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May 18th, 2010, 02:31 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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I am on birth control pills and have been for years. I have been on my currant type of pill for over a year. The last 4 periods I have had have been very short. I used to go for 4 to 7 days at a fairly steady flow, now it is 1 to 2 days and very little flow. I get very hot and don't feel very well for a few days before and while I am on my period. I can't think of what would make this happen? When it first started I thought that I was pregnant and I took a test, negagtive. After that I decided to really look into pregnancy and preconception. I now what to get pregnant but I can't until my husband and I move and get out of some debt... It kills me to wait! But anyways, back to my question. Why has my period changed?
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May 18th, 2010, 08:05 AM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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The Pill works by keeping the lining of the uterus thin, so that if you conceive - it should not be possible for implantation to occur. With a thinner uterine lining, periods are lighter. Over time our bodies can respond differently to medications, even ones we've been taking for a long time.
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May 18th, 2010, 11:15 AM
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I agree with the previous poster. I would also say call your dr. The feeling hot and getting sick seems strange to me. I hope you are able to come off of them soon .

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