Help... ='( I started ortho lo on the first sunday of my period, but stopped taking them after 8 days. My period never lasts more than 5 days, so when I noticed that I was still bleeding, I stopped taking the pills. That was on May 6th, it is now may 19th and iam still bleeding. Can someone please give me some insight on how long the bleeding usually lasts. I only took the first 8 pills because of this, please help.