6:20 pm - 12/19/2009

can i still take my blue pills if my period came to stop it?

I just recently started on my birth control again after not being able to buy some for around a month.
I'm on my second week, but I skipped a few days on accident. I took one of the pills I skipped last night, and I'm about to take the other one...
But when I was using the restroom a few minutes ago I noticed some pink on the paper.


Is this my period? Is it safe to keep taking them to just prevent it from coming untill the white pills?
dlb5367 20th-Dec-2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Keep taking it, it may come because you missed those pills, or it may not. However if you cease taking them, if you are using it as a contraceptive you have a much higher risk of ovulating and becoming pregnant.

If you realize you have skipped days, follow the instructions in the packet that came with your pills. :)
memoirsofsunny 20th-Dec-2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you!
And yes, I am using it as a contraceptive.
lilium_vitiate 20th-Dec-2009 06:53 am (UTC)
If you're using it as a contraceptive, you should ALWAYS finish out your active (blue, in your case) pills.
arularia 20th-Dec-2009 02:05 am (UTC)
How many days did you miss? If it was only one or two then you can just make up the pills and you're still protected. If you missed three or more, you need to use a back-up method for the rest of your pill pack.

This little bit of bleeding is not your period. It's known as breakthrough or withdrawal bleeding and happens because of the dip in your hormone levels. It might stop with a few more days of active pills or it might not. Either way, you're not hurting yourself if you finish your pack.
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