(Closed) Ugh…. Missed a BC pill…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sleepyhead22:  No I do not think you are pregnant. The chances of that happening after missing one pill in eight years are slim to none. I miss pills a lot more often than that and SO and I don’t use any other protection either. You were probably sick from something you ate. I also don’t think it’s necessary to avoid sex for  couple weeks either…just get back on track with the pills and you should be fine. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think you’re okay πŸ™‚ Your pill should’ve been absorbed by the time you started vomiting, and one missed pill is okay. 

I would test in about six weeks, just to be sure, though πŸ™‚ 

If it makes you feel any better, I’m terrible about taking my birth control pills. Like, awful. It’s a good thing we’d be okay if we accidentally got pregnant because I’m convinced it’s going to happen eventually. I take my pill any time from 7pm to 1am every night, and forget at least twice a month and take it late (like, the next morning). And no, I have no excuse. But we’ve never gotten pregnant (in almost three years). Hope that helps πŸ™‚  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Dialysate:  Same!!! I take them late or forget and do it the next day fairly often too. No good excuses for it. We have not gotten pregnant yet either. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Google “withdrawal method effective”. The withdrawal method has gotten a really bad rap. With typical use, condoms are 17% effective. With typical use, withdrawal is 18% effective, and it’s free and a lot of men don’t mind doing it. Make sure you don’t have sex after the guy has already ejaculated bc the precum can push viable sperm out. He should pee in between ejaculations. Don’t let him finish on or near your vagina. Not having sex when you think you may be ovulating is also a good idea no matter what birth control you’re using.

Anyway, I can’t believe the packet says missing a pill is ok. That is not ok. The pills function by preventing ovulation. Missing one pill could allow ovulation. An egg plus sperm could equal pregnancy. You need to use backup birth control if you miss a pill or you’re more than 12 hrs late taking it. My boyfriend’s sister got pregnant by missing a pill. She dropped it down the drain and just took her next one like she should. She had missed pills before but got pregnant that time.

You were 10 hrs late taking it which isn’t advisable, but doesn’t count as a missed pill. I doubt you’re pregnant but be more careful in the future.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@sillysillybee:  That makes me feel a lot better πŸ™‚ Everyone else I know on birth control is really good about it. I used to be, but after six years I guess I’m getting to be way too relaxed! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’re fine: a pill isn’t even even late until 12 hours, and they only take about 30 minutes to absorb.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@sleepyhead22:  

If it were me, and I had had sex during the time I should be ovulating and had forgotten to take the pill the night before, then I would have gotten plan B bc I am never, ever, ever having kids ever and my worst fear is getting pregnant. However, it probably would have been overkill.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

one missed pill is fine, especially when you took it within 12 hours of forgetting.  I also think that the pill would have been fully absorbed or passed out of the stomach and into the small intestine by 4 hours.  I’m graduating from pharmacy school this year and I usually say that 2 hours is the longest it should take for a pill to linger in your stomach. (it’s really gone in 30min-1 hour).  We tell patients taking Plan B to avoid vomiting at all costs for 2 hours after taking the pill… So I think you’re fine πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sleepyhead22:  I know how you feel….been there before myself and I have taken Plan B more than once but that was only when I was on no BC at all. Of course you COULD be pregnant, but I think it is highly unlikely given the circumstances. You should be OK I think and try not to worry too much. πŸ˜‰

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@sleepyhead22:  

I really doubt you’re pregnant. Try not to think about it too much. Just be more careful in the future so you don’t have to go through this again.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sleepyhead22:  Of course, there are no certainties but I definitely don’t see how you’re pregnant.  You took your pill, it’s just one you were late on, you’re fine.

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