Someone asked us:
Q. I just started taking birth control about 3 weeks ago. It’s a very low dosage (Lo Loestrin) and I took it to regulate my periods. I’ve been getting spotting every day and I’m just curious as to if that’s normal and how long it will last. Also, I’m a virgin, I’m not sure if that’s relevant to the problem or not. I just want to know when I can stop feeling like I’m on my period everyday!
The pill works the same way on virgins and non-virgins, so you don’t have to worry about that. Spotting can be a normal side effect of the pill and usually will go away after the first three months or so. If the spotting doesn’t go away in a few months and really bothers you, let your doctor or nurse know what’s happening — you may want to switch to a different kind of pill. And you can always learn more about birth control pills on our website.
-Amy at PPFA