(Closed) I forgot to take my BC. :/

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

An hour isn’t too bad. Do you have a reminder in your phone to take it everyday? That’s what I do.

Post # 5
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I was so bad at taking the pill at the same time. I was happy if I was within 3 hours. haha.  I do FAM now, but I wouldn’t worry at all about being an hour late unless you’re doing progesterone only pills.

Post # 6
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t worry about it. I work night shifts and when I was taking the Pill sometimes I’d forget it until the next morning. 

Post # 7
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Depending on teh type of birth control pill you’re on, you have a bit of wiggle room for when you take your birth control pill. An hour is fine for any birth control pill. When in doubt, either avoid intercourse for a few days or use a back up method.

Post # 8
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was on the pill for 8 years and I rarely remembered to take it at the same time everyday. Maybe I got lucky, but I never had a scare.

Post # 9
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@peachbaby4008: as PPs said, an hour isn’t bad. If you totally forgot it yesterday I’d use a backup method for a week (that’s what I’ve done).

Post # 10
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hour isn’t bad at all. =)  You’ll be okay unless you continually skip days.

Post # 11
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My BCP says that if you forget a day, take it as soon as you remember, but no back up BC is needed. It only suggests back up if you miss two days within a month. But you should check into your kind of BCP first.

And I think an hour is still in a decent time frame, but if you’re concerned you could use back up just to feel better.

Post # 12
6327 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

The guidelines vary depending on what pill you are on. With most monophasic combined pills (like microgynon), you now have a 24 hour window; so provided you take your pill within 24 hours, you are still covered. If you are later than 24 hours taking it, this is classed as a missed pill, but you can miss up to 2 pills in any one packet; any more and you must use an alternative method of contraception for 7 days. Usually though you should take a missed pill as soon as you remember; you’re not supposed to wait (I don’t know if this is different for pills that aren’t monophasic)

If you are at all unsure, then abstain or use condoms for the next 7 days. The guidelines were different when I first went on it 9 years ago, so I tend to follow the ‘old school’ guidelines because I’m very paranoid :-s

Post # 13
849 posts
Busy bee

You are totally fine, you’re only supposed to use back up birth control if you miss 2 pills in a row. If would make you feel better, just use a condom this week.

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