Now, I have a few questions:
Will my unprotection begin as soon as my body misses this pill? (Because I know normally I'm not protected on my period week if I have less than 21 days of pills... but since this is a triphasic pill, will my body recognize that it's missing one of its middle phases and stop the protection then?)
There is a possibility that I will need protection later this month/beginning of September. Condoms will be used, but I would like to know that my pills are working fine. Could I just get a new pack and start from the beginning, so that I will have had at least 21 pills? Like, just stop at day 14, where I'm at now, and start today on day 1 of a new pack? I know that this would have been fine on a monophasic pill, but does that work on triphasic pills? I read the vulvapaedia section on skipping a period on a triphasic pill but I'm confused about how I might do it if I'm smack in the middle. If I start over now, I'd be starting at a lower hormone than where I'm at right now, which might cause a breakthrough bleed (but maybe not - since the pill I'm at now is in the middle of the pack, not the end).
Could I just throw the rest of this pack away and just start a new, complete pack from where I am in the cycle? That would make the protection 100% complete, right?
Wayyy too many questions. Maybe you could just point to one option and say THATS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO!!!!
I just basically don't want to wait for two months to know that I have complete protection.