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mcb3
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I take Ortho Tri-Cyclen and as I was taking my pill this morning, I thought of something.
What if I took my pill and a little while
later, I got sick and threw up for some reason? What if I got the flu? What would happen with the pill? It's not like your pill packs come with back-ups, right? So what would happen?

I would assume the pill would no longer be in your system if it didn't have time to take effect, so what is one to do?

Curious me, I come up with lots of questions out of the blue sometimes

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LilBlueSmurf
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Hmm ... I would think that unless you vomitted right after you took the pill (as in like, 5 mins later), then some of it should be in your system.

And again ... You've GOT to have a backup plan. Condoms are a wonderful thing Not only do they prevent pregnancy but protect you from STD's and STI's.


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SlowCookie
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If you're taking BC pills, you should always have an extra pack of pills. If you vomit or get diarrhea soon after taking a pill, you can take another pill from your extra pack. Keep in mind, this is what my doctor personal advised for me. Whenever you have any questions about your birth control pills, you should talk to your health care professional.

If an incident like this were to occur, I suggest being extra careful for the rest of the pill cycle. Again, please talk to your doctor.

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