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Posted by prettyskittle (Member # 68755) on :
I went on holiday a couple of weeks ago & as I was due to have my 7 day break (my period) during that time, I started my new pack of Cilest straightaway therefore delaying my period.

I have 3 tablets left on this cycle, before it would normally be time for my next 7 day break. However I have started my period a few days ago, which I expected with taking two packets back to back.

My question is whether when I finish this packet, do I have a 7 day break as normal, or do I continue with my next pill cycle , as I have already begun my period.

Thank you.
Posted by Redskies (Member # 79774) on :
Definitely don't cut short the active pills, for any reason (other than stopping using the pill as a contraception method), because that would compromise your protection and probably make your cycles really wonky.

There's no need to skip the break just because your bleed's come early. For normal usage, you can continue taking your pill on the schedule you normally would. Only skip the break if you actually wanted and intended to take three packs back-to-back.
Posted by prettyskittle (Member # 68755) on :
Ok so if I take the rest of my tablets which will finish on Wednesday, then have my 7 day break as normal, and start taking my new packet after that break, that will be ok?

I knew I would have an early bleed as I know that was one of the effects of taking it back to back. So I will just basically finish my period in the middle of my 7 day break.
Posted by Sam W (Member # 108189) on :
Yes, if you finish this pack, take your 7 day break, and then start the next one you will be fine.

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