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I was recently put on Yaz, and I am almost to the end of my first month's pack. I was wondering if its advisable to try and shorten my period by skipping a few of the inactive white pills? The pack I have has 7 white inactive pills, but my next months prescription pack has only 4, and I would prefer a shorter period. What are possible problems of skipping white pills, if any?

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There are no problems, but you could have some irregular spotting or menstrual brownish discharge.

It is okay to shorten your placebo week =D
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it may not be a good idea to skip placebo pills. i have been on birth control for a long time and i have skipped my period (purposely) twice (because i was going on vacations). the first time everything went as planned and i did not get my period during my placebo week since i went right into the next month's hormonal pills. however, about a year later, the second time i tried this trick, i ended up getting my period a week into the new pack and the period lasted for way longer than a week. so think twice before skipping placebo's! everyone's body is different, but having a period longer than usual isn't fun for any of us.
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Yes, that is what I told her.

EVEN though you may bleed a lot, skipping is still not DANGEROUS or unadvised.
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I skiped a week of inactive pills to have sex with my boyfriend and I have been on birth control Necon 1/35 for about 1 year and In stead of taking the inactive pills I started a new pack of birth control is that safe
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YES it is safe, it is most definately not dangerous or unadvised.
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I was to go on a crusie so I wanted to skip my period. I ended up not going so I stopped taking the pill. Now, my question is, do I wait for my period to start my new pack (sunday starter) or should I take my new pack of pills even though I haven't started back up..(last pill was taken tuesday...now it is saturday)

Thank you !
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You can start the pill immediately, but you must use a back-up for 7 full days until the pill becomes fully effective in your system.
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Is it OK to not take the white placebo's and NOT start a new pack, i.e., take nothing for those 4 days? And then start the new pack as normal?? Is it better to take those 4 pills, or are they pure sugar pills? Is their any benefit to takign them, or than staying in "the habit"?
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In some brands, the placebos DO contain a small amount of hormones, simply so your levels don't crash (causing irritability, etc). I would take them, but I don't think it's necessarily the end of the world if you don't. Personally, I take them because I'm bitchy enough as it is :-P
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I started yaz 24 days ago, It is my first time taking BC,
tonight I will take the last active pills,
Can I have sex without any other protection like condom from tomorrow?
Or I should take 4 inactive pills and get my period and then it will be safe to have sex without protection.
there are 24 active pills and 4 inactive pills.

Thanks


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i have just started taking loestrin and i had my period for 5 days now and it has stopped but i am supposed to take the inactive pills starting tomorrow will i get my period again? can i skip the inactive pills and just go into the next pack of active?
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Can i skip all of my white sugar pills and start a new pack? I've already been on my period for two weeks i'm about over it.

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Can I go into a new pack to not have my period for my prom and then the day after go back and take the inactive pills to get my period
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I start reclipsen and on Thursday it'll be my second month taking it ( it is Sunday) and I'm on the inactive pills but I've been bleeding for 7 days I still have three more inactive pills before I start my new pack. Will the bleeding stop?
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