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I was 3.5 hours late taking crysell

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Okay, I have been FREAKING out. I'm driving my boyfriend crazy because he thinks I am fine. I was suppose to take my first pill on a Saturday ( I have been on cryselle for almost 2 years now), but was out of town. I took it right when I got home, so I was 3.5 hours late taking it. I made sure to use protecting that night and the next day, but haven't been using condoms since. EVer since that last Saturday, I've been taking them at the regular time, 7:00. Should I be worried? please help


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replied June 15th, 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Starting your hormonal birth control 1 day late will not affect the efficacy of it. Be sure to continue taking the rest of the pills at scheduled time daily and do not miss any further active pills. Use back-up protection for additional protection if you are worried about pregnancy, and avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. If you notice abnormal bleeding or appearance of new symptoms, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.
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