(Closed) Birth Control Scare?

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Sounds normal to me. The placebo pills signal your body to have a period. Since you didn’t skip a week of active pills, you didn’t have a period.

Post # 4
Hostess
13662 posts
Honey Beekeeper

If you didn’t quit taking the active pills, you shouldn’t have gotten a period. Your period is signaled to begin when you take the placebos instead of the active pills.

Post # 5
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1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sometimes you’ll spot but honestly I used to safely do that to relocate my period on occasion. You should be fine! I’ve only done it with monophasic pills though.

My doctor SUGGESTED I do this for a vacation once.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sal5011:  That’s absolutely what should have happened, and doctors’ official stance on skipping placebos is that it’s completely safe! There’s no physiological reason why a woman must have her period. I haven’t had mine in over 4 years! Relax and remember that the option is safe and available in the future 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yep, that’s what’s supposed to happen. You can take a pregnancy test just to make yourself feel better. I always did that when I was on continuous pills and only had a period every few months.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I go for months taking just active pills, and so sometimes when I take a week off I just get some cramps and maybe ONE pink toilet paper, and that is it. No real bleeding whatsoever. This is totally normal.

Post # 9
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with pps if you didn’t take a break between the 2 packs and took the one right after the other you shouldn’t have gotten a period.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Yea, you won’t get a period if you go straight from one pack to another. I got some spotting when I did that, but otherwise no period. 

Post # 12
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@sal5011:  Everyone’s different. My body goes haywire if I try to skip the placebos and I end up with month long spotting, but I know tons of women that have no problem whatsoever. I think I’m the weird one in this situation though, so don’t let that scare you!

Post # 13
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1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sal5011:  it shouldn’t change your next period, except maybe just a slight shift in when it starts. cramps and bleeding should be the same as usual

Post # 14
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8889 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yep, definitely normal. The doctor has told me I can do this for vacations and such.

Post # 15
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5408 posts
Bee Keeper

I skipped a period once this way and I had a 2 week long heavy period. But I also had problems with the pill and taking hormones. I know lots of ladies who do it regularly with no problems. 

Post # 16
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I work in a pharmacy (future pharmacist here), and that is completely normal. Very similar to say seasonique where placebo tablets are only taken once every three months, using a monthly birth control in the same manner is perfectly ok. I hope this helps!

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