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Got my refill Birth Control late!

By Anonymous October 22, 2014 - 9:28am
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So my birth control pills ended Saturday October 19th. I didn't get my refill until the following Tuesday the 21st due to the pharmacy being closed that Sunday. So I missed Sunday and Monday and it is now Wednesday. I figured I would wait until Sunday to start it off again but I don't know if by doing this I will upset my cycle? Will my birth control still work if I were to start on Sunday? Or should I just start today Wednesday and skip those three days I missed? Or should I wait until my period comes back at the end of the month and start it then?

I've always been really good with my pills, I've been on them for almost a year now and this is the first time this has happened.
I have an appointment with my Gynecologist but that's not until the end of November.
If someone could please help me with what I should do that would be amazing! Thanks so much!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for seeking our help.

You could call your gynecologist's office and ask either the nurse or have a message relayed to the doctor. The staff of a gynecologist's office is more knowledgeable about such a situation than I am.

But, my suggestion is to wait until you get your period and start the new pack once you have finished. I would think being off of the pill for four days now, your body is adjusting and you might start having vaginal bleeding very soon.


October 22, 2014 - 9:47am
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