So I'm currently taking OrthoTricylenLo. I've been a perfect user and right now I'm on the inactive pills and I got my withdrawal bleed and everything is fine and dandy. I originally had a Sunday start and I know that on a Sunday start, it required seven full days for it to be effective. My question is, when I start the next cycle of active pills, do I have to wait seven days again to be fully protected? Thanks in advance
-------------------- Em Posts: 7 | From: Walla Walla, WA | Registered: Dec 2008
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No you do not. After that first month, as long as you continue to take your pills correctly, you are protected all the time.
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