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girlfriend2925
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I'm leaving for Turkey and Greece next Wednesday. I take my pill at 1:10 PM everyday here in the States. Because I want to make absolutely sure that I take it on time, when should I take it? Should I take it at 9:10 PM Turkey time since that would make it 1:10 back here? Thanks so much! I just don't want to have to worry about it coming late.
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Heather
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Is this a combined pill, girlfriend?

If so, know you have a twelve hour grace period before a pill is late. So, figure for that first pill you take at a different time? If you just pick a time within that 12-hour window that works for you in Greece (and then take it at that time everyday), it'll all be good.

If this is a minipill, you only have a three-hour window, so that might be a bit more tricky.

No matter what, though, if this is about the pill as birth control, know you can back up with condoms anytime. That's always a good idea anyway, but then that also gives you room to relax about something like this that probably won't make a difference anyway, but then it wouldn't even matter if it did.

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girlfriend2925
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I take Tri-nessa so I think that's a combined pill?
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Yep!

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