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Dementia24
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Okay so a week or almost two ago.
I dropped the birth control pill that I was supposed to take that night which was friday. It fell down the sink so I just took the next pill that was in the container which was saturday. And I kept going on from there. Also, the friday pill which I dropped down the sink was a white sugar pill. Am I going to get pregnant? Please help me!

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Heather
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No one actually has to take the placebo pills. They're there simply for those who find that continuing to take a pill every day helps them remember to always take a pill. Even if you didn't take any of them that would not impact the effectiveness of your pill at all.

So, what you can do now so you stay on schedule is just go ahead and skip one of the sugar pills the next time you'd take one, then the day after just start with the rest of those pills and continue as usual until you get to your next pill pack.

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Dementia24
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Thank you so much. Really, I don't know what I would have done without your advice! <3
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Heather
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Glad to help! One thing just to know is that your pills should all come with a little informational insert. Even if you usually toss them, it's a good idea to always keep one around.

That insert has a lot of information on it, but it includes things like missed pill instructions. [Smile]

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