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On birth control pills,intercourse while on sugar pill - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been on birth control since January. I have taken it regularly (every day, around 11am) ever since I started. I have only missed one day, which was April 4th, and I doubled up the following day. I hadn't had sex until yesterday (April 23rd). It was the last day of my period, and the last day of my sugar pill section of my BC. But, yesterday was the first day I have EVER let my boyfriend ejaculate in me (being that I lost my virginity just a few months ago). So, I'm panicking--should I take Plan B for added protection? Is it safe to take if I'm already on regular birth control? Or would it be just as, if not more, effective to trust my daily birth control?
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Oh, I guess this loaded okay.
User :   Hi!
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   Okay, thanks.
Doctor :   your daily BCP is fine enough
Doctor :   you can take two pill at 12 hours difference
User :   Okay, so there's no benefit to adding plan B on top of that?
Doctor :   it wil act the same as the Plan-B
Doctor :   and since you are on BCP, the ovulation would be suppressed
User :   2 pills at 12 hours difference? How will that work?
Doctor :   with no egg release
User :   (Sorry, I'm not used to all of this)
Doctor :   i meant to say total of 4 pills with 2 pills of BCP at each time at12 hours difference
Doctor :   and then continue the rest of the pack as usual
Doctor :   and wait for your periods while having the sugar pills
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said? please get back to me in case of having doubt
User :   Sorry, I don't think I follow. 4 pills w 2 pills of BCP?
Doctor :   yes, 2 BCPs now and 2 after 12 hours
User :   Okay--so, if I already took my regular last pill this morning...I can take 2 more right now (my first of the regular 28 pack), then the following 2 after 12 hours from now?
Doctor :   it will have the same effect as the plan-B
Doctor :   yes, you can do it to have added protection
User :   Would you recommend that? Or would I be just as beneficial to just trust my regular BCPs?
User :   I should NOT have sex, is the real answer, lol. But, it's always the answer in retrospect.
Doctor :   it will have the same effect as the plan-B due to higher hormone concentration, continue teh entire pack as usual after that and wait for your periods while being on the sugar pills.
Doctor :   since you are on teh BCP already, I am recommending this
Doctor :   the chances of pregnancy is minimal or nil as the intercourse was owhile on the sugar pills
User :   Okay. Will doing so cause any severe side effects? Change in anything? Cramps, bleeding, throwing my cycle off?
Doctor :   the additional pills are recommended to avoid any chance of pregnancy
Doctor :   and no, it will not have adverse effect on body just by taking one day of such dosage
Doctor :   do not repeat the high dose in this period cycle
Doctor :   you might have headache related to high dose of pills but no cramps and other symptoms
User :   Okay--well, if I only have a 28 day supply...I guess that means I would need to re-fill it early?
Doctor :   no, you need not , just take the rest of the pills as usuall, you will have your periods while you are on sugar pills
Doctor :   and then start the next pack on the 5 th day from the start of bleeding
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   Okay, bc I have an extra pack of BC pills (I goofed one month), so if so, would it be okay to take my regular dose from 1 pack, then add the 2nd from the other pack...then continue my regular pack as normal to finish out the 28 days?
Doctor :   when was the goof up? was it in the period cycle where you had the intercourse?
Doctor :   or before that?
Doctor :   were you on regular pills before the intercourse?
User :   No, I mean, I goofed and requested a re-fill twice. So I ended up w/ 2 packs last month.
Doctor :   ok, then no need to worry, you can follow the advise as given
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   No, this was kind of awkward for me, but helpful. lol Thanks. $9 well spent.
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Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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