Hi! I've been on birth control for a long time but I find that sometimes my period comes at an inconvenient time (Spring break, birthday, anniversary, etc.). I know that if you would like to skip the withdrawal bleeding, you can skip the inactive pills and begin your next pack of pills instead. My insurance, however, only allows me to refill my birth control at certain times and I can only get 3 packs at a time. I'm afraid that if I skip the inactive pills a few times that I will run out of active pills too quickly and leave myself unprotected. I'm wondering if I can just skip the inactive pills and not take ANY pills (not start the next pack) for a week so that I'm right on schedule with the pills. I would ask my doctor but I don't want to make an appointment and spend money just to ask her this question. I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!