(Closed) Birth control fail

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
4040 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Read the directions that came with your pill pack (if you threw it away, open next month’s pack and get the directions). Each brand tells you what to do if you miss 1 pill, 2 pills, etc. and it varies based on which week of the pack you missed. 

So read the directions  and do what they tell you 🙂 

then for the future, set an alarm for the same time every day and take your pill. If you keep forgetting them, it can really acrew up your cycles

Post # 4
2112 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Glasgowbound:  agreed! I have an alarm set so I don’t forget it. And i keep them in my purse so I always have them with me. 


Post # 5
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I leave mine on the vanity so I take them every night when I brush my teeth. If they are out of sight, they are out of mind!

Post # 6
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think if you miss one you’re supposed to take it as soon as you remember, and again at the normal time. I had an alarm set on my phone (I have an IUD now so I don’t have to worry about it) that went off at 7:15 every night for me to take it. That might help you.

Read the directions that came with your pack.

Post # 7
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Set a cell phone alarm. Set your fiance’s alarm. Program your bedside alarm. Find a way to take your pills more regularly if you want this to work.

If you want to skip your period, not every brand of pill can do this. If you told your doc specifically that you want to skip your period they would have given you the proper type, but a tri-phasic pill has three different sets of hormones — It’s difficult (and impossible for some people) to skip a period on a tri-phaisc pill. You need a mono-phasic (One dose of hormone throughout all three weeks.) So, make sure you have a mono-phasic pill if you want to skip.

Secondly, read the information in your packet. It will tell you what to do in the event of skipped pills.

Post # 8
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mrs2b2014:  Definitely read the pill package. I think you can generally double up on missed days but I’m pretty sure that once you get to week 3 doubling up is not effective. There are sooo many different types of BC though and I’m sure it all depends on the type of pill.

And definitely set an alarm! I have had mine set on my phone forever and it is so helpful. I’d never remember to take it at the same time otherwise.

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