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SaraM
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I am on Aviane 28 day pill. I normally start my pills on a Sunday, and then get my period on a Wednesday during my sugar pill week.

I am currently on my period now, and I want to change my start date so that my period starts on a Monday instead. Can I start taking my pills tomorrow, Friday, in order to change the date?

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Heather
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Shortening the placebo period will not impact your pills effectiveness: only shortening the active pill period will.

So, it's only to do that, but just know that may or many not change what day of the week you get your withdrawal bleed on. Just because so far, if you start the placebos on Sunday, you bleed on Wednesday doesn't mean if you start on Friday, you'll bleed on Monday.

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You can change your pill start date by starting your active pills tomorrow, but unfortunately there's no guarantee that your period will change along with it. It might work, but since our bodies aren't machines, things might not happen exactly as planned. It's hard to predict.

Sorry I can't give you a more definitive answer. I hope this helps a bit anyway.

(Edit: oops, Heather beat me to it!)

[ 01-20-2011, 12:24 PM: Message edited by: blysse_norwood ]

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SaraM
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Okay thank you! I was never on an exact schedule before i started the pill, it was only once i got on the pill that my period starting regularly starting on Wednesday and finishing on Sunday, which is why i thought that changing the pill date would just move my period accordingly!
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It could, it just also might not. [Smile]

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