I'm on my patch free week now, & my change day is Wednesday. So from this week Wednesday my period started yesterday, Saturday, and it usually lasts 5 days. Are the hormones from the previous patches still working this week? I am not sexually active on my period, just curious. But when I start my new cycle this Wednesday, do I have to wait the 7 day wait again and use condoms to be protected?

& what if I wanted to put the new patch on Monday instead of Wednesday and change the cycle? I kind of don't like starting Wednesday in the middle of the week like it feels weird idk. Or should I just not mess with it lol