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Microgynon 30 to delay period?

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    I'm going on holiday in a few weeks for a couple of days and I want to delay my period. I have the Microgynon 30 pill, but I decided not to take it for contraception, but I want to know if I start taking it and don't stop the course will it prevent my period from coming on time. I know it says to start taking it whilst on your period, but I am not going to be able to do that because I don't have a period between now and then due.

    Thank you in advance.

    Please don't de-anon because I don't want people to know the ins and outs of my menstrual cycle etc.
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    go to the doctors and get norethisterone.
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    yeah go to the docs, you shouldn't take stuff for reasons other than what it was prescribed for...
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    Well, yes you can use it to delay your period. You can completely 'cancel' your period too if you don't take a break between two months of the pills. However, it's probably a better idea to go and speak to the doctor.
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    (Original post by woofums)
    go to the doctors and get norethisterone.
    :ditto:
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    Well I've been given it for contraception, but it says that when using it you can use it to skip or delay a period, but I most probably will go to the docs. I always have an internal shout at my computer screen when I see people self-prescribing on here, and now I'm being just as bad!
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    Yes you can use microgynon to delay, i've done it plenty of times. It says so in the leaflet too.
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    Once you're on microgynon you can continue straight from one pack to another which will stop your period, doing this once shouldn't have adverse effects (but you can never be sure). Only do this if you really need to. Also, the first pack of microgynon should be taken on the first day of your period - the instructions specify this, if you don't take them as instructed they may not work.
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    (Original post by PoisonDonna)
    Yes you can use microgynon to delay, i've done it plenty of times. It says so in the leaflet too.
    If you don't mind me asking, do you use it the rest of the time too or have you just used it to delay your period?
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    I used to be on that one and Im sure the doctor said you could start taking it at any point in youre cycle, but if you wanted it for contraception purposes, it would take a week before it would start working properly in that sense, so you should be fine
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    When I went on holiday I literally just continued onto a new pack without the 7day break. I asked my Dr beforehand and he said yes this was fine.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    If you don't mind me asking, do you use it the rest of the time too or have you just used it to delay your period?
    Bit of both really, I used it to delay when I was on it, then a couple of times after, but you have to take it for ages (like the whole pack) or else it won't delay, so yes if you're not looking to take it all the time anyway, ask the doctor for one that you can use just to delay.
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    ooo another thing, which im absolutely sure of.. you can take this particular pill for upto 3 months without a break if needs be. I think in general its one of the most flexible pills out there!
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    You can take Microgynon back to back for 2 months
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    im on microgynon 30, and i was going on holiday. went to my doctor and he said to just continue taking it as it wont harm me. But if you want something else instead of the pill, go to your doctors and tell them that you are going on holiday and want to postpone your period, they might be able to give you a course of tablets to take to stop your period for the space of the period.
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    Just run packs of your pills together, its safe and wont harm you. Or, you could go and ask for Norethisterone which is used to delay periods. The pill i'm on actually contains Norethisterone which is awesome as it means NO periods AT ALL. YAY.
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    Be warned, the pill has made me have a month long period- and still counting
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    I did it with Microgynon. I had a bit of spotting on the first day but then it was fine for the rest of that packet. Usually was a bit heavier period the next time though.

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