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Thank you Erin In yours or anyone else's opinion here, would I be okay starting my birth control pack today? (They got kinda messed up last month). Ehh don't ask but I'm kinda freaked at the moment, Thanks again.
PS This is from the "A Question" thread in this forum.

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In general, you're either supposed to start a new pack of birth control pills the first day of your period, or, if your doctor/clinician told you to do what's called "Sunday start," start the Sunday after you get your period (if you get your period on a Sunday, start them that day.)

So, depending on what your doctor told you, and what the insert says about missed pills and starting a new pack (if you don't have the insert, try doing an online search for the Pill brand and you should hopefully be able to find a copy of it online), you'll want to start your pill pack around your next period.

Sorry that this is so vague -- there are so many pill formulations out there, that I don't have one answer to give you. The best person to ask is always the person or clinic that prescribed you the pill in the first place.


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