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degrassifan18
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I'll be travelling to Europe soon, which I'm incredibly excited for. However, I have one problem - there is a 6 hour time difference which would cause me to take my pill at 3 a.m. instead of my usual 9 p.m.... that doesn't work for me. I want to move my pill time to 5 p.m. my time so i can take it at 11 p.m. when I'm in Europe. I have 2 questions:

1. How can I move my times forward and backward? I would like to be able to return my pill time to 9 p.m. once I have returned home, but I still want to have full effectiveness of my pill, so what is the safest way to do it?

2. Is the pills effectiveness seriously affected if I play around with the times too much, even if I make the changes gradual?

Thanks!!

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atm1
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Taking a pill early (at 5pm instead of 9pm) isn't a problem. You can do it in a couple of steps over the course of a week or so, but that really shouldn't be an issue.

When switching the time to a later time (from 5pm back to 9pm), changing your normal time by an hour or two each week will do the trick. (So, the week you get back, you take it at 7pm, then the next week, you'll be back at 9pm).

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degrassifan18
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Okay! Thank you so much! I'll be setting my pill alarm for 8 pm tonight then!
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