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Old 02-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Please tell me I'm paranoid -- late pills

About midway through my first week of my new pack of Ortho TriCyclen, I forgot a pill until the next day, so I followed package instructions and took both. My boyfriend and I took extra precautions and used a condom four days later, even though the instructions said it was unnecessary.

The day after we had sex, I got sick and had had a small bout of diarrhea (apologies for the TMI.) shortly after I took that day's pill. The next morning (about 8 hours later), I read online that because it was such a short period of time after I took my pill, it may not have been absorbed, and that it should be counted as missed and to take a pill to make up for it. I did. The next day, we had sex again, and (again) took extra precautions and used a condom.

Last Sunday was 6 days from when I was sick (and took my pill 8 hours later than usual to make up for the one that may not have been absorbed), and we did not use a condom then or this past Sunday.

I started my new pack right after finishing the one in which I missed pills because I wasn't sure how to treat a month with 20 active pills. I wasn't sure if it's okay to have 7 days of sugar pills if I haven't had 21 active pills, so I just started a new pack -- meaning my "period" won't come for another few weeks.

I've been feeling queasy. I understand it's uncommon to feel pregnancy so soon after it happens. And I think I'm just making myself sick thinking about it.


Is there room for concern? Should I be worrying?

 
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