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lolalola85
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Hi, I took my pill at 9pm like usual. It was the second pill of my pack. I woke up at 3am the same night and was quite violently sick. I was away from home so I didn't have the booklet with my pill pack (yasminelle). I couldn't remember if I needed to make up for the pill or not, so I didn't take a make-up pill.

It's been four days since I got sick. I haven't had sex yet but I will definitely make sure it is protected with a condom. I'm just wondering how long will I need to use condoms? It is just until I have taken 7 continuous pills or until I start a new pill packet. Thanks

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Karybu
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Vomiting is only a concern if it happens within a couple of hours after taking your pill. After 6 hours, it would have been digested, so a backup pill wasn't needed. There's no harm ever in using a backup method, and obviously condoms are great for protection from STIs, but in terms of pregnancy protection, they're not strictly necessary because you didn't miss a pill.

For future reference, though, if you ever do throw up within a couple of hours of taking your pill and can't make it up, you'll want to use a backup method for at least 7 days, and backing up until you start a new pack is really even better. (You can always call your pharmacist with things like this, too.)

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lolalola85
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Thanks for the quick reply and the advice. You've put my mind at ease.
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You're very welcome. [Smile]

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