Missed birth control pill

posted 3 months ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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1245 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not sure your post is clear although maybe I’m not reading it correctly.  

You took tonight’s pill instead of the missed pill- was one a placebo and one an actual BC?  Or do you mean that you only took one tonight and you did not take the two together

Post # 3
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Worker bee

So I’m a little unclear of the timing here but generally when you miss a pill you take the missed pill as soon as you notice and then take “today’s” pill again at the normal time. If it’s been a whole 24 hours you don’t need to take 2 pills just keep to the old schedule. If you take pills at the same time every day, missing one pill is low risk (higher riskier if it’s a low dose progesterone only type). However if your worried then don’t have unprotected sex for the next 7ish days and continue taking pills to be on the safe side. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

floralcake :  it should say on your pill information what to do if you miss one. Every type is different – some you have to use extra precautions if you miss pills outside the window (though this is usually for progesterone only)

Usually with combined pills, you take the missed one and your normal one when you remember and you should be at no higher risk. But like I say, check your own pill packet information. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I know how scary this can be! For the pill I’m on, if I miss just one day I’m still in the clear. The pack has a pamphlet of warnings and it will tell you what to do, in many cases you’re just supposed to take both pills the minute you notice you missed yesterday’s pill. So if I forgot my pill on Sunday, I’d take boht Sunday’s and Monday’s pill on Monday. 

 

Of course, each kind is different! So check the paperwork that comes with your pills. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

floralcake :  If you miss a pill, you take both the missed pill and today’s pill at the same time. If you ever miss two days, you take two pills two days in a row. If you ever miss three pills, wait for withdrawal bleeding and start a new pack.

If you’re really worried about getting pregnant, use a condom this cycle. You’re usually okay, unless the one you missed is one of the first pills in the pack… But if you’re that concerned, double up on your birth control methods.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A: Unless you’re on the mini pill, you don’t ovulate on a hormonal birth control.

B: Read the instructions that come with your pills. It says what to do in situations like this, and it depends on when (as in where in the pack) the pill was missed.

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