New to The Pill

Hello all!! I have a question for some ladies who have done this more than me. So here is my story. I didn't have a period for two full months and after double and triple checking that I wasn't pregnant, I went to a dr who put me on the pill to try to regulate it. So I've been taking my pill for about a month now and I've had some really crazy symptoms. But the worst of all is I literally haven't stopped bleeding since I started. I did the day one start and took the pill on my first day of my period, like the dr instructed, and I'm now on day 26 of my period. And as someone who has very heavy, very unpleasant, and painful periods, I am at my wits end. Someone tell me if this is normal and will stop soon. Or at least that I'm not dying. Because it feels like it. 😩