(Closed) Natazia users: how to skip a period?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have no experience with this particular pill but all I can say is please call your doctor! Only a doctor (and you) can know what is best for you. Better to have your period during vacation than mess with your hormones and health, right?

Post # 4
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1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I actually asked the drug rep about this when he came to my office.  He recommended skipping the placebos and the lowest-dose pills (the first color, I forget what it is).  It shouldn’t be a problem and you shouldn’t really have breakthrough or whatever, but then you’re shortening your active pills to only 2 1/2 weeks-worth, which means you’ll run out quickly.  I don’t know about you, but my insurance doesn’t allow me to get packs too close together, plus you might run out of your prescription before the end of the year and need to call your doctor for a refill. 

But that’s what I would do, good luck, and enjoy your vacation!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Sorry, I just looked it up to double check.  The thing that causes breakthrough bleeding is if you withdraw the hormones.  So basically you would want to take the 17 yellow pills, and then just restart the new back with those pills.  So you’re skipping the four pills at the end of this pack (red and placebo) and the seven pills at the beginning of the next pack (dark yellow and pink).  Leaving you with 2 1/2 weeks worth.  Otherwise you may have breakthrough bleeding.  But call your doc to double-check and get the go-ahead.

Post # 7
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Good luck with whatever you decide.  My periods on the pill are so light that they don’t really bother me too much compared to normal periods.

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