So i started my first ever packet on friday (where the blue area is) and as i followed the arrows, i got my period during the sugar pills, im currently on my last sugar pill but i still have 6 active pills left (in the blue area) and now im going to continue from my sugar pills onto the 6 active pills left in my old packet then start my new packet afterwards. but im gettign told that ive been doing everything wrong because i was supposed to take ALL of my active pills before i start on my sugar pills and now its caused me to get my period one week earlier (6 days earlier) and also i will not be protected during my sugar pill week. just called a nurse and she said i would still be protected from pregnancy even if i didnt take 21 pills beforehand because i did wait for 2 weeks before starting to have intercourse.
i am super confused and paranoid becuase i had intercourse during my sugar pill week and i really need help and answers thank you!
No no no, you started with the wrong pills. You should have 3 weeks of active pills in the pack, after you take them then you take the sugar pills. So you start the pack on the pills furthest from the sugar pills. You were protected after you took 7 active pills. Start a new pack today. Then you will be sure you're protected. and use a condom for the first 7 days. . What is the name of your pills. We don't have the same markings, so I am at a loss over what you are taking. I don't know how you girls mess up the pills so often. You take 3 weeks of active pills, then a week of sugar pills, then you start a new pack. How did you start it on the wrong week? You're protected now, but take them correctly this time.
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