• 28 days ago

    Missed Birth Control Effects

    Im on Sprintec 28 day. In May, I did not take the last active pill in my pack. At the beginning of June, I took the first week 6th active pill over 48 hours late and then the 7th pill over 24 hours late. I took the 2nd week first pill around the time I usually take my pill. I experienced breakthrough bleeding the following week for a few days and had unprotected sex during this time. My June pack ended last week and on Sunday I saw brown discharge and then bleeding that I felt was the start of my period. My period typically lasts 5 days, with heavy bleeding on the 2nd day that gradually decreases. However this time, it was moderate to light for a day and a half. By the middle of the third day, it slowed to spotting and when I wipe only. I am currently experiencing light cramping and my lower abdomen and sides feel mildly sore when touched. There is also some very mild nausea at times, bloating, gas and a mild headace. Any suggestions on what I should do next?

Responses

  • 28 days ago

    RE: Missed Birth Control Effects

    All you can really do is to wait until everything settles down again. However, you really need to find a way to remember to take your pill on time. Keeping your pack of pills beside your toothbrush is one idea. Setting an alarm on your phone is another.
  • 28 days ago

    RE: Missed Birth Control Effects

    Missing the odd pill is not a big deal as long as you double up the next day, dark brown blood means its old blood.

    All you can do now is wait and see, and you have a 12 hour window for taking you BC pills.

    NOWHARD