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I usually take my pill at 9PM sharp every night but tonight I was driving home from college in horrible rain storms for 4 hours. So when my alarm went off on my phone I just turned it off and kept driving; definitely had bigger things to worry about, like not crashing! I got home at 11 and took it then. I'm in the first week of my pill pack if it makes a difference.

If this is a problem, no big deal. I haven't had sex for almost two weeks and that was before my last period so no worries there. If it is a problem, I'll just hold off on sex till next pack.


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It's not a problem. You have a three hour window during which you can take the pill and consider it a time. A pill is not considered late until it's been 12+ hours since your pill time.

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