Post # 1
Camila is a low dose hormone pill where EVERY pill for the month is active. There are no placebo pills. My question is, while on this kind of pill, how can I skip my period? I’m worried because my wedding is August 29 and I was already supposed to get my period yesterday but still haven’t. While on this pill, it depends, it will be 28-35 days between periods. My Dr. won’t put me on another pill because of my high blood pressure. I really don’t want my period during my wedding and honeymoon. I’m wondering if it’s possible to just skip the pill for 1 week? Ugh, any suggestions??
Post # 3
You wouldn’t be able to skip it on that type of pill. I’ve never heard of that one, but if you are taking a continuous pill then it might be random spotting, random periods for a couple months, but I would think you would eventually not have a period after being on it for a while. I don’t know because I don’t know about that pill at all, but that’s just what I think would happen.
Post # 4
I would call your doctors office and ask what they recommend. Just remember that most of the people who post on this website are not medical professionals and can provide information based on their experiences, but sometimes its not 100% correct information or it may not apply to your particular situation.
Post # 5
Thanks Ladies! I may ask my Dr. if she can switch me to another pill for just a few months…so it can at least be regulated during this time.
Post # 6
Have you tried Nuva Ring? you put it in for 3 weeks take it out have your period and then put it back in after one week. Its awesome. I really like it. i forget to take the pill every day at the same time so this works for me.
Post # 7
I have never heard of that one but I take Lybrel. Lybrel has every day of active pills and you do not get a period. If this pill is the same, you don’t need to skip pills.
EDIT: I looked it up and it looks like that pill is a minipill. A mini pill does not have estrogen in it. You cannot skip pills with a minipill and have to take each pill at the same time to make sure that the effectiveness isn’t reduced.
Post # 8
oops sorry. i don’t know how it switched posts on me after I logged in…
Post # 9
The downside of minipills like Camila is that they can make your period very irregular. My doc prescribed me a version of Camila (same drug, same dose, different brand name) a year and a half ago to help me with cramps.
For the first six or eight months after I started taking it, I had 1-week periods (my usual length) almost exactly two months apart. Then I went back to 1-week periods one month apart for a few months. Then, for a while, I was getting a light 3-day period every two weeks. Now I have been back to 1-week periods one month apart for a few months now.
Of course, this is just my experience, and your results may vary. 🙂 But still … if you are worried because you’d predict that your period would normally be falling on your wedding day according to your usual cycle, it very well may not. 😉