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Stopping Birth Control in the Middle of a Pack
An_249044 posted:
Last month I didn't want to have my period so I just skipped the placebo pills and started taking the new pack early (when I normally would have started 4th week of the first pack). But now I am looking at a calendar and realizing that I am going to have a my period from this pack when I am planned to go camping (and that sounds miserable).

I figure I have a couple different options but don't know how they will effect my body or likelihood of getting pregnant. Because I will definitely be having sex with my boyfriend and we usually don't use a condom and use me taking the pill as our form of birth control.

A. Stop taking the current pack now (just finished the first week), have my period, and start a new pack in a week

B. continue this pack as normal and skip the placebo pills at the end of the month and start a new pack. I am scared to do this for a second in a row time though, will I for sure skip my period and maybe just have spotting or could I have a regular period anyway?

C. Continue with this pack as normal, take the placebo pills and have an extremely inconvenient and probably heavy period.

What do y'all think? Please respond ASAP so I know if I should take my pill tomorrow or not !!! Thank you!
fcl responded:
Solution B is probably your best solution. Solution A will simply mess up your cycle good and proper and you have no guarantee that your period will come at the time you want it - couple that with the possibility of erratic cycles for the next couple of months ... Not good. Solution B might give you spotting - it's more likely to follow what you expect. There is no risk to this. Solution C - well, why bother when there are other solutions?

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