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prettyskittle
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Hi.

I had a great answer to my question the other day and told my friend about the site but she cannot get onto the web atm and needs some help.

She isn't sure if she has started her pills on the right day. She is still on her period and knows to take her pill even if she is still on but she is pretty sure she has started her next pack on the right day but wonders if she hasnt, what problems will she have?

As I said she took the first pill of a new pack today and is still on her period.

Thank you from me and Becky!

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So, she's been on the pill for a while, and she is unsure whether she started her new pack after a withdrawal bleed on the right day?

Whether or not this is a problem depends on whether she thinks she took it too early or too late.

If she took the pill a day early, it's not a big deal. She'll just want to make sure to remember it for next time, and start the new pack on the same day of the week.

Now, if she took it a day later, that could potentially compromise her protection. She'll want to back up with condoms for at least the first week.

Glad we've been able to be of help! [Smile]

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prettyskittle
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Yeah she's still having her withdrawal bleed now which I think has confused her because she has finished her week of no pills.

She's pretty certain she should start the pack on a Thursday everytime as her last pill was last Wednesday, but because her withdrawal bleed didn't start until Sunday she said, I think that confused her a little!

Im pretty sure she uses extra protection anyway so I will tell her.

So if she's started it today, just use extra protection as she isn't sure whether its the right day?

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If she's just totally not sure when she is supposed to start, then it's best to err on the side of caution and use back up for a week.

And for the future, it might help her to keep track of her cycle. Maybe she can make a note somewhere of when she started the pack, so she'll know for sure next time.

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