My period's scheduled to fall the week of March 8, which is when my roommate and I are going to be on a cruise. I'm already in my second week of pills (Tri-Sprintec, aka generic for Ortho-Tri-Cyclen right now, so I can't do the 1-1-2-2-3-3 option. I know the 1-2-3-3-2-1 method can work, too, but isn't guaranteed, and I'm worried about messing with the hormone levels too much because I have a history of really bad cramping.
But I don't need to skip my next period (which will be in 2 weeks) - I just want to move the FOLLOWING period up a week. If I skip the placebo week this month and take my pills 1-2-3-1-2-3, will I have my period a week early after the second pack? I don't really mind if I have breakthrough bleeding or spotting. I just want to make sure the period following that one is moved up, if that makes sense.