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A 29-year-old female asked:

I started taking the pill mid-cycle, about a week before i am supposed to get my period. will i still get pms and how soon will i be protected?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Protection: You must complete 1 month ( an entire packet ) to be protectd. Always take you pills EXACTLY as directed.

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