By irwingiggles - 08/02/2015 10:26 - Netherlands

Today, I figured out how my birth control works. If you're on your period for four months straight you can't have sex, so you won't be pregnant. FML
I agree, your life sucks 37 793
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I think you should see your doctor, because that's not normal :o

Wizardo 33

You should really go to a specialist for this, it could be a serious problem down the line.


cartoonboy 26

That sucks....consult your doctor for some help with that

and maybe try different birth control pills perhaps?

1PersonIsMyWorld 22

ya that cant be healthy...consistently losing blood like that. id be concerned myself.

SharnaaaBanana 22

Exact same thing happened to me. My birth control prolonged my period and it wouldn't stop. The doctors put me on a higher dosage and it stopped straight away :). You probably just require a little extra estrogen like me

#100 before I got on bc I had one pretty much constant for 10 months. Absolutely miserable.

Was it orthoevra? It put me on an almost three week period at first... works great now, but annoying as all hell to start with.

That bloody sucks

For ***** sake, not these 'puns' again..

kred 21

For bloody sake

Yea, menstruation jokes aren't funny. Period!

I see what you did there

You should be ashamed of yourself

Bloody hell!.. here we go again.

These jokes hurt.

Knightchaser27 25

Are they cramping your style

You know what else hurts, 153? A period.

Astrobomb 21

worst joke ever

Wizardo 33

You should really go to a specialist for this, it could be a serious problem down the line.

FieldLeftBlank 20

down the line *cackle*

thepersonyouknow 9

Yea, the uterine line

I think you should see your doctor, because that's not normal :o

Actually with some birth control this is very much normal. When I first went on the nexplanon implant, I was bleeding for a constant 6 months. It eventually stopped and now I don't get them at all. I was concerned at first, of course, but the doctor informed me that majority of people experience this in the first year of use, before the side-effects subside for the final 2 years. You can also get prolonged bleeding with other birth control, such as the pill.

Rawrshi 25

The Mirena IUD does the same. You bleed for a month or two (but not usually as heavy as a period and most days just spotting), then your periods are longer (a week or so but still mostly light/spotting), and eventually they stop all together at 6 months-a year for the next 4ish years (Mirena is a 5 year thing). It's still really worth it though. Of course there could still be a problem and OP should definitely get checked just to be sure!

Yes that's true. If it's heavy bleeding constantly then you'd need to get help in case of anaemia/iron deficiency. When I was bleeding for 6 months, it was lighter for most of the time, so it wasn't a health problem -just inconvenient!! xD Definitely worth it though

i don't know how all you girls can do it. bleeding for four months? no thanks. guess ill just stick with condoms.

#84 - It's like that age-old question of, "If you could do [X] all at once instead of over the course of your life, would you?" It's not for everybody, but you do end up with less time overall spent acting as a blood faucet.

84 - It also varies greatly depending on the person and the pill. Some people get long bleeds, some get no periods at all. Some people just get their normal period as usual. It could be fine for you but I guess you won't know till you try.

48, I'm the total opposite. I got mine back in September and haven't had a period since then. None of my friends who've also gotten nexplanon have had the issues you said you did either.

I also have the nexplanon implant. I got it back in May 2014. At first, I was having a pretty regular period. Then it stopped for a month or two. But now, I've had brown spotting for a week, then my period for a week, and now I'm back to brown spotting. Birth control does weird things to people's bodies.

It's pretty ******* normal.. I've been on it for 8 months straight before. It was hell. Also, the beginning stage of menopause makes you go on your period for long periods of time.

Hi, I'm the OP. I'm going to see a doctor somewhere this week because I'm so done with this. I'm currently on the implanon nxt. I read onliene that long periods are pretty common with this birthcontrol, and that they usually last for about 6 months. so that is why I haven't been to a doctor yet. I'm also really scared of getting it out, don't like needles too much. I'm just going to wait it out till it stops, I don't have a boyfriend anymore so that is somewhat of a brightside.

It's really not bad getting it taken out. left a small scar on me but it's not bad. they numb you up like when they put it in. I had the same problems. my doctor wasn't too worried about it. I was on my period more than not. it was the safest choice for me. not wanting to risk damaging my uterus with an IUD or anything of the like. he had told me that taking an oral dose of progestrene daily would help make my cycle regular but it never did. hope it works out for you!

Thank you Captain Obvious!

This is only one of the reasons that most IUD's are a bad idea. They aren't 100% any more than any other kind of birth control and they can have horrendous side effects beyond prolonged bleeding. But to each their own. If you want a foreign object in ur lady parts, by all means.

Aw hon that must be awful. I hope things improve with your cycle :)

juststephhere 23

How are you not dead?! I'm amazed you don't have an iron deficiency or something! I wouldn't be able to handle that! You should ask a doctor about that...

Never said she didn't. She's probably very anemic. Poor OP.

If women died from periods there wouldn't be very many women left.

But not many women are on their periods for 4 months straight, #66.

It might be a light period than usual. If they're lighter they can go on for a while without being too serious (though of course, very annoying).

Period blood is not the same as normal blood. It's from the uterine wall, not the bloodstream. I use to bleed 3 weeks then be off for a week before it repeated. I'd bleed through ultra sized tampons in an hour. I'm not dead and this happened 5 years ago. Birth control helped fixed this. You can't die from this but it should definitely be checked out.

You should get it checked by doctor OP but up until I got the Implanon in 2013 my periods were frequent and heavy. The birth control I am on is the only one i have tried that has reduced blood amount and length of period to a few days a month for me. I am 23....I bled like OP for 11 years of my life. Iron tablets and doctor check ups help keep you from being anemic and the doc keeps you from freaking out. However this sounds like a birth control side effect. If I you are the rare individual who bleeds like this due to a birth control then you need to switch your methods out with a doctor IMMEDIATELY.

i had one for 9 months straight. it was horrible and yes i had an iron deficiency. i was 17 and my doctor had to put me on birth control and iron supplements.

homesuckfucker 28

As mentioned above, this is abnormal and you should see your gynecologist. Irregular periods are common when you first start birth control, but this isn't right.

it's an IUD. it's normal for that type of birth control. I'm on it too haha but it's not a heavy period it's extremely light and you still get your normal period.

colvindj 22

so what's it like to experience hell for four straight months?

Ask Dean Winchester

You should ask her soulmate.

You're my favourite.

That sucks! I would definitely go see your doctor soon.

As a woman, I salute you.