followills (followills) wrote in thequestionclub,

A question about birth control and skipping periods.

A few months ago I switched to a triphasic (tri cyclen.. which gives different hormones in the various pill weeks with a placebo week at the end) from a monophasic (linessa.. which gives the same amount of hormones throughout... with a placebo week as well) pill.

While on Linessa I used to just skip my placebos when my period was coming at an inconvenient time, and all was well.
Now with the new ones, because of the varying levels of hormones I cannot just skip the placebos.

I am going on vacation and am scheduled to have my period that week (ugh). I have been googling like crazy but I keep reading so many things so I thought I would ask if any of you have managed to postpone or skip a period while on tri cyclen.

I'm considering just starting my next pack a week later (I'm not concerned about being protected completely at this time.. just the period for now), or skipping the placebos and taking the matching dose pill set from another pack. I have also heard of taking 2 packs at once.. so taking week 1, week 1, week 2, week 2, week 3, week 3, then a week of placebos.

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