Post # 1
So I have been on the pill for over a year- I always skip the last week and just start another pack because I hate having my period and my doctor said it’s totally fine to do. Every month I have to make sure that I start my new pack right away because if I even miss one day I will start my period. This month I completley forgot to call in my refill, and my period still hasn’t started- it’s been over a week since I have taken my pills. I haven’t stated a new pack yet, because I’m thinking I’m pregnant.
Honeslty I’m not good about taking my pills- I had so many fertility issues before that the changes of me getting pregnant are slim to none- I just wanted to be on the pill to be safe. DH and I have a pretty active sex life, but I have no idea when I ovulated, if I ovulated. Isn’t it common for your period to stop when you are on the pill? I know I just need to buy a test, but I’m just thinking there is NO way I’m pregnant. Any advise?
Post # 2
I don’t do the continous pack back to back but after a year of taking this new pill my second last period was barely a thing and my last one was totally non existent. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative so I called my doctor and they told me that this is normal for someone on the kind of pill I am on. I would take a pregnancy test and give your doctor a call.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Depends on your pill really. I’m on one called cerazette and it makes my periods crazy! They’ve calmed down lately but I had one that lasted 6 weeks!
Anyway, when I was on one called marvelon, this happened to me all the time. My bestie has an implant and hasn’t had her period in over a year.
Take a test, but your body is probably just overloaded with hormones 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I’ve been on the pill for over six years. In the beginning, I would try to skip my period like you by continuously taking pills but I always had breakthrough bleeding (which lasted for almost a year so I didn’t bother to keep trying to have no period). I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and now I’m on Sprintec. When I did finally give up and stopped taking my pills continuously, I got a really heavy period within a few days.
I recently stopped taking my pills a week earlier so that I won’t have it for my wedding in November and even then it came after I finished the last pill I wanted to take. I would just get a test if I were you and find out ASAP!
Post # 5
Coming off birth control can screw up your body. I took the pill but had a week off to get my period. With the shot, it took me 15 months to get a normal cycle back. You may be pregnant, but there is also a good choice your body is just confused. Pee on a stick and see.
Post # 6
I am on Lo-LoEstrin and my period has completely stopped for over a year. My doc said it’s totally normal, so fine by me! I’ve been on BC pill for 11 years, FWIW
Post # 7
I took the pill for 8 years, and my period got lighter and lighter over time. Last year, it finally stopped entirely. I was confident I was not pregnant, since I always took my pills AND we always used condoms anyway. However, I took a pregnancy test just to make sure. It was negative. I decided at that point that I would just stop taking the pill (and use condoms only until we wanted a baby), since I thought my cycle might need time to regulate before we got married and started trying to conceive. So, yes, it is possible that your period disappeared because of the hormones. However, you stated that you did not take your pills perfectly, so there is a chance you are pregnant. Take a pregnancy test just to make sure, because it is not a good idea to continue to take birth control pills while pregnant. If I wasn’t having a period and was sexually active, I would probably take a pregnancy test every so often anyway, just to be safe.
Post # 8
Usually when you get off the pill it takes your body a loooong time to adjust. Especially since you’ve been doing back to back packs.
Your body is most likely confused. I’d still take a test, which will most likely be negative.
Post # 9
When I took loestrin for 3 years, I had maybe 2 periods the entire time. The doc said that was fine. But yours sounds a lil different than that. It’s probably just your body being funky since you stopped the pill. I would still take a test just to be sure though.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2016 - Villa in Florence, Italy
I do what you do : ) I have gone 18 months continuously taking them without breaking for a period. When I do decide to take the sugar pills for a week I often get no bleeding or discharge : )
Post # 11
I was on mirena for about 9 years, and it completely stopped my period. when I had it removed, it took about 6 months before it came back.
be sure to ask your doctor if you need backup BCC — I’m not sure what the protocol is when you are taking yours back to back like that and miss a few.
Post # 12
I missed one period on the pill. Took a test a week late, it was negative (I had started my next month of pills in the mean time) and got my period the next month as normal. Weird but I guess it isn’t totally uncommon after being on the pill awhile.