Can you take the pill to stop your periods?
If you want to delay your period you can skip the pill-free week on the combined pill. In order to do this, you simply start the next pack straight away. This will usually meanthat you do not experience the normal period-type bleed but you may notice some spotting during the second pack.
It is recommended that you speak to your GP if you want to take more than three packs back-to-back. Skipping the pill break several times makes it more likely that you experience spotting but it does not increase your risk of blood clots and is thought to be very safe.
Please note: this is only for “monophasic” pills. These are those which contain the same amount of hormone throughout the month. Pills which contain different amounts depending on the day of the month are called “phasic” pills and they can not be taken back-to-back as this would make them less effective.