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- Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:22 pm
I am using the 28 day pack on Sprintec birth control (starting on Sunday.) I am just finishing up my 3rd month on the pill and so far everything has been running smoothly and I've never missed a pill or anything but I got my period 5 days early. I have basically had my entire period during the 3rd week of blue pills and I just started my reminder white pills today.
I know it's not that big of a deal that I started early but my question is... should I continue to take the pills as normal or should I start a new pack?
I wasn't sure if I should skip the white pills entirely since I have already had my period.
Also, is it typical to a darker/thicker menstrual flow once on the pill? It's not consistent throughout my period, my flow does lighten up... it's just the start of my period starts out a lot darker than what it use to before the pill.
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:44 pm
You should continue the pills as directed without altering due to the bleeding. This is what the manufacturer recommends. Breakthrough bleeding is considered normal but if it continues or is very heavy, see your doctor as a new prescription might be in order.