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irrationallyworried123
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The first month that I was put on BC, I took it at 8:40 at night and the next month, I thought that was too late and changed it to 5:40 in the morning and that was too early so in the next month I changed it to 7:00 in the morning.

in the second month, the range I would take it from 5:30-6:30 and in the third month, the range I took it from was 7:00-7:30 in the morning.

This wouldnt be considered late would it? Im planning on sticking to 7, its perfect for me.

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atm1
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As long as you pick a time for a whole cycle and stick to it, you're fine.

You have a three hour window on either side of your normal time. So, if you normally take your pill at 7, waking up late at 9:30 and taking it then is also fine.

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irrationallyworried123
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Oops sorry, I think my post was confusing! I meant, would the changes in my pill time make me "late", from 5:30 in the morning to 7:00-7:30 in the morning the next cycle?


I know the rule for pregnancy test accuracy is 14+ after a risk or after a missed period but would that 14+ days after a risk rule apply to those on BC too? If I took one 14 days after a risk, it would be accurate?

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irrationallyworried123
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I sincerely apologize, I dont mean to be pushy although Im not sure if I should move my pill time earlier or continue to take it the way I have been.

I dont know if my changes in pill time were too drastic and if the pregnancy test i took was accurate?

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No, switching by a couple hours any time is not a problem. 12 hours could pose a problem, but 2 certainly won't.

The pregnancy test you took should be accurate.

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irrationallyworried123
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Alright thanks!

The day people get withdrawal bleeds..do they change around too?

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The day a withdrawal bleed starts can change around for some folks. For others, it may begin consistently on the same day of the placebo/off week each time. It just depends.

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irrationallyworried123
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Taking ec could change that too right?
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