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So I’ve been on the combined pill for three weeks now and it’s all going smoothly and everything, however my gp told me to go off it for 4 days before my next pack. Does that mean I miss 4 pills or 3?? Seems obvious but I have no idea whether to skip 3 pills aka 4 days without the pill or 4 pills aka 5 days??
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It really doesn’t matter some have 7 day breaks

If it’s not something you want to do
Think about
POP - I preferred this to combined
Injection - risks osteoporosis
Coil - the best option for me you forget about it completely. But if nuliparous like myself your vagus nerve might be stimulated and you may faint but you come round quickly and will be fine for 5 years - obviously involves vaginal exam
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(Original post by torsby)
It really doesn’t matter some have 7 day breaks

If it’s not something you want to do
Think about
POP - I preferred this to combined
Injection - risks osteoporosis
Coil - the best option for me you forget about it completely. But if nuliparous like myself your vagus nerve might be stimulated and you may faint but you come round quickly and will be fine for 5 years - obviously involves vaginal exam
Thanks but I’m really happy with the pill- was just trying to make sure I was doing it for the right amount of days!
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Thanks but I’m really happy with the pill- was just trying to make sure I was doing it for the right amount of days!
That’s cool I wasn’t sure if you were happy or not hence the options.
If those days are what’s written on your package and what your GP, nurse or GUM doctor advised then follow that because they’ll know all the information about you. If in doubt call your gp practice and ask someone to check with the gp or speak to a pharmacist
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So I’ve been on the combined pill for three weeks now and it’s all going smoothly and everything, however my gp told me to go off it for 4 days before my next pack. Does that mean I miss 4 pills or 3?? Seems obvious but I have no idea whether to skip 3 pills aka 4 days without the pill or 4 pills aka 5 days??
I'm a bit confused - how does skipping 4 pills constitute to 5 days without the pill? I would have thought your GP meant missing 4 pills.
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What brand?
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