(Closed) Period Skipping on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You should talk to your doctor!

It’s pretty common for low dosage bc pills to cause spotting & to slightly delay your period. If you plan on skipping your period on a regular basis I would suggest going on a higher dosage bc.

Post # 4
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve tried it too, but I had spotting, which is more annoying to me than an actual period.  And who knows, it could mess with the effectiveness, like you said.

I think if you try to skip a period, you should be taking pills that are the same dosage every day – not tri-cyclen with its different hormone levels each week. 


Post # 6
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

a higher dosage is supposed to help cramping more — I have endometriosis and was on Lo with basically no change in the pain, so I switched to the higher dose with moderate success. also, starting a day or two before your period starts, take advil/ibuprofen.


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