Post # 1
I just realized I will be on my period during the wedding (jump to nightmares of leaking in my dress)! I want to just skip it using my birth control pills but I am on the triphasic kind (meaning different level of hormone each week or different colour pills each week). Have any of you skipped your period using this type of birth control pill? Did it work or did you have break through bleeding?
Post # 3
@WillowTreeWade: I did this periodically in the last 10 years that I was on the pill, and yes, on the week of the wedding as well. While I personally didn’t have any problems, every woman’s body works differently!
Post # 4
I tried once, but it turns out I did it wrong, so it didn’t work. There are two ways to skip it:
1. use two packs at the same time. Do two weeks of the highest dose, 2 of the middle, and then 2 of the low dose. (I couldn’t do this because my insurance only allows me to get one pack at a time, but dr’s usually have sample packs so they could probably provide one)
2. finish up the first pack, and then use only the low dose from the next one. (this seems like a waste, also I don’t know how that would work with insurance, because then you need another new pack right away)
I was dumb and finished one pack and started a new one from the top…my body was all WTF with the hormones
So it’s doable, but you basically need two packs of pills at the same time.
I’m not on the tri style anymore, pretty much for that reason
Post # 5
Thank for the replies ladies. I think I am going to attempt the 3 packs at a time method. wish me luck
Post # 6
I do it with ortho tri-cyclen lo, with three packs at the same time- three weeks of white pills, three weeks of light blue, three weeks of dark blue, on week of placebo.
It works fine for me!