Post # 17
Its perfectly fine and been shown to be safe to have 1 period only a year.
In terms of the nuva ring sometimes if it is vigorous sex it can come out but it is easy to recognise and you just rinse it off and put it back in.
You can skip your periods just like on the pill, so instead of leaving the ring out for a week (where you would get your withdrawal bleed) you just put the new one straight in. (so you would change it every 3 weeks).
Post # 18
Just to be REALLY CLEAR:
The sugar pill does NOT “give” you your period. It is simply a placeholder so that you don’t get out of the habit of physically taking a pill every day at the same time. It is JUST sugar.
The reason you have your period when you take your sugar pills is because you are no longer suppling your body with the hormone/active ingredients in the active pills.
If you don’t want your period on X week, then simply continue to take the active pills. When people say you should “skip” the sugar pills, that does NOT mean that you take NO pills. It means that you continue from one active pill to the next active pill in your next pill pack.
I just wanted to be really clear about the process here, just in case someone misunderstood and then things went badly for them.
Post # 19
If you liked Yaz, they have brought out a version of it in a dispenser which beeps at the same time every day to remind you when to take it. That’s here in Aus though, don’t know if its worldwide yet. Yaz has helped a lot of my symptoms, but I find I cant take it for months on end without spotting. I usually go 2 packs back to back and then have a withdrawal bleed.
I have PCOS as well and have been on the pill for years. I suffer pretty badly and it’s reassuring to know I can tweak my cycle if my period will coincide with something I cant miss!
Post # 20
I did this specifically for our vacation I just got back from this weekend. In March I went on BCPs (Alesse 28), and calculated 3 months in advance; so basically, I started them so that I would be on my last week of pills when I was on vacation and get my period the week we got back. Worked perfectly!