I am so confused about the pill. I am currently taking Dianette although I am actually not sexually active as my partner is away until a few months time so I'm trying to make sure I'm prepared and taking it correctly by this time. I have several questions in isolation:
1) Is it normal that sometimes I don't start bleeding on my seven day break until about 3 or 4 days in? If this happens and I am therefore still bleeding when day one comes back around do I just start taking my next pack as normal? Am I still protected from day 1 of the new pack?
2) Should there be a month whereby I accidentally have a 9 or so day break instead of 7 will I be protected again from the next day I do take it? I have heard that the worst time to miss a pill is at the beginning or end of a pack so if no, how do I get back to ensuring I'm taking it correctly? Is it best to wait a whole month and start taking the pill on the first day of my next period as you would when first starting on the pill?
3) I am concerned about when my partner and I go travelling in a few months time because I sometimes get a dodgy tummy when I travel. If this happens, is a different contraception method preferable or am I ok as long as I've had that day's pill in my system for a certain number of hours?
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