Skipping last week of birth control pills

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RubyStar:  Its fine. Ive done it plenty of times (remember i am not a dr, just someone on the pill for 6+ years). My dr said it was fine. It could screw up your next period- meaning it could come earlier than expected or youll spot between now and your next period – but nothing major.

All seasonique is reg birth control with out the placebo pills. 

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes it’s fine to do it but like your doctor said not too often. I needed to switch my cycle as well because I would have had my period the weekend of my wedding. So what I did instead of taking too packs in a row without a period is that I actually didn’t take the last week of active pills so that I would have my period 1 week sooner. I then started my next pack as usual. FI and I made sure we used condoms that entire cycle just in case. Worked great for me!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Definitely talk to your doctor about doing it before you make your final decision. That being said, I did it a few times on purpose and once accidentally (grad school, no sleep, lost all sense of the calendar), and it’s fine. As long as you’re okay with your cycle being moved, you should be okay.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Give your doctor (or their nurse) a quick call to be sure, but I’ve done the same thing before a camping trip. I wanted to do it before the wedding day too, but I forgot to order my next month of pills in time (oops! but aunt flo left the day before, so it all worked out)

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@RubyStar:  I skipped my period for my wedding!  Had no problems!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’d say it depends. Are you on mono or triphasic birth control? I wouldnt do it as I’m on triphasic. But ask your doctor to be sure

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve dome it a few times…didnt even have spotting.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had the same delimma so I skipped my sugar pills and started a new pack…which meant no period for me on my wedding day or my honeymoon! As always check with your doctor which you have so I think you’re good to go!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Because I have intense periods, my doctor actually has me take 3 months back to back, with no placebos until the third pack. I’ve been doing this for going on two years now – not much spotting (unless I’m stupid and forget to take one), but I know that can be an issue for some people. She also told me if there was any reason I needed to switch up the months (so take two or four packs in a row) for a holiday/wedding/some other reason to avoid the time of the month, that was fine, as long as I didn’t do it often. She is one of the best in the state, so I’m comfortable with her advice. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@RubyStar:  it’s definitely “safe” (my OB recommended me to do this) to skip the last week, but it will mess up your period. Well, it messed up mine. I spot for like 12 days when I skip the last week’s pills.  Didn’t work out well for me on wedding night either Undecided

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You cannot do this with a Triphasic birth control as there are different amounts of hormone each week.

Monophasic birth controls will allow you to skip periods.

ETA: I am on monophasic. When I skip, I lightly spot for one day, and do not spot the rest of the time.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i do this frequently w/the nuvaring & used to do it with the pill.  i usually do it for up to 3 months and then i start having spotting, but everyone’s different so just be aware that you may have spotting if you try it.

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