I had taken my first birth control pill pack early. I thought I had started my period on October 18, Sunday,and took the first pill that night @ 7. I thought I had started because I took plan b and a few days later I was bleeding like a normal period, which I thought it was my period, because I usually start around the 21-30. But apparently it wasn't. I'm now on the last week of the birth control pills, the sugar pills,on the 2nd day and still no period. I'm not taking those cause you're supposed to get your period and it's not recommended that you have to take them. I'm wondering was it okay for me to start my first birth control pack early and not on my period?Or should I start over and wait for my actual period to come?
It is fine to start taking birth control pills at any time during your cycle. All it means is that if you start taking the pills on the first day of your period then you have immediate contraceptive cover and there is no need to use a back-up method such as condoms. I
If you start taking your pills at any other time of your cycle you need to wait for seven days, and use a back-up method such as condoms, before you have contraceptive cover.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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