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Help With Taking Josella (Generic of Seasonique)

I've been taking Josella for about a month now and I noticed that my "period" week will be the same time that I will going on vacation. Can I not take pills for a week and them resume them to make my period come a week later? Or is there something else I can do because I really don't want to be on vacation with my period.

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replied May 16th, 2011

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Birth pills are to be taken regularly for protection from pregnancy.Since it has only been a month of starting the pills your body would be trying to get adjusted to the hormonal changes.If you stop the pills you might exhibit breakthrough bleeding and contraceptive effect would not be present after stopping the pills.
Instead you can skip the inactive pills and continue with the active pills so that the periods are skipped.But since it has been a month only you started the pills you may or may not experience the side effects of the pills as spotting,irregular bleeding etc.

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