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.