I know about the 21/7 rule, but I want to make sure it still applies the same in my case. I am on Amethyst (generic for Lybrel). It's a continuous low-dose pill with no inactive days. You do not have a period while on it. Every 4 to 6 months, I tend to start spotting. This will go on indefinitely unless I take a 4 to 6 days break from the pill. Doing that always stops the spotting every time. I think my body just can't stay on it indefinitely without some form of a period. I am always safe during this time and for the week after, but I've been wondering for a while if this still counts within the 21/7 rule. Am I still protected after the days off the pill despite the fact that this pill is designed to be taken continuously?