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19 Apr 2006

Contraceptive Pill
I would please like to find out how one go about going off the pill. Do I stop taking it on the first day of my next period when I take the first pill on the silver strip or after I have finished all the pills on the silver strip? I'm on Minerva.

I have been on the pill for about four years without any break, would it be wise to take a break from it? I had very irregular periods, sometimes I would bleed in the middle of the month and my period would only last a day at times. Would going off it be a bad idea as I'm irregular or should I say used to be as I haven't been off the pill in so long so wouldn't know.

I suffer from bad continuous candida (thrush) and wonder if perhaps going off the pill may help.

Thanks.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You can stop the Pill when you get to the inactive section.
There is no need to stop the Pill unless you are planning a pregnancy. Have a look at the Top 5 questions for ways of preventing recurrent thrush.

Best wishes
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