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I started the Microlyte combination pill three weeks ago

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Hi, I started the Microlyte combination pill three weeks ago this weekend, and since I started it my period hasn’t ended. Its been going on for the full three weeks and is heavier than any of my usual periods, is this normal?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No pain, and they are around the same date every month
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Just that the bleeding hasn’t gotten lighter at all during the three weeks
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

Yes this is normal

Your body is adjusting to the pill may take 4-6 weeks.

Your period should normalize by next month.

Over the counter Naproxen sodium 220mg each can be taken 3 pills at a time twice daily for 3-4 days to stop the bleeding.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Ok, can you buy that in most pharmacies in Ireland aswell do you know?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

yes you can