He didn't explain well, he said I didn't have to. So right now I skipped two days of the peach pills and started a new and took two white pills. I haven't got my period.. and I'm kinda worried. Should I take the two peach pills or continue taking the new pack and just take peach pills this month when I get to them???
Your second option is correct. The peach pills are when you'd have your period so you probably won't have it this month. When he said you didn't have to take them he didn't mean start a new pack he just meant the only reason the are there is a reminder to keep taking a pill so they aren't important. You can skip a period a few times a year by taking the oils like you just did so you are ok. Just take the peach pills next time
The best and easiest way to take them is to take one pill each day, even the inert (or inactive) pills which are the peach ones. You dont have to take the peach pills but it is better if you do so that your mind gets used to taking a pill every day and you know exactly when to start a new pack. The peach pills do not contain any active medication in them. They are "reminder pills" to remind you to take a pill every day. Since there is no medication in them, this gives you a week to have withdrawal from the medication which allows you to get your period. If you dont choose to take the pills, you have to not take anything that week and when you are first starting the Pill this can get confusing and you can forget when to start a new pack and this can mess up contraception so you may accidentally get pregnant if you start a new pack too late. So really it is best to take the peach ones. If you miss a peach pill, you dont have to make it up like you do with the white ones. Since you already started a new pack, just keep taking them. You will not get a period this month. Skipping a period this way is no big deal as long as you only do it once or twice a year. If you stop them now, you will mess things up and you might get pregnant. Just take one pill a day from now on whether they are white or peach. This is the easiest way to take the Pill. Take all the white active pills then take the peach ones then start a new pack when you are done with the peach. Your period will likely come somewhere in the middle of the week of peach tabs.
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