I started ortho erva June 25th 2012. I've been on it for a week and will be keeping it on for the 3 weeks that the directions instruct. I'm just confused on when my period is suppose to start! Without the patch it's suppose to start on July 14th, but should I be expecting it during the week I don't wear the patch? I'm confused on how that works. Thanks!
yes, expect your cyle during the time when you do NOT have a patch on. Many women have a weaker cycle, or skip a cycle here and there while on. Birth control pills and patches. If you are worried, and it does start on time, take a home pregnancy test, to clear your mind. With the pill, you are supposed to use a back up method until you have taken the first 21 active pills correctly, one per day, without skipping any. I am NOT positive on whether you have to do that with your first patch kit,but I would, to make sure. You could also have some break thru spotting. No 2 women are exactly the same, but more women notice they have less of a period while on the pill or patch and like I said, it is fairly common to skip a whole cycle, here and there. Patti oh, there is member here named DzooBaby, who is our resident expert on all things in the birth control realm, but I bet she is asleep right now. Perhaps she will see this tomorrow and answer.
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