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Member # 41699
posted 03-19-2009 09:40 AM
I'm kinda worried right about now. Here's the story.
Two weeks ago, I got a bladder infection and had to take antibiotics for a week. I know this messes with the pill, and that for the week after, you should be careful. However, the week after my week of amoxicillin, was my week of placebo pills. This week is my first week back on the pills (started sunday), and I figured I should be more careful this week, just to be sure. However, stupid fricking teenager that I am, I wasn't as careful as I could have been. Yesterday (wednesday), my boyfriend and I had sex. Without a condom But he made a perfect withdrawal, and had peed a short while before hand, so I guess that lowers the risk a bit. After that, we both cleaned up with some toilet paper, but a while later he stuck it back in again (without having peed or washed off completely after the last round of hanky panky). I made him remove himself immediately, but I figured that'd made a bit of a problem anyway, right there. BUT, that night at about midnight, I realised that I'd forgotten to take my pill that morning. So I pretty much freaked out But I'm not quite sure how freaked out to be, or what I should do. In this whole convoluted story, there're quite a few risk-lowering factors AND risk-increasing ones. And neither of us have, like, ANY money, and since I'm under 18 I'd need to get a prescription for EC, I'm not sure if I should go for that option if the risk is only mild. I just don't KNOW. Just the reassurance for both of us, if I take EC, could be worth the $50 -- so for now I'm leaning toward that option. So my other options I know of are to wait until my next period -- a whole three weeks away -- and see if I skip it, OR take a pregnancy test in a couple of weeks. Waiting for another three weeks just to find out if I skip would be too stressful, I think, and just thinking about taking a pregnancy test makes me really depressed, however, I'll do what must be done, obviously. I'd just like to know exactly HOW big a mess I've gotten myself into, and if I have any other options, or what you think would be best to do.
Member # 1679
posted 03-19-2009 02:42 PM
To be sure, your antibiotics ended BEFORE you started this new pill cycle, correct? While it probably would have been preferable to wait at least a week, you likely were fine since you started your pills on schedule and were not on the antibiotics. Your risk would probably be characterized as low (withdrawal isn't terribly effective, especially when you're talking about re-insertion when there may have been ejaculate still present, but your pill would likely have been effective at a "typical use" rate at the very least).
I am concerned about your partner not cooperating with steps to make you feel safe and comfortable. Do you need help in talking to him about managing these kinds of situations?
Member # 41699
posted 03-19-2009 06:45 PM
yes, my antibiotics did end before I started this new pill cycle. I also got a quick appointment with my doctor today, where I explained the situation and she told me the risk is very low and it isn't big enough to need to take the EC. So I guess for now, I'm safe.
My partner and I actually are very good with the whole communication thing, this was just a little mishap on both our parts. I made it clear, after this event, that he isn't to re-insert, and he apologized and agreed to make sure this wouldn't happen again. We were both just being a little careless and in-the-heat-of-the-moment, but we're gonna make damn sure nothing like this happens again not to worry