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HoneyLuv3
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tomorrow is my last day doxycycline. i took it week's 4 monday of my last packet to my new pill packet week's 1 monday. (btw i'm a sunday starter) Do i need to use a back-up method, and for how long... since i'm finishing up Doxycycline at the start of my new cycle?

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I'd be sure to use one for at least the first week of this cycle, and if you want to be extra cautious, for the whole of the next pack.

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So as long as i use back-up that doesn't fail and continue taking the pill with perfect use, i won't have to worry about a pregnancy?

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Heather
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No method of birth control is 100% effective, even with perfect use. So, any time we're having heterosexual intercourse, pregnancy is always a possibility.

However, with perfect use, the pill is over 99% effective, which means that pregnancy is highly unlikely, even though it's not impossible. And when you add a backup method, it becomes even more unlikely. If you're using something like condoms, where you can usually tell they didn't fail, then pregnancy should not be a major concern.

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Are there any other precautions i need to take besides the 7 days of back-up?

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As far as any possible interactions, that should cover it, and there's really nothing else to do as far as extra precautions go.

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ok, i just wanted to make sure i'd be covered since i took doxy.

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I'd follow the same advice I gave you in my initial reply.

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ok thank you.

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