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Question: Starting the pill

 justacr0sshair - Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:56 pm

Would starting the pill a week after you had your period delay your period a week or two for the next month?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:17 pm

User avatar Hello,
Yes, and no. By starting later, you would end later and that should result in a delayed period, assuming you take the full packet of pills. It is also possible to alter your periods when they are not convenient by taking the active pills continuously (without a break or without taking the inert "sugar" pills for a week at the end of the active pills). Some prescriptions are even designed for you to only bleed every three months or not at all, by taking the pill continuously. If this is your desire, you can either get one of these prescriptions or you can take a package of pills as you normally do for three weeks, then rather than skipping a week (or taking inactive "reminder" pills) start the new pack. Once you stop, you will likely have your period at that time.

I hope this answers your questions.
Best wishes.


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