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SolitaryTear
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Hey everyone, I'm kind of worried about something.

Wednesday I forgot to take my BC pill and so I took it at like midnight or even later. Thursday I was regular with it at 1 P.M. Today I forgot to take it again! I was wondering if I should take it right now at night, or wait the 9 or so hours to double take the pills. That way I can also know if it happens again. Thanks!

Sincerely,
Amanda

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Milke
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Whenever you miss taking a pill at the proper time, take it as soon as possible, absolutely do not wait.
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Celtic Daisy
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This is kinda related, someone recently asked me that if they forget to take the pill one day, should they double up the next..i wasn't exactly sure what to tell her.

Whta should you do?

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SlowCookie
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Solitary, if I recall correctly, you said you couldn't afford a gynecologist, thus your explanation for all your questions. If you've never seen a gynecologist and never had an annual exam, how is it that you are on birth control pills?

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/bc/pill_schedule.html

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IF you forget ONE active combination pill
Take it as soon as you remember. Take the next pill at the usual time. (This means you may take two pills in one day.) Finish that series and start the next pack on time.

IF you forget TWO active combination pills in a row in the first two weeks
Take two pills on the day you remember. Then take two pills on the next day. Take one pill every day until the pack is finished. Use a back up method for seven days after the pills are skipped. Call your clinician if you do not get your period.

IF you forget TWO active combinatio pills in a row in the third week­ or you forget THREE or more active combination pills in a row during the first three weeks

"SUNDAY STARTERS"
Take one active pill every day until the next Sunday. Throw away the rest of the pack and start a new pack the same day (Sunday). Use a back up method for seven days after the pills are skipped. You may not have your period this month, but this is expected. Call your clinician if you do not get your period two months in a row.

"FIRST-DAY STARTERS" Throw away the rest of the pack. Start a new pack the same day. Use a back up method for seven days after the pills are skipped. You may not have your period this month, but this is expected. Call your clinician if you do not get your period two months in a row.



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