Originally Posted by blue_eyed_girl
I read it. I just gives instructions on what to do if you "missed" a pill. That is why I am asking what the difference b/t missed and late.
Mine too. It talks all about what to do when you've missed a pill, but doesn't give a time frame in which to consider your pill missed.
As far as I am concerned 4+ hours late and I consider it missed.... I get nervous if I'm an hour past, ya know?
I went in for EC after missing a pill (12 hours late). The clinician told me that I shouldn't really worry, since I'd been taking my pill regularly prior to that one miss. That it wouldn't put me at as much risk than if I'd never been taking them on a schedule. She said she sees patients who take OCP in the morning, then at night the next day, and then the next afternoon, and that kind of dosing can really catch up, increasing risk for pregnancy especially after a pill is missed.