Can I end placebo pills early?

Like only take them for four days and then start my new pack of birth control? Or would that mess up my next cycle?

Most Helpful Girl

  • Umm, I'm not sure where these people are getting their information, but I would not suggest doing that. You will end up screwing up your cycle if you keep skipping the placebos.

    Why? the placebos are what give you your period. You period is your body essentially cleaning out your uterus etc. You NEED that function. The longer you intentionally miss your period, the more issues you can have. It messes with your hormones, and your health, and can make you physically ill. (nauseous, etc.)

    I know this from health knowledge AND experience!

    • You CAN however, skip the placebos, as long as you still wait the amount of time you'd be taking them before starting your new pack. If that makes sense.