period even though medicated

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period even though medicated

Postby Midaseyes » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:27 pm

My gyno put me on the pill full time - no week off, because on the week off I was having mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, all the wonderful stuff. So for about 8 months, all has been fine - no periods, no nothing - just a few hot flashes. So now, about 2 weeks ago, the mother of all periods started - not really HEAVY bleeding, but constant. Does this signal my need to switch to some heavier medication? I do have a doctor's appt. next week.

Another thing - last time I had blood drawn for "the test," they told me that it had to be taken the end of the week when I was "off" the pill. For this one, since I'm on it all the time, will they make me go off of it for a week? I have meniere's disease, and flareups in my hormones trigger dizzy attacks. If I have to be off of medication for a week, or more, is this what I can look forward to? Anyone have anything similar happen to them & what occurred?
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