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Old 12-14-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
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getting period while still on active pill?

I know it's possible, because it's happened to me twice, but I can't understand why. If the BC pill "tricks" your body into thinking you're pregnant, then how is it possible to get your period on the last or next to last active pill??

It only happens to me when I skip my period, or rather, take two packs consecutively w/o taking the placebo pills to get my period that month. Any ideas why this happens?

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Old 12-15-2002, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: getting period while still on active pill?

First does your doctor know you are skipping periods??
That is actually a common thing to happen when you try to skip periods. Your body is trying to do what it is suppose to do. Your body can override the hormones in birth control pills to follow what nature intended.

Old 12-15-2002, 08:28 PM   #3
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Re: getting period while still on active pill?

Skipping your placebo pills and going straight into another pack will totally throw your cycle out of whack. The reason why you have placebo pills is so your body has a break from all the hormones and so your uterus can shed its lining. If you take the pills like you're supposed to, your period will occur during the week of the placebo pills. You are still protected from pregnancy during the week of placebo pills even though they don't contain hormones. Why are you skipping the placebos?

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