Birth control help please

Posted by jason201 @jason201, Aug 5, 2020

So my wife has been on the birth control, minesse. She had a slight runny stomach about 1 and a half weeks ago. She started an antibiotic on a 5 day course from 28/07 to 01/08. She was supposed to get her period now and she's on the inactive pills on her tray.

She's on the 6th inactive pill now and still hasn't got her period. We realized she was on antibiotics and got a plan b which she took on 02/08.

She has however been getting slower periods and she said her last period was 3 days later and she barely even bled at all. We did a pregnancy test the day she took the plan b and it was negative but maybe it was too early to be accurate.

I'm unsure of what's going on and her and I just want some help if possible.

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Hello, @jason201 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think you have come to the right place to find others who may have been in similar situations as your wife. While we wait for others to respond, I did do a little research on Minesse. I found the package leaflet, and I think you might find it helpful. There is some good information about what to do if no bleeding occurs during placebo days, and how some medications might interfere. Here is a link to the pamphlet that would come with the medication:

Here is an article that might interest you as well, "What to know about the last week of birth control pills" :

"Is it Safe to Take Plan B While on the Pill":

If you have concerns, it might be a good idea to check in with her provider. How long has your wife been on birth control? Has she had any other symptoms?


@jason201 Here are a few more links that might be helpful:

-Menstrual cycle: Mayo Clinic – Women's Health – What's normal, what's not:
-Mayo Clinic – Women's Health – Birth control pill FAQ: Benefits, risks and choices:
-Mayo Clinic – News Network – Women’s Wellness: Abnormal menstruation happens in a variety of ways:

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