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skipped the placebo pills, start taking the next pack?

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i have been taking birth control for two months. i accidentally missed a couple of the brown sugar pill things, but i heard that it's okay to skip them, so i didn't take the rest of that week. i planned to start my new pack on sunday, but i missed it & took two on monday. we did it today & he pulled out, but i am freaking out. i was reading stuff online & realized that when you skip the placebo pills, you are supposed to immediately start taking the next pack. i didn't do that. so i went a whole week with nothing. am i okay? honest answers, please. i am really, really freaking out here.
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replied July 24th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Missing the placebo pills usually does not affect the birth control efficacy. As long as you were regular with taking the active pills and have started with the new pill pack on time, you should have the protection. If you have followed the missed pill protocol, you will continue to have the protection. Be regular with your birth control pill use. Take it at scheduled time daily. Do not miss taking your pills. If you are not regular, then use additional protection while having intercourse. For further clarifications and assistance, visit your doctor/gynecologist. Wait and watch for your next periods/withdrawal bleeding.
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