Patient :I missed a birth control pill last Monday. I had sex within 24 hours before I realized I had forgotten and took two at once. I decided I should maybe take the plan B pill just to be safe, and the pharmacist I spoke to looked it up in her database and said it would probably be overkill to take Plan B considering where I was in my cycle (it was the beginning of the final week before my period) and that I had already taken two at once. She said I should skip my period this month by immediately starting a new pack after my current one. I would just like to make sure this is the right thing to do. Thanks!
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It was right on your part to take two pills the next day when you had forgotten the pill on monday. Your protection continued. However you took Plan -B, that was indeed a over kill. As you mentioned that you are in the final week of your cycle , so your periods should start within 5 days from taking the plan-b.
Considering that you are on apri-21 which is a 21 day pill, you must have ended with your pack, but as you have taken plan-b , you would stand protected for the whole week and there is in fact no requirement of starting a new pack immediately which would unnecessarily cause abnormality in the cycles by probably reducing the flow or may be stopping it completely.
So , it is better to menstruate which you would in these next 7 days due to double effect of plan -b and the oc -pill withdrawal. It is likely that the bleeding may be heavier this time. secondly menstruation is a confirmation that you have not conceived , hence missing a period would just add to your doubts and stress. Hence , it is not advisable to start the new pack immediately but to start it on day 2 of your next menses.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
wishing you good health,
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