ljmydayaway (ljmydayaway) wrote in vaginapagina,

Missing a pill and stacking OrthoTricyclen Lo

Last week, I dropped a pill out of my pack and lost it. I didn't want to skip a day, so I took the next day's pill and continued on. The pill I lost was a light blue/2nd week pill.

I'm now at my green pills and I know that I need to have 21 days of active hormones in order to be properly protected from getting pregnant. My issue comes with being confused about the active hormone cycle. If I skip the green and continue onto the white pills from the next pack, will I have had enough active pills to be protected? Will I continue through the pack and then take the green pills, or will I have to keep stacking?

I'm only concerned about not getting pregnant. I'm not trying to stack in order to skip periods.

ETA: Alternatively, is it OK for me to go on the green pills (and have my period) instead of starting the new pack right away? I mean, I've been trying to find this information online and I can only find info. about stacking for the sake of skipping a period or information on "missing" (not losing) a pill. It'd be really awesome if someone could help me, because I was supposed to take a pill today and I'm not sure what the best solution is! Thankfully, the spouse and I have only had sex once and we did pull out, but it still makes me super nervous not knowing what the best choice is. , _,
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