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birth control cycle messed up..how to proceed?

I used a total of 12 birth control pills as emergency contraception three days ago. I now have 9 active pills and 7 placebo ones. Should I wait until the scheduled days to start taking the pills? Should I wait for my period? Or should I begin today (Sunday) with the pack?


what should i do??
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replied May 18th, 2009
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Buy a new pack-- you can use that pack as a back up incase you lose pills or something, but that pack is done.

You can wait for your next cycle to start a new pack, but you'll need to use a back up method like condoms until you're a week into your pills.

OR you can start the pack as soon as you get it, but your cycle will be off.

Since its likely your cycle will be off anyways, you may as well just start the pack when you get it and just rememeber that you won't get your bleeding as normal for another 3 months (you'll be having that as a side effect to EC anyways).

Did you double check the amount of your kind of pill to take as EC or did you just take them?
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replied May 18th, 2009
I double checked the amount at not2late.com. It's been four days since I took the ec and I should be getting my period soon, but it hasn't come. Is that normal?
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