Hello there, quick missed pill question which is a little complicated, hence why I'm asking. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
I'm on Microgynon 30 (a combined pill), and have been for a few months. I get quite anxious about taking my pill, which I do in the evenings before bed. I then mark the pill as taken on an app on my phone. Now, that app is also on my ipad, and it doesn't always automatically update (so sometimes it'll say that I've missed some pills when I haven't done so). Yesterday evening (Tuesday) I happened I check that app on the ipad, and it was saying that the pills on the Monday and Sunday immediately before had been missed. I remembered taking the Monday one, but cannot remember taking Sunday's.
Now, the app on my phone (the one that I actually use to mark pills as taken) has it marked as taken, and the pill for that Sunday isn't in my pill packet. Before I happened to notice the app on my ipad, I hadn't worried at all that I'd missed one on Sunday evening. But I've woken up this morning (Wednesday) really panicking because I just now can't remember taking that pill on Sunday evening, even though the evidence suggests that I did (and I do have anxiety issues)
The thing is: what should I do? The pill in question was the 14th in the pack, and today is day 17. I don't want to have to worry for the rest of this week and my break week that protection is compromised (I had sexual activity last Thursday, but there was no genital-to-genital contact involved, so I'm not really worried about). I'd also rather not miss my break week. Would it be okay to take an additional pill this evening, to try and make up the one that I may have missed three days ago? My thinking is that then I would have definitely taken 21 pills and thus could have my break week as normal without protection being compromised? Is that correct?
I like to err on the side of caution, as you can probably guess!
Apologies for the long post (and I hope it makes sense) but any advice would be great.
Thank you so much for the quick reply! Yes, you may well be right about the technology.
I guess I'm concerned that I will worry about this now even despite this- which I appreciate is perhaps more of an anxiety issue than a pill one- and whether taking an additional pill would be a way of absolutely ensuring the protection was maintained so I don't have to worry about it (ie that I could have my break week and know that I'm protected still as I would definitely have taken 21 pills)?
Thank you both again.
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I think you're on target here that this is more about anxiety than about whether or not you took your pill. Again, the evidence points to the fact that you did.
So, I would suggest doing whatever it is you usually do to help you manage anxious or worried feelings.
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