Not sure when new period will come, when to take new BC?
So I believe I updated and let everyone know my period did arrive after much worry and 2 negative pregnancy tests. I think the only reason it came when it did however was my efforts of taking 500mg of vitamin C every hour for about 4 days. I went to the doctor after I got it anyway, since I don't want this to happen again and I want to regulate the periods. My doctor said it was probably because of my job since I work 11pm to 7am and then since I have a baby it's not like I can balance it out and sleep all day. So lack of sleep, messed up schedule, and stress over a lot going on in my life probably is what happened. He gave me bc pills which I'm happy about. I was on loestrin24 Fe but I couldn't pay for them after the sample pack he gave me, but he said it wasn't because the insurance didn't cover it like I thought, it turns out it was because it was brand name and not generic (wish he or the pharmacy woulda informed me of this, that way I couldve stayed on bc this whole time-thus regulating my periods and keeping me from freaking out).
Anyway I just wanted to ask, I am not on my period anymore, it ended last week but I have the bc pills now. I want to start taking them immediately in case I do have sex and I want to feel more secure and protected obviously. However the insert, and everything I've read says you can only start it in 2 ways. Either when you start your period, or at the end of it. I am not on my period anymore, I'm probably on day 12 of my cycle I think. I don't want my cycle to mess up again, but I want to make sure I start it properly.
Do I have to wait till I get my period again? What if the same thing happens and I have to take Vitamin C again? Should I just start taking it tonight? I also read that it wouldn't be effective for about 7 days, but still, wouldn't it be best to be effective in 7 days as opposed to waiting till my period decides to show up (and as I said before, I had to make it come with vitamin C last time, so who's to say I won't have to do that again since I haven't started the BC pills to regulate it?). Ugh, I don't know what to do! Advice? Thoughts?