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Hello are you taking birth control pills everyday?
Hello and welcome
If you are taking the birth control pill everyday and you are Not missing any pills
Then you do not need to take the morning after pill, as it is not necessary
IF you have happened to take the morning after pill - it is FINE - it will not affect the birth control
Hi, I am taking my pills every day for the most part, but the past couple months I haven't taken the last 3-4 pills in the pack so that my period would start sooner (I'm on Yaz, which has 24 active pills instead of the normal 21 active pills of most oral contraceptives)
I hope this helps
those are the placebo pills - so it is fine Not to take them
so, if you take the active pills and not miss any, you are fine
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no, there are actually 3 extra "active" pills for Yaz, instead of 7 placebo pills, there are only 4
No, I understand - I'm an ob/gyn
does that make sense? so i have 24 blue pills and 4 more white pills (i'm assuming the white pills are the placebos and all the blue are active)
As long as you do not miss any of the active pills, you do not need to take the morning after pill
I am an ob/gyn I know all the birth control pills and how many are in a package
i think i have missed some active pills, as i don't take the last 3 "active" blue pills in the pack
i understand, i'm not trying to undermind you since i know you are a doctor - just making sure you are familiar with the certain type i am taking
If you Missed active pills, then yes take the morning after pill
IF YOU HAVE MISSED any active pills, then take the morning after pill,
But if you have taken and NOT missed any of the active pills, then you do not need the morning after pill
I hope that helps
I know the Yaz pill very well, I prescribe it all the time
right, i understand that. i guess i'm just asking if i take the first 21 pills in the Yaz pack and then stop, i've technically missed some active pills, correct?
Also, if you have missed active pills, if you take the morning after pill such as Plan B, it is fairly effective
okay I see
so you are taking only 21 active pills and then no pills for 7 days, correct?
correct - so i think i'm missing 3 active pills by doing that
If that is what you are doing, that is fine too - because you are essentially just making the Yaz like a normal birth
so, It is OKAY to just use just 21 days and then no pills for 7 days
that is still OKAY and you still do not need to use the morning after pill
As long as you take 21 pills in a row, you can MISS up to 7 days and still NOT ovulate - so you will not get pregnant.
ok! so then what is the point of Yaz having the 3 extra "active" pills if they aren't really active (from what it sounds like)? i'm just curious :)
The reason why Yaz is 24 active pills is to decrease the length of your period, that is all
ooooh ok! now it all makes sense
there are many pills on the market like that - such as LoEstrin 24
and it gives women a Much lighter period on average
but, you can use just 21 pills, 22, 23, or 24 - it is up to you
ok i see
Just do not go MORE than 7 days without birth control - because then you run the risk of ovulating
If you have more questions, please
it does, i appreciate your help. i am just being overly cautious, but i'd rather be safe than sorry
You are very welcome
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Well if you want you can always take the Morning After pill - I have many women in my practice who do this - although it is not necessary
I wish you the best
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