Post # 1
I’m taking Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo right now and I’m a few pills in to the ‘green’ week. My problem is that we’re leaving for our beach vacation on Friday (it snuck up on me) and I just realized I’ll end up getting my period right in the middle of it. I know you can skip the green pills all together and start a brand new pack to skip a period but can you still do that if you’ve already started taking the green ones?
Post # 3
I have done that, it’s just like shortening your cycle, there is no reason to take 7 pills rather than 4 really. People will probably recommend talking to your doctor (but I am lazy and don’t like paying for doctor appointments). My body doesn’t like it when I skip sugar pills (I often have a worse period the next month, or it will come without warning like it’s trying to teach me a lesson) but I still do it when I have to (like for our honeymoon).
Post # 4
Chances are you may spot still or even get your period, but you can always try to skip it by skipping the last week of pills and starting a new pack
Post # 5
i’ve done that, but i’d be careful–you may not be “protected” if you jack with your cycle. Use a back up. Hopefully it staves off your period. Period supression doesn’t always work, unfortunately. You may still spot or bleed a few days.