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ive been on the pill for nearly 2 months. i have taken them all the way through and havent had a period obviously. im coming to the end of my third pack. i was just wondering how harmful it would be to continue ont my fourth packet without a break. i'll be off the pill then. i'm taking it beacause i'm anaemic. would it be okay to do that?
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You really should consult your doctor about this. We don't actually recommend that you use the pill to skip periods (or, to be more correct, withdrawal bleeds), particularly not on a long-term basis, since there aren't any long term studies to show what the effects of doing so may be. However, if you are on the pill for anaemia, then you really ought to consult with your doctor about when you should have a withdrawal bleed-- we aren't doctors, and we're certainly not qualified to make judgements about your case over the internet.
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i really can't ask my doctor because i was told to go on it so my period would be lighter, not to stop my period. it was just so tempting to do it. my mother doesnt know and she would kill me. ill have to make a decision myself and i really dont know what to do. i just want to know that it's not going to seriously damage me or anything.will it ?? Thanks for your help
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Like Beppie said, we really don't know what the effects are of taking the pill continuously, because no long-term studies have been done. The best person to ask in this case really is the doctor who originally prescribed the pill for you. If you're worried your doctor will be upset with you, don't be. I guarantee they've seen pretty much everything under the sun when it comes to pill-taking, and they're the only one who's qualified to decide what you should do in this case.
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Just to be clear as well...we're not saying that you have to make an appointment and go see your doctor in order to get an answer for this. A simple phone call to the office should allow you to clear up the question.

You should never feel like you can't ask your doctor something -- especially when you're talking about a medication that you are putting into your body. As you are taking this as a treatment for anaemia, you really really need to ask about this. If you're not taking the med the way it is intended to treat your particular issue, then it may not work correctly for you.

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