|i am going to hawaii in a couple weeks. I just realized that I couldn't have more perfect timing (yeah right!) as my period is on track to show up perfectly for the time I am there. I really don't want to be plagued by the monthly visitor while I am on vacation as it makes me miserable (cramps, bloating, irritablility, etc.) I was wondering if I could skip my placebo pills and just start a new pack. Has anyone ever done this? Did any period symptoms show up? Is it dangerous or unhealthy in any way? Thank you!|
|yes triphasic pills have so many different hormone levels that it can cause pretty heavy breakthourgh bleeding in women who try and skip their periods. Seasonale is monophasic obviously...
The very first month that you try and skip your period you may still have some light bleeding, it does take a few months of skipping for your bosy to adjust.
A period on the pill is not a real period, it is simply a withdrawal bleed. It is safe to skip periods while on the pill, and in fact the very first pills did not have a period week. To try and make the pill seem more natural they added a period week, but it is just a withdrawal bleed caused by no more hormones.