What do I do if I miss a week of active birth control pills after finishing a pack?
I've been on birth control for about two years now, and I've been consistent with taking them correctly. For some reason, this month I'm a week early for my insurance to kick in and cover the cost of another three-month pack. I went into the pharmacy and it wasn't going to be covered til exactly one week later. I'm planning on picking up the pills when they'll be covered. Should I wait until I have my next period to start the pills or should I start them when I get them? I don't want to mess with my cycle and cause my period to be skipped or cause breakthrough bleeding. What would be the best thing for me to do (besides use other forms of birth control for the first couple weeks back on the pill) to prevent any difficulties from happening?