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WestCoastGal
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I am on Alesse 21 and I've stopped taking pills for 2 weeks (in between my cycles) Is that okay? When I start taking the new pack, how long will it take for it to become effective again?

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emsily0
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it's like when you first started taking the pill: it will not be fully effective for a month.

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WestCoastGal
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Ahh I see.
So there's no harm in starting my new pack 2 weeks after my last period right?

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Heather
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You should start the pills as you're instructed to start for the first time: either as a Sunday start, on the first Sunday after your period begins, or on the first day of your period.
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