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Can I start new pack of pills before placebo week is up?

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Can I start my new pack of pills before the placebo week is up? I have been on ortho tri cyclen for about 3 months. I just started the placebo week yesterday (Monday) and I have not yet begun my period (usually I start bleeding before my last week of active pills finishes.) Now I don't want my period to start within the next few days as it will interfere with my weekend plans. I want to know if I can begin my new month of active pills tonight (Tuesday) or maybe tomorrow if I still haven't gotten my period, even though I have already started my placebo week or will I mess up the whole system by only taking 2 days of placebos and then starting over?


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replied September 5th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A38385
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have already started taking placebo pills, you might get your periods within next few days or get breakthrough bleeding if you get started on new pill pack. If you wanted to skip your periods, you should have considered skipping placebo pills completely and continued with taking active pills from the new pack after finishing with active pills of your current pill pack. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. Start with the new pill pack at the scheduled time. For further clarification and assistance, visit your doctor/gynecologist.
Take care.


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