Can I Skip Periods Altogether By Just Starting A New Pill Pack?

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Anonymous answered
It is not healthy at ALL.  I certainly would not suggest it.  It could create a LOT of problems.  The way it stops pregnancy and periods is by fooling your body into thinking it is already pregnant... So what you are doing is playing games with the hormone balance of your body.
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Phoebe MadHat answered
If you think you are outsmarting the system by never having periods, consider that every woman, doctor, and pill maker has already thought of it and found it bad. Your body needs a cycle to stay mentally and physically well. That is why having a regulated period makes you feel emotionally better. It is very dangerous to mess with that cycle and despite how much they suck, do not avoid your period. You can delay it for a couple days by taking the first two or so pills from another pack, but do not keep taking those pills or your body will destroy you to make up for it. Think bloodbath.
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caroline answered
It's fine to do it once in a while, even your doctor will tell you this. However you may find it doesn't work completely and you may get a light breakthrough bleed during the second pack
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Anonymous answered
I have done this occasionally and my doctor ok'd it. I would not suggest doing this all the time. I did it because of vacation coming up. There are pills out there now that allow you to have only 4 -6 periods a year. Ask your healthcare provider.
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Anonymous commented
Long term health consequences of that is unknown, and I sure as heck would not want my wife being one of the guinea pigs. No way am I going to believe that forcing your body out of it's natural cycles by introduction of chemicals can be good for you. Keep in mind, many times we do things that we think is perfectly safe, and the health consequences are not discovered until years, or decades later. Like tobacco. Or eating food cooked on aluminum cookware (which some evidence now indicates leads to Alzheimers). It is an unfortunate reality that we seldom can know the long term consequences, especially negative ones, until decades later when lots of people are dead. I wonder how many cases of cancer we will be seeing 20 years from now because of this..

Take your chances if ya like, but bear in mind that just because a health care provider thinks it is perfectly ok today, does not mean it is. They once thought the ideal treatment for most disease was to bleed you with leeches too. 60 years ago, doctors actually often RECOMMENDED tobacco use.
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Anonymous answered
I know it may not seem healthy to many people, but it can be done and may be ok depending on the person and the pill. My doctor prescribed my pill to me in that fashion due to such severe cramps that were not alleviated by simply taking the bc pills the normal way. So the only way to treat them is to simply not ovulate, and not have a period. I've been assured I'm fine, I'm safe, and my fertility is not at stake. Do you research on the facts of birth control pills and ask your doctor if it's ok for you, because everyone is different! I agree nothing is better than letting things work naturally, but, sometimes intervention is required. I wouldn't take them like this though for pure convenience b/c I'd prefer my body to do it's own thing. But it's not harming anything by skipping that week.

Also, the pills work by preventing your body from ovulating (no egg, nothing to fertilize and make a baby).... So look into that b/c not everyone is giving you all the facts with the opinions.

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