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What happens if I miss one week of birth control pills? How long will it take for my body to adjust to the pill again?

By banditka007 July 28, 2009 - 11:05pm
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Hello everyone,

I've been on Yasmin for about two years now, always took the pill on time. My question is this, I finished my period on Friday July 17th, on Sunday July 19th I was suppose to start a new pack of my active pill, however I was on vacation last week, and forgot my pills at home, and missed a whole week of my first week of active pills. When I got back, I started my first week of the pack on Sunday the 25th. I wanted to find out, will I be getting my period this coming up month, once I start taking the sugar pill? Will missing one week, and starting the new pack a week later mess up my body, and how long will it take for my body to adjust to the pill again? I'm not worried about getting pregnant, for I've been single for about two months, and not sexually active, I'm more worried about how long will it take for my body to get back on schedule with my periods and all. Thanks in advance for any inofmation you can share with me.

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Well dangit... Started period tuesday. :( So i missed a week of pills and it took me 2 months for my period to hit. It was really irregulr on morning i wouldnt be on it then night i would then i wouldnt for whole day then it would start again. Stupid bc pills.

December 15, 2014 - 2:50pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

The bc pills aren't "stupid". You failed to take them correctly so your cycle became irregular. Taking then on time every day will avoid this.



December 15, 2014 - 5:29pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi I was taken off my pill in hospital for a week then started bleeding days after which would be the week starting October. 27th and I have not had my period since. Weeks behind but obgyn test was not pregnant but im on a steroid that could cause me to show a negative test as well as missed period. ANY Ideas Please Help :(

December 14, 2014 - 3:28pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

any ideas?!

December 15, 2014 - 9:33am
EmpowHER Guest

I missed the first week of my active pills (monday to sunday) so the monday I started a new pack... I always got my period the same time day 3 of placebo pills (which is tomorrow if I had not missed the week) so now i still have a week of pills left... should i be expecting my period tomorrow or next week if I still have pills to take?

December 10, 2014 - 8:43pm
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I have been on the pill for 4 years. I ran out of pills in october. I think for a week and a half. I got more october 14th but did not start taking it til the 15th since im used to starting new weeks on wednesdays. I took the whole pack everyday on time and when my period was supposed to start... It didnt. yes i had unprotected sex during the time i didnt have pills and during the time frame you are supposed to be safe when you start agaIn. yes i know i might be pregnant. I had what seemed like implentation bleeding round my period time. Like pink and brown only when i wiped and weird brown discharge after intercourse. ive taken multople pregnancy tests. Thw week after missed period. Thhen 2 weeka after. And then the third week. they are all negative. Tomorrow dec 6th if im not pregnant i should start. Is it possible to experience post pill amne whatever after only being off of pills for less than a month?
i want to be pregnant but i dont want to get my hopes up.... Since all the tests are negative its very confusing...a

December 5, 2014 - 7:05pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I can appreciate how confusing this must be for you. If you have still not started your period by now, consult your gynecologist, who has the expertise and ability to order any necessary blood tests, such as a blood pregnancy test.


December 9, 2014 - 9:46am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks i will.
Well today i went to the restroom and i was bleedin slightly.. Thinking i had started my period finally, I put a tampon in but 3 hrs later changed it and there was very lil there. So just gonna see if it continues as this super light almost nothing bleeding or gets worse. If it goes away i will def find an obgyn. Sadly i dont have one i just go to the freeish clinc.

personally now my veiwpoint has def change on bc pills! I dont wanna take somethi g thats just gonna confuse and stress the crap out of me when i rlly try to concieve.

December 9, 2014 - 3:03pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hello I have missed 6 pills bc I'm really bad about taking them now that I am married but I don't wanna start having kids until a few years what's the best way to make them up so I'm on track again ? Do I double up or start a new packet ?

December 3, 2014 - 7:55am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

First, call your gynecologist's office and ask what you should do.

My suggestion is to wait for your period to start. Start a new pack once your period is finished.


December 3, 2014 - 10:38am
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