Re: Getting period while purposely skipping period with BC pills?
Skipping periods doesn't work for everyone. What you are experiencing is probably spotting, not a full blown period.
Do you notice that your periods are significantly lighter on the pill? If they are, skipping periods might be more successful (ie no spotting), than if your periods are the same as they were before while on the pill.
When you have your period the endometrial lining sloughs off due to a drop in hormones. Another reason it can slough off is due to its own weight/gravity (not hormones). By skipping your period with the pill, you stopped the endometrial lining from sloughing off, so now it is thicker since it has had longer to build up. If it gets thick enough where it can't stay attached to the walls of the uterus, then spotting occurs.
Are you on a tri-phasic pill? I have heard these don't work as well for skipping periods because of the varying amounts of hormones over the month.