I don't really know too much about this, i'm wondering if anyone else does. I read in glamour or cosmo, or maybe both, that it may be healthy and beneficial to use birth control to have fewer periods, such as maybe only four a year. I'm not on bc (yet), so i don't really know much about this at all, and i'm wondering if anyone else does. Thanks!!
I'm on birth control and all it does for me is regulate my periods, and has made them a few days shorter. I don't know how they could stop your periods altogether, because they work in cycles. And if they can, I don't think that it would be very healthy. But I'm not sure though.
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i took the white pills an extra week because i had some play or something important to do and i didn't want to get it then and i'm fine- but i don't suggest doing it for long amounts of time without talking to your gynocologist first.
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Yes you can stop your periods by using your birth control pills. However, I have been on birth control for almost two years and when I went to go get on it the advising nurse said that you could but that it wasn't advisible to skip more than one period.
I can understand having an important event, such as a wedding or a swim race or something and doing it once, but I don't think that it should be taken as common practice. Your body is supposed to shed the lining of the uterus and it is just a normal function. It would be kind of like saying "I don't have time to urinate so I want to stop." Think of what that would do to your body.
If however, you do need to do it for a special event or something the best pills to use would be orthocyclen, because all of the pills are the same dosage. If you are taking something like orthotricyclen then you will go from a heavy dosage to a light dosage of the hormones and it may not work. Which means that you will be caught off gaurd!!!!!!!
If you do decide to skip a period because of an event or trip I advise you that you consult your doctor so she can show you to do it. You don't just take one extra week of pills. Please don't, as it may disrupt your cycle and leave you at higher risk for pregnacy. What you do is take the two sets of active pills back to back. Again, if you are considering this please have your doctor explain it to you.
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