is it okay to do something like this? I've already done it, so I guess if it's bad I've learnt for next time, but hey.
I'd been skipping my periods and in the third month I started getting quite heavy breakthrough bleeding that wouldn't go away. I was basically having a period non stop for about a week and a half. I still had about two weeks to go til the end of the pack and I didn't want to wait that long, if this bleeding business was going to continue, so instead of waiting for the placebo pills, I had a four day break from the active pills and then resumed taking them where I left off. Hey presto, period out of my life, everything back to normal. Yay.
I figured, since you can take a seven day break between packs with the placebo pills, that taking a voluntary break in the middle of a pack would be more or less the same thing, right?
I'm not going to have another break at the end of this pack, I'll just go straight into my next one, otherwise I'll have been taking it on and off for like a month and that's probably not a great idea.