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cubanita4552
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now that i think of it, i missed 2 days of my pills. and it usually says to take the other two pills, but i didnt, i just skipped them and went on...Am i totally screwed now?????????????
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Karybu
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Missing two doses completely compromises the effectiveness of the pill, so you'll want to use a second method of birth control for the remainder of this cycle. You may also have some breakthrough bleeding, or wonkiness with your withdrawal bleed. (Then again, you may not - missing pills has a different effect on everyone.)

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cubanita4552
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So all i have to do is just finish this packet and start a new one, and when i start the new one i can stop using condoms???

so im alright right?

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So all i have to do is just finish this packet and start a new one, and when i start the new one i can stop using condoms???

so im alright right?

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KittenGoddess
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At this point, you should probably go ahead and finish the pack and then start your next one. How long ago did you actually miss the pills? Once you start your next pack, you should be able to rely on your birth control to protect you.

(For future reference, each of your packets of pills should come with a patient information insert. Those inserts generally contain the information about what to do when you miss pills.)

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cubanita4552
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it was about a week ago..i missed sunday and monday of last week....ill wait for a few weeks if i have to do have a different method of birth control....

i know about the information packets as well, except this months didnt come with one, even though every other month's packet does come with one.....

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