Hi there im 25 yrs old and had unprotected sex last night by mistake, only to realise this morning i missed my pill yesterday being Sunday. i took both pills this morning being Monday and my pharmacist said this should keep me protected and i shouldn't worry, is this correct? the next thing is i take st Johns wort, am i protected or should i worry. I really can not afford to be pregnant? i have been taking Yasmin for like two yrs but have never had unprotected sex with it. look forward to hearing your answers.
You should be perfectly fine. Missing one pill when you have been taking them for that long is not a big deal, your pharmacist was correct. They are in your system and your chance of getting pregnant would be very very slim. In the future tho, if something like this occurs you can always go to a pharmacy that will give you the"morning after"pill to be certain that you are safe. Still, do not worry about pregnancey. I would, however, do some research on the Yasmin you are taking. There have been some questionable effects of that particular birth control pill and I really think you should speak with your Doctor about what he/she knows, do your own research and then make a decision about continuing with Yasmin or trying something else. Why do you ask if the St. John's Wort is protecting you? That has nothing to do with birth control and if someone said it did, they are incorrect.
That drug too has been in the news lately regarding it's efficacy and side effects, so i would do the same research on that. Do you take it for depression? There are many great anti depressants out there and just because something is supposed to be "natural" does not mean it cannot have bad side effects, so I hate to tell you to check on both your meds, but, CHECK ON BOTH YOUR MEDS, it's much better to be informed on what you are taking than find out later that something is being taken off the market or has side effects you weren't aware of. As far as the pregnancy goes tho, do not worry, okay?
Good luck and do check w/your dr. regarding what you are now taking, please. Dede
Go to ur pharmacy and ask for plan B. Its like the morning after pill. i think you can take it up to 3 days after you've had unprotected sex. when i was on birth control my pharmacist told me that st johns wart would reduce the effect of my birth control or kill the birth control altogether. stop the st johns wart and go get the plan B!!! you can buy it over the counter at the pharmacy as long as u are 17 or older. i know you wouldnt want an unplanned pregnancy. i've had 2! lol
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