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 prevent that you experience a period-type bleed but you may notice some spotting during the second pack.
It is recommended that your 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.
Please note: This only goes for so-called “monophasic” pills which contain the same dosage throughout the month. Pills which contain differing dosages depending on the day of the month are called “phasic” pills and they can not be taken back-to-back as they would not be effective. Check the patient information leaflet for your pill if you are unsure which category it belongs to.