Re: Oral Contraceptives Skipping Placebos to Skip Period
It's best to discuss with your doctor but yes it's possible and it won't make the pills less effective. I've done it many times. You may end up with breakthrough bleeding or spotting though so it may not entirely work. Also your next period may be heavier and more painful. The more often you do it the more chance of these things and skipping too many months may risk more serious problems which is why it's best to discuss it with a doctor and only do it when you have a reason. I tend to go camping or to weekend long horse shows a lot where it's very uncomfortable and difficult to keep clean while having my period. I prefer to avoid it when I'm going to be working my lower half riding a horse or hiking and my only bathroom is a bush with a hole in the ground.