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bcp stressing me out:( is it fine to save my placebo pills?

it's my first time taking bcp (i started oct7) and i just finished my first pack last week except the 7 placebo pills..i started a new one since i know that my period might come on nov.15. i'm just wondering if i could just take the placebo pills (the 7 placebo pills that i skipped on my first pack) one week before my period date just to see if my period is gonna come..because i heard that some people are doing clock work:"take an active pills when you don't have your period yet,then take placebo during period days"

so is it fine to save my placebo pills and just take them one week before my period date?
or if i don't take placebo and still continue my active pills would i still get my period?
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replied November 7th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have skipped your placebo pills from the first pill pack, consider starting with the next pill pack after you finish with taking the placebo pills from the current pill pack. Discard the placebo pills from the old pill pack. If you start with the next pill pack more than 7 days late after taking last active pill, the efficacy of the birth control pills might get affected putting you at risk for pregnancy if you are sexually active without back-up protection. Read the instruction leaflet carefully. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
Take care.



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