(Closed) Do you take the placebo pills of your BCPs?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you take the placebo pills?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    5 %
    No : (84 votes)
    82 %
    My BCPs don't have placebos : (4 votes)
    4 %
    My non-hormonal pills still have medical ingredients : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I'm not on BCP : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    5245 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I used to have Alesse with the placebo pills and I would just throw them out. I now asked for the one without them. I really just think they are a place holder so you dont forget when to start your next pack after your period.

    Post # 4
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I take Alesse 28, and the first month I did just to keep myself on track. Now I am on month 3, and not anymore.  I enjoy a week of not having to take pills daily!

    Post # 5
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I sometimes take them. just to keep me in the habit, but more often than not I dont.

    Post # 6
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Nope, never have.

    Post # 7
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I do because mine have iron in them, plus it does help to keep in the routine of popping something every day so you don’t mess up on active days. The few times I’ve not taken the inactive pills, I’ve forgotten when to start up the next pack…

    Post # 9
    3918 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I never took them when I was on BC (And I was on BCP for 18 years). They are just place holders so you don’t get out of the habit of taking a pill every day. I started back up with the active pills

    Post # 10
    2809 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i never do. i used to. but then i found out they were just sugar pills basically, so i stopped taking them.

    Post # 11
    9145 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I stopped taking them years ago.

    Post # 12
    2350 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t take them and every month my boyfriend asks me if it’s ok that I don’t and sort of freaks out about it haha he really doesn’t understand how it works

    Post # 13
    1673 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Scorpio88:  +1

    I too enjoy not taking pills everyday for a week!

    Post # 14
    8993 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m on Cryselle (The generic of lo’ovral) and I do not take the placebos.


    Post # 15
    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Nope. It’s nice to have a break for a week lol.

    Post # 16
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I never took them when I was on the pill. The doc said it was ok, with all the different types I’ve been on, so I just tossed them.

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