Question: I came in to get started on birth control about a month ago. I received the pills and was instructed to start them that day (Monday June 13). My last period was May 27-31. I have gone through my first package of birth control pills but my period still hasn’t come. Is this normal? should I be worried? I’ve heard u are supposed to start the pill the Sunday after ur period ends but i was instructed to start 2 weeks after, could that alter my period cycle?
Answer: Regardless of where you are in your menstrual cycle, medical providers often recommend immediate start of birth control if you received a negative pregnancy test during your office visit. If you have been taking your birth control pills correctly, the same time every day and have not missed a pill, it is very unlikely you are pregnant. It is common for women who start a birth control method to experience irregular periods during the first three months of any new birth control. Low-dose birth control pills and stress can also cause your period to be delayed.