This month all together I probably missed 5 or 6 pills or didn't take the other ones on time. I've been having unportected sex frequently. I caught up on what missed and I've been having breakthrough bleeding for a week now. I have like 5 active pills left. I don't mind if I'm pregnant I just don't want anything to go wrong from me still taking the pills. But since I'm bleeding should I rule out pregnancy ? Has any been pregnant even though they had breakthrough bleeding ? ❤
Why don't you just put a sign on you, "get me pregnant"? I've never seen anyone so irresponsible with their body. Contrary to popular opinion bleeding doesn't mean you're pregnant. You need to start a new pack of pills, use a condom for the first week, then take the pills correctly. Are you having sex with more then one partner, because you're inviting disease too.
Every time you miss a pill, you increase your chances to get pregnant. Missing 5-6 pills in one month is almost as bad as not using anything at all. You are going to wind up getting pregnant. If you miss three or more pills in a row, you should throw away the rest of the pack (or keep them for spares) and start a new pack. Yes, you will skip your inactives for the month but you will likely bleed if you miss three or more pills in a row anyway. When you start the new pack you want to use condoms as back up for the first seven days of the pack. Since I dont know if those 5 pills you missed were random or what, I would advise you to go ahead and finish the 5 actives you have left then start the inactives, go ahead and start your new pack when it comes due. You should use condoms as back up from now until you are a week into your new pack.
If you have a problem remembering pills, you may want to make it a habit to use condoms anyway so that you are covered contraceptive wise even if you miss pills. You need to set an alarm on your phone, put a sign where you will see it reminding you to take your pill and pick a time that will be convenient to take them. Keep them with you in your purse so you can take them if you are out somewhere. It is your responsibility to protect yourself. If you dont want to become a mother then you need to make it an utmost priority to be sure you take a pill every day, preferably at the same time of day for best protection. Breakthrough bleeding is happening because your body is confused by the way you are taking your pills. You cannot be certain you are protected against pregnancy unless you take them regularly. You have to get into a habit just like taking a shower daily, brushing your teeth daily, and so taking your pill daily. If you still keep forgetting pills, then perhaps the Pill isnt the best birth control method for you. You may want to talk to your Dr about Implanon, Depo-Provera, or an IUD like Mirena. These methods are longer acting and you dont have to think about them on a daily basis. Depo-Provera isan injection every 13 weeks, Implanon last for several years as does Mirena but you do have to change them on time. These might be better methods since you seem to have trouble remembering to take a pill daily. All the best... Dzoo
You should not rule out pregnancy just because you are bleeding. You might still be pregnant.
If you are missing 5-6 pills each month, it is not worth taking the pills since this can render them useless. There are other means of birth control besides taking daily pills. If your current birth control method does not work for you, discuss it whit your doctor and find an alternative method that does work better.
You didn't bring it up, but you owe it to your partner to tell him that you are not using your birth control to any effectiveness. Together you should decide if you both want to get pregnant. Otherwise you are being extremely dishonest and abusive to your partner. Having a child is a life long responsibility--both financially and the duty to raise the child with both parents.
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