I am on my first second pack, 3rd week of the Sprintec birth control. I decided not to take my white inactive pills from my first pack. I didn't take about 3 of them before I actually was able to pick up my prescription and start my active pills at my regular time. My period came on maybe 2-3 days later and now it has been on for two weeks, versus being irregular not on birth control and having periods lasting between 4-5 days.
It would probably be best if you waited until your body is used to the hormone to try to skip a period. By not taking it for 3 days, your body was triggered to bleed. It can take up to 6 mos to get used to the med, then you can try to skip your period, but allow one every few months or you'll end up bleeding like you are now. Odd bleeding patterns happen until you get used to the pills. Just start your new pack and keep taking them like you are scheduled, no matter what your period does or doesn't do. Eventually your body will figure it out.
- Sprintec Information for Consumers
- Sprintec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sprintec (detailed)
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