- I started Loestrin24Fe for the first time on 9/15. My period started with slight spotting two days earlier, on 9/13.
- Before I started HBC a few weeks ago, I was on a 30-31 day cycle. This means my next period would have been due 10/13 or 10/14.
- I am visiting my boyfriend in Boston from 10/14-10/18 and I would REALLY like to avoid having my period during those four days at all costs.
- My first of four placebo pills is supposed to be taken on 10/9, to resume my normal pills on 10/14.
My question is, what should I do to avoid having my period that weekend (10/14-10/18)? I'm aware that I've only been on HBC for a short time (about one month by the time of the trip) so I may be out of luck as far as skipping pills and expecting not to have one. Should I skip them and hope that no period shows up at all, or should I take the four placebo pills 10/9-10/13 anyway and expect my period to stop as soon as I resume taking the pill on 10/14?
Sorry if I was unclear about any of those dates! Thank you for any advice!
Edit: Here's another way to phrase my question:
Since I was on a 30-31 day cycle, and starting BC will put me at 28 days between periods, should my period start as soon as I start the placebo pills, or my "natural" cycle as if I wasn't on HBC? Like I said, I will have been on the pill for only about a month by that time and I'm just wondering what to expect! Thanks.