I finished my period 3 days ago. I have just started taking the (21 day) pill for the first time. When will I start my period/bleeding? Will i start when I am due again or will it be delayed from starting the pill 3 days after my period finished?
When you are taking birth control pills, the pill dictates your period to start the 4th week of your cycle. With a 21 day pack, you take the pill for three weeks then skip a week-it is during this 4th week when you dont take pills that your period will come. It can be a little irregular the first few months on birth control but within a few months (sometimes 4-6 months) it should begin to be more predictable and regular. At first, you may start a little early or you may start a little late but this should regulate out shortly. One thing to remember, keep taking your pills as directed. Dont change schedule no matter what your body is doing. If you begin to bleed early, keep taking the rest of your pack and still skip the week, just as directed. Since you started your pills after your period, you will need to use back up condoms if you have sex, for the first week (7 days). It takes 7 days for the pill to kick in and begin to protect you from pregnancy.
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