I am suppose to stop my active birth control pills this Saturday I am on Tri Sprintec, so I should get my period sometime from this Sunday to next Sunday. Since with my birth control each week has an different amount of hormones, I was wondering if I take another 3rd week of active pills it will postpone by period by a week? If so is this OK to do?
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replied November 12th, 2009
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It is hard to know exactly how to delay a period when you are on the type that has different doses of hormone for different times in the cycle/ triphasic birth control pills. Your best bet is to consult the information pamphlet that comes with the pill pack, call the toll free number for the product, or ask your doctor.
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replied November 12th, 2009
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Why do you not start the new pack and continue and just skip your period for this cycle altogether? Of course nothing is guaranteed to work perfectly and you may still spot.

You can also try a disposable menstrual cup like Instead SoftCup. You can do everything you will with a tampon but it seals in your flow so no tell-tale smells or strings, it works for up to 12 hours, is super safe and you can have sex with it in.
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