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Old 08-04-2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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Skipping week of placebos to avoid period...

I plan on going to the beach next week to boogie board but next week is my period and i ahve bad luck with tampons. I want to know if skipping my placebos and going straight to my white pills on my next pack will work in making me skip my period this month. thanks!

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Old 08-04-2005, 06:11 AM   #2
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Re: Skipping week of placebos to avoid period...

Kristy, If you are on a tri- Pill there is a chance that it wont work. But otherwise yes it is possible. There is also a problem you can have breakthrough bleeding within the next pack- But i wouldn't worry too much!

Old 08-06-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: Skipping week of placebos to avoid period...

I used to do this all the time. I actually had very bad problems with breakthrough bleeding and the only way to regulate my periods was to go 6 weeks without the placebo. My doc told me to double up for a day or two if I experienced breakthrough bleeding. It worked for me, but obviously I can't tell you to do that without checking with your doctor first.

Old 08-06-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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Re: Skipping week of placebos to avoid period...

There is a chance skipping your period might not work for you, but the only way to know is try. If you are on a triphasic pill (has different levels of hormones through the month) you are more likely to spot or have breakthrough bleeding then if you are taking a monophasic pill (same level of hormones throughout the month).

What pill are you on?

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