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when should I start my new pack of bcp?

By January 25, 2011 - 7:17pm
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I was on my pill for 15 months then had to be off for 3 weeks due to a vacation and not having my prescription ready b4 I left. My last period was Christmas Eve. I still haven't started my new pack of pills which I picked up 3 days ago because I thoug I should wait till the Sunday after my next period ends. it's already the 25th and I still haven't gotten my period. I haven't been active, plus I'm thinking my date would change becuase I am currently not on the pills. since January is almost over I was thinking o taking my pills by the 6th if I don't get a period for this month. unless it's ok to take them now? what confuses me is that I feel my period will be even more off if I take the meds w/o getting it yet. plus I wanna start @ the beginnin of a month and on a sunday as well. I'd really appreciate the help!

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Hi Bri!

Thanks for your post. For a while, we've been told to take the pill on the first Sunday after the start of our period but truth be told, you can start your pack any day of the month and it is just as effective. Take your pill daily and shoot for the same time each day for more effectiveness.

January 26, 2011 - 6:44am
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