Re: a question...
No way will what you are doing protect you against pregnancy. As you said, you need to be taking birth control pills everyday for at least 3 weeks for them to be effective, as this is how long it takes for them to get into your system and shut your ovaries down. This is why most doctors will advise you to cover yourself with another form of contraception such as condoms when you first start taking the pill, until it has had a chance to take effect.
The morning after pill is the only type of pill you can take once after unprotected sex which will help prevent pregnancy. A general birth control pill wont. It needs to be taken properly and regularly.
You are probably not doing your body much good by just taking odd pills like that, it could cause disruptions with your cycle. I would either take the pill regularly or use a different method of contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy.
Last edited by fallen_angel; 08-13-2006 at 11:23 AM.