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I read a few posts regarding getting sick after taking the pill, but none of them quite answered my question (so I'm sorry if my asking seems redundant :/)
Two weeks ago I was out with some friends and had a little bit too much red wine (which I'm allergic to) and threw up. I take my pill everyday at 10pm without fail, and I know I threw up sometime around the 1:00-1:30am time frame (so 3/3.5 hours after I took my pill) (and then again the following morning). However, this was only my second pill in my new pack of BCP (I was on my week of inactive pills before that). 6-7 days after that I visited my boyfriend and we had *protected* sex (no slippage or tearing to our knowledge), but then fooled around a little/dry humped for a minute when I was only wearing thin underwear and him nothing.
My questions are:
1. Would my pill be ineffective since I threw up about 3 hours after taking it
2. will the fact that I had just started a new pack of pills two days prior have any bearing on the effectiveness, particularly after thowing up?

[ 04-16-2011, 01:48 PM: Message edited by: Mariel ]

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I do not see any real risks here since he used a condom and you were wearing something later. Also, you still should have had some protection from being on the pill. The first few pills of a pack are the most important and it is hard to know how much of the pill was absorbed before you vomited, but as long as you have taken the others on time you will still have some protection. I would suggest simply being extra safe and considering using condoms during this pack.


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