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By November 5, 2009 - 8:48pm
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I was at the end of my ortho tri cyclen and taking the sugar pills last week. I was to start my new pack Monday. Turns out I had less packs than i thought. I had sex already earlier on this day and my boyfriend did ejaculate inside of me. I couldn't go to pick up my new pack as the local planned parenthood was closed already and closed the following day. My plan was to go in on wednesday, by the time i managed to get there it was closed. It was also closed today. I took matters into my own hands and went to the local clinic and managed a prescription. Today (thursday) is my first pill in over a week. I'm at least 3 days late from the start of my pack. I took two today and plan to take two tomorrow to make up for these lost pills. Is this the correct preocedure to follow? Also is my risk of pregnancy high?

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Take your pack as you normally would. You missed at least 3 pills to take them all at once. Since you doubled up already, just take the rest of the pack one at a time and don't forget to take them daily. Your chances of getting pregnant during your placebo pills is not high-- but of course, always possible. I wouldn't worry about it too much but do keep your next pack handy a week in advance so that you know you have it.

November 6, 2009 - 6:40am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

thank you so much for your help!

November 8, 2009 - 11:50am
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