(Closed) Dropped a BC pill…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Keep looking. If you can’t, take one from the end of the pack and look later. If you still can’t find it, you’ll just miss your last pill before your period. No biggie.

 

Post # 4
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah I’ve done that before- take the next pill, and your period will come one day sooner. Use other protection for the rest of the month. 

Post # 5
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@LolaMonster:  are you on a monophasic or triphasic pill? I would keep looking or just go ahead and take tomorrow’s pill.

 

and you shouldn’t need extra/other protection – as long as you don’t actually skip and NOT take a pill.

Post # 6
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m on a triphasic pill (ortho tricyclen lo) and I have done this before – generally I just steal the exact same pill from a different (unopened) pack. This does ruin a whole pack, but I keep it around in case it happens again and that way I don’t have to deal with back up protection or anything else. Good luck 🙂

Post # 8
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3261 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve done that before.. just took the next pill in the pack, no biggie.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@LolaMonster:  Yep, that would be monophasic.

I got the flu really bad once and threw up about 30 minutes after taking my pill (if you puke/get diarrhea within I think 3 or 4 hours of taking it, it counts as a “missed pill, btw!)” so I just grabbed the last ACTIVE pill in the pack and took that instead. My refills for my BC come 1 week early, so I get my next pack before I reach that empty pill slot I stole from, so I just take it from the next pack. Always a pill “short”, but I always have a refill, so no biggie.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@LolaMonster:  you can always do a quick google on the name and find out but yeah, if it’s monophasic, just take the next one. No biggie! I’ve dropped them before…had to go hunt down a flashlight to search for it. I found it! Pretty much right in front of me. Sigh.

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