Post # 1
I have been rather concerned lately and thought I would post my situation to see if anyone has been through the same thing. I started my pack of pills this month 3 days late. I actually ran out of my prescription and didnt realize until it was too late. Anyways after getting stocked up again, I just started my pack 3 days late not even thinking twice about it. Now I have been over thinking things and researching and I think there could have been a high chance that I did ovulate due to those 3 missed pills. I start my pack on Sunday so i missed Sunday the 26th, Monday the 27th, and Tuesday the 28th. We were risky and frisky not the weekend directly after my missed pills, but the following weekend.. so Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or the 7th,8th, and 9th of November. Has a similar story ever happened to anyone and they actually got pregnant?
Post # 2
When I got off the pill it took me a month to get pregnant. Got off it end of June got a real period end of July. Got prego sometime in August. I don’t think you are pregnant but keep an eye out on your next menstrual period. so next time when you missed a pill you should always use a back up method aka condoms
Post # 3
Use condoms as a backup for the rest of your pill pack.
Being on The Pill requires diligence. Perhaps you can put a reminder in your phone so that you don’t forget?
If you don’t want to become pregnant, it is important to be conscientious about taking your Pill.
Post # 4
Missing pills the first week is the worst possible time to miss pills.
Post # 5
Did you stop taking the active contraceptive pills for 10 days or 3 days?
Post # 6
In all, it was 10 days, because of the placebo pills and the first 3 missed pills in the new pack.
Post # 7
bqks789: I’m not a doctor but I’ve been on the pill since I was 14 and I can honestly say I doubt you’re pregnant. I missed the first 3 days of mine this month too, same story forgot the script. When I started mine again I doubled up until I was back to where I should have been and I haven’t had any changes and I’m sure I’m not pregnant. I wasn’t careful at all so I guess I’ll update if I find out I’m diddled 😉 I typically ovulate (get all the symptoms of ovulation) two weeks before my period so I’m sure I’m fine. If you’ve been on BC for a while I can’t imagine your system would be aligned enough for you to get knocked up so fast.
Fingers crossed for you!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
If you miss one pill, you’re supposed to take it as soon as you remember and use backup contraceptives (condoms, pullout) for at least 7 days. 3 pills in the first week? You’d be pretty fertile. So yes, it’s possible you are pregnant.
Post # 9
I’ve only been on bc for 3 months so far. But MstoMrsH please do update when you know for sure!
Post # 10
If youve only been on the pill for 3 months, you should be using a back up method anyways since the pill typically takes 3 months to become fully affective.
Post # 11
AOriver: that’s not really true. Most pills are effective within a week or so.
Post # 12
AOriver: Westwood: It all depends on when you start the pills in relation to your period.
For Combination Pills:
- You may take your first pill on the first day of your period.
- You may take your first pill on the Sunday after your period starts. If you do this, you need to use another birth control method (such as a condom, diaphragm, or sponge) for the next 7 days. This is called backup birth control.
- You may take your first pill any day in your cycle, but you will need to use another birth control method for the first month.
- Continuous or extended cycle pills: Take one pill everyday, at the same time each day.<br /><br />http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000655.htm
bqks789: Here’s some good info: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-maryland/client-resources/faqs-birth-control-users
Post # 13
Westwood: HeyJude72: thanks for the info. I was always told to use a back up for three months. Guess things have changed! I used to use two forms all the time anyway because I really didn’t want to get pregnant. Id rather err on the side of caution.
Post # 14
bqks789: based on the dates you gave us you were taking your active pills for 7 days in a row before you did the deed. If that is correct then you have NOTHING to worry about.
My doctor always used to stress the 7 day rule: if you miss a pill, start active pills late or take antibiotics you need to use alternative protection for 7 days while taking active pills. After that the pill has had enough time to get to work and you no longer need to worry.
Post # 15
I was told it takes a month for the Pill to become effective.