Patient :Hi. Is it ok to go off birth control pills for about 3 months and then start it back again?
My partner is going away and I was wondering if it's a good idea to give my body a break during this time. (I have been taking pills for 6 months now.)
Thanks for the query.
You can try discontinuing the pills, but there could be symptoms of heavy withdrawal bleeding, irregular cycles and intermenstrual bleeding and spotting and might take 3 to 4 months for your cycles to regularize again. It can also cause some mood changes.
Discuss with your gynecologist on how exactly to go about with this.
Hope this helped.
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