So I've been on Ortho Cyclen (not tri-Cyclen) for a little under a month, and when I started taking my doctor didn't tell me about Sunday start or anything and just told me to start taking it even though I was a few weeks away from my period. A week before I started I started cramping and feeling miserable, nauseous, emotional, etc. got my period on day 13 of my active pills and had the worst cramps and body aches of my life (which was the whole reason I started taking the pill), my period has lasted a full week and had about 3-4 days of heavy flow. Am I still going to be protected from pregnancy on my inactive pills even though I have finished my period before starting them? Also, is this normal??