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Im at uni, just came back from the xmas holiday, and I left my current pack of the pill at home. I had 3 days left in it before I had my 7 days off.
I assume it will be ok if I just take 3 from the next pack to replace them?

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This means you've taken less than 21 pills in a row, plus possibly been late for your next pack (I can't tell from the info you've given!). This presents a double-whammy risk of pregnancy, so you'll want to simply take an active pill when you get your hands on them and take one pill each day, using a backup method for that entire month, ideally.

You must not ever take 3 pills to make up for missed pills; the maximum you should take in one day is 2 IF the instructions say to. Taking one pill each day per usual, and using backup for all sexual activity, should restore your protection within 7 days, though we recommend waiting a full pack with new users or severe pill interferences like this.

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No no I havent missed them yet. Sorry I thought I was clear =S

I've taken all but 3 pills - as normal - out of my pack so far, but while I was packing ready to come back to my uni house today I forgot to pack the nearly completed pack. That one is still back at my other house.
I have got full packs here, so I was wondering if I can replace the 3 I should have taken today, 2moro etc with 3 from a new pack.

Hope that makes more sense now...

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If it is a brand that has the same dosage in every pill you should be fine. If you have a brand that has varying dosages (usually they have different colors for every week) then you need to take the color pills that you were last on.

There shouldn't be any difference, just keep track of your days. Write it down with a sharpie on the pack or the day of the week sticker in the pack because I've thought I could keep the days straight in my head without a marker and I missed pills. Good luck.

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