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Old 09-23-2007, 09:56 AM   #1
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Missed Pills...what to do

Here's my situation....

On Friday, at my pill taking time(6pm), I realized I had missed Wednesdays and Thursdays. This has happened before, so I knew to take Wed. and Thurs., and then Saturday at 6pm I planned on taking Fri. and Sat. However, I forgot AGAIN. I remembered this morning at 10am, about 15 hours after my normail pill taking time. I took Fri. and Sat. then. So....

Can I take today's pill(Sun.) at my normal time(6pm)? There will be about 8 hours in between when I took Fri's and Sat's and today's. I'm pretty sure 3 in one day is not okay, but what should I do then? I'm taking Yasmin and am a sunday starter.

Also how long should I use a back up contraceptive?

Thanks!

 
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: Missed Pills...what to do

Please will someone answer? I'm really worried about this and I don't know what to do.

 
Old 09-23-2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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Re: Missed Pills...what to do

It's a little late, but what you should have done was take the missed pills immediately, then take Fridays when you were supposed to, and Saturdays when you were supposed to, etc. You should not have put off taking Fridays. Being late requires that you take your pills as soon as you remember, and does not require that you stagger the next pills to compensate. You need to take them asap and then as scheduled - and that includes 3 in one day if you've missed 2.

Anyway, take today's when you are supposed to. As for back-up, I think you'll need 7 days. Anyway, I'm not sure about Yasmin, but every pack I've ever had has instructions one what to do if you miss one, two or three or more pills, and how long you'll need back-up, so you should probably read it to be sure with your brand.

 
Old 09-25-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Re: Missed Pills...what to do

My information says to take two pills one day and two pills the next, thats why I waited to take Fridays. But oh well, I'm back on track today, but my body is probably just a little screwed up! Thanks anyway

 
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