I took the pill Thursday but it wasn't around my usual time and i missed the next day so i made up for the pill i missed the next plus the pill that was due that day but before i took the pill i had unprotected sex and he pulled out but he thinks he still came inside a little. I kept taking my pills at my same regular time after that and i took a contraceptive within 72 hours like it says but it was like 3-4 hours before it was too late So i just need reassurance on this.
Now that you've messed up your body with the extra hormones, there is only a very slim chance you'd be pregnant even without the plan B. Of course the more days you miss the pill in a row, the higher your risk of pregnancy. Pulling out is NOT a form of birth control. I don't know why you young people think this works, but its what my grandparents used when they were young (hint, My grandma would be 114 now)
Pulling out has no bearing on anything. It is a worthless gesture. Never rely on pulling out as helping you towards contraception! It just doesnt work since men can secrete sperm all throughout the sex act. Granted the majority are released during ejaculation but it only takes one. Any time that you miss a pill, you chance getting pregnant. The more pills you miss, the greater the chance unless you use condoms as a back up. When you miss a pill and take it the next day, instead of the day it was due to be taken, you HAVE to use a condom, as back up contraception for seven days after the missed pill or you are at risk for getting pregnant. Never take Plan b with hormonal contraception! That is too much hormones and will probably now screw up your cycle pretty bad. You can expect irregular periods or no periods for a while. Since you have already taken it, you are going to just have to wait it out.
Keep taking your pills as they come in the pack and dont forget any more!! Set an alarm on your cell phone to remind you and pick a convenient time when you know you are likely to be doing a routine chore or activity. Taking a pill everyday has to get as routine as brushing your teeth or getting dresssed everyday-it is something you have to do. Some women find it helps to make the time they take it close to an activity they do at the same time every day. If you usually eat dinner at 6pm, that could be a good time, or if you normally go to bed at the same time, etcetera. Get in the habit of taking a pill EVERY day so even the placebo pills! Treat the placebo pills just as importantly as the active pills. That is what they are designed for-to get you used to taking a pill every day. Women who dont take their placebo pills are much more likely to forget their active pills than women who always take their placebos the same way as their actives. As for what to do now, you are just going to have to wait it out. Having taken the Plan b, you may be in for a little stress because the Plan b will likely throw your regular cycle waaayyy off. Give yourself a month and if you dont have your period, then go ahead and test for pregnancy. If it is negative, give t a few more weeks then test again if no period. If it is still negative then it is just the Plan b messing with your cycle and if you keep taking your pills, it will eventually straighten out. Next time, if you miss a pill, be sure to make your male partner wear a condom or abstain for seven days after your miss. You will probably be alright, and you really didnt need to take the Plan b. Taking a pill late is not ideal but it is not going to be a big deal in the grand scheme of things unless you are just really sporadic with your times. Missing one pill and making it up the next day does increase your chances slightly but you should have just used back up condoms or abstained from sex for the next seven days. Just dont freak out now if your periods are irregular because that is very common after taking Plan b. Keep taking your birth control pills, though, dont stop them. Chances are still good that you are not pregnant. Even though there is a chance for pregnancy, continuing the pills wont hurt you and it is not a large enough chance for you to stop taking your regular birth control pills just yet-at least not until you get a positive pregnancy test! Hopefully you have dodged the bullet this time and this scare will be enough to get you to remember your pill every day!!
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