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Is it OK to skip the 7 day break on the pill?
It’s fine to skip your “period” on the combined hormonal birth control pill. If you choose to skip your “period” continually, side effects can include breakthrough bleeding. Your uterus won’t get “backed up”
Is it safe to take the pill continuously?
It is safe to take the pill for as many years as you like, either using the regular method, or the continuous method. The side effects from taking the pill continuously are the same as taking the pill in the regular way. Serious side effects are rare, but important to be aware of.
Are you protected on the 7 day break?
Yes. When you’re on the pill, it’s okay to have sex anytime, even during your period week — the week when you don’t take the pill or take placebo pills instead. As long as you’ve been taking your pill every day and starting your pill packs on time, you’re protected from pregnancy even during that off week.
Can I skip my week off the pill?
Yup, it’s totally fine to skip the non-hormonal pills (aka placebo pills or reminder pills) in your pill pack. The non-hormonal pills are just there to help you remember to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.
Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?
➢ Continuous pill taking is very safe and women do not need to bleed every month. ➢ The ‘period’ on the pill is entirely artificial and it is just your womb’s response to stopping the pill (and therefore the hormones) for a few days. It is called a ‘hormone withdrawal bleed’.
What happens if I keep taking my pill without a break?
If you’re not sure which pill you’re on or which pills in the packet to miss out, speak to your pharmacist, community contraception clinic or GP. Avoid taking more than 2 packs without a break, unless your GP says you can. There’s a risk you could experience side effects, such as: feeling sick.
Can I take 2 packs of birth control pills in a row?
Avoid taking more than 2 packs without a break, unless your GP says you can. There’s a risk you could experience side effects, such as: feeling sick. being sick.
How many days break should I have from the pill?
The standard way to take the pill is to take 1 every day for 21 days, then have a break for 7 days, and during this week you have a bleed like a period. You start taking the pill again after 7 days.
What happens when you stop taking the pill?
No. As soon as you stop taking the pill, your fertility will return to normal. There is no difference to your fertility, whether you take the pill continuously, or normally.
When is the best time to stop taking birth control pills?
When to Stop Taking Birth Control Pills. Although you can stop taking birth control pills at any time, even in the middle of the pill pack, doing so could throw your cycle off and cause bleeding to start. “Your uterus gets confused, but it’s not your period,” Thomas says.
Can you skip inactive pills and only take active pills?
Not taking (i.e. skipping) the inactive pills, but still waiting the appropriate number of days until you are scheduled to take the active pills again. Not taking (i.e. skipping) the inactive pills and immediately begin taking active pills.
Why are there 7 inactive birth control pills?
The 7 inactive pills are included to help individuals stay on schedule and be consistent with taking one tablet every day. However, some birth control products have replaced the inactive ‘placebo’ pills with ones that contain therapeutic, non-hormone ingredients to be taken after the active pills.