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Pill and periods

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slushie Sun 09-Nov-14 18:52:27

I'm on my 3rd month of the pill. I still have a weeks worth of tablets in this pack, but my period started today.
Should I leave them and make this my 7 day break. Or take them and have te break as it should be, but poss have another bleed?

AMumInScotland Mon 10-Nov-14 13:45:35

Keep going to the end of the pack, or the contraceptive effect may be lost. You may or may not get another bleed in the 7 day break, but hopefully your system will settle down to a routine soon.

In general, if you take less than 21 pills in a row, or have more than 7 days off, then you're taking a risk of getting pg.

MarthaCostello Mon 10-Nov-14 14:44:19

Just carry on. If this is your first three months then do you have a check up soon to get your next pack? They may be able to advise. I know it can take a while for your body to adapt and for your periods to settle down, but if you stop in the middle of a pack then that may confuse your body more. Especially as the bleed doesn't start immediately when you stop taking the pills, I found mine started about five days into my pill-free week on Microgynon, so if you stop taking your pills now then you may still get another bleed or spotting later on?

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