(Closed) Missing 1 BC Pill

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Did you skip that one or just take the next one in the pack? I think it probably works better if you miss one at the very end rather than in the middle. Usually it’s not a huge deal…you’re BC will be less effective and if you want to make sure you don’t get pregnant use condoms.

Personally I never took mine at a set time and sometimes even took them a day late and never had any problems – however, there are people who get pregnant on the pill so better safe than sorry.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@roxy821: I’d say if you are concerned you can always get the dollar store HPTs just to reassure yourself. Test every couple of weeks if you think there’s a chance you are pregnant (althought I didn’t have any symptoms really). At least then you’d have peace of mind.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Honestly, I would take the morning after pill. I got pregnant taking the pill perfectly, so yes, I think missing a pill would up your chances even more. (but i’m super paranoid like that now!)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m not sure how it works on seasonale but I read that for the 28 day cycle ones if you miss 1 pill in days 1-3 you must use back up but if it’s later in the pack, you’re supposed to be okay.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you really are not ready to TTC yet, go to the drugstore and get the Plan B pill. I got pregnant missing a day of my BC. (I was moving to from Georgia to Texas and drove about 18 hours straight and just forgot to take it and never realized it til the END of my packet when I had an extra pill. I still thought it was no big deal- sure enough, I ended up pregnant.) My mother got pregnant on BC as well at age 40 after being on it for 16 years. I know it’s probably just a weird thing in our family where we’re for some reason more susceptible to being in that 2% that can get pregnant on it, but better to be safe than sorry if you’re really not ready yet!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@roxy821: Depending upon how long you’ve been on BC, it shouldn’t. I’ve missed and doubled up a few times over 8 years. Still not pregnant, still not ovulation whatsoever.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

There’s a chance you could have ovulated in the day that you missed.  I would use condoms for the rest of your pill pack, due to still being on the medication.  I would call your dr to explain the situation and ask for their advice.

If it were me, I would continue taking the pills for the rest of your pill pack, and test at the end if you don’t get your period.  If you were have to have gotten preggo last night, it wouldn’t show up on a test now anyway, so it’s probably not a rush to go out and test right now.

Good luck!!  Definitely call your dr and see what they have to say, though.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m super paranoid so I would probably go grab a box of condoms and play it safe for the rest of the BC pack.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m REALLY surprised so many of you react so strongly to missing 1 day. I was always under the assumption that you didn’t need to initiate a back up plan unless you’ve missed 2. You learn something new every day!
Good thing I use BC and condoms every time anyway, but that’s just because I’m paranoid.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsMcGyro:

LOL, I’m only such a strong reactor because I was one of those who missed one and thought, “No big deal” only to end up pregnant because of it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yea, I wouldn’t mess around with missing a pill. People get pregnant taking it all the time. So I would wear condoms for another few weeks to ensure you don’t get pregnant. Then again, I am extremely on the safe side because I would be devestated if I got pregnant now. I would just be devestated. So depending on how welcome you are to being pregnant early, I wouldn’t mess around.

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