I just had my period on wed. and I just picked up my pills on Mon. should I take sun and mon today?This is the first time trying this type of birth control. I was only able to pick up my prescription today=Mon. I did have my period start on wed to friday last week. So I was wondering if I should take two today or if I should wait until next week? Or if it would be best to wait until next month, which I would rather not do if possible. Thank you for any info you could send me.
21 Sep 2010
Since you missed taking a pill on the first day of your period you should now wait until the first Sunday after your period begins (this Sunday) - you will need to use back-up protection for the next 7 days.
(Alternatively you could start anytime - but you will still need to use a back-up method of contraception for the next 7 days. The reason Sunday is suggested is that your period then is more likely to come during a week day and not the weekend)
21 Sep 2010
It would probably be a good idea to check with your doctor if this is your first time using them, you could take Sunday and Monday together but I would check with the doc for safety if you don't want to be pregnant then I would wait until you speak with the doctor or use back up condoms. Abstanence is always the safest form of birth control but see what the doc says. marjorie zych
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