(Closed) Continuous Use BCP

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: When do you stop continuous use?
    I try to do a set time (pick additional option) but stop before if I'm spotting : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Every 3 months : (5 votes)
    31 %
    Every 4 months : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Every 6 months : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Every 9 months : (0 votes)
    Every year : (0 votes)
    Other time schedule : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Only when I get spotting : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Only when I get something heavier than spotting : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t take continuous use pills (I have placebos monthly) but the longest use pills I am aware of give you 4 periods a year (ie. placebo week every 3 months).

    Post # 4
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I did this for a while with microgynon; I used to sto when I felt like I needed to. I ran packets together for 4.5 months at first, then started to get PMS-type symptoms so had a break; then I ran 6 packets together and had a break after 6 due to spotting. There are no real rules, though my usual advice to anyone running packets together is to stop for a week once you get spotting for 3 days or more, as usually, having a break will settle it and you can start again afresh after

    Post # 6
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was told to take the placebo’s every 3rd month. Honestly, I only take them 2 or 3 times a year just out of pure laziness.  I get horrible headaches during the placebo week and so I try to avoid them whenever possible. I’m trying to get back on a normal schedule.

    I pretty much have all the same symptoms just without the flow part. I still get mild cramps, mood swings, etc. I have breakthrough bleeding that acts like an extremely light period that lasts for about a week (that’s how I know that I need to take a placebo week on my next pack).

    I’m sure I’ll be told that I need to get back on my 3 month schedule when I got in for my pap in a few weeks.

    Post # 7
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I took pills that made me have my period 4 times a year. It was great! 

    Post # 8
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve used mine for 7 months with no period – I was backpacking in third world countries!! But usually, I only go 3 months without a period, as directed.

    Post # 10
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @AB Bride:  

    I’m on Jolessa, which gives you 4 periods a year, but my doctor said it was fine to skip the placebos and just go straight into the next pack, so I don’t get a period. I was on the Depo shot for 3 years and didn’t have a period the whole time, so when I switched back to pills I didn’t want one either!

    Post # 12
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @AB Bride:  I don’t normally stop taking them.  I have forgotten to take them and started spotting, so then I just stopped for 7 days and got my period, but if I don’t forget then I don’t have any spotting. 

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