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ScarcelyHeard
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I've been on birth control for a little over a year. Every once in a while, I'll miss a pill, but I never forget to take two the next day.

Since the summer started, I haven't missed taking a pill, but I haven't been taking them at the same time every day. I take my pill first thing in the morning. If I need to be to work for 9:00, I take my pill between 7:00 and 8:00. If I worked late the night before, I don't wake up until 10:00 or 10:30 and end up taking my pill around 11:00.

I can't remember how the "window" is... so I was wondering how this affects me?

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Heather
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You're probably just fine.

As I just explained here, the key is taking it at the same TIME of day (as in, morning), and even then, you do have a window of a good half a day before you really have anything to fret over. Even then, there's often no cause for concern so long as you took your pill that day.

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ScarcelyHeard
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I was thinking that the window was 2 or 4 hours, so thanks for clarifying that for me!
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