My story begins last month, when I got strep and had to take amoxicillin for 10 days. My pharmacist of course warned me about amoxicillin affecting my birth control pill’s effectiveness, although now when I Google this it seems the jury is even out on whether or not this is true.
Anyway, I took the amoxicillin as directed, generally managing to keep my birth control schedule on track with no more than 30 minutes or so or missing “No Baby O’Clock.” I wrapped up the amoxicillin two days before I began my placebo pill week, so I basically figured, hey, one week into my new pack, and I’ll be 100% protected again.
Unfortunately, my partner stayed over Saturday night - the first day I began taking the new pack - and we began fooling around before we were completely awake. So yesterday morning we temporarily forgot the fact that we meant to use condoms right now. Whoops. In the past I would have gotten Plan B just to be safe, but since I take birth control pills now I’ve been warned by pharmacists that that’s a lot of hormones to take unless it’s absolutely necessary.
At this point, after lots of Googling, I’m thinking that because 1) I had just finished placebo week and therefore my period from the previous pack, 2) I had started my new pack right on time (even if I had only taken one pill from it), and 3) my partner and I caught the mistake well before he climaxed (and I know he stumbled off to the bathroom at some point during the night), Plan B is probably not necessary. However, I value the knowledge and opinions of this community, so I was hoping to hear your thoughts on the matter as well.
Thank you for reading, everyone!