psikotropika (psikotropika) wrote in ed_ucate,

If a woman is on the pill, her period can be delayed if she take two packets of pills back-to-back without the seven placebo pills.

My doctor said it's okay to delay a period once in awhile, but since amenorrhea for three or more months in eating disordered women is seen as quite unhealthy, would it also be unhealthy for an otherwise healthy woman to delay her period for three months? Is there a difference, considering that the delaying of a period with oral contraceptives is artificially produced while amenorrhea is a natural response of the body to lack of nutrition?

Related discussion point:

I've seen posts in this community before about periods, and how many of us feel like we've 'failed' at our ED when we get our period. This had me wondering, how do those of you who are on the pill feel about your periods? Have you ever produced 'fake amenorrhea' by delaying your period with the pill?

Also, semi-related question:

Since the placebo pills in a pack of pills are made of glucose... and glucose is essentially sugar... does this mean the placebo pills have calories? Yeah, I'm going to hell for asking that question, I know.

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