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Old 06-24-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

for whatever reason, i always begin getting my period about 4-5 days before the final pill of the month. maybe it's because my periods are generally pretty short (about 3-4 days).

i've tried only taking the sugar pills on the days im bleeding and as soon as i'm done i switch to the colored pills, but i still end up getting another period before the month's pack is finished.

when this happens, should i continue and finish the dark pills even if i'm mensturating? or should i just stop where i'm at and start all over with the sugar pills? this has been really bothering me lately; i'm not sexually active but for the future i would like to know if not finishing the pack makes the pill uneffective. thank you.

 
Old 06-25-2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

I'm confused at what you mean.. you have 21 days of hormones and then 7 days of sugar pills.. is your period starting 4-5 days before you start your sugar pills or 4-5 days before you are to start your next pack? If it's 4-5 days before your next pack (while you are taking the sugar pills) then that's when you are supposed to start. If you are starting DURING your hormone pills.. you may need to see your doctor about switching brands as it may not be working for you. Don't change around when you take the hormone pills and take the sugar pills, it can lessen the effectiveness of the birth control as well as mess your cycle up even further. It doesn't hurt anything to take the hormone pills while you are having your period. I usually start my next pack while I'm still on my period.

 
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:18 PM   #3
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Re: my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

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I'm confused at what you mean.. you have 21 days of hormones and then 7 days of sugar pills.. is your period starting 4-5 days before you start your sugar pills or 4-5 days before you are to start your next pack? If it's 4-5 days before your next pack (while you are taking the sugar pills) then that's when you are supposed to start. If you are starting DURING your hormone pills.. you may need to see your doctor about switching brands as it may not be working for you. Don't change around when you take the hormone pills and take the sugar pills, it can lessen the effectiveness of the birth control as well as mess your cycle up even further. It doesn't hurt anything to take the hormone pills while you are having your period. I usually start my next pack while I'm still on my period.
it's starting 4-5 days before i start the sugar pills, meaning when i start bleeding i still haven't finished the hormone pills

i just wasn't sure if that was bad to finish the hormone pills during mensturation

thanks for replying

 
Old 06-26-2007, 12:14 PM   #4
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Re: my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

hey.. yeah, it's safe to keep taking the hormone pills while on your period but it sounds like you need to ask your doc about switching meds.

 
Old 06-27-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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Re: my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

You are suppose to take the hormome pills in the order they come in with out skipping any. No matter if get your period or not. If you bleed on day 14-21 take the hormone pills. Do not skip and go to sugar pills just cause you started bleeding. Take all the hormone pills till you have finished them. It's up to you if you want to take the sugar pills if you don't then start a new pack the day after you would have taken the last sugar pill

Skipping pills or starting a new pack before you finish the first pack can cause a world of havoc on your body.

How long have you been on BCP? I think you need to talk to your doctor about a different pill.

Last edited by FromSqueaky; 06-27-2007 at 06:24 AM.

 
Old 06-27-2007, 04:40 PM   #6
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Re: my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

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You are suppose to take the hormome pills in the order they come in with out skipping any. No matter if get your period or not. If you bleed on day 14-21 take the hormone pills. Do not skip and go to sugar pills just cause you started bleeding. Take all the hormone pills till you have finished them. It's up to you if you want to take the sugar pills if you don't then start a new pack the day after you would have taken the last sugar pill

Skipping pills or starting a new pack before you finish the first pack can cause a world of havoc on your body.

How long have you been on BCP? I think you need to talk to your doctor about a different pill.
i've been taking it since january but because there was some months i didn't finish the hormones my period did get badly screwed up. like i didn't get a period for a good 10 weeks at one point, and then when i finally did, i got it for a day, then it would stop for a few days, and then i would get it again.

 
Old 06-27-2007, 06:29 PM   #7
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Re: my period starts before end of bc cycle & i don't know what to do...

No matter what brand you take if you don't take them correctly it will alter your period so much that you will not know what is your real period and what isn't. Alot of the bleeding you are having is not a period it's break through bleeding from taking the pills incorrectly.

Maybe you should look into the IUD instead of taking pills.

 
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