(Closed) Skipping periods

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Talk with your doctor, but in general, yes you can do it long term.  Monophasic pills work best for this (all the active pills contain the same amount of medication).  When you’re on the birth control pill, you aren’t getting real periods, it’s called a withdrawal bleed and is just due to the sudden lack of hormones.

It’s called continuous use, and there’s a fair bit of information out there about it.

Personally, I found I gradaully built up to going longer and I was told if I got spotting I had to stop the pills for a withdrawal bleed.

Post # 5
Member
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@carbear02:  You skip straight to the placebo pills.  Since you’re constantly taking the same medication, it doesn’t matter where you are in the pack (assuming that your pills are this type).

You should really talk to your doctor first though.  Here, it even requires a different prescription, as I’d run out of my pills faster doing this and the pharmacy doesn’t just give refills whenever you ask.

Post # 6
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870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been on continuous birth control since November for endometriosis.  You should talk to your doctor before you go on continuous.  It’s safe, but it’s easier to do it with a doctor’s help.  I get my bc 3 packs at a time because of the way my doctor set up my prescription.  Also, you should know that you’ll probably spot a little on occassion while on the continuous bc.  Most women do, especiall for the first few months of being on it.

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