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Veset when changing pill schedule

27 February, 2011


I would like someone to help me figure out when I should be keeping my veset. In the past I've always started staining the second day after going off the pill (last pill on Tuesday, staining on Thursday) and my period comes sometime between Friday day and Saturday morning. In that case I was advised to keep a veset from Friday morning through the end of Shabbat. Now my cycle has shifted back a day and I will take my last pill on a Monday. How will this affect when I should keep a veset?

Thank you.


The veset observance you describe is based on the time interval between the last active pill and the onset of bleeding.  Your new veset should keep that interval constant.  Therefore, in this case, you will simply move your veset observance back one day along with your pill-taking. Thus, you will now keep a veset from Thursday morning until Friday night.

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