I am so glad I discovered this website; it seems like a great source of information. I really hope someone can help me with my issue.
I just recently got on birth control: Neovletta 28 (pills). My doc told me that with these pills I will be getting my period regularly, and every new period will start on the same day of the week as the previous one. Basically, the first BC tablet of each batch of pills will be taken on the same day of the week.
My problem is that my period started 3 days earlier. I was basically taking the sugar (hormone-free) pills of the last week, when midway through that week I got thick bloody discharges. I was spotting throughout the month that I was taking the pills, but spotting was not heavy or thick, mainly brown colored light discharges. The discharge I got during the 4th week was more like a period; heavier than spotting and bloody color.
I was wondering if it's something normal. I was not sure whether I should have waited the three days that I had according to the "pill-schedule" and then started a new batch of pills. I kind of freaked out and I started a new batch of pills right away, since I know that you have to take a hormone-containing pills the first day of your period. Was that the right thing to do? And what happens if you start taking bc pills a little bit before the period. Does it provide the same protection, or do you need to wait an extra week or two to gain same protection?
Also how do birth control pills work with antibiotics. I know that antibiotics counteract the effect of birth control pills. Bot how would one go about taking BC pills while being prescribed the antibiotics? Would it be ok to take them simultaneously and then use extra protection for a week or two, or would you need to stop taking BC pills while taking antibiotics?
Looking forward to some replies and advises!