I think you have to give your body a couple cycles before it will adjust to being on the pill. Were you taking a mini-pill while you were nursing?
I was on the mini-pill for a year and about a month after I quit nursing my OB-GYN put me on Loestrin too. When it came time for me to have my first period on Loestrin, it was kind of rough. I experienced some heavy cramping and a few pretty bad headaches. My face also broke out too. I'm on my second month on Loestrin and haven't had my second period yet, but I will soon. I really think you have to give it a few cycles before your body will adjust. If by my third period NEXT month I don't feel like things are getting any better then I will call my doctor and ask for something else.
Just my $ .02. Good luck!!
K., just to follow up with you, I went in today at lunch for a nurse visit to have my blood pressure checked, which was required in order for me to get refills on the Loestrin. The nurse said you're supposed to give any pill three cycles before your body will fully adjust to it.
Unfortunately my blood pressure was too high and my OB-GYN refused to let me continue on the Loestrin. He said I'll have to go back on the mini-pill until my BP issue is resolved. I'm really not happy about this.
Anyway, good luck to you!