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Microgestin Missed Pills

I just started a new job and have had a lot going on in my life, so I've been pretty stressed lately. Last week I was on the placebo, and I normally do not take the pills at all. I was supposed to start taking the active pills again on Sunday, it is now Wednesday. I totally forgot until tonight, so I missed the first 3 pills.

The Microgestin insert said to take the pills until Sunday, then to throw out the pack and start a new one. Do I really have to do this, or can I just continue taking them as normal? Money is tight and I don't have another pack and can't afford to buy one until I get my paycheck in a few weeks.
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replied October 1st, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You can continue to use the birth control pills as usual but use additional protection (back-up form of birth control like condom/spermicide gel etc) if having intercourse during the current pill pack use to remain protected against pregnancy. You should get your periods/withdrawal bleeding by the end of the pill pack. Start the next pill pack at the scheduled time.
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