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    Just wondering if anyone could help me! I started on the pill recently for the first time, and stupidly I got to the end of my 21 day strip and went straight onto the next one, forgetting to take the 7 day break. I was supposed to start the break last Tuesday, but went straight onto the next pack until the Friday when I realised what an idiot I'd been. So I started the pill free break on Friday, after taking three extra tablets from the next pack.

    I'm now wondering what to do with the rest of this cycle? My (delayed) break will finish on Saturday. Should I then get to the end of the strip and take my next break, meaning after 18 tablets? Or should I take 21 from Saturday onwards, meaning going 3 tablets into my next strip?

    Any advise would me much appreciated, I've done a lot of googling but can only see answers on what to do if you miss a pill, not take too many
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    There's no problem with running packs together. If I were you I'd have the 18 that are left, and then the 21 in the next strip, and a break after those.

    I often run three or four packs together - there's no medical reason to take a break.
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    Ahh ok, hadn't thought about that! Thanks
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    (Original post by Strawberry_Laces)
    Just wondering if anyone could help me! I started on the pill recently for the first time, and stupidly I got to the end of my 21 day strip and went straight onto the next one, forgetting to take the 7 day break. I was supposed to start the break last Tuesday, but went straight onto the next pack until the Friday when I realised what an idiot I'd been. So I started the pill free break on Friday, after taking three extra tablets from the next pack.

    I'm now wondering what to do with the rest of this cycle? My (delayed) break will finish on Saturday. Should I then get to the end of the strip and take my next break, meaning after 18 tablets? Or should I take 21 from Saturday onwards, meaning going 3 tablets into my next strip?

    Any advise would me much appreciated, I've done a lot of googling but can only see answers on what to do if you miss a pill, not take too many
    You should carry on taking the rest of the pills from the pack you started, and once you have finished the pack then have your break.
    I think it might lower how protected you are if you start a pack and then have your break half way through. So basically finish off the pack you are on.

    Also, I wouldn't suggest taking 3 or 4 packs continuously before having a break, I know some people have no problems with this, but I have heard that some people get "spotting" (where they have a light kind of period) for a while until they actually have their break.

    I personally skip my break every now and then if something is happening that week and I don't want to be on. But sometimes this means I get worse pains when it comes to my week of being on :/

    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by Lala_1234)
    You should carry on taking the rest of the pills from the pack you started, and once you have finished the pack then have your break.
    I think it might lower how protected you are if you start a pack and then have your break half way through. So basically finish off the pack you are on.

    Also, I wouldn't suggest taking 3 or 4 packs continuously before having a break, I know some people have no problems with this, but I have heard that some people get "spotting" (where they have a light kind of period) for a while until they actually have their break.

    I personally skip my break every now and then if something is happening that week and I don't want to be on. But sometimes this means I get worse pains when it comes to my week of being on :/

    Hope that helps
    The nurse person at my doctor's said that as long as you're not getting spotting you can go as long as you like without a break *shrug*. I don't get spotting and my periods were so horrific before being on the pill that the once-every-three-months slight hell is far less bad than the every-month-total-hell before.
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    (Original post by Strawberry_Laces)
    Just wondering if anyone could help me! I started on the pill recently for the first time, and stupidly I got to the end of my 21 day strip and went straight onto the next one, forgetting to take the 7 day break. I was supposed to start the break last Tuesday, but went straight onto the next pack until the Friday when I realised what an idiot I'd been. So I started the pill free break on Friday, after taking three extra tablets from the next pack.

    I'm now wondering what to do with the rest of this cycle? My (delayed) break will finish on Saturday. Should I then get to the end of the strip and take my next break, meaning after 18 tablets? Or should I take 21 from Saturday onwards, meaning going 3 tablets into my next strip?

    Any advise would me much appreciated, I've done a lot of googling but can only see answers on what to do if you miss a pill, not take too many
    If you're using it for contraception you must always take 21 pills or more.

    So taking 24 and having a break is fine. Taking 18 is not.

    Multiples of 21 make the most sense because that's how the strips come.

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    I asked my GP about this the last time I got my prescription. Running packs together is fine, it's just having a break that's too long that is the problem. No need to worry
 
 
 
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