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sunshineeexoxo
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I had been taking birth control (pills- the brand is literally, or the generic of that) for about 8 months or so, and I was unable to get my prescription filled, so I have to skip a month.
Originally, I am supposed to start the pills on the Sunday of my period. If I was to start them before my period comes, such as 2 weeks or so, would that be a problem? I've researched it a bit and it seems okay to do. Spotting might occur, but will I still get my regular period, and then the period on the pill? My period is due to come at an extremely inconvenient time, and my hope is that starting the pills will delay that.

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Robin Lee
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HI sunshineeexoxo,

It's okay to start the new pack as soon as you're able to get it.

If you're taking the pill as birth control, be aware that it won't be effective right away since you had to tae a break between packs. We recommend using a second method of birth control for an entire cycle of the pills (one pack) if taking them for the first time or if taking a break between pills.

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Thanks! Any idea if ill get my period at my usual due date, or if it will be delayed until the placebo pills?

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Robin Lee
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Once you start the hormonal pills,it's unlikely you'll experience a substantial amount of bleeding (though there may be spotting) until you start the placebo pills.

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