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go207
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I just realized I posted this originally in the wrong place, so here it is again in the right place-

So, I missed the last active pill in my pack. I was supposed to take it Monday but forgot, and so now 2 days later I am bleeding and so I assume (and hope) that it's just my period.
I didn't do anything when I realized I missed that pill because I figured it wouldn't make much difference since my period was about to start anyways had I taken it.
I know normally if you miss a pill you need to take it right when you notice but now is it too late if my period actually started?
Should I just wait 7 days and start a new pack as I would normally?
ONLY other thing that is weird is that normally my period starts 3 days after my last pill and I am bleeding now only 2 days after I last took a pill.

Thanks

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techie
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If you missed the last active pill in your pack, the best thing to do is to count that as 'day 1' of your 7 days off, and then start your new pack as you would normally.

(If anyone corrects me on this, they're probably more well informed than me, but that's what I've gathered from the information booklet that comes with my pill)

Your period coming a day early isn't a cause for concern either. Hope this helps!

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Heather
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You got it, techie!

You just also want to be sure to use a backup method for that placebo week and then the first active week of pills in the next pack.

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go207
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Thanks so much for the quick reply it is greatly appreciated!
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