I had five-day periods off the pill, and I still have five-day periods on the pill. And I never take the sugar pills either.
vqcg wrote:I understand that they're not a pill, most packs in the UK IIRC don't even have the placebo pills, you just don't take the pills for a little while. But ... Shark Week isn't a period on the pill, it's ... something different that I don't understand! I'm not sure what determines how long Shark Week is, so I'm not sure how the pill would influence this.
It's called "withdrawal bleeding", your body's reaction to the lack of hormones. [url=http://thewelltimedperiod.blogspot.com/]
This blog [/url]tolls a bit about it somewhere, but that's all I know.
On another note: I've been taking active pills continuously and skipping my periods altogether...the first week I spotted, then I was great for a while (hm, maybe I should keep track of this...) and now I'm spotting again, argh! It's not bad enough that I need a pantiliner or anything, just enough to be annoying. /ramblerant