Hi all, I’m mostly a lurker ’round these parts, but I have a question for all of you knowledgeable people.
I’ve never taken any form of HBC before now. I was recently prescribed generic Micronor and told that I could start it either on the first day of my period, and I’d be protected from pregnancy immediately, or anytime during my cycle, and I’d be protected after 7 days.
I ended up starting a few days after my period ended, so I’d need to wait the whole 7 days before having sex without a backup. However — like an idiot, I dropped the very first pill of the pack down the sink while I was filling up my water glass to take it. Seriously.
The next day I took Day 2’s pill, and since then I’ve been taking each next pill at the exact same time every day, so essentially I’m taking them correctly, I’m just one pill “ahead” of where I should be.
So question #1 — is this okay? Since Micronor is monophasic and no placebo week, theoretically each pill is exactly the same, so starting with Day 2’s pill would be no different than starting with Day 1’s pill, right?
Question #2 — I just took Day 8’s pill last night, which was my 7th pill. So (if I’m not one of the 0.5% of women this pill doesn’t work for), am I protected from pregnancy at this point? Should I wait longer (I have no problem with that, my fiance and I have waited 4 years now, another couple of weeks or a month isn’t going to kill us haha), or can I assume that, since it’s been 7 days, I am protected, like the pill packet and my doctor say?
I just have a hard time believing it’s actually working, haha. I’m a Nervous Nellie, what can I say.