Post # 1
So I just started the pill four days ago, for the first time ever. And, according to period tracker, looks like my first day of my period will be my wedding day, and then the next couple days of married life!
Funny thing is, Fiance and I aren’t sexually active, so I don’t know if I want our first time everrr to be with Aunty Flo. BUT the kicker is that I am on tricyclen lo, so I don’t think I can skip the placebo week. I don’t want to try becuase I heard that with that type of pill it screws you up pretty bad and I am already nervous of getting pregnant as it is. I don’t care about having my period else wise, I don’t get any other symptoms… just not sure I want it for the first couple days of married life/sex life.
Anybody on tricyclen lo did this? OR how bad is it having sex with your period? hahah TMI?
And OH. Another question.. What time do you take your pill? I am at 10pm, but then thought if I was out drinking a bit (not that I do that often) I would probably forget? SO FAR I have been super good, I got the app “my pill”.
AND another question, do you take another form of birth control, like condoms, when your on the pill? Fiance and I literally can not have a baby for a while. And so I am nervous. Just don’t want to be one of those women whose body doesn’t respond to the pill
Post # 3
i was on tricyclen for maybe two years and i skipped the placebo pills maybe like 10 times lol. doesnt do any harm. and we dont use any other form of birth control since im on the pill. since u arent getting married til june that gives you about three months for the pill to really be in your system. skip the placebo pills and enjoy the sex!!
Post # 4
Wow you are full of questions, lol, but as an experienced ‘pill popper’ let me answer a few 🙂 I take my pill at night when I go to bed. It’s not timed, but it’s nightly within an hour or two every day. I do not use another form of birth control, I’ve never had a problem either.
I don’t think it’s BAD having your period and having sex, but it is definitely messy….have you guys NEVER done it before?? That really may not be the most comfortable time for you OR him. I would ask your doctor, because they will give you the best advice.
Post # 5
You can skip periods on your pill. I recommend skipping them now, so you don’t have to worry about it once you’re married (skipping them now will shift your future periods). To make things easy, I recommend skipping two periods and doing it this way:
Real Week 1: Pill Week 1 (pack 1)
Reak Week 2: Pill Week 2 (pack 1)
Real Week 3: Pill Week 3 (pack 1) (Do not take week 4, start new pack immediately, but go backwards!)
Real Week 4: Pill Week 3 (pack 2)
Real Week 5: Pill Week 2 (pack 2)
Real Week 6: Pill Week 1 (pack 2) (Do not take week 4, start new pack immediately, go forwards)
Real Week 7: Pill Week 1 (pack 3)
Real Week 8: Pill Week 2 (pack 3)
Real Week 9: Pill Week 3 (pack 3)
Real Week 10: Pill Week 4 (pack 3)
Take all packs after this normally. If you recalculate your period, it should now fall on a different day.
I take my pill at bedtime
I use both the pill and condoms (Durex Extra Sensitive)
Post # 6
whoa. Sounds somewhat complicated. What is the purpose of doing it backwards?
If I just skip teh placebo, I may bet breakthrough bleeding, what exzactly is that.. would that be easier just to suck that up and continue as normal? We won’t have sex at all until june.
Post # 7
You’re on a triphasic pill. Each week has a different level of hormones in it. Going backwards makes the transition from one hormone level to another easier, and it’s the right way to skip multiple periods on a triphasic. It’s really not hard at all lol.
Breakthrough bleeding is usually spotting during the week when you would have been taking your placebo.
Just do what I’m saying to do, trust me lol. If you take your current pack normally, skip the placebos and instead go into pack 2 and take it backwards, and then skip placebos again and go right into pack 3 going forwards, it’ll work out great. You might get some breakthrough bleeding now when you’re doing the skipping, but you won’t have your period or any breakthrough bleeding later when it matters.
Post # 8
I’m a big believer in not doing anything drastically different close to your wedding date (medications, skin care, etc). My recommendation would be to shift your withdrawal bleeds by altering when you’re off the pill well before your wedding. With a monophasic pill, one doesn’t even need to skip to a whole new pack, they could just take an extra weeks worth and then stop taking them for a week. I’d talk to your doctor first though, especially with your type of pill.
Post # 9
actually I just read that you shouldn’t plan on skipping periods when on triphasic pills for at least 3-4 months… I talked to my docter when I was getting them, and at first he said don’t skip it, then he was like “oh whatever..you’ll be fine”. But sometimes I don’t trust doctors, he seemed so casual about it too. And I don’t know how my body reacts with pills yet, so I am REALLY nervous altering my packs.
Post # 10
Eh, I’d still do it. You don’t have much time to work with. It won’t affect the efficacy, it might just make your body go a little wonky for a bit (but you will have taken about 2 packs the normal way by the time you get married, so it shouldn’t be too wonky then).
That’s just me, though lol.