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So I accidentally took two sugar pills today and yesterday when I was supposed to take the active pills. (Don't ask how that happened). Inevitably, I got my period and now I'm wondering what I should do? My last period was only two weeks ago. Will it harm me in anyway if I just continue to take the active pills again? Will my period stop? Or should I just take the sugar pills and start all over?

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I would just continue to take the active pills, and most likely the bleeding will stop within a couple of days.  It won't harm you having missed 2 pills, but you could become pregnant because of missing pills.  I would use backup protection until you've been back on the active pills for 7 days.

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