Post # 1
Hello! I’m hoping someone can ease my anxiety.
My husband and I last had sex on Thursday, during my “inactive” week of pills.
I was supposed to start a new pack yesterday (Sunday), but apparently I had no more refills! Yes, I should have gone in earlier, but I was really busy & knew I had at least 8 months worth.
Nope! Turns out my doctor did not fill out my prescription correctly. The pharmacist said “I’m sorry, there’s nothing I can do, but fax a request to your doctor.”
I called the doctor & left messages, but they still haven’t gotten back to me. If I don’t get my pack tomorrow, I’m really going to be freaking out.
I just keep telling myself: “It’s okay! You shouldn’t be fertile during your period! Plus, I have hyperprolactinoma, so that should help make me even more infertile!”
But, another part of me is thinking: “I’m such an idiot! What if I get pregnant?!” I’ve always been so good about taking my pill on time.
Am I overreacting? Please help ease my anxiety.. if it’s justified…
Post # 3
@manda21: I don’t want to freak you out, but I WOULD use a backup for seven days from when you start your pack. they do say that starting your pack late can result in pregnancy, especially if it’s more than one day late. Once you get your pills, use condoms for the first seven days. After that, you should be okay.
Post # 4
I would use a backup for the whole month. You’re basically restarting the whole birth control shebang at this point.
Talk to your doctor about using protection the whole month vs 7 days. If starting your first week late jump starts ovulation, you could ovulate later than 7 days after the start of the pack, I believe. I always air on the side of paranoia with stuff like this, though, haha.
Post # 5
i talked to my OBGYN about this before, and he said that most pregnancies on the pill occur when women miss the first pill/start it late because it extends the hormone-free week and can allow for ovulation. i don’t really think that you will get pregnant from the sex you had on thursday, though. i would just use a back up method for the next 7 days! try not to stress out (wayyy easier said than done, i know! i recently freaked out about taking a pill late-it’s in my posting history if you want to see the responses i got for some more reassurance!).
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! 🙂 I got my pill pack tonight, finally, so I took 2 pills, and I’ll take 2 tomorrow, then 1 everyday afterwards (per the instructions).
Yeah, we’re definitely planning on using condoms for at least a week…
Not that I depend on it… But, like I said, I should be infertile due to my high prolactin levels
I’ve had near-perfect use in my 6 years on the pill, until now! 😛
Post # 7
well you defintely won’t get pregnant from the time you had sex on your inactive pills. I’d be sure to use a back up method for 7 days (or whatever it says in your pill instructions – they’ll tell you). You can do longer if it makes you feel better, though.