This is the first time I've taken it ever. Boyfriend of long distance is coming home sooner than expected, and I'm wondering if I can take two pills every day until I've taken seven in all and then stop taking them for the week, and have sex that is effectively protected. Side note: I'm on my period right now also. Is it true that birth control is immediately effective when you're on your period? BASICALLY, I want to have sex in 4 days once my period is over and I'm wondering if I can take two pills today, tomorrow, and the next day, and have unprotected sex once I've taken 7.