(Closed) BC question…please help!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not a medical bee, but I would start a new pack and use a back up method of protection for 7 days or so just to be on the safe side.


Post # 5
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Gget a new pack and start over. You can run all pill packs back to back to prevent bleeding/spotting anyway (and when I took the pill I used to do this frequently). It would be a problem (birth control wise) if you took too low a dose, but seeing as you took too high a dose instead, you should still be protected if you start a new pack. You may have some spotting or a small bleed with the new pack though, seeing as you will switch down to a lower dose when you start the pack. Don’t worry… this is normal. Keep taking the new pack. If you still feel nervous, use condoms as well.

Does that help at all?

Post # 6
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I’d probably start a new pack – I don’t think you’ll risk being unprotected (because you were taking active pills, albeit in the wrong order, but they weren’t placebos)

but I think you may have a risk for spotting when you switch the hormone level from highest to lowest.


Post # 8
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

After work, I’d call planned parenthood instead of my doctor. Their answers tend to be more accurately and they pick up the phone faster.

Post # 9
2261 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Pollywog:  I second this…. hope it all gets worked out (don’t feel silly, I probably would have done the same thing!) new BC packs can be confusing. 

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