Will birth control pills still work if you start taking it 3rd day of your period?

Probably, Yes. If you are using the "sunday start" method of starting your birth control pills (starting sunday after your period starts), you may even be beyond day 3 of your period when this occurs. It is important to start your pills before your period ends and you may want to consider using condoms for this first cycle in addition to usual safe sex practices.

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What to do if I know stress delays your period but is that still a factor when I'm on birth control pills?

No. Stress may increase you metabolism which may lead into breaking down the pill faster, so if there was some effect, it would be abnormal spotting in between the cycles not a delay in the period. Read more...

Is it normal to have your period a week earlier than expected and I still have 1 week worth of birth control pills available.

Breakthrough bleed. Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Read more...

Is it okay to start using birth control pills on the last day of your period?

Yes. If this is your first pack of birth control pills you can start it on the last day of your period. Commonly I have women starting their first pack begin on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. If you have been taking the pill already start the second pack the day after finishing the first pack. Read more...

Is doubling up on birth control pills to prevent your period one month bad?

Not the best method. The way to prevent your period from coming is to keep taking your pills during the placebo week, or the week you are off the pills. Doubling up will not stop your period from coming if you still stop the pills at the end of the packet. The lowest dose of pill that is effective is the best dose to take. If you double up you are at risk to have more side effects from the pills. Read more...
Not good.... Check with your doctor before changing your medication regimen..There are often adverse consequences when directions are not followed... Read more...