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Can I skip my period by taking taking my next birth control pack?

I just started Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo on Thursday September 23rd, and i started my "sugar pills" today, Thursday November 13th. This is my first time ever using birth control, and I mainly started taking it just to regulate my periods.

I'm supposed to start my 2nd pack next Thursday, the 20th....but I really do not want to have my period over Thanksgiving weekend. I only get to see my boyfriend once a month and that is when I will get to see him and I would rather not have my period then. I have heard from friends that when you get your period for the first time on birth control, it lasts about 2 weeks. If this is the case, can I just start the new pack now and skip my period entirely? That way I can just start over after Thanksgiving break and be "blood free" until then.

Any suggestions?
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You can (I've had tons of friends do this without problem, and my doctor even suggested it to me), but be aware that it can backfire. I tried to do this with Yasmin for my wedding. It pushed it back for three days, but then I had my period for 21 days straight! I know now that this was unusual (but not dangerous), but keep this in mind.
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I tried this too with my Ortho Try Cyclen Lo after the second month of me using it. I highly suggest against it! I had my period not only for the time i didnt want it and was trying to avoid in the first place...but for the ENTIRE next month.
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