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samarie
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Hello all. I've been on the pill for a year and a half, with no problems whatsoever. I always take my pill within the same 15 minute time span every afternoon, minus a few (literally, three times, and I remember EACH one) where I screwed up and was late by a few hours. My ex-boyfriend and I just broke up a week and a half ago, it was mutual and time for the relationship to end, and all is well in that department. The trouble is, we were having unprotected sex, seeing as I was on the pill. On January 28, I was late taking my pill. I usually take it between 3:45 and 4:00 in the afternoon, however, I forgot and didn't take it until about 5:30 that afternoon, so roughly an hour and a half late. We were still together at that point, and had unprotected sex on January 30. My placebos start this week on Wednesday the 16th, and I almost always get my period by Friday, which would be the 18th.(I use Yaz, which is a 24 day hormone pack with 4 placebos). I have been experiencing, what I think, are pregnancy symptoms. I just feel extremely tired, like I can barely get out of bed, and I've been having terrible headaches, and I think, though I'm not entirely sure, my breasts or sore. This may be because I keep squeezing them to see if they actually ARE sore... aaaaaaand I'm freaking out. My ex and I aren't together anymore, and it is pretty much impossibly feasible for me to have a child right now. This probably sounds incredibly paranoid, but I am terrified that I'm one of those small percentage of women who will get pregnant on the pill, just for being less than two hours taking it! Am I right to be freaking out, or should I be legitimately concerned?
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Heather
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If you use a combined pill, a two-hour difference still isn't taking it late. So long as a person takes it around the same time of day (as in morning, afternoon, evening), they're going to have the full effectiveness of the pill, which is over 99%.

That still isn't 100%: no matter how you take it, it can't be, but that still makes pregnancy exceptionally unlikely.

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samarie
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Thanks for the advice! I'm gonna try and calm down and hopefully my period will come around when it's supposed to.
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samarie
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Hi, me again. I am now on my third day of placebos, and still have not gotten my period. I am very, very scared...any advice?
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Heather
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I'd go ahead and get through that fourth day. If you still don't see it by then, you can take a pregnancy test.

You'll also likely be helped by doing what you can to chill out: just like off the pill, all the stuff associated with stress can knock a period/withdrawal bleed out of whack.

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samarie
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Thanks. I got a little too frightened and took a test this afternoon, which was very much negative (no evaporation lines, nothing suspicious) and that's calmed me down a good amount. I'm going to take another first thing in the morning just to be really sure. It's been 20 days since the sex, so I feel like if I was pregnant, it would most likely show up on a test by this point.
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