal? Second month, no period first month

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I've been taking Lo loestrin fe for two weeks now but my period occurs one day and stops the next. Is it working?

I've been taking Lo loestrin fe for two weeks now but my period occurs one day and stops the next. Is it working?

Lo loestrin: I suggest continuing the BCP, because most likely it's working. If may take several months for you body to adjust to the BCP. ...Read more

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25 years old and on the last four pills of lo loestrin fe. Have had my period for 13 days. When will it stop or how can I stop it?

25 years old and on the last four pills of lo loestrin fe. Have had my period for 13 days. When will it stop or how can I stop it?

Not normal, see Dr.: Generally, if you are taking your pills every day, your natural hormones are blocked. The last week of pills has no hormones, which triggers a period. If you started bleeding in the middle of your pills, the dosage may need to be adjusted to be right for your body. Stop your pills, use precautions to avoid pregnancy (foam & condoms), and see your gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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On lo loestrin fe for 3 days, didn't use condom, took Plan B same day, safe? Got a period a week later (two weeks early, not sched.)

On lo loestrin fe for 3 days, didn't use condom, took Plan B same day, safe? Got a period a week later (two weeks early, not sched.)

Can be side effect: Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Period has been on for 15 days an range in color (dark brown to bright red) take lo loestrin fe prescribed to cure endometriosis symptoms?

Period has been on for 15 days an range in color (dark brown to bright red) take lo loestrin fe prescribed to cure endometriosis symptoms?

Endometriosis: It sounds like your menstrual bleeding is way beyond normal and you need to continue working with your obgyn on this. You do need the iron replacement also -- make sure you take with meals to avoid nausea. Please tell your doctor about the continued bleeding. ...Read more

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I started my period last friday. And the first day I started taking lo loestrin fe. The first two days light. Now very heavy is this normal?

Not uncommon: Your are taking a very low dose of estrogen in your lo loestrin fe. This is 10mcg compared to 35mcg per tab in other "full strength" bc pills. The low dose is less risk of complications, but if your body is used to a higher dose made by your own ovaries, then your uterus is bleeding because it is responding to the low dose, therefor menstrual time. Taking 2/day until stops may help this time. ...Read more

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Is it common to not have periods on lo loestrin fe 1/10? I've been on it 2 months and haven't had my period yet. Took 4 tests but all were negative.

Is it common to not have periods on lo loestrin fe 1/10? I've been on it 2 months and haven't had my period yet. Took 4 tests but all were negative.

Menses and OCP: If you are not pregnant, given your age if you are an athlete or physically fit, this is certainly a possibility. While not necessarily common it certain can happen. Note that skipping the last seven pills of 28 day pack and moving on to next pack can also produce this effect. Some companies actually market bcp that are designed for a period only every three months. I would not worry yet. ...Read more

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I've been taking Lo Loestrin Fe since May11 everyday at 10AM and since then my period came on May30 - June6 & again June15 till now. Is that normal?

I've been taking Lo Loestrin Fe since May11 everyday at 10AM and since then my period came on May30 - June6 & again June15 till now. Is that normal?

Ocp and period: Not normal. Most likely the make up of the pill your are taking needs to be changed. Please see your gyn healthcare provider. Tell them exactly what you posted here and they can change your pill to another one that should correct this issue. Hope this helps. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to force your period to come without taking higher dosage of BC? I'm currently on Lo Loestrin Fe, it stopped my period to come for now..

Is there a way to force your period to come without taking higher dosage of BC? I'm currently on Lo Loestrin Fe, it stopped my period to come for now..

Yes: You can take estrogen for 3 weeks then take progesterone. Lo Loestrin in a very low dose estrogen pill and therefore you are more likely to have spotting or no periods when on the pill. That is very common ...Read more

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I have been taking lo loestrin fe for over 3 years now recently began missing periods at the controlled time and has dark brown discharge is this norm?

I have been taking lo loestrin fe for over 3 years now recently began missing periods at the controlled time and has dark brown discharge is this norm?

Can be on Lolo: Often times the longer u are on it the less au will even have a period or just some spotting since there is hardly any tissue build up on those pills which is normal for that pill, your gyn can always do an ultrasound to check everything and the endometrium should measure very thin. ...Read more

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Missed period while on lo loestrin fe birthcontrol. Is this normal?

Totally normal: Assuming you have not missed any pills and could be pregnant, but with loloestrin the low dose of the hormone can make you miss your periods which is fine and great choice at your age as u should be on the lowest dose combo pill which is loloestrin and if u do not want any more children an in office essure tubal is the way to go, easy, takes 5 minutes my pts are awake, covered by insurance. ...Read more

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My obgyn gave me lo loestrin fe I took it the sunday after my period which is wrong what do I do? I'm n the white pills no period still

See below: The normal time to start your pill is the sunday after your period so you did fine. It is common for patients on lo loestrin to skip a period as well. It does take the pill a full month to be effective so do a test just to be sure. ...Read more

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Just started lo loestrin fe on the first day of my period over 2weeks ago. I'm still bleeding. Normal? When will it stop?

Just started lo loestrin fe on the first day of my period over 2weeks ago. I'm still bleeding. Normal? When will it stop?

Hormonal control: The loestrin fe is a very low dose contraceptive that is trying to control the endometrial lining which keeps "breaking off" early. This is called breakthrough bleeding which usually resolves during the 2nd month of pill use. ...Read more

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I started my bcp lo loestrin fe pill the 3 day of my cycle am I immediately safe? Or I had to take it the very first day of my period?

I started my bcp lo loestrin fe pill the 3 day of my cycle am I immediately safe? Or I had to take it the very first day of my period?

Pill to protection: You should be ok but I always recommend backup with a condom for the 1st cycle after the start of the pill. ...Read more

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