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I was wondering I am currently taking Tri-sprintec I had sex on monday morning but I took the first pill a few hours before ON SUNDAY because the was the day my period ended ,then I took a pill on Monday,tues, wed then wed morning i had sex again and yesterday I took two pills because I forgot Thurs can be pregnant can I take the morning after pill? please help me i am in trouble I don't want to be pregnant ?
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replied July 29th, 2008
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Do you use birth control pills for the first time?
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replied July 29th, 2008
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yes it is
Yes, I did take plan and B and I used my Birth control pills at the same time now I also noticed that I might not have missed one pill at all not to sure but still the bc pills weren't in my system for 7 days don't you have to wait 7 days before having unprotected sex? I didn't know that I never heard that till I was on here the other day I'm very scared
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replied July 29th, 2008
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If you started the pills during your period, you were protected immediately.

If you didn't, you were protected after seven days.
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replied July 29th, 2008
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Can I ask you If I took plan b and at the same time took the pill? Im sorry so lost can you help please
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replied July 29th, 2008
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If you took the pill the day your period ended, you were protected right away, and you're fine.

The plan b might alter your cycle a bit, so don't worry if you get some weird spotting or your period doesn't come on time. Keep taking your pills as usual.
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replied July 30th, 2008
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If you started taking pills when your period ended then you were not protected in the following 7 days. As I could understand from your post you had sex exactly in those 7 "unsafe" days so I think you did well when you took emergency contraception ("morning after pill" or "plan B"). If you get some withdrawal bleeding in the next few days after you took "morning after pill" that means that the emergency contraception was successful. If you don't get any vaginal bleeding you can do a pregnancy test 15 days after the sexual intercourse. In the mean time you can avoid sex or use condom.

It's not a problem if you took "plan B" and regular pill in the same time but it could be a problem if you continued taking regular pills after you took "plan B". That could affect the effectiveness of "plan B".

Did you get any vaginal bleeding or spotting after you took "plan B"?
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replied July 30th, 2008
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According to the patient information leaflet and instructions I've gotten for any other type of birth control, if it is started during your period then you are protected immediately. Is there a reason you disagree, Dr. Nikola?
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replied July 30th, 2008
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Ok i Talked to A pharmacist here where I live and she told that it was fine and that the birth control pill would be fine wouldnt effect the plan b. Im really confused ? and freaking out now
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replied July 30th, 2008
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Ok, hon, why are you confused? The pharmacist was right, you were fine and you took plan b and that's fine.

You're ok!
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replied July 31st, 2008
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Georgia59 wrote:
According to the patient information leaflet and instructions I've gotten for any other type of birth control, if it is started during your period then you are protected immediately. Is there a reason you disagree, Dr. Nikola?


No, I don't disagree with you "Georgia59", but in her first and second post "californchick" said that she started Tri-Sprintec for the first time after her regular period had ended. She wouldn't need back up only if she started the pills on the first day of her period. But since she started the pills on the last day of her period (or even after that) she would need back up contraception in the first 7 days. Because she had unprotected sex exactly in those first 7 days I supported her action to use "plan B".

About the "plan B":
Plan B acts by provoking sudden increase and right after that sudden decrease of the estrogen hormone level. Sudden decrease of the estrogen level in fact provokes endometrial rubbing and withdrawal bleeding. This prevents embedding of the eventually fertilized egg-cell. Taking regular pills after "plan B" might prevent the hormonal level decreasing so I disagree to continue taking the regular pills as long as she get withdrawal bleeding.
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replied July 31st, 2008
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It was the
it was the 2nd to the last day or the last day
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replied August 4th, 2008
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I have bleeding now? What does that mean exactly? Does it mean that Plan b worked? Is there still a chance of being prego?
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replied August 19th, 2008
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Vaginal bleeding that hapens a few days after taking "plan B" means that "plan B" was sucessful and chances for eventual pregnacy are allmost none.
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replied September 3rd, 2008
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Im good
Im good g2r Very Happy dont want little ones yet.
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replied September 4th, 2008
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I am glad to hear that finally ended good for you.
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replied May 1st, 2009
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Is it true that you can use a ceratain dosge of birth control pills and it is the same as taking paln B.Can you tell me how many pills I need to take if Im using tri-sprintec
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replied November 19th, 2009
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question if you had sex last night and have not been on your pills because the RX ran out but found 3 pills that were not taking from a few months ago and took them last night will this act like the morning after pill i am taking tri-sprintec
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replied January 17th, 2010
is it ok that i took tri sprintec 1 week befoe my period?
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replied March 8th, 2010
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my periods are usually irregular and i dont get them every month which is why i got on tri-sprintec, the doctor told me to just start the pills since i didnt know exactly when my next period would be, i had sex after i took my fifth pill during the very first week, i feel perfectly normal but COULD I BE PREGNANT? if so what are the chances? are they very high or low?
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