- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I see you have already figured it out, but I was told when I was on ortho tri cyclen lo (and the generic version tri-sprintec) I could easily skip the sugar pills and still be fully protected… I mean, how would you NOT be protected if you just took the pills with hormones!? Even with the sugar pills you are still protected, so continuing to take the meds seems like it would be perfectly fine (and I was told by my doctor it was)… So that just seems like a bunch of bs. And the pill is effective after a week, two weeks using backup protection to be safe is perfectly acceptable.
Anyway, just a note for what its worth, I was also told by my doctor that you don’t have to start the pack the first sunday of your period, you can take it the first day whatever day that is, OR you can start as soon as you get them whatever day that might be as long as there is no possibility of being pregnant. That said, it could mess with your hormones for a week or two and you would probably get breakthrough bleeding for the first month… But even with breakthrough bleeding you are still protected. Just saying.
I was on the pill for over 5 years and skipped sugar pills some months, changed prescriptions, missed a few days etc using condoms as backup whenever necessary and I never ran into any problems. Just be smart about it and be prepared and try not to stress. Spermicide or a condom with spermicide will only help the situation, so I say go for it.