I was on the Apri birth control to get rid of my headaches.. but after about a year the headaches started coming back so my doctor switched me to Aviane (the generic version of Alesse). I was stupid and decided to skip my period the FIRST month I was switched because I didn't want to have my period over thanksgiving break. After about a week of the new pack (after skipping the placebo pills) I started spotting but I figured that was normal since my body probably wasn't used to the hormone levels. But then the spotting turned into like a light period. Now it's enough to where I'm wearing a tampon instead of just a panty liner. I still have one week of regular pills before my placebo's so I'll be stuck having a period for 2 weeks which I can deal with, but will this happen every time I try to skip a period with this pill? or is it just because my body wasn't used to this hormone level? Aviane has a lower hormone concentration than my previous birth control Apri and I was able to successfully skip a period from time to time on Apri.