Re: delaying your period on Yasmin
first of all this is your first month on the pill and you should expect some weirdness for the first 3 months.
You said you're a day 1 starter, meaning you started the pills on the first day of your period. This is a correct way to start the pill. It also means that you will have 2 periods this month, The period you were having when you started the pill as well as the period you will get during the last week of the pack.
Are you on a 21 day pack or a 28 day pack? If your using the 28 day pack you have 21 yellow pills and 7 white pills, the white pills have no medication in them and are just there for you to remember to take the pill, you should get your period during the white pill week.
If you use the 21 day pack then you have 21 yellow pills all of which contain hormones and you will stop taking the pill for 7 days in order to have a period.
So I am not going to do the math for you cuz I'll probably mess it up, but next pack you should expect your period during the 7 white pills or the 7 days you don't take the pill. If during this time you will be on your honeymoon then you should
For 28 Day Pack
a) skip the white pills from that pack and start a new pack. This means take 6 weeks of yellow pills in a row, 3 weeks from the first pack, skip the white pills and start a new pact during the week your would have been taking the white pills.
For 21 Day Pack
b) instead of not taking the pill for 7 days at the end of the pack just start your new pack right away with no break in between.
If you do this you will skip your period, it shouldn't come until the next white pill week/7 day break. You may have spotting from this you may not there is no way to tell, I've done it and have not had spotting but everyone is different.
Last edited by Cakies; 10-13-2008 at 03:36 PM.