I know i'm getting my period soon (the horrible cramps I get are a sure sign that period will arrive within 3-4 days). I was wondering if hypothetically my period does not arrive by sunday, can I start my pack early even if I knew my period would probably come the next day?
You can't start the pack before your period starts. There are 2 way you can start taking birth control pills:
1. To start the pills on the first day of your period no matter which day it is. If you chose this start you will be protected from the first day of starting the pills.
2. Sunday start - you start the pack on the first Sunday after the period begins. If the period starts in Sunday you should start the pills on that day (Sunday). If the period starts on any other day you should wait until next Sunday comes. If you chose this way of beginning the pills you should use additional contraceptive method (condom) in the first 7 days while taking the pills (except if started in Sunday).
moto - did you end up starting your bc before your period? i am not on the pill but have a script for it. this weekend i have a getaway with my boyfriend before we are apart for 5 months! i REALLY don't want to get my periodddd. any advice? will starting the pill today work?