(Closed) Do you still get side effects when skipping period?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I have been on BC for about 8 years now and actually skip every second period on the advice of my doctor (I get horrible horrible cramps, which the pill unfortunately doesn’t stop, so this was her solution). I never get any period-like symptoms (bloating, cramps, etc) during the time I’m taking BC.

I will note, however, that the first few times I skipped a period I did get some breakthrough bleeding (both times were about 2 weeks after I was supposed to get my period had I been having one monthly). My doctor did say that not everyone experiences this and it was very light, but still something to be mindful of I guess.

Post # 3
10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I get all my symptoms the week before my period starts so unfortunately I still get the bloating and mood swings even if I skip my period.

Post # 4
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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moonzie :  I have only done it one time, because I would have had started my PMS symptoms the day we left for our honeymoon and ended my period the day we came back. So I took a risk and took my pills back to back. I didn’t have any issues with it! 

Post # 5
1198 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

before i went off bc to ttc i was on the patch and would regularly skip periods. i loved having periods only every 2 months instead of every month. my doctor said it wasn’t a problem at all. i only had a breakthrough bleed after about a year of doing this. 

Post # 6
969 posts
Busy bee

I skip all of my periods, always. I have no problems except breakthrough bleeding (accompanied by cramps) if I’m not good about taking my pill at the same time every night. Also, some pills are too low a dose to effectively prevent breakthrough bleeding for me. Highly recommend trying it though!

Post # 7
4226 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I was in the same boat! Instead of doing ‘back to back’ packs with no period, I planned ahead. Two months before my wedding I waited an extra week after my period to start my next pack and used backup birth control that month. I didn’t have a problem 🙂

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