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on birth control and bleeding heavily, What to do?

By June 11, 2008 - 7:31pm
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i'm 19 i've been on birth control for a few months now. All of the sudden i started bleeding heavily. Not sure why or what to do. Under a lot of stress getting married in two weeks time.

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It's fantastic you didn't ignore those symptoms. Am wondering, however .... now that you're off the pill for a second time, are you still experiencing the panic attacks and racing heart?

September 5, 2008 - 8:16am
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Anonymous (reply to Tina Tran)

well the panic attacks have totally gone

the fast heartbeat still happens but not near as fast, and i don't feel it racing. i have sinus tachycardia ECG said, which they say is normal. I was also recently told I have a heart murmer, thats why they sent me for echo, but it nothing to worry about.

September 5, 2008 - 5:04pm

I agree with Alysia, that it is best to see your doctor. With any new prescription, it is important to let your prescribing doctor of side effects (like heavy bleeding) so that they can correct the dosage or prescribe another type of medication.

The good news is that there are many, many types of birth control pills (and other types of contraception as well), so that "one-size-does-not-fit-all" is true when it comes to birth control...you may need to try a couple of different pills (I assume you are taking the pill?) before you find one that is right for you.

June 12, 2008 - 2:28pm

should be discussed with your doctor. They could be related to the birth control that your body is still adjusting to.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Definitely get in to see your doctor before your big day, if anything for your peace of mind!

June 11, 2008 - 7:40pm
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