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Re: I missed a pill or two...

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:26 am

Set a reminder on your phone so you will remember to take it at the same time every day.

I try to take mine as soon as I get up; occasionally I forget but I carry them in my bag so if I suddenly remember I can just take it.
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Re: I missed a pill or two...

Postby Millenia » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:32 pm

You can have the injection up to 4 years, but then they test you as it can cause early bone problems. If you don't smoke or drink then you can have it longer. Im currently going for a bone scan after being on it for 4 years.

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Re: I missed a pill or two...

Postby Skarlet » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:58 pm

They made me come off it in my area. They said about a bone scan, but only to check my bones. not to allow me on it longer. I am considering going back on it, although the pill I am on at the moment-(tis a new one, as I have had bad times on Microgynon and cerazette.) and it seems to work for me at the moment.
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Re: I missed a pill or two...

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:10 pm

I'm glad you had a lucky escape!

I keep my pills either in my make up bag or in my toothbrush cup (because there's never a day where I don't put make-up on or brush my teeth!) so I always see it and remember to take it. I try to carry a couple of spare pills in my bag just in case i've been in a rush and forgotten. I find it works well for me, I can be quite forgetful but I've not missed one so far!

Hope that helps for the future!
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Re: I missed a pill or two...

Postby ToriL87 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:32 pm

If your really concerned and don't want to buy a home test, go to your GP or a family planning clinic for a free test. However after being on the pill for so long i think it's unlikely, as usually women find it hard to concieve after coming off the pill - but there are the few who have no problems, so to reassure yourself i'd take a pregancy test.
Also have you considered getting the injection form of the pill which you only need to get every 3 months? or having an iud fitted which would mean not having to take the pill at all? i used to find remembering to take mine a real problem, now i keep them in my handbag and set an alarm on my phone to remind me, but i'm planning to get the injection in the new year.
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