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thanks lemming - yep i'd thought of that, but i've still got 4 more pills left, and should get my 'period' next week. i just rang my doctor to make an appointment to chat about it and some other stuff- but it's not til next wednesday, annoyingly.
i'll ask them about it and maybe changing pills then..
meanwhile, another thing. my doctor said that with my pill i should always take it at around the same time [i do] but it can be up to 12 hours after the normal time. the latest i've done it is about an hour-2 hours. but my pill leaflet just got me really confused.
it says, "what do i do if i forget a pill?" then "more than 12 hours late?" - no.
"less that 12 hours late? don't worry, take the last pill you missed now and the rest of the pack as usual". Does taking a pill an hour-two hours late count as a missed pill?!
because in that case, with less than 7 pills left in my pack i should apparently start my next back the next day, without having a seven day break. or does this only apply to having actually -missed- a pill by more than 12 hours?!
why do they have to make leaflets so complicated?!


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I think the leaflet's trying to tell you that you're okay. Generally, it is a Good Idea to take your pill within an hour of the same time every day, to be extra safe.

(However, I'm not a certified Pill Leaflet Psychic, so you may want to check with your doc on that.)

If you've been taking your pill within the same 1-2 hour period every day, you should be just fine.

And you're welcome.

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