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Hello, I’ve been skipping my period since January, but have had spotting ever since then.. I’m going on vacation in 3 weeks and wanted to stop my birth control pills now to get my period early, however it would be in the middle of a pack. Is that okay to do?

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Which pill are you on?

When you say you've been skipping your period, does that mean you've been taking the active pills continuously? Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’m on Alesse, and yes I’ve been taking the active pills continuously
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN replied 4 months ago

S​o sorry for the delay. I was away.

It would be fine top stop your pills and let your period come. I would recommend it. When a woman tries to avoid periods by taking her pills continuously, it often works well for some time, but then after a while, she may develop spotting or bleeding. The solution is usually to stop the pill and let the period come. You can stop for 7 days, then re-start your pills. Usually the spotting will disappear after that. And as long as you don't stop for more than 7 days, you will continue to be protected from pregnancy. Best wishes.

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