I dont want to be on my period on saturday, so do you think it will be ok to just take todays pill and leave tomorrows (which is the last pill in the pack), so that i start a bit earlier?
Hang on, isn't the whole idea of the pil that you take your last pill on a Friday, so you get your period Monday/Tuesday? Or am I just making woofing noises up a arbour?
Missing a pill at the start or end of a pack is apparantly more risky in terms of contraceptive protection than missing one in the middle of a pack, so if you have had sex in the past couple of days or intend to in the next week or so, it would not be too smart an idea to miss a pill. As Snowfall says, it might be worth running two packs together and thus missing a period.
Ah. UK pill packets don't have sugar tablets break in them. In Aus, we always start pills on the Saturday and then take the last one on the Friday so you start in the seven day break. Hence, you never have your period at the weekend *thanks heaven for small mercies*.
What kind of pill are you on? Some lower dose pills make missing a pill more significant. I don't think it's too bad if you miss the last pill - the first 7 pills in a pack are the most important as it makes the placebo week longer and thus gives a higher chance of your ovaries releasing an egg. However, missing a pill is generally never recommended.
As the other poster said, why don't you just run two packs continuously and skip your period this month completely?
If you don't want to come on at all then just carry on taking the pills until the end of the packet and start a new one straight away. This way you'll delay your period until next month,
Im on microgynon 30, i am just a bit hesitant about running packs together as i am afraid of messing up my cycle, though this is probably just me being paranoid!
If i have used alternative protection for the last few times, and do so for a while after missing the pill, do you think it will be ok?
Or should i just run packs together...
If you've used protection then it will probably be ok, but running pills together is failsafe. when i do it, all i notice is that sometimes my period is a little heavier when I come on and my PMS is a bit worse but that's prob just cos I'm a moody cow anyway! Don't worry about messing up your cycle though - it shouldn't do that at all. If in doubt give your doctor a call,
Good idea; if only it'd work for me, haha.
Mine used to be up to 8 or 9 days long, so 6 is much better.
Well, there was written in my pills that if you lose a pill, then you take a pill for the next day and just finish one day earlier. It's nothing wrong with this and you are still protected. However, as it was said, pills are different. My doctor is also against taking two packs together, though I guess is nothing wrong if you do that once in a while, but is not recomended to do this all the time.