No more cramps, migraines, mood swings, sanitary emergencies. No more periods.
Well for one, NO MORE periods. No more cramps, stained clothing, embarrassing moments, no more tampons and pads. Save money and contribute less to landfill.
Medical conditions that could benefit from fewer/No periods:
No, you can use any combined (estrogen and progesterone) birth control pill to skip periods.
It’s easier with monophasic (watch this video to learn about monophasic vs. triphasic). If the pack has 4 weeks of medications, just skip the last week of pills (which are the sugar “placebo” pills) and go right into the next pack.
Always, take active pills. If the pack has 3 weeks of pills, take all the pills and go right into the next pack.
Yes, BUT you should NOT do it for more than 12 weeks in a row, because the estrogen builds up and poses a clotting risk (risk of a blood clot in lungs, brain, etc. and thus DEATH). You should take a break off the patch every 12 weeks. so 12 weeks on, 1 week off, repeat.
Take a listen to this podcast discussing the benefits of safely skipping periods with Melinda Wittstock & Pandia Health’s CEO and Co-Founder, Sophia Yen, MD.
For more information, you can also watch Dr. Yen’s TEDx Talk.