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Trying to postpone periods. When should I start taking deviry and femilon tablet?

May 2013
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Hello Doctor, My name is XXXXXXX and I am getting married on November 24th. I have a query regarding my menstruation dates in this regards. I have a cycle of 21-24 day. My current period was due between 6th to 9th of November and the next one between 27th to 30th November. Due to my wedding, I did not want my period to occur between Nov 23rd to 14th December. Also, I needed a to start on a contraceptive course. Hence, I consulted a doctor on Nov 3rd. She adviced me to take Deviry 10 Mg till Nov 12th, as she said, I will get my period after 3 days of stopping on Deviry. Then, from the 2nd day of my period, she adivced me to start on Femilon Tablets. I had earlier been adviced Deviry for delaying my periods and they happened after 7 days of stopping Deviry. I am worried if the same is repeated then I will end up having my period on my wedding day. (QUES 1): Please advice when Should I ideally stop taking Deviry. (QUES 2): Also, in case I get my periods earlier than Nov 15th, then with the administration of Femilon, when can I expect my next period. (QUES 3): Since, I do not want my periods to occur between Nov 23rd to Dec14th, can I take Deviry while on a dosage of Femilon, to delay my period so that it occurs only after Dec 14th? Please advice. Thanks. XXXXXXX
Posted Fri, 23 Nov 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 1 hour later
Thanks for the query.

1. You can stop deviry on 10th instead of 12th. Even if you get withdrawal bleeding after 7 days your periods will start on 18th and possibly will end by 22nd.
Then when you star taking the pills from 19th, after completion of 21 active or hormonal pills you may have withdrawal bleeding while taking the 7 inactive pills in between 10th to 16th Dec .

2.If the periods come earlier than 15th per suppose on 14th and if you start taking pills on 15th, you can get periods possibly between 5th to 11th of December.
Generally it is expected that withdrawal bleeding can occur while taking the inactive or last 7 pills. But sometimes the bleeding can come late or rarely early.

3.You can use deviry to postpone the withdrawal bleeding.
According to the first day of starting the pills if you think that you can get withdrawal bleeding before Dec 14th, you start deviry 2 days before the completion of pills. And continue till you want to postpone the bleeding and then stop.
Then after getting withdrawal bleeding start the femilon from the first day of bleeding as regular contraceptive measure.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.
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Follow-up: Trying to postpone periods. When should I start taking deviry and femilon tablet? 14 hours later
Hello Doctor Gouri,

Thank you for your response. This is really helpful.

Please let me know on point (3) If I take deviry to postpone my withdrawal bleeding (incase, I have chances of getting it before Dec 14th), and the bleeding is postponed, then should I not start taking the active pills from the assigned 29th day (21 days active & 7 days inactive & then repeat cycle)? In the case of taking deviry, should I then take Femilon as starting a fresh course, i.e start from the first day of my period? If I am going to have to start taking Femilon, from the first day of my period instead of the 29th day, then, do I have to use an additional contraceptive method, like a condom, etc?

Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 5 hours later

The suggestions to you are:
-Start deviry after completion of active pills.
Continue till 14th.
After stopping on 14th you will get withdrawal bleeding in 4 to 5 days.
Then from the first day of bleeding start femilon as usual.
Usually being on deviry at the end of the cycle and during withdrawal bleeding ovulation will not occur and the chance of pregnancy is less. But to be on safe side you can use additional method of contraception.

-One more option is after completion of 21 active pills of femilon, skip the inactive pills and start a new pack which can prevent withdrawal bleeding.
But sometimes breakthrough bleeding may occur, in that case use deviry along with femilon pills till bleeding stops and continue femilon as usual.

Wish you Good Health, If you are satisfied with my response please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.
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