I got my period in week 3 of the pills because I did not "sunday" start. I started the pills 2 weeks after my period was over on a saturday. Since I am on my period right now and have been for a week, is it ok to just start the 2nd month of pills now that I've finished the active ones? I want to be protected against pregnancy and do not intend on skipping the sugar pill week next month. My Dr. said it takes a month for birth control to be effective. I plan on being sexually active next week and want to be sure the pill is working. I have not missed any pills and am not on any other medicines. I am healthy and don't smoke and am 30 years old. I have taken birth control in the past with no problems. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)
16 Oct 2010
Yes, that is fine to skip the sugar pills for this month.
You say you have your period at the moment. It is more likely to be breakthrough bleeding which is very common when changing brands of pills.
If you choose to skip your sugar pills this month you most likely will also skip your period.
All the best.
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