I have been on Portia for about a month however I dont always take it the same time and I occasionally miss doses. Well I took my pill Thursday morning and forgot to take it friday morning. Friday night and Saturday morning I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and took my pill Saturday afternoon then missed it Sunday. Monday I started bleeding which seemed like a period but I had just had one a week and a half before. I haven't taken any pills since Saturday afternoon and the bleeding stopped Friday. What is this? And is it possible I could be pregnant or no because I was bleeding?
It's possible for you to have gotten pregnant, but not definite. Set an alert on your phone and put a note on your bathroom mirror, to remind you to take your pills each day. The effectiveness of the pill goes down with each pill you miss. The pills regulate your hormones and if you skip them, it can mess your cycle up, or cause you to spot. If you have NOT started in 3 weeks, take a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are probably NOT pregnant. If it is positive, see your ob ASAP. Until then, Continue taking the pills, do NOT stop. Even if you are pregnant, taking the pill will not harm the baby. Make sure you get a new pack of pills during your inactive week of pills and use a back up method, until you start your period and if it were me, i would use a back up method until I finished the second pack and NOT missed Any pills. Once you have take those 21 active pills from the second pack, and not missed any, you are safe, even during the inactive week. It is really imprtant to start your new pack on time. Skipping pills or not starting them on the correct day after your cycle, especially the first week of actives,, increases the chance of pregnancy. Patti
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