*If you're a guy or squeamish about girl topics in any way, I suggest skipping this post*
I've started reading several healthy living blogs. I found on one of the women's blogs an entry about not getting her period even though she was on birth control. And, she was "healthy as a horse" according to her doctor. When I read that, I thought, "No way! Excellent, I'm not the only one whose body freaks out despite the pill!" Technically this hasn't happened, but I have been on the pill since October and have still had some weird periods, so obviously my body is still whacked out.
I'm supposed to start my period today-ish. By today-ish, I mean anytime in the next day or so. Usually, I start the 4 placebo pills on a Sunday but don't see much of anything til around Monday night. Sometimes it's been later than that, sometimes right on target, and a couple of times I would spot for about a week before the placebos and continue spotting through the placebo days and never get a full-blown "regular" period.
Will I start today-ish? I have no idea. I think I remember some mild cramping about a week ago, which has happened before. Last month was one of those weird spotting months, and I've been steadily increasing my running over the last month too. I haven't necessarily increased my exercise, but I suppose the change in the kind of exercise and the constant cardio could have something to do with it.
In any case, I then did some googling and found this. It made me feel a lot better, because at least there's some sort of research (at least, I assume this article is based on research) saying that women can indeed skip a period even on birth control when they aren't pregnant. Since I need to call my gynecologist for that lovely yearly appointment anyway, I plan to ask about this and see what happens. In the meantime, I really like knowing I'm not the only one dealing with this stuff.