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Using birth control pills back to back?

By Anonymous September 22, 2017 - 7:39am
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I want to know if it's okay to use birth control pills back to back. I've been taking birth control for a year now, and I have always taken the pills as directed, and always had a 'period' (withdrawal bleeding) in between packs. My pill is the type that has 21 in a box. However I am overseas now and I am thinking of using three packs back to back - I am soon at the end of one pack (ends tomorrow, Saturday) and I am thinking of starting the second pack on Sunday, and then using that for 21 days, and then a third one right after that.

I just wanted to know if this is advisable, or if I should not do this? I have friends that take two packs one right after the other, and then have a period. Could this affect my fertility in the future? I know that a lot of people do it, but I've never done it before and I'm nervous that it could have some sort of adverse effect in the future.

thank you in advance.

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Hello Maryann, I spoke to my gyno and she said tht it's safe to use it even when close to the expiration date. however i don't want to take any risks.
So i just wanna confirm that it's safe to take pillls consecutively? thank you!

September 22, 2017 - 2:56pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

I would not advise you to do this unless you had checked first with your gynecologist.


September 22, 2017 - 8:43am
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