Starting birth control mid-cycle, specifically to be period-free for a certain week.
October 28, 2011 11:26 PM Subscribe
I have an international trip coming up in two weeks. I went off birth control about 6 months ago, and would like to get back on it, to avoid dealing with my period during the trip. I have no experience with starting BC mid-cycle, and when breakthrough bleeding generally happens (immediately? Towards the end of the 30-day pack?). When is the best time to start? Now? A few days before the trip?
posted by Xere to Health & Fitness (3 answers total)
My periods have generally been regular, except that this month, I've skipped a period. According to my phone's period-tracking app, I'm currently on Day 49 of not having a period! (I haven't had any sexytimes for months. Yes, seriously. So, definitely not pregnant.)
I'd appreciate any advice! Thanks!