I'm on the 3 weeks packs of birth control so I don't have a period. I missed one day. Now last Sunday I would start my period if I didn't start a new pack. I took the new pack but I'm still bleeding. And now it's 8 days later and it's super dark?
You probably should have waited a week and had a period. It sounds like this is just because you havent' had a period lately. every few months you should not take any pills for a week between packs and have a period. If you have a 21 day pack that does not mean you just keep taking active pills. It means you don't have a reminder pills over the week in between packs. That's all it means. You are still supposed to take the week break. Missing a pill will trigger your body to bleed sometimes.
If you are on a pill like Seasonique, you only have a period every three months. It is common, with any pill, to bleed if you miss a pill. It will stop eventually, just keep taking your pills as they come in the pack. Never alter the way you take them no matter what your body is doing. If you miss a pill, you should make it up as soon as you discover the miss and use back up protection for the next seven days. If you are on a 21 day pack, you should be skipping a week between packs to have your period. If you are not taking the week break, you wont have a period but eventually it will 'break through" anyway and it may be heavy because a lot has built up. If you are not taking the week break and then missed a pill, your body will respond to the drop in hormones which will trigger a bleed. Be sure that whatever pill you are taking, you are using it correctly. If you dont know if you are taking them correctly, please ask your physician or pharmacist to explain to you the proper way to take them and if and when you should be taking breaks between packs. 28 day or 4 week packs have the break built in with inactive pills.
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