(Closed) Does skipping the white pills REALLY work?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It works but it usually takes more than one month to make it work. I had to skip the white pills for about 4 months before my period was completely gone.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

White meaning placebo? First off, I was not on Yaz. But if you are talking about the placebo, I never took them in the 10 years I was on the pill.

EDIT: As you can see I have no idea what I am talking about, lol

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It works! I do it all the time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I do it, with doctor permission, and it’s great!  Just go straight from active pills to active pills, and you’ll be fine.  I don’t do it all the time, but there’s not medical reason for you to have a period when you’re on the pill–they just stick those inactive pills in there so we feel “normal”.  If you’re concerned, double check with your doctor, I did, but I say do it!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could try it but you might have spotting/breakthrough bleeding. I’m bumping mine up a week, so I’m skipping the white pills NOW to r/s my period for the future.

It wouldn’t hurt to try it, just don’t be surprised if you still have some bleeding.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yep, it works.  I went to my OBGYN last month to ask the question (my period is scheduled to arrive on my wedding day–yikes!).  He said that by skipping the white pills, you won’t have a period again until you take the white pills the next time.  He suggested trying it out now to see how my body reacts (apparently some women start spotting toward the end of the second pack).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m on Marvelon 21 packs (no white sugar pills). If I need to skip my period, I continue with a new package instead of stopping them for a week. It works every time.

I’ve heard it’s not healthy to do it very often but I’ve done it a couple of times (mostly on vacations where I don’t want it).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes. It works. I do it all the time.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t really know what  you mean by skipping the white pills; but if you take the first 3 rows and instead of taking the “fake” pills in the 4th row ( I assume what your calling white pills) go ahead and start a new pack. It works for me to skip a cycle and supposidly it’s safe to do for 3 packs straight. But you should call and talk to your doctor first to be sure its safe for you. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

When I was on the pill, skipping the placebo pills and immediately starting a new pack never worked for me. I always got breakthrough bleeding that lasted longer than my period ever did. Try it out before your wedding to be safe; otherwise you may get more side effects than you bargained for.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am not on Yaz, but my doctor told me that it should work, although she recommended that I start doing it three to four months in advance.  Good luck!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

Don’t do it without talking to your doctor first!  Skipping placebos works for tricyclics, but not for others.  Ask your doctor how to do it, and give yourself at least 3-4 months before your honeymoon – it takes awhile for your body to adjust.

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