I got my implanon take out in February this year and got on Sprintec. The sprintec made me gain 18 pounds in a month so I got changed to tri-sprintec the next month. Since than I start my period the evening of the last blue pill or the day I would take first white when I wake. This month my breast seemed to get full and tender like a week before they have been when I get ready to start. I have a fiance and we have two kids. I take the pill daily but since the second month I silence my alarm for it with intent to take it within minutes but sometimes don't for up to 4-5 hours. Which isn't all the time but more frequent than I would like. I've only missed a day I think twice but take two the next day. We don't get the chance to be intimate often at all but we have once our MAYBE twice in the past month and a half. Also, my aunt for pregnant with all her kids on the pill. I am a 24 year old female that doesn't smoke anymore! There's been two occasions I've committed in the past month but I don't think that's anything even though it was out of the blue but no feeling of nausea between those occasions or to this point.
You can't be so careless about taking your pill and expect it to protect you. People who get pregnant on the pill have that happen because they don't take the pill right. Now, you have the whole time on the sugar pills to get your period. Its not always going to be the same.
It is not enough to just take it every day, you have to take it every day about the same time of day for it to be most effective. If your Aunt was taking it the way you are, it is no wonder she got pregnant while on it. If taken daily at the same time each day, it is 98-99.9% effective so chances for getting pregnant are very slim. Each time you space longer than 24 hours between doses, you decrease the effectiveness. Each time you miss a pill, even if you make it up, you decrease the effectiveness and you are supposed to use back up protection, like condoms and spermicide, for seven days after a missed pill. When you are late all the time for 4-5 hours and you are missing pills, you are going to end up pregnant. Almost everyone who gets pregnant while on the Pill, gets that way because they dont follow the directions then they want to say that the Pill doesnt work for them. If you are taking your pill perfectly, you have a better chance at winning the lottery than you do getting pregnant but you HAVE to take it properly! You HAVE to commit yourself to setting the alarm and making sure you do take that pill. If you dont care whether or not you get pregnant then you can continue to be very cavalier in the way you take it but dont blame the Pill as ineffective if you get pregnant. If you cant commit to taking it on time, an implant like Nexplanon or Implanon or an IUD may be a better fit for you since you dont have to remember anything more than to replace the device every few years (3-5 years or some IUds can stay in place for 10 years)
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