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I missed 3 days of my birth control pills

By sarfis June 28, 2010 - 7:58am
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I am 25 years old, I have been taking birth control since I was 18. I skipped 3 days of pills (a weds, thurs, and friday) On Thursday we had sex and he came inside of me, on Saturday we had sex again and he pulled out. The first timd we had sex was the 24th of the month and the 2nd was the 26th of the month. The first day of my last period was the 14th of the month. I am also taking an antibiotic that lessens the effectiveness of the pill. What are the chances that I became pregnant?

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So i missed 3 pills on the first saturday sunday monday of my pills which would have been May 9th, 10th, and 11th (after i already took sunday-friday)...I then got what I believe was a breakthrough period for a few days. I then continued to take a pill a day until I reached Sunday and then started a new pack, however had sex on Wednesday the 13th. Im now at the time when i would normally get my period but have just been having brown spotting when i wipe and just a little blood. is my body confused?? or could i be pregnant??

May 28, 2015 - 10:06pm
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Anonymous (reply to torimarie)

Did you end up getting your period the next month?

January 8, 2016 - 3:42pm
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Anonymous (reply to torimarie)

Did you end up getting your period the next month?

January 8, 2016 - 3:19pm
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Anonymous (reply to torimarie)

Same problem now I am facing

November 26, 2015 - 5:07am
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Okay, so after 2 days of freaking out after missing 4 pills during my 2nd week of birth control, while having unprotected sex twice during that time, I was left completely freaking out! I have been taking the pill for a very long time, 14 years, and never miss a single pill at night, so I have absolutely no idea how I missed that many pills in a row, except that I've been under a great deal of stress and have been forgetful the past few days. I was so nervous about the possibility of pregnancy. Answers on Google are totally contradictory. Everything said it takes at least 2 weeks of being off the pill to ovulate because you can't get pregnant on the pill since you aren't ovulating. Hence, how can you be at risk by missing one to three pills when it takes being off the pills for at least 7-14 days to start the ovulation process? I felt so much better after talking to my OB doctor. They said even missing three to four pills during the first two weeks of your pill packet is pretty much still not a risk of pregnancy, however legally they have to say that on the box. When they say you are at risk by missing one to three pills, they are talking about like 5% higher, not 80% chance of higher risk of pregnancy. So ladies, put your mind at ease. They said typically those who get pregnant by missing 1-3 pills are not people who do well on any form of birth control anyway, not the norm. I know my mom got pregnant on every form of birth control...again, outside the norm. I hope this helps, because I know it put my mind at a great deal of ease. Either way, be safe and follow the guidelines of how your birth control box and doctor recommend you handle your situation of missing pills. And for everyone else who thinks you may be an idiot or making comments that you are irresponsible are clearly those few folks who have never made a single mistake in their entire lives and live a perfect existence. Wow! That must be amazing. Love and light.

March 24, 2015 - 1:56pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

This is my exact story right now! I'm wondering... Did you get caught up on your pills and finish the pack? I got caught up but also got my period so now I'm wondering if I should finish my pill pack or stop and start new on Sunday. I'm going to call my Dr. Today.

June 24, 2015 - 6:21am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

This comment made me ease my mind a little bit. In June it will be a year I've been on birth control, and I missed my Saturday's pill on 5/2 and me and my fiancé had unprotected sex, and I missed Sunday's pill in the morning but took both pills (Saturday and Sunday) at around 9:30 Sunday night. So I doubled that night, (I usually take them at 8:48 am) and then took one regularly the next day.. Now today, 6 days later I have spotting. Would that be implantation bleeding or would doubling and taking my pills regularly again not raise my risk at all? I've been freaking out for a week and now panicking because of this spotting..

May 8, 2015 - 2:07pm
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I am taking reclipsen and I took 1 active pill on Sunday in week 3 forgot to take Monday's pill, but had unprotected sex that night, Tuesday came around and had sex with my boyfriend again and he ejaculated in me but forgot to take a Tuesday pill as well. It is now Wednesday Feb 4,2015. I feel so dumb and scatter brain and don't know what to do. Is there a chance I can become pregnant? What would happen if I took the placebo pills (inactive pills)?

February 4, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Hi I have been on birth control for almost two years and I had my period then missed 5 pills after my period and had unprotected sex is it possible I could have got pregnant

January 25, 2015 - 8:41pm
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I had unprotected sex a couple days after my period, and I missed the first three pills of my new pack that I was suppose to start right after. Now here I am 10 days later with swollen boobs, can't stomach certain smells , and today I started crying for really no reason. Could I be pregnant? (I know ovulation isn't until later in the month, but could me missing my pills have made me ovulate early and then the sperm from the incident would have still been active)

January 7, 2015 - 4:28pm
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