Skipping A Period

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kaylie Says:

I am currently taking Tri-Sprintec and my boyfriend is coming home on leave for a week. I am going to be on my period that week. I was wondering if I could just skip the white pills and just start a new pack and if that would make me skip a period? How safe or effective could that work?

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Verwon Says:

Yes, you can do this, it is something women have been doing for years. It is perfectly safe and allows to skip your period when needed, one of the advantages of being on birth control.


Is there anything else I can help you with?

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kaylie Says:

hello there! the link didnt work but thank you for your help. but i have another question. even though the 3 weeks of active pills are different colors which means they contain a different amount of hormones.. would the whole skipping the sugar pills still work? and your probably not a doctor or anything (you might be im just taking a wild guess) but i accidently missed a pill on sunday and only took one pill on monday because i didnt know you were supposed to take 2. is it normal to be still spotting almost a week after you miss one pill?

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mairead Says:

i tried to skip my period and it didnt work and now i've had it for over 2 weeks. what should i do?

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R Says:

Keep taking the pills like normal and don't miss a day. When you stop taking the birth control, you risk pregnancy.

Even if you were on your period during the 4th week while taking a new pack, if you had sex during that week, you were still protected.

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Amber Says:

In my opinion, this is not very safe at all. I had to see a doctor in order for her to tell me to skip the placebo pills for two months then take them the third month to have a period. I only take birth control for severe periods; I'm guessing you might be taking them to prevent pregnancies, but you're still messing with your hormones so you should talk to your doctor before deciding to change anything. I'm just saying this so you stay healthy! You don't want any abnormalities with your body. Everyone is different.

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tessa Says:

has anyone ever started bleeding before they got to the sugar (placebo) pills?

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Mae Says:

I've been taking Tri-Sprintec for the last 4-5 years. I have been taking them regularly and have not missed one ever. My question is how do you skip a period and is it safe?
I'm going on vacation in a few months and will be there on my white pill week. I've read that you would just start a new pack instead of taking the white pills. Is that true and does it work?

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