(Closed) How regular are you with your BC pills?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are you good about taking your pill at the SAME time every day?
    yes, I take it on the dot, every single day : (8 votes)
    25 %
    no, I take it within the two hour range : (20 votes)
    63 %
    no, I often forget my pill : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I'm not on BC : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I voted that I’m not taking BC because we’re TTC, but when I was, I took it to the minute. I had an alarm that went off during my lunch break to remind me. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    When I was on it, I tried to take it within 2 hours.  I would be worried about not taking them around the same time every day and possibly having a failure.  That’s one reason I’m on Nuvaring now!

    Post # 5
    Member
    198 posts
    Blushing bee

    I take it right before I brush my teeth every night before bed. Except that one time when it bounced out of my hand and down the drain. 🙁 I go to bed at the same time every night so I am always sure to get it at the same time.

    Post # 7
    Member
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I just take mine in the morning after I shower. I’m pretty regular about getting up at the same time everyday, but I keep them in the bathroom so when I’m brushing my hair I can see them and remember to pop one at that moment. I’ve been doing it like this for almost 10 years, and haven’t had a problem (knockonwood). I think the more important thing is actually taking them everyday, I had never heard that it had to be within two hours though. Btw, I hated the patch too back in the day- i don’t know if they’ve gotten better, but yuck on that glue 🙁

    Post # 9
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I take it on the dot at the exact same time every day (I have an alarm). I also compensate for time zones when I travel.

    Post # 10
    Member
    198 posts
    Blushing bee

    @breezybri19: Yeah I freaked for a second, but just opted to start my period a day earlier that month. You can bet I’m never letting that happen again.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I was bad at taking the pills all the time. My doctor siwtched me to Mirena even though I haven’t had kids. I love not having to worry about it at all!

    Post # 12
    Member
    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am absolutely terrible at remembering to take pills so I opted to go the mirena route 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I take it on the dot because of some close calls in the past, and thus am religious about it every. single.day. Im just too paranoid to do anything otherwise

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Eh, I have my alarm set on my phone but I’ll sometimes take it an hour later. I’ve been on it for 3 years now and so far so good. I almost lost a pill today though because I dropped it and the cat almost beat me to it!

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @SweetRose2011: I like it a lot.  It is pretty easy to get out, it can’t go back in very far.  Though I have to say that when I first saw it, I was surprised how big it is.  I’m not having any problems with it though, I just fold it in half to put it in and when I take it out, I hook my finger on it and pull it out.

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