My period is due in 11 days. If I start the active pills (Yasmin) today, will it stop/delay my period? (I want it to because I will be travelling overseas and it'd be nice to skip it..) I'm taking the pill for pain control, not birth control.
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If you want to postpone your periods, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for prescription of pills for postponement which are a little different than the normal birth control pills. These need to be started atleast 5 days before expected period time. You can be on them for as long as you do not want your period (not recommended for long term use). You will have your periods/withdrawal bleeding within 5-7 days of stopping these pills. You can also consider starting your birth control pill pack early or skipping the placebo pills from last birth control pill pack, but this might lead to breakthrough bleeding and spotting at expected period time. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
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