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Progesterone only pill mess ups?

By December 14, 2009 - 4:07pm
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I miss the 7th pill [thursday 27th of november] in my progesterone only pack.

On friday the 4th of december i was late taking it by approx 8 hours, then got a "period" on saturday the 5th which lasted until thursday the 10th.

I then missed the 15th pill in my packet [ friday 11th] and was late by approx. 16 hours taking my Saturday the 12th pill. I has unprotected sex on the 12th.

Chances of pregnancy???

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You should be protected if, each time you missed a pill, you took it as soon as you remembered it and you stayed on schedule with the next pill. It sounds like you have done that for the most part.

Once you realized you missed Friday's pill, did you take it when you took Saturday's pill late?

And I am a little confused. If you had a period that went from Saturday the 5th until Thursday the 10th, why would Friday the 11th's pill not be the first pill in a new pack?

December 15, 2009 - 10:03am
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Anonymous (reply to Diane Porter)

No i never took friday...and i took saturdays at like 1930am on sunday...i was suppsed to take it at 5pm on saturday.

December 15, 2009 - 4:32pm
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OK. It still sounds like you should be ok. The pill prevents ovulation, and you were at higher risk that Saturday night, but the time that is really worrisome is when you miss two pills in a row.

Normally, the pill, taken as prescribed, is about 99% effective. Your missing that pill will take that effectiveness down somewhat, but it should still be a high number because you only missed one day.

In the future, try taking your pill when you do another habit every day. Put your pill pack by your toothpaste, and take it at night when you brush your teeth, for instance. Find another habit that you do without fail and tie taking the pill to that other habit. It will help you remember.

Do write back and let us know what happens, all right?

December 16, 2009 - 9:33am
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Anonymous (reply to Diane Porter)

I started my "period" because i missed a pill and when i took the first pill in the pack i was actually 2 weeks into my cycle if that makes sense. Its the first month iv tired these pills so if i had never started the pack then thats when my period was supposed to start and because i missed a pill it did start....ahh im sorry if im not making sense!

December 15, 2009 - 4:29pm
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