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I have been taking levora since march and i am good about taking it on time every day. this last month i got a little crazy and had unprotected sex 3 times... once about 3 weeks ago and twice within the past week. i have missed one pill two weeks ago but i took it the next day along with the one for that day. i was on day 1 of placebo after one of my unprotected times and i was paranoid so i used my birth control as emergency contraception (EC) the day after the intercourse mentioned (4 active pills, then 4 more 12 hrs later.) this was 5 days ago. then i had intercourse a couple days ago again.. my placebo pills are done, i missed my period, and now i'm on my next pack (day 2). i'm freaking out now and i'm wondering if perhaps my period got delayed because i took all those active pills so early into my placebo week? what should i do?! i'm scared to take a pregnancy test.
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replied July 12th, 2011
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If you are regular with your birth control pill use, and have not missed taking active pills, then you should have protection. There was no need for using your birth control pills as emergency contraception. The high dose of hormones taken can affect your normal periods and hormonal pattern. The unprotected intercourse during your placebo pills will not affect the efficacy of the pills in giving you protection against pregnancy. Wait and watch for your withdrawal bleeding/periods. Since you have started your next pack of pills, continue to be regular with the intake of pills. Use additional protection if having intercourse until you finish with the pill pack.
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