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for the VP Team
My main concern goes beyond the directions for consecutive missed pills. What if you were to miss a pill or two throughout your cycle but not at the same time?
On May 26, I was supposed to start my Loloestrin Fe pack but accidentally left it at my apartment while I was out of town. Instead, I started it on May 28 when I returned by doubling up both days (May 28 and 29) to catch up. Then, without thinking, I accidentally had taken that day's pill as well as the following day's pill around June 2-4 (I forget which day it was). Since I wasn't sexually active and I didn't want to be a day off with my pack, I decided to skip the following day and resume on schedule from there (If it was June 2 I doubled up by accident, I waited until June 4 to take June 4's pill several hours earlier, so I wasn't 24 hours late with my pill)
Lo and behold, I ended up having surprise sex after returning from a night out on June 7. We didn't use a condom, and I forgot to take my pill until 8 a.m. (as opposed to 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. - it varies by the day.). This is very unlike me (I have been good about the pill for the most part for years), and now I am concerned. My friend who is a doctor in Pittsburgh told me I should be fine, even though I skipped that one day, that I would be more at risk if I missed a few days. But what if I missed a few pills throughout different times of the month? How drastically is my protection compromised?
Thanks so much for all your help in advance! This community is always a great go-to resource, and I wanted to start here.