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BustaEve
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Hi all,

I have been on Yasmin for about 2 years.

I am going on holiday from the 4th to 6th of December and that would be the week of my withdrawal bleed, and I don't want to get my period while on holiday.

About a year ago I did skip the sugar pills to avoid a withdrawal bleed but I had breakthrough spotting so that didn't have the desired effect.

My question is: after my next withdrawal bleed, instead of resuming to take Yasmin immediately can I stop taking the Pill altogether for a week and then resume the following week so that would mean my withdrawal bleed would come a week later, after I got back from holiday?
I understand the effectiveness of the Pill would be compromised for at least 2 weeks - the week I don't take the Pill at all, and the first week taking it - apart from that are there any other complications? Will this plan work?

Thank-you for your time.

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eryn_smiles
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Probably good to check with your doctor on this one [Smile] . I suspect that if you followed this plan, you may get irregular bleeding during the whole time you're off the pill plus the first week back on it or longer. As you say, your contraception is also compromised for 2 weeks (maybe safer to say 3 weeks, including the initial week you're taking the sugar pills).

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Redskies
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BustaEve, just a thought: it's my understanding that a person should check with their doctor before skipping the placebo pills, but if your doctor oks it, what you could do is skip the withdrawal bleed Before the one when you're away. That way, you'd be on a different week of pills during your holiday.

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BustaEve
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thanks both for your response.

I hadn't thought of that idea Redskies, but sounds like a good one, thanks [Smile]

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