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Can I skip this month's pill?

By Anonymous September 17, 2014 - 2:06am
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I've been on the pill for roughly 4 1/2 months now.
Last month my doctor changed me from Qlaira to Zoely, and I did as said and went straight from the last active pill in Qlaira to the 1st active pill in Zoely.

I think stupidly missed my 7th pill in the pack due to a university assignment distracting me. I took it as soon as I remembered which was at the same time as my next pill, and it said if I missed one and took it as soon as I remembered, the reliability of the pill would be maintained, it would only be a problem if I missed 2 or more.

Four days after that missed pill I have unprotected sex twice, the 1st time he did not finish and the second he pulled out and I finished him off via a handjb. I talked to the pharmacist who said I would have been protected; however, I'm still a bit nervous.

My period is due in a week and a half and I was going to wait to see if I got my period; however, I was planning to go to the beach the day my period starts, for a week. Therefore, in normal circmstances I would skip my period, but would this be wise from the facts above?

Thanks for your advice.

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Thank you for your help! :)

September 17, 2014 - 6:15am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

Your pharmacist is right - you are fully covered due to taking your missed pill the next day, along with your pill that was due that day. You do not have an elevated risk of pregnancy. 

So continue on with your plans and have a great vacation! 



September 17, 2014 - 6:02am
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