My doctor said I could start taking it immediately but then after reading the instructions I realized that I should not have started immediately. I am 4 days in what should I do?
Now that you have started, just keep taking them in order. Your periods may not correspond with the inert pill week but just keep taking them in order no matter if you are bleeding or not. Eventually, and this may take a few months, your periods will cycle where they are supposed to and come in your "off" week (when you are taking the reminder or inert pills). Until then they may be very irregular. In about 3-6 months, maybe less, you cycle will straighten out. I would recommend that you use a condom for back up until you have completed a whole cycle of pills, so a whole pack at least. When you dont start on the start of your period, you wont know if you have supressed ovulation or not, so that's why I say to be more cautious and wait at least a whole cycle before having intercourse without back up protection-2 cycles would probably be even better but then I am a very cautious person who would want to be absolutely certain that the birth control pills have supressed ovulation. Going with back up for two cycles would make you absolutely sure that you havent ovulated. Of course, condoms are recommended with each instance of intercourse to prevent STD's if you are a woman who is not monogamous (having sex with one partner only)
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