| | What Do I Do If I Started My Period Late on Ortho Evra?
I am on my first 'week off' on my first month of ever using Ortho Evra, or any kind of birth control, ever. I applied my first patch on a friday, my second patch on a friday, and my third patch on a friday. The following friday to the third friday I removed my patch (last friday) and have been waiting to be on my period for five days. Well, I just started this morning. I probably won't be finished until this Sunday--but that isn't the day I'm supposed to apply my new patch!
I'm supposed to apply one this Friday, but I'll still be on my period because I started my period late. Please someone be so kind as to tell me what to do? Should I put the patch on this Friday even though I'll still be menstruating, or should I wait until it stops to apply? Will waiting throw off my birth control schedule and make me unprotected from pregnancy? My doctor told me nothing of the "What Ifs..."