Before i even get to the red section. Can i take the friday active pill the skip all 7 sugar pills and go to the monday active pill even though its not monday
Hi there! I am no health professional but I also use Levlen ED so hopefully I can help you out a bit.
When you're on the pill, generally you're not supposed to get periods anymore. Instead, you may get random spotting while taking the active pills. When you take the inactive/sugar pills, that is when withdrawal bleeding occurs which girls often confuse their periods with. To put it as simply as possible, when you take birth control, your body thinks it is pregnant and puts up a 'shield' to prevent sperm from entering your uterus. This shield then sheds once you begin taking sugar pills as your body realises it is not pregnant which is why withdrawal bleeding occurs.
You can take the active pills right away instead of the sugar pills. I have done so before to prevent withdrawal bleeding since I was planning to swim during the week I was meant to start taking the sugar pills. Many women feel it is unnatural not to have their periods which is what the sugar pills are there for really.
The weekday labels are only a guide to make it easier for you to remember which day you have taken the pill. You can take a Monday active pill on a Friday and it will have the same effect as any other active pill you take.
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