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summer550 08-22-2005 10:25 AM

continually using bc to "skip" period
 
Has anybody continuously taken the pill or left the nuva ring in to skip their period? I asked my doctor and he said it was okay, but I am wondering about any experiences people may have had?

Daisies4monkeys 08-22-2005 12:11 PM

Re: continually using bc to "skip" period
 
It's fine to do this, but some women spot or have bleeding like a period despite trying to skip. Other then this "risk", however, it's fine, and for many women it works wonderfully.

One thing to consider: are you on a triphasic or monophasic pill? With triphasic pills the amount of hormones in the pills varies by week, whereas with monophasic the amount of hormones is constant for all twenty-one pills. Many women have trouble skipping using triphasic pills because of the changes in amount of hormone throughout the pill cycle.

summer550 08-22-2005 01:05 PM

Re: continually using bc to "skip" period
 
Im actually using the nuva ring, where I would leave it in for the extra week instead of a week without, Im not sure if that makes any difference.

Daisies4monkeys 08-22-2005 04:09 PM

Re: continually using bc to "skip" period
 
Rather then leaving it in an extra week, I'd suggest taking it out when you normally would, and immediatly putting a new one in.

GLSheridan 08-22-2005 06:26 PM

Re: continually using bc to "skip" period
 
[QUOTE=summer550]Im actually using the nuva ring, where I would leave it in for the extra week instead of a week without, Im not sure if that makes any difference.[/QUOTE]


Nuvaring is only guarenteed effective against pregnancy protection for 3 weeks at a time. By keeping Nuvaring in longer than the recommended 3 weeks, you're opening yourself to a higher risk of pregnancy.


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