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i started a birth control pill last friday and i had sex saturday, i however missed my dose on saturday, i was tryin to use another pack of birth control pills as an emergency contraceptive as i forgot d first one home. so i took two pills sunday mid day

By October 10, 2016 - 7:17pm
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i took another two about 10pm sunday. on monday morning i took two more. on thursday i bought a prostinor 2, i took one and i took the other late friday night as i had work. do u think i could be pregnant?

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon!

Thanks for your post!

Since you took two pills on Sunday, you should be covered but you should have kept taking one pill per day after that as usual, not two pills or emergency contraception. Taking EC 6 days after unprotected sex is not going to do anything, as you have passed the threshhold (5 days) that is can be effective.

So I think you have very little risk f pregnancy but in future, contact a pharmacist or your doctor to know what to do if you miss a pill. Continue with your pills as usual - one pill per day at the same time every day.


October 11, 2016 - 5:05am
(reply to Susan Cody)

i still havent seen my period, and i have been feeling some cramps since yesterday but nothing do you think this is due to the prostinor 2? and are you sure the change in birth control wouldnt affect me?

October 13, 2016 - 12:35pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to sash)

Hi again sash,

Since you took birth control pills as emergency birth control (this does not work) and actual emergency contraception too, it's normal that your cycle may be very irregular for the next few week because it causes such a hormonal disruption.

You will have to wait and see - we can't tell you either way if pregnancy is an issue or when your period will arrive. As I said, pregnancy is not likely but you may see a delay in periods for the next week or two.


October 13, 2016 - 12:50pm
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