I accidentally started my birth control pills early Thursday
Patient :I accidentally started my birth control pills early. Thursday instead of Sunday. I am in the 2nd day of my cycle. If I don't want to change the start date of my next cycle should I continue taking the pill each day, wait till Sunday and take my Monday pill or wait and take my monday pill on Monday or start a new pack on Sunday?
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern.
Usually birth control pills are advised to start during the menstrual period to get protection for the total month.
Mentioning one particular day is for remembrance only.
Starting the pills on first or second day of the cycle is ideal than waiting for one particular day.
So, if you are using pack containing 21 active pills with same dose of hormones in all the pills, you can continue with taking one pill daily at same time.
Instead of days mentioned on pack, you follow your own order like Thursday first pill, Friday second pill and continue like that.
In case of 21 pills pack, after completion of the pack, you can take one week break and can start new pack for continued contraceptive protection.
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