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I've currently been on Tri Lo Marzia birth control for just…

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I've currently been on Tri Lo Marzia birth control for just over 3 months. Last week I was traveling with my boyfriend and wanted to delay my period one week so I wouldn't have it while on my trip. When I completed my 3rd week of my packet, I jumped to the 3rd week of a second packet. Towards the very end of the second 3rd week pills, I started to have some break through bleeding and horrible cramps. I'm wondering if I should now go through placebo week, or jump to the beginning of a new packet to ensure pregnancy protection?
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I would go through the placebo week and use backup contraception (condoms) for that week. Then start the new packet.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Can I ask what would happen if I did not go through placebo week and went straight into a new packet?
You might have continued breakthrough bleeding
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