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Birth Control/Skipping period on tri cyclen


Hi there,

I'm on tri cyclen (bc with different levels of hormones) and would like to skip my period this month. Which method is better: skipping the week of placebo pills and starting with the first week of new pack right away or taking 3 weeks of a pack and then skipping placebo pills and replacing them with the pills from 3rd week of a new pack and then continuing by taking pills from week 2 and then week 1 (reverse order)

I don't ever recommend that someone alter their birth control method in order to skip a period. This can be harmful to your body and natural cycle. You would need to consult with your doctor about this. There are hormones in the pills and if you take them incorrectly, it can alter your natural cycle and cause problems in your body.

Diane Cheryl

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".


I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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