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Birth Control Start Date for Irregular Period

I have a very irregular period. I just saw my doctor today and I'm not pregnant but I have a very skippy period...so if I don't get a period that month when would be a good time to start my birth control? Is it ok to start your packs without having a period? Will it still work?
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replied November 29th, 2007
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Just start whenever. It won't hurt anything.
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replied November 30th, 2007
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If you don't have a period than start a Sunday dating. Thats what I've been told. But I'm sure you can start anyday of the week, the pill should start helping you have regular periods. Just make sure if you are having sex to use a backup method for the first week forsure and some people say even the first month. Good luck
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replied November 30th, 2007
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Yeah, the sunday start is nice if your package is labeled starting on sunday Smile
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replied November 30th, 2007
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I started it as soon as I got it. A sunday start is nice because it goes along with the labeling on your package. However, as long as you take your pill every day on time and STILL USE A CONDOM (if you are having sex) for the first 2-4 weeks (depending on what the instructions in your pack says), you will be protected.
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