(Closed) Do you skip your period while on BCP?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you skip your period while on BCP?
    yes - I hate getting auntie flow : (31 votes)
    34 %
    no - I like knowing I'm not pregger : (25 votes)
    28 %
    occasionally - if I'm going to the beach or something : (34 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    9631 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    yeah i skip it regularly, only have a period (ie take sugar pills) every three months or so, no side effects whatsoever ๐Ÿ™‚ I am on Yasmin

    Post # 4
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    1029 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m afraid to do it because it’s so regular (like to-the-minute regular) that I don’t want to screw it up. I also like getting it because then I know I’m not pregnant! I just wish I didn’t get it in the middle of the week. SO was away all weekend, and now that he’s back, tada, I’m closed for maintenance. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 5
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    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Nah, whenever I try to skip the placebo pills, my body fights it with a vengeance and I end up with basically a month-long period thanks to constant spotting. I’ve got it timed pretty perfectly though, so that I get my periods Monday-Thursday – weekends are always period free. Yay science!

    Post # 6
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    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Haha when I go to the gyno, they always “ask date of last menstrual period” and I say “I don’t know.” And they’re like, “well, can you give me a ballpark?”  And I respond “ummm, maybe … fall of 2011?”

    No side effects for me. I’m getting off the pill soon to take a year getting my body back in order before TTC though, so I’ll have to get back to you on longer-term side effects, haha.

    Post # 7
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    9631 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    @OneOfTheseDaysAlice:  mine is very regular when i take the sugar pills, nothing to worry about but i certainly understand wanting to have it to make sure you aren’t pregnant! i think i will take my sugar pills every month or two now just in case ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    Member
    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’m on Seasonique so it basically skips it for me. 4 periods a year is awesome. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    it doesn’t work for me.. i tried it once for a formal event i didnt want to have my period for and the result like a PP stated was a month long period due to never ending spotting.

    Post # 10
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    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i skip it w/nuvaring. i can only do it 3-4x in a row though before my body just starts bleeding anyway

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I take six weeks of active pills then the seventh week I get a period.

    Post # 12
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    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    No, it scares me to mess with my body that much.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I take a generic of the BCP, Lybrel.  It’s 28 continuous pills in the pack, so no period.  I love it!  I was on Lybrel for years & have never had a problem.  I only switched to the generic (hesitantly) a few months ago because it was about $30 a month cheaper with my prescription plan.  I haven’t had any issues with the generic (Amethyst) as of yet (knock on wood).

    Post # 14
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    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I can’t remember the last time I actually had a period. I take Ortho-novum and just take theactive pills.  every so often I’ll spot for a couple days but it’s never a full blown period. My GYN assures me that there is no medical reason why I have to have a period every month. In fact, I’m anemic and it just makes me feel worse, so all the more reason to skip it.    

    Post # 15
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I skip half of them using two Nuva Rings in a row. I like the not pregnant reminder, but I hate the disgusting ickyness of it. I’d skip more but I tend to have breakthrough bleeding if I do.

    Post # 16
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    2577 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have about 3-4 periods a year.

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