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Old 07-09-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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Oral Contraceptives Skipping Placebos to Skip Period

I heard skipping the placebos in a pack of bc pills will allow you to skip your mensus. Is this true? Are there any other effects? Does it effect the efficacy of the pill for preventing pregnancy?

I am on Yaz and was thinking about skipping the four placebos so I don't have to deal with my menses this month.

 
Old 07-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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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.

 
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Oral Contraceptives Skipping Placebos to Skip Period

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Originally Posted by kira8 View Post
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.
Please explain these risks/ adverse effects.

 
Old 09-25-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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Re: Oral Contraceptives Skipping Placebos to Skip Period

hi this is sonya..i've read many reviews about it so i can say skipping the bleed thing once is ok...Im on Diane 35 please suggest if i can continue using the active pills 3-4 days extra from the 21 days period

 
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