- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
So not a big deal i have been on BC for years and have missed my first 3in a new pack sometimes check the insert that comes w your pills to see if u need a back up (you should not) if u r still worried call your Dr
Was this last Wednesday or this Wednesday? (as in yesterday, or today depending on which country you are in).
If it was last Wednesday and you had sex on Saturday you will be fine. You took pills Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this should be enough. You are technically protected from the first pill (Thursday) specially if you have taken the pill before and you were just off for your period.
If it was this Wednesday and you are worried about sex last Saturday, again you should be fine. I doubt that sperm can swim very well during a period and you’ll be protected from Thursday.
However, in future, remember this: My pills say that if you miss a day to take BOTH pills the minute you realise that you missed a day. So on Thursday you should have taken Wednesday’s pill as well. That being said, you pills might say differently.
Thanks girls. I know I should be fine but you know how the Internet can freak you out haha. My pills packet is very vague and didn’t say what to happen in the event that the FIRST pill was missed, which is why I was nervous. I found this from the world health organization tho but I understand that all pills are different..
@Tickles: it was last Wednesday, as in a week ago. So what you say about being protected by thursday, friday, ans saturdays pill makes sense and what I thought all along, but then certain things I read say that first couple pills is the MOST important because after the 7 day break if you don’t take a pill right away it could cause the egg to release immediately and that it would take 7 days worth of pills to cause the egg to go away, causing Thursday’s pill to do nothing.
Thanks again tho, I am glad to hear two people say I should be fine rather than the opposite hahah.
honestly this is a bit of a gamble.not taking it properly can lead to pregnancies. im not sure what to do. perhaphs a doctors hotline (nurses hotline) or go tot the doctors?? use a condom till next cycle??
I do it all the time and nothing has happened in over 10 years of taking BCPs. But everyone is different so if you are truly nervous and do not want to take the chance you should use a backup method of birth control such as condoms. Next time take two on the day you start one day late and then two the next day; you will finish your pack early but that should be sufficient to prevent pregnancy during that cycle (these were the instructions in my old BC pack many years ago so chceck your particular BCP instructions for assistance.) Missing a pill during the first week is bad because you really need that 7 day cushion duirng the first week to prevent ovulation. I would take the rest of the pack religiously at the same time every day until that pack is done (carry the pack in your purse and set an alarm if you have to.)
@beachbride1216: When you say you do it all the time, do you mean miss 1 pill during your pack, or miss the FIRST pill?
And yeah it was definitely a dumb move and it was a one time only mistake and will remain protected for the rest of the cycle, but what’s done is done :(. I always take my pill at the same time every day as I have a reminder set on my phone, and never missed one before. Hopefully that will work in my favor lol.
You’re fine, missing the first pill and taking it a day later is not a big deal. Don’t worry about it.
@Everdeen: “My pills say that if you miss a day to take BOTH pills the minute you realise that you missed a day. So on Thursday you should have taken Wednesday’s pill as well.”
That’s how my pills are too. I’ve had to do this a couple times when I started a new pack a day late and it has never been an issue.
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