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    Bone2179 posted:
    I could not find my birth control for a week. In that week I started my period. So I started a new pack of birth control on the sunday after my period started. Can it throw my cycle off if I did not take it for a week.
     
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    atti_editor responded:
    Things can certainly get confusing when you miss a pill. This article has some information that you might find helpful: http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/forgot-to-take-your-birth-control-pills It might be best to call your doctor just to confirm that you are on the correct pack and are adequately protected.
     
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    greek13nut responded:
    Hi Just throw the old pack away if find and use condoms for the first 7 days as backup for any sex, but your be OK


    Good Luck


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    fcl responded:
    Just a minute ... would I be right in assuming that you missed the week of placebo pills? If so, then you should be just fine. The placebo/sugar pills have no active ingredients and serve only as reminders. Missing them is absolutely not important and should not in any way interfere with your cycle.


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