I've done it with miserable results, I did it recently due to a holiday and I spotted most of the time. This time I skipped as I was changing from Levlen to Loette (so stronger to week) and I've pretty much bleed for 3 weeks and due for my period at the end of the week so that's been a disaster!
I skip every now and then. But the pain is a bit more intense if I skip more than one period. I can only skip 2 periods, by the third time I will spot if I try skipping. I only really do it if DF is going to have a decent block of time at home while I'm supposed to have AF.
My dr suggested I skip as much as possible as its good for anemia, and my iron levels were low at that stage.
Skipping periods is perfectly safe and is in fact the first line recommended treatment for heavy or painful periods (AND endometriosis). The main issue is that you can get "breakthrough" bleeding (i.e. spotting between periods) if you skip your periods, especially if you're on a low dose pill. (Think of it as your natural hormones breaking through the pill's hormones and trying to "force" a period).
It's also incorrect that a PP said periods should never be painful. Most women have some form of discomfort, this is usually due to low level smooth muscle contractions in the wall of the uterus to help shed the lining. A lucky few don't feel anything.
And on a personal level I skipped my periods ALL the time when I was on the pill. It was so convenient and wonderful.
I'm a skipper. I hate periods and they are painful, skipping them has been wonderful. Only pain once every three months or so. Because I have a history of antibiotics use I began testing just after I'm due to make sure I didn't wind up 3 months utd unknowingly.
I do when I can. when I'm not slipping mine is lighter than when off the pill and last half the time so works well for me- also not as painful! maybe it depends on which pill your on as to if its painful, spotting etc...
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