I will be going away on vacation in May for a week this upcoming year. I tried to count out to see if I would get my period during my vacation.... and of coarse I will be! I am on Yaz Birth Control and have been for over a year. The pink pills are the active pills and the white are the placebo. I was wondering if I could skip the white pills all together and continue on the next pack with the pink pills. Is this healthy? If I can, if there a chance I could still spot? If I should still take the white pills, is there anyway (since my vacation is 4 months away) I could change the time I will get my period?

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replied February 7th, 2010
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Ento, You can just keep on taking the active pills to delay your flow. There are no known health problems and some pills like seasonique/seasonale comes packaged that way. It is suggested that you take your inactive pills every 3rd cycle when you do that.

You can of course also just skip the next white pills, take 14 pink pills and then take the white pills and the next packs as normal. That way you will move your flow by 14 days.

Spotting is just a fact of life when you manipulate your reproductive hormones. It can not be predicted or prevented.

Another option is to use a menstrual cup like the disposable InStead SoftCup. It will work for up to 12 hours and you can even have sex with it in. Many sports women use menstrual cups because of the long time it can stay in and the fact that it does not have any negative medical problems.

Best of luck and enjoy your vacation.
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replied February 7th, 2010
Thanks for your help. After doing some more research I found out many people just continue on the pink pills without taking the placebos without a problem. I only want to skip it once.

Thanks for your help!
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