Stopping Induced Period From Missing Birth Control Pills?

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Stopping Induced Period From Missing Birth Control Pills?

I missed two Trisprintec (ortho tricyclin) pills and it induced my period early. This has happened once before and I just continued taking the hormones until I hit the placebo, but I got my period the whole time. I really don't want to have a 2.5 week period. Can I treat this week as my "placebo" time and then start a new pack in a week? Will I be covered AFTER I start the new pack?

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Yes, this can happen when you miss pills.   Did you make up taking the missing pills at all?

I really strongly recommend that you call your gynecologist about what to do in this case.   Your hormones are all out of whack and you are in danger of becoming pregnant if you do not have a back up contraceptive.   You really do need to take your pills each day and at the same time of day so that you don't have these issues.   It might be wise to look into other forms of birth control if you feel you cannot take them everyday.

Here is a site about birth control and they give this advice when you miss pills:

  • If you forget your pills for a day or two, follow the instructions below:

If you miss one pill, take the forgotten one (yesterday's pill) as soon as you remember it, and take today's pill at the regular time. Although you probably will not become pregnant, use your backup method until your next period to be safe.

If you miss two pills in a row, take two pills as soon as you remember and two pills the next day. You may have some spotting. Use your backup method of birth control until your next period.

If you miss three or more pills in a row, start your backup method of birth control immediately. Your ovaries may produce an egg (ovulation), and without a backup contraceptive you could become pregnant. Ask yourself, "Am I a good pill user?" Another method of contraception may be better for you.

To continue your pills:

Take two pills for 3 days and use your backup method of birth control until you have your next period, OR Stop taking pills from your old pack of pills. Start a new pack of pills the Sunday after you missed three or more pills, even if you are bleeding. Use your backup method of contraception for the first 2 weeks that you are on your new pack of pills.

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