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S.Louisa
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Hi there,

I've been on Yaz for 5 Months now,though on Tuesday I missed my pill, so I did as the instructions said and took it with Wednesdays one. However, that's only 3 tablets until I start my inactive ones.

I don't want to do what the instructions say, which is to miss my inactive tablets - because I don't want get break through bleeding (as it infuritated me for the first month).

I have researched on the net, that you only need to skip the placebo's if you've missed more than 2, otherwise you can carry on like normal.

Though I also read that this will minimize my chance of protection after my period, because of the missed pill its extending the time without active tablets. However, Yaz has only 4 placebo's anyway? Compared to some that have 5 or 6, so I'm thinking this won't make a differnce.

Anyway, sorry for the long post!
But I'm not sure where it would be safe for me to continue with my packet as normal, taking the inactive tablets as it's not following the instructions. But at the same time - I don't plan on having sex for a while anyway.

What do you think?
I really need some help on this D;
Thanks [Smile]

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Karybu
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With just one missed pill, you can carry on taking your pills as usual. The effectiveness will be slightly compromised - you'll be around typical use for the pill (92%) instead of perfect use effectiveness - but since you say you're not planning on having sex for awhile anyways this shouldn't be a problem. When you start your next pill packet, you can consider yourself as protected as possible again (as long as you take the pills in that pack correctly).

Does that all make sense?

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S.Louisa
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Yes! Thankyou so much for your advice [Smile]
So you say I'll be protected 100% when I begin my next packet of active pills? - doesn't really matter anyway, but good to know.

Thankyou so much:)

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Karybu
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Well, no method of birth control is 100% effective, but when you start your next pack of pills it will be back to full effectivenes, which is over 99% (with perfect use).

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