Ok, I apologize in advance; this is going to be long.
Two months ago I went to the gyno for my yearly exam. Lab work, pap, everything came back normal. I had been on orthotricyclin for about five years (on and off) but complained to the doctor about severe headaches and vomiting once or twice a month. She suggested I switch bc pills, so she put me on Yaz, which has a lower dose of hormones.
Well, I started on the Yaz and all was well. I went to the beach and "skipped" my period (instead of taking the dummy pills at the end of the pack, I just started a new one) which I've never done before. It went smoothly, no problem with the transition.
Fast forward to two weeks ago, when I missed two pills in a row. (After all this time, I still forget.) Ever since then I've been bleeding. It isn't a heavy flow, but it is definitely more than spotting. I've had leg cramps and headaches, which I get every time I'm on my period, but no abdominal cramps. I've taken the pills on time every day since then, but it still does nothing for the bleeding. I checked the Yaz website and it said that breakthrough bleeding is common with a lower dose of hormones and it may take three months to get used to it.
I'm just starting to get concerned by the fact that it has been two whole weeks and I've never bled for this long. However, if my pap was normal two months ago and this didn't start until I missed the pills, should I really be concerned? I also recently had blood work done and nothing was out of order there.
Should I just wait out the bleeding and see if it corrects itself or go back to the doctor? :confused: