(Closed) Period on BCPs?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: When do you normally get your "period" during inactive weeks?
    Day 1 : (0 votes)
    Day 2 : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Day 3 : (12 votes)
    48 %
    Day 4 : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Day 5 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Day 6 : (0 votes)
    Day 7 : (0 votes)
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    Probably is stress causing the delay. If I stop on a Sunday, I more often than not get my period on Tuesday. Though sometimes it can be three-four days late if I am stressed. 

    Post # 4
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    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Depends on the person, the pill and their reaction to it.  Some pills will make your period lighter and shorter, so you may end up having a period from Thurs-Sun.  I’ve been on ones were I had a 3 day period, some where I had a 7 day, and now I have none (because of how I’m taking them).  Stress also can push it back, even when you’re on the pill.  It normally takes anywhere from 1 to 3 cycles to level out. 

    Post # 5
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    9540 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mine definitely doesn’t start the Day 1 of the off-week.  Usually it’s anywhere from 2-4.  And mine is really light, so it can be as short as 4 days.

    Post # 6
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Personally, I’m a Monday start and I usually get my period either Wednesday night or Thursday morning of the sugar pills week.

    Post # 7
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    9083 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have never started my period on the first day of placebo week. It’s always day 4, my period lasts two days, and “wraps up” on the last day of my placebo week, or if I’m super stressed, it will end on the day I start my first active pill.

    Post # 8
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m taking Lo Loestrine Fe and I’m on my second pack. The first month I had TWO periods. The first one 3-4 days long like normal, then the last TWO weeks of the month a really annoying light period. It was awful. So far nothing this month. I’ve started working out pretty intense and being super stressed..but I’m okay without it 🙂

    Post # 9
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    1781 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If I stop Sunday, I get mine on Tuesday every time, 2nd Tuesday of every month

    Post # 10
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    3755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    It used to take me a few days to start as well, and stress can definitely delay. 

    Post # 11
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Day 4, usually around 6AM, like clockwork, but sometimes a little earlier.

    Post # 12
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    3553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m on BC designed to shorten your period. Mine is on average 2.5 days long. I take my last pill Sunday night and usually get my period Wednesday afternoon.

    Post # 13
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I take BeYaz, which is a 4-day placebo. I typically get my period the day I start taking regular pills again, which I suppose would be day 5, but not really.

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