I have been on birthcontrol pills since 2010. I was originally on otho tri-cyclen but in 2011 or 2012 I switched to tri-sprintec. So its not new to my system. I was supposed to restart my pills on July 24th but I couldnt get them until the 25th. I take them on time everyday. Since it was 9 days later that I was forced to have sex am I protected?
I started new pack July 25 (second day of cycle). I was forced to have sex August 3rd Am I covered?
- 11 Aug 2013 by chumondra
- 14 August 2013
- sprintec, tri-sprintec, birth control, contraception, sex
Added 11 Aug 2013:
I was also taking flagyl while on the pill. I was doubling up on the flagyl too because I had stopped taking it and it caused me to throw up on the same day I was raped. I heard that antibiotics for infections lower the attractiveness of the pill so I am really scared now and freaking out. Not to mention I hope he didn't give me a STD. I have been cramping lately like I normally do two weeks before my cycle start. I was supposed to ovulate this past week but I know the pill suppresses ovulation. I do have a pregnancy test that I can take if my cycle does come around the 22nd-24th of this month. Please tell me something!
Yes, you are - you only missed one day and got right back on it, so you're covered. I don't know about STDs - it's not an area I know much about. I really think the best person to know would be your primary care doctor, or GYN? Did you have an exam when you reported the rape? I'm thinking they may have given you some paperwork to look through. I know they did with a friend of mine and it answered questions about possible pregnancies and STDs.
I encourage you to report the rape, if you haven't already. I was raped at age 18, but my mind suppressed the memory until I was 45. Boy I wish I could go back and report it, but I don't know names, etc. If you can, please report it. You will get answers to questions such as yours, and hopefully it will keep another woman from getting hurt. And it just may help you deal with some of the anger and many hard feelings there are to deal with.
Please take care, and do see your doctor to get your questions answered. I will pray for you. i'm so sorry this happened to you - EJ23
Sorry, I didn't see that about being on Flagyl. I did check, Flagyl does reduce the effectiveness of your birth control pill. That doesn't necessarily mean it isn't effective, it just isn't AS effective. You have been on the pill for a long time, and the pill suppresses ovulation - that's how it keeps you from getting pregnant. I can't say for sure - who can about anything? but that means it's even less likely to be pregnant. But this is where you need the experts - your doctor. Time to go see him/her. Take care - EJ23
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