I'm taking my DATs for dental school on 5-28. As this is a very important exam, I don't want my period full of unbearable cramps,etc. during this week. Despite knowing how BCP works(estrogen, proges.,LH, FSH),I would like a 2nd opinion as to when I should start my triphasic pack (I haven't been on BCP since 1-11). My LMP was 3/23-30 & I would like to know if I should: A) have my period normally this month (may or may not be on 23rd) & start the 1st pill the 1st day of my period ("normal" & therefore futile unless I start before 4-21) or B) start pills this Sunday, 4-10, which I should then have my period during the 1st week of May (>21 days later during placebo sugar pills) or C) start Sunday, 4-10, & instead of taking the placebo pills, I just start immediately on the 2nd pack (5-1) & then skip placebo pills for the 2nd pack & start on the 3rd pack on 5-22? I'm opting for B)but any feedback/corrections/advice would be greatly appreciated. I do apologize for the long post. Thanks!
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You can continue to be having your next period normally and/or visit your gynecologist to discuss about the exam and the period dates. Appropriate prescription would be given to you help postpone the periods for as long as you want to be able to give the exam peacefully (these pills have to started atleast 5 days before your actual expected period date to be effective). Sometimes you can have breakthrough bleeding while taking hormonal contraceptives, so their effectiveness would be doubtful.
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