(Closed) Coming off BCP question…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

commenting so I can follow 😀 

Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Obviously the best answer is “ask your doctor”, but I used to take Seasonique which is basically the same thing as doing back to back pills. Actually, when I switched insurance and they no longer paid for Seasonique, my doctor told me I could go about taking back to back pills if I wanted.

A lot of people do it, but you can have break through bleeding still. The first year I was on Seasonique I had break through bleeding randomly. It was never heavy, just a few light days. You could easily have this since it’s your first time going back to back on pills.

Going off the pill is so different for everyone. I spent 7 years on the pill, with half of them (if not more) on Seasonique. The last 2 years I’ve been on Loestrin 24FE. I went off in January, had a period right after, another in Feb, and haven’t had one since. Actually, I’m pregnant now, completely unexpected since I haven’t had a cycle in months and I assumed I wasn’t going to ovulate (ovulated on like CD108 it turns out). Some people are affected by skipping periods, some aren’t. It’ll just depend on you.

If you want to do it, you can do it, or check with your doctor. If it was me, I’d probably just do it if I wanted to keep taking the pill. I still have another pack of mine left, but never bothered to finish it.

Post # 6
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

I had bleeding on Seasonique too, but did not have bleeding when I cycled my birth control pills. Check with the doc to be sure, but you should be fine.

Post # 7
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just did the same thing and have had no ill effects.

Post # 8
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did exactly what you are saying- took my last two packs back to back. I do get spotting when I do it, but it meant I didn’t have my period for vacation so whatever. I feel like every time you get your period it ‘resets’ itself, so I don’t think it had any effect on how long it took to regulate coming off the pill. 

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