(Closed) placebo pills on birth control

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I skip the placebo pills.  They are all fillers and no medication (as far as I know…and I could be wrong…medical bees?).  I have never had a problem with skipping the placebo pills, taking them didn’t bother me, just felt there was no reason.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just skip them.

I skip them all the time and just start the next pack (skip my period entirely). It works out great. No spotting, nothing.

I also just don’t take any pills for a week (when I should be taking placebo) and then I just start the next pack on the right date.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just skip them and throw them out. I dont see the need in taking them.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I never take them. I just don’t take anything for 7 days and then start the new pack when I’m supposed to.

But the way you feel is likely due to the hormone fluctuation and not anything in the pill. Though some people are sensitive to dyes, so it’s possible.

Are you asking to start the next pack right away without a break?
You’ll run out of pills.
Like normally 3 packs would last you 3 months/12 weeks. If you start in on the next one right away you’d need 4 packs to last 3 month/12 weeks.
My insurance would not be cool with that. Maybe yours would . I don’t know.

If this is what you want to do, they make a different kind of pill designed for this.
It’s called Seasonique I think. You only take a break 3-4 times a year.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I never take them.  Sometimes I just to straight to the next pack.  There’s no medical reason for you to have your period every month if you’re on BC.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never taken them.  They don’t do anything.  They are simply sugar pills.

The only reason they are there is to keep people in the habit of taking a pill every day.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just skip them. Mine are just sugar pills. I think some placebo pills have added iron to them, but I know mine don’t. I usually just don’t take any pills for a week, then start on a new pack after.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i skip them too! now i dont feel bad about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’ve never taken the placebo pills.  I just wait the 7 days to start a new pack ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t even have placebo pills. I just have a 21 day pack.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I skip them

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I always skipped them. They’re just reminder pills, to keep you on track, and I had my phone alarm for that so I just threw the pack away once I hit the placebos.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

The placebo pills are nothing, they’re basically sugar pills (I asked my mother who is an OBGYN surgeon, so she deals with this a LOT of the time). It’s equivalent to just skipping a week on the pill. There is no medicinal benefit, they’re the equivalent of someone just taking a break from the pill. But you have to remember that if you are skipping instead of taking the placebo pills, you have to remember to keep the break limited to 7 days, anything after 7 days and you are at a higher risk for pregnancy. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PuntaCanaBride:  lol – you’re smarter than all of us. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Think of all the money that would be saved if we were all on 21 packs! I didn’t realize so many women just threw them out like I did.

I mean – my copay on BC is $0, but someone somewhere is losing money on this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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