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ASargent42
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Ok, this is kind of confusing, but...

I started out on Seasonale. My aunt works at my OBGYN and is able to get my pills for free. However, when Seasonique came out, she was only able to get the Seasonique. Which isn't a problem, I just don't take the placebo pills. My gynecologist is aware that i switched from the one to the other. She pretty much let me pick what I wanted to be on anyway.

Well, I've been on it for a little over a year now. And at first it was nice, only having a period every 3 months. But now I miss my period. My withdrawal bleeds have been notcibly lighter and shorter each time. Plus, with the uncertaintly of what period suppression does to the body, I'm definitly thinking I want to switch to a 28 day pill.

My plan is, when i go in for my annual next spring, I want to switch to a brand that contains the same hormones. In my case, my choices could be Aviane or Alesse. The only difference is that instead of 84 days continuous, it's 21 (not counting placeboes).

My question is, do you think going from the 84 days to the 21 days of active pills would screw up my 'cycle'? I'm thinking I shouldn't have any problem with it, seeing as the hormones are the same, but i'm just wondering what y'all think about it.

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Things will be a little wonky for maybe the first cycle or three. Even with the same levels of hormones, you are shifting the time frame, and that'll take some getting used to. Back up with condoms till things even out.

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