I'm starting my second month on birth control tomorrow. I've taken all the active pills everyday at the same time for the first month. For the placebo pill i only took 4 of the pills I stop taking them when i started my period. Does taking or not taking the placebo pills affect me being protected for the second month on being on the pill. Will i be protected right away one the first day which is tomorrow?
Unless you started the second month within a week after you finished the active pills, or 3 days after your period started. The purpose of the placebos are to keep track of the time counted for the next pack. You should only have one week between active pills. If you have more then one week you are not protected. Your period has nothing to do with your pills after you start the first pack. You don't need the placebos but without them you can loose count.
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