Now I understand why it's important to take the placebos. I'm on orthotricyclin-lo and I was on my placebo week. I was supposed to start taking the "week 1" pills today, on Sunday. But somehow I got confused and I took the first one of the cycle a day early on saturday. I'm supposed to take the next one in a few minutes, so I'm just going to take it...but I'm not sure what to do, do I just start my cycle on saturday from now on or do I need to go in and see if I can get an extra "week 1 pill" or something else?
just start your cycle on saturday now. If you take a pill early to change your cycle it's not a big problem. I once changed mine instead of starting on a sunday i started on a thursday (so i started my pills 3 days early) so that i wouldn't get periods on weekends What you need to worry about is if you take the pill late (after day 5).
Hope this helps.
I usually take my first pill (yasmin) on friday morning which works great because I never have to worry about getting my period on weekends. However I recently and by mistake took two pills together thinking I had forgotten the day before (which I had not). I ended my pack on wed instead of thursday. This made my period start a bit earlier (sunday afternoon, instead of monday night). I do not wish to change my starting day (friday) but if I don't that will mean I'll be taking 8 free days instead of the required 7. Is this really that bad; and most important: what are the consequences? I always hear people starting earlier to change their date, not delaying a day...Will I have to start now on thursday to keep the 7 day stretch your supposed to?
I got mixed up with my days and started my very first pill tonight, Saturday instead of tomorrow which is when I'm supposed to start them. This is my very first pack of pills..do I just takw one tomorrow? Or do I skip it and continue monday?
I've read that some girls chose their days to be thursday. I'm on the 28 day pack