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Old 09-12-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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No Placebo = No Periods??? Help!

I'm currently on and been on Ortho Tri Cyclen for a while. I've had no problems with it but recently I took bad advice and heard that you can have no periods on birth control.

Sooo... I decided to skip the placebo pills and went straight to the hormone pills hoping to skip my period.

I got my period several days later anyway and now my flow is heavier than ever before with some dark clotting. I'm calling my doctor tomorrow but any explanation for this heavy/dark flow would be helpful. Thanks!!

 
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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Re: No Placebo = No Periods??? Help!

Trying to skip a period on a tri-phasil is a waste of time and usually leads to - you guessed it - exactly what you're going through. Even on mono-phasil pills, it's not always successful. You'll probably just have to ride it out... this whole cycle could be a mess. Sorry

 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: No Placebo = No Periods??? Help!

I successfully skip my periods on Ortho Tri Cyclen all the time, but it is probably a person-by-person thing, as it is a triphasic pill. I've had a couple times where I might spot for about 3 or 4 days about a week and a half into my second pack. Your current cycle is probably a little messed up as Thisby said. Hold in there and after this is should be fine!

 
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