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I really need some advice.

By December 9, 2011 - 1:36am
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'I have been taking the pill for a month, I had my period like normal, lighter and less painful.
This month, I started my new pack of pills, just like normal. But this time, I ended up missing two packs of pills due to having a change in starting work at different times and just simply forgetting to take the pill.
After this, I carried on taking the pill again for another day and also took one of the pills from the missed days, on this same day. I know this is dangerous, but I still followed through with it.

The day after, I then had unprotected sex, but carried on taking my pill just like normal throughout this.
The spotting from the two missed days did stop after I got back into taking the pill.
BUT what I really do need to know, so so desperately is, could I be pregnant?
Please could someone come forward with a really clear answer about this.
Thank you so much!'

This section above was a previos question. But here is my still concerning problem.

I understand that it is probably best to wait now. But what are the chances of getting pregnant after missing two pills, then making up for the pills on the third day and continuing to take the pill as normal?
How many hours does it take for a pill to become affective?
But this is also my other concern, I am going away for a trip the day my pack of pills stops, meaning my pill would come whilst I am away. But for the sake of the trip, I was going to continue to carry on to my next pack of pills.
But this way I wont be able to see if I have my period?
All this worrying is making me feel rather unwell and I am not at all sleeping well.
Please please please, can someone help?

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Hi ConcernedandWorried,

Unfortunately, we cannot tell you how many hours it takes for a pill to start working-- this isn't common knowledge because a birth control pill is not like taking tylenol. You should be taking it for two weeks straight before it reaches its maximum effectiveness-- missing pills decreases its effectiveness but this doesn't mean you didn't have some protection so you may still be safe from pregnancy. The reason why we can't absolutely tell you that you are safe from pregnancy is because nobody will know this and because you did miss 2 pills. 

You can take a pregnancy test two weeks after the date that you had unprotected sex to determine whether or not you're pregnant if you plan on continuing your next pack because of your trip.

Good Luck,


December 9, 2011 - 7:48am
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