So I got my period on the 5th sugar pill (late I know) but I took the 7th pill yesterday and am still on my period. Pretty regular flow (not really stopping) and I'm hours away from starting the pills from the new packet.
My question is, do I start the new month of pills as usual even with my period, or do I wait for my period to finish?
You should absolutely start the new pack despite the bleeding. It may help stop the bleeding. Are you sure your last seven days are placebos? If you are taking a progesterone only pill, all 28 pills are active pills, and there are no sugar pills. Never deviate from the pack despite bleeding, or the contraceptive can fail to work. It is not uncommon to not start bleeding the first day of the 22nd pill to the 28th pill every so often, especially depending on your age. The older you are (40 or older), you could be entering peri menopause. It is all about your hormones. If this continues, you may want to ask your doctor if the contraceptive pills you are being prescribed are strong enough for your hormonal cycle, because there are stronger and weaker dosages of the contraceptive pill. You may need a stronger pill. If you have been on this pill for a long time, it is doubtful you need a change of dosage. Good luck!
It is perfectly normal for you to still be on your period if you got it on the 5th pill and are now on the 7th that means you have only been on your period for 2 days, average last for 3-7 days. You should continue taking your pill as normal (continue on to active pills). For some people on the pill this happens every month.
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