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By November 27, 2010 - 4:33am
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I stupidly had two pill prescriptions, one for mini and one for combined pill.
I meant to be taking the 21 day combined pill and in error I took the mini pill for a full 27 days as I was expecting to take a break for 7 days i stopped. I had my period on Sunday November 14th and on Friday 19th November I took the first minipill again and then realised I had been taking the wrong pill as it should have only been 21 days and then a break. The next day Saturday 20th November morning I took the combined pill and have continued to take daily. I am wondering am I protected? I did have sex on Sunday November 21st (day 8 of my cycle).

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Hi Missie, sorry if unclear. My period started on sunday nov 14th, I started the "combined pill" on Saturday 21st and had sex on sunday 22nd night. This meant I only had taken 2 of the combined pills (1 on the 21st and 1 on the 22nd mornings) before having sex on 22nd night. I'm on day 13 of my cycle now and believe I'm starting to ovulate. thanks and ill keep you updated.

November 27, 2010 - 11:54am
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Hi Wishingwand,
It sounds like you took the Pill at least 7 days in a row (of the new one) prior to having sex on day 8...you should be safe. If you have any concerns, you should always use a backup method for at least 7 days when you miss pills or change pills.

It sounds like you should be ok though. The only way to be sure is to see if you miss a period since anytime you have sex there is always that possibility. If you miss your period, take a pregnancy test to see the results. Can you keep us updated?

Thanks and good luck,

November 27, 2010 - 9:51am
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