What pill are you on? I never in the 5 years I have taken bc pills took my placebos. They are just that. Placebos. Nothing but basically a sugar or iron pill. Don't worry I just take a 7 day break (kind of nice haha) and then start my other active pills in the next pack.
I never take the placebos either, there is no reason to other than keep you on track or in the habit of taking a pill each day. If you can remember to start your actives the Sunday after your period then you will be fine not taking them at all.
If you miss a hormone pill totally NO you arn't protected but if you take it late you are still protected. I was on the pill for 4 years and I never took the pill at the same time everyday I just seen it as get 1 pill in me a day and I never had a problem!
Ok, thankyou! But if I had missed a hormone pill, am I still protected?
Probably, as long as you took it the following day. Please read your package insert that came with your pills. In the insert, you will find what to do if you miss a pill. Sometimes these actions are dictated by what week of the cycle you're in. Familiarize yourself with the specifics of your pill.
When I was on b/c pills, I never took the placebo pills either....I was horrible at remembering to take my pills. Sometimes doubling up or just skipping one all together (never got pregnant...knock on wood). I think I read some where that the first week of pills are the ones you want to be more careful about taking on time...