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sportchick
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Ok, so as I was going to take my pill this morning, I dropped it and lost it. Yikes! So, I just took the pill for tomorrow, and then I will take the next one the day after that, basically just be a week ahead. I'm supposed to start my sugar pills on Sunday, but because of this, I'll start on Satruday. Is this ok? What should I do? Am I going to be protected? Please Help!
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You should be alright. Just keep taking your pills, and you'll start the sugar pills one day earlier than you normally would.

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I'm not planning on having sex anytime soon, so I'm not too worried about any risks this month. Should I start my new pack of pills next sunday like I normally would, or should I start them on Saturday becuase I missed this one pill? If I started it on sunday, I would have had an 8 day homomone free strech. I just wonder if that would put me at greater risk for pregnancy next month.
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No, you can start your next pill pack when you normally would, and the extra day shouldn't really have an affect in the effectiveness of your pill.

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