Earlier in the year, I was on Alesse to try stacking to stop from having my periods and the hormone swings that come with them, since they cause me dysphoria. I ended up spotting for almost the entire three months I was on it. So, my GP switched me to Portia, which has more estrogen and would hopefully not do that. Well, it made me bleed consistently after my 21st day on the pills, and much heavier than Alesse did.
I know everyone reacts different to stuff, but can you guys possibly guide me towards another brand that might not make me bleed constantly?
Alternatively… I've figured out that it's mostly the hormone swings that trigger my gender dysphoria. Is it harmful at all for me to take Portia until it makes me bleed, stop taking it until I stop bleeding a few days later, and then start it again? And repeat doing that, to avoid the extreme hormone changes that come with my periods? I'm not using HBC for birth control and am not sexually active, so risk of pregnancy doesn't come into this.