Post # 1
Haha, ok I know this has been posted multiple times, but I want to ask for myself. Will taking birth control straight through the next 2 1/2 months, skipping the sugar pills, really keep AF away? I track my period with a little app on my iPhone. Everything was going fabulously, I wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near my period for my wedding and honeymoon. Then something happened and my last period ended up being 19 days late. Now the tracker predicts my period will start on my wedding day. I take birth control, but so irregularly I might as well not take it (might have something to do with my late period) So my question is, if I start immediately taking them every single day and skip the placebos, will it help? Please dear God, don’t tell me birth control is like antibiotics and if you don’t take it properly your body will become immune 😛 I would be so screwed. Thanks bees,
Post # 3
If it’s due on your wedding day. I would skip the sugar pills once. Don’t do it two times in a row or you risk having breakthrough bleeding.
Post # 4
I would only skip them once as well. The longer you skip the placebos, the more likely you are to have breakthrough bleeding. I would consider going on a different type of BC since taking it so irratically won’t really help with preventing pregnancy. I love the Nuvaring, it’s very set and forget.
Post # 5
I’ve successfully moved my period around on the pill, but I’ve experienced breakthrough bleeding even from trying to skip one period. Skipping the placebos still moved my future period so that I didn’t have it for a vacation or whatever, and the spotting occurred during a time that it didn’t really matter. I agree with the other posters that you should only skip the placebos for one month.
I also agree with the PP that the pill may not be the best option for you if you’re unable to stick to a regular schedule with it. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
Surgar pills aren’t supposed to affect anything the only reason they are included is for your memory (so you’re programmed to take 1 pill every single day not 3 weeks and 1 week off).
I have never taken surgar pills, and my period is always regular UNLESS I take a pill late.
Post # 7
Just want to make sure – you’re certain you’re not currently pregnant, right? You’ve tested recently to make sure? The reason I ask is because you said you’ve been taking your pill erratically, and your normal cycle was interrupted. If you haven’t already, please test to make sure you’re not currently pregnant!
Post # 8
I was concerned, to say the least, about my period being so late. But I tested 4 times and got a negative each time and then I got my period. My period is usually spot on with the tracker, very very regular. I know it’s not the best method but we’ll either just not have sex during my fertile period, or we’ll use those dissolving things that are supposed to kill sperm sometimes. Like I said, it’s not the best birth control method, but we’re not too concerned about it. We’re not necessarily trying to get pregnant. If we have a couple years before we get pregnant we’ll be happy. If not, a baby would be a welcome surprise. It definitely wouldn’t be a bad thing.
So I completely understand why you’d wonder that, but no I don’t think I’m pregnant. So if you’d only suggest skipping one set of placebos, should I start taking the pills every day and this month go ahead and take the placebos and then next month skip them?