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#1 Old 10-23-2006, 12:17 PM
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so... i just got on birthcontrol about two weeks ago. i know you are supposed to take it the same time everyday. but i havent been doing so well. i am supposed to take it at 9pm and i did for the first four days, but after that ive been taking it at 9:30, 9:45 ish and last night the latest at 10:20. is this a big deal? i didnt know if the same time meant on the hour every day or if you have a little wiggle room. does anyone know?
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#2 Old 10-23-2006, 12:33 PM
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It really depends a lot on what pill you are taking. Multiphasic/monophasic, high/low dose, combined/progestone only...all these make a difference.

When I was taking a combined pill, the window they suggested was 3 hours, but if you're on a low dose, it might be a smaller timeframe.

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#3 Old 10-23-2006, 11:27 PM
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I do NOT want to give bad advice (which, if I give my experience, will be taken as bad advice, lol) so, i'd say ask your doctor if there's a window.
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#4 Old 10-24-2006, 06:21 AM
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the materials that come with the pill--the written materials--should have the window for them listed.
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