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Melissaaaaa
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so I missed one of my placebo pills, and according to the info packet I have, when that happens I'm supposed to toss the rest out. I start my new pack today, but since I haven't taken any of the placebo pills, does this mean I have to finish this entire new pack until I can have be sure I'm being protected again?
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LilBlueSmurf
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Placebo pills are sugar pills. Their only real purpose is to keep you on track, so you're able to take your pills at the same time everyday.

It's okay if you don't take your placebo pills, as long as you've waited the correct amount of time (usually seven days) between one pack and the next.

Are you sure you're not mistaking your placebo pills for your active pills?

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-Lauren-
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The placebo pills have no active hormones at all; in fact, they're just there to help you remember to start your new pack on your regular start day.

You can go ahead and throw out the pills you missed, or take them to catch up, if you like. You're completely protected from pregnancy so long as you start your new pack on time.

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Melissaaaaa
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Yes, they were my placebo pills. I took the first two placebo pills of the week, got my period, and I missed the 3rd day so I just tossed the rest out.. today is the day I start my new pack so there has been exactly 7 days in between.

thanks so much for all the information!

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