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How can taking Diane 35 help me to have a normal menstrual flow?

By Anonymous July 25, 2014 - 10:32pm
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Hi! I have regular periods every month, but my problem is there are times that I would have very heavy menstruations. It's uncontrollable. I had my ultrasound and the findings were polycystic ovaries. It says I have a lot of follicles that's causing that heavy period. There's no cysts, polyps or whatever that needs to be removed. My doctor is trying to treat me with Diane 35 for 3 months to regulate my cycle. I took it and finished the 21 days. During the 7 days withdrawal period I only had little light brown spotting. This made me kinda worried. Is that normal? Why does the doctor want to suppress my regular bleeding? How can this treat me with my heavy periods? I asked an explanation to my doctor and she can't explain it very well. She got agitated and annoyed by my questions easily. This made me very unhappy and worried because I want a more detailed explanation of why does that happen and how it can help me by taking those pills. The doctor just want me to do as she instructed without very much explanation. She just says it will regulate my period by taking those pills.

I missed 1 day also of taking the next pack of Diane 35. I wasn't able to because she wants me to visit her first for check-up before I take the next pack and due to my work I wasn't able to visit her immediately. It's only 1 day that I missed so she just instructed that I should take the next pill immediately. Is this really bad if I skipped a day of not taking this Diane 35 pill? I noticed that on that 8th day where I missed taking the next pill, my menstruation started to flow more than just the brown spotting. The doctor told me that it was because I didn't take the next pill immediately and so my menstruation will start to be heavy again. That's why I keep wondering why she wants to suppress my regular menstrual flow? Isn't that bad?

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i start drink diane35 two day ago and i stop it coz i vomiting . its any side effect if i will not continue drink it i just drink 2 tablet and i stop...

September 21, 2018 - 11:38am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi, Anon.

The hormones in the pill may cause some users to feel nauseous and/or vomit. There are some things that you can do to decrease the chance of feeling sick.

-Take the pill at night.
-Take the pill with food.
-Take the pill every day. Skipping days will result in having to take two or more pills and will increase the chance of nausea.

If you continue to feel sick, contact the doctor that prescribed you the pill.


September 21, 2018 - 4:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hello, I would just like to make sure, I was advised to take diane 35 because of the irregularity of my menstruation, however, I did not take yet because of I am scared and wondering, what if it comes to the point that while taking diane pills I have already that day, will I still drink that day while menstruation is going on? Pleaaase help.

August 5, 2018 - 6:34am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)


Please clarify your question so that I can help you. I'm not sure what it is you are asking. Already have taken what that day? Drink what during your period?

Make sure you should read the information/instructions that come with the pills.


August 5, 2018 - 7:04am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi can i take diane pills after make love?but have montly blood?u think its ok?bcoz i take one diane pill after make love but i have 2 days monthly blood

October 31, 2017 - 7:27am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Diane is not emergency birth control. It is taken every day for 21 days, at the same time everyday. Then there is a 7 day break before the next packet is started.
It is common to have very short periods when on the Pill.

October 31, 2017 - 2:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

hi! its my first time taking diane35 pills. my first day of period was thursday so i took the first pill right away. i noticed that my period stopped completely the same night and no period till now. is it normal? i still took the 2nd pill today. should i stop taking it? thank you

November 17, 2017 - 9:28pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, I took diance 35 for 21 days and after a gap of 7 days i got my periods, my periods were regular but I have got acne and oily skin and hair, after SCAN i diagnoised with bilateral polycystic ovaries and doc advised me to take diane 35 for 21 days and visit her once i get my periods. My periods have come as usual regular but its very light watery. When i told this to doc, she said it cant happen so stop taking tablets and check periods next month and the next month and come and see her. i actually want to conceive and cant just wait like this with no help. Please advise if someone has the same issue.

July 2, 2017 - 4:01am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi im first time using a dianne 35 pills from the i toke it untill now my period didnt come yet its been 3 month now it is normal or no?pks help me

November 27, 2016 - 4:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, it is my first time to take diane 35,i took my first tablet on my my fist day of my monthly period, until now my period doesn't stop, it us been 9th day today. What will I do? Is this normal? Will I continue to take the Diane 35? Will I stop taking it?
Pls. Help me.

August 22, 2015 - 4:20am
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