Post # 1
Hi!! I get married in a little over a month!:) right now it’s looking like my period is going to come two days before the wedding :/ I know it’s not end of the world but hubby and I are both Virgins and I REALLY don’t wanna have to worry about my period too! I am currently taking Ortho tri cyclen as my birth control. I’m trying to figure out a way to skip/delay my period on a triphasic pill. I know that it can’t really be done the simple way of just skipping the placebo pills and moving on, due to the varying dosages of hormones. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this other way I think will work…
I will start a new pack on Sunday. I will take 7 white pills next week and then the following week I will get ANOTHER pack and take the white pills in that. Then the next 2 weeks ill take light blue pills from both packs and then the next two weeks the blue from both packs. Then I will take one weeks worth of placebo and go back to normal with my period and pills. Have any of you done this? Should it work? Will it lessen the effectiveness of the birth control? I really don’t want my period then and would do almost anything to not have one! Open too all suggestions!!!
Post # 3
That really doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. I know someone who would skip the sugar pills and go right on to the next pack because she didn’t like getting her period. I don’t know if it worked right away (seems like it would be the type of thing where it would take a couple of months to work). Honestly I don’t think this kind of thing is advisable. Most forms of BC that stop your period from coming take at least a few months to stop it so no matter what you do you will likely have a full blown period on your wedding day. I doubt there is anything you can do to avoid it now.
Post # 4
I’ve done that before you should be fine. Also, I’d consider switching to a three-month birth control like seasonale. That’s what I did and I won’t hava a period until July!
Post # 5
I’ve done that (many times, but never back to back) and you should be fine. BUT…def call your gyn to get his/her opinion on it and have him/her explain the best way to go about it.
Post # 6
I’ve heard with tri-phasic pills you do it where the first month is normal, phase 1, phase 2, phase 3, then skip the sugar pill and go phase 3, phase 2, phase 1 so that you’re not shocking the hormone levels and inducing your period. I haven’t tried it myself with that kind of pill but I did skip mine last month (on mono-phasic pills) so that it wouldn’t happen during my wedding and I haven’t had any propblems.
Post # 7
I accidentally started a new pack once before I started my period and all I got was spotting for 3 weeks
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@meganelizabeth17: That math doesn’t all work out. Why not be extra safe and call your doctor’s office to ask the nurse? Or better yet, if you use the method you are suggesting, also use a backup method such as condoms?
Typically it’s not recommended to do this with the mini pill where there are three sets of pills and taking them in the manner you describe will probably leave you unprotected for your next cycle (can’t do two weeks in a row of placebo.)
I do this but I have biphasic pills (three rows of white active pills and one row of blue placebo pills.) I take all three rows of white active pills then I immediately start a new pack of pills and take all three rows of white active pills then one week of placebo pills, and then I start a new pack like normal.
If you absolutely must do this own your own with no advice from your doctor then I recommend the following for skipping a period with triphasic pills (the pill you take is triphasic so the method to skip a period is different than with biphasic pills): http://thewelltimedperiod.blogspot.com/2007/07/skipping-your-period-with-triphasic.html