I’ve been taking Microgestin Fe 1/20 for about six months. Should I take all 7 sugar pills even though my period lasts about 3 days or should I start my new pack immediately after my period ends. I’ve read on sites that you’re still protected during that sugar pill week, but don’t understand how if you’re not taking active pills anymore. What i’ve been doing is starting my new pack immediately after i finish my other pack with the 28 pills.