I'VE TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS FOR A VERY LONG TIME LIKE A YEAR ALREADY.. THEN THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH I ONLY TOOK LIKE A WEEK AND I GOT NO MORE LEFT AND NOW I STOPED TAKING IT FOR 3 DAYS ALREADY AND BUT STILL HAD SEX WITH MY BOYFRIEND AND THIS MORNING I FIND MY SELF BLEEDING AND I HAD MY PERIOD ALREADY..?? IM REALLY WORRY IF I GOT pregnaN OR NOT.. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE WATS HAPPENING OR SHOULD I GO TO THE DOCTOR?? v_v
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Call your doctor and highly consider obtaining emergency contraception. This should be taken as soon as possible after a contraceptive failure. Having a withdrawal bleed means very little in the way of pregnancy absence on the pill; when you have it during active pills, it can indicate you're unprotected if you've been taking the pills incorrectly or been sick.
In the future, you'll need to call the pharmacist who dispensed your prescription and ask how to get back on track instead of stopping your pills altogether, since this puts you at serious risk of pregnancy.
Until you figure out what to do through your doctor, use a back-up method whenever you have sex until your doctor gives you the OK to rely on the pill. We advocate teens use BOTH a condom and the pill every time for many reasons, this among one.
(And could you kindly make sure to post with care in regards to proper punctuation and grammar? We respond best and are able to help you better when we can read and understand your communication clearly. Thanks. )
In addition to what Lauren mentioned, I just wanted to add that EC is available over the counter in Canada with no age restrictions, so if you can get to a pharmacy today, that would be best. Just call ahead to make sure they have some in stock, and talk to the pharmacist to explain your risk.
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EC stands for emergency contraception. It's a regimen of hormones very similar to those found in birth control pills except in higher dosages. It works to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or after a contraceptive method fails. It should be taken within 72 hours of a risk for maximum effectiveness. Like karybu said, it should be available at your pharmacy under the brand name "Plan B"; just make sure the pharmacist is on and the EC is in stock before you go.
(Grammar and punctuation means nix the caps; typing in caps typically is the Internet equivalent of shouting and can be considered very rude, though I'm certain it's not your intent. )
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