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Do I Need to Take a Break From Using Birth Control Pills Every Once in a While?

There is no need to take a break from using birth control pills— they are safe to use indefinitely, as long as your healthcare provider determines they’re a healthy option for you. Some women have a misconception that they’ll develop a tolerance to the hormones (meaning they’d need to take higher doses for them to be effective) or that they’ll accumulate dangerous levels of hormones over time, so let’s put those myths to rest.

Why It’s Important to Stay on Birth Control

In fact, it’s actually better to stay on the pill until you no longer need it, as it will help keep your hormone levels regulated. Any time you start or stop taking birth control, your body needs a period of about three months to adjust to the varying levels of hormones. During this time, you might experience side effects, including nausea, headaches, bloating, and breast tenderness. Taking a break from the pill every so often just means you’ll have to go through these symptoms again.

That being said, if you are tired of your old method of birth control, it’s perfectly safe to experiment with a new option. Get in touch with a medical professional at Nurx™ today to find the birth control method that will work for you for years to come.

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