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poppyseed
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so i just finished the last of my placebo pills on monday and i was supposed to start my new pack (1st pill) yesterday (Tuesday) but i totally forgot and didn't remember until today. I usually take it around 3 in the afternoon what should i do? Should i take yesterday's pill asap today? or should i take yesterday AND today's pill together??? help please !!
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Heather
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Yep, you want to make up yesterday's pill now, and then, if you do have/are going to have any intercourse in the next week, you'll want to use a backup method of contraception, like a condom, if you don't already.

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okay yeah i just took yesterday's at 12:30 so should I still take today's pill around my normal time? (around 3). I'm pretty sure that no intercourse will be happening in the next week, and if so I will definitely use a backup method! But does this mean my whole cycle for this pack is all messed up now? Or do you think it will be normal after a week or two (assuming that I take my pills on time)
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Robin Lee
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Yup. take your pill at your regular time.

Assuming you take the rest of your pills on time, you should have full protection after a week. If you feel more secure doing so, you can use a back up method for the rest of the month.

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okay thank you!
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No problem! [Smile]

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