Messed Up Birth Control Pills

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1552 posts
Bumble bee

Im not a doctor but ive been on the combined pill over 10 years. Lots of women do this regularly. I skip my period every now and then when im travelling so dont worry about starting onto the new pack early. The spotting is most likely because this is the first time youve done this and its adjusting. I got spotting the first time I skipped a period too, and I still sometimes occassionally spot when I skip my placebos or if I try to skip 2 periods. Its just hormones and our bodies adjusting. As long as the spotting doesnt get any worse or start to become a period it will be fine and you should start your next period when you finish this pack and take your placebos again.

EDIT: just to say that mild cramping is normal if you are spotting. If it becomes severe cramping or you lose more blood contact your doctor. 

Post # 4
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

missm0392 :  Yes this normal; I’ve intentionally skipped placebos and went to the next pack so I wasn’t on my period for events (like my wedding 🙁 ) and I always spot.  It’s annoying but totally normal.

Post # 5
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

You’ll be fine, just keep taking the active pills as normal and when you get to the next set of placebos you’ll have a period. I usually skip placebos for 3-4 months in a row so only have a period a few times a year

Post # 6
9775 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

You’re fine! Lots of women skip the placebo week to move their schedule around or have fewer periods in a year. Some doctors even recommend women skip placebo weeks and continue on to the next pack if having fewer periods is beneficial to them. I’ve done it before, but like you, I have spotting and cramping. If you just continue on this new pack and take the placebos at the end of the new one, you should be right back on track. Since you’ve had a continuous supply of hormones, it’s unlikely that you have ovulated. I wouldn’t worry about being pregnant 🙂 

Post # 7
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Yes normal. I take birth control 3 months at a time before I take the 7 days off and get my period. Sometimes around 2 months I get some spotting/old blood and then it goes away. I know lots of girls who say skipping the placebos doesn’t work for them as there’s too much spotting. Either way, normal. 

Post # 8
3484 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Yes that’s normal! I skipped over my period for the first time for my honeymoon, and I had a bit of spotting.

Post # 9
9452 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

missm0392 :  yeah.  I intentionally skipped placebos for a bit, trying to do the one period every 3 months thing that some women do.  I had to stop because of how much I was spotting.  The moment I went back to the normal cycle I stopped spotting between placebos.

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