(Closed) if you’re on BC pills .. can you mess with your pills to get your period early?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yeah I’ve done it— you can just stop taking them halfway through, then resume the week of, then go right into the next pill pack.

The problem is that this screws up your ovulation cycles though, so you have to use back up birth control. I think you’d be better off just skipping your placebos and going right into the next pill pack personally. I’ve done that for vacations/etc with no side effects. 🙂

Post # 4
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it depends on what type of pill you’re on. Are you on the type with increasing levels of hormones depending on where you are in your cycle, or the kind with the same level of hormones the entire month?

ETA: @MrsDulce: I agree. I’ve skipped my period before and it works just fine.

Post # 6
3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yea you can do this… but it will take a few months at least to change your ovulation cycle. How much time do you have? Plus, you will need to use other forms of birth control while your cycle is changing.

Post # 7
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup..if i wanted to get it a few days early..I would stop taking it a few days early…I never really did it though for more than 2-3 days early…

Post # 8
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would just skip the placebos and go right to a new pack… Its easier that skipping some pills and trying to change the date of ur period.  

Post # 10
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve tried this in the past, and it hasn’t worked very well for me. As others have said, I think you’ll have more luck by skipping or delaying periods as opposed to having them early. This will avoid the problems of breakthrough bleeding, having to use condoms as backup, and unpredictability. 

Post # 14
1295 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve never opted to get my period early, but I do delay it from time to time. I just keep taking active pills and either skip the inactive ones or take the inactive ones a week late. Never had any problems with spotting doing this. I think it’s easier to just delay it then to get it early.

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