Ashlah wrote:Could someone with a better understanding of women's cycles please try to explain to me what is going on here:
I've noticed in the last few months, my body has become more...reliant (?) on my birth control pill (which I've been taking for three years) to keep my cycle regular. What I mean is that, recently, when I'm even a few hours late on a pill, my body decides it's time to start bleeding. Yay. It doesn't start until the next day, by which point, I have taken the late pill, and the pill after that. Sometimes I only bleed a little bit that one day, other times I randomly bleed a few times after that in the next week or two. Never a full period, until the week of the placebo pills, during which I have a normal (although recently starting sooner than it used to) period.
So...what is going on here? Anyone know? If anyone has ideas why this has only started happening within the last few months, that would be awesome, but just a general explanation of why it happens at all (why the pill is seemingly so necessary to suppress the start of bleeding) would be neat.
Well, it depends on the type of pill you're taking. I take a more progesterone based pill, which means i'm constantly in the end phase of the graph in my last post. So, presumably, when your body experiences a drop in progesterone, your body starts to assume it's time for Shark Week to start. Some people are more sensitive to these hormone fluctuations than others.
That's just my guess.