Thank you for responding. I am taking orthotricylen lo (low estrogen pill). My pack ended on saturday. I was drinking the tea last week during the day (I take my pill at night)--if that means anything. As I mentioned, I had intercourse last night, but not during the days I was drinking the tea. But in theory, I could have ovulated due to the milk thistle interaction and last night could have caused pregnancy.
Worst case scenario, if the pill lost effectiveness, i ovulated, and had intercourse last night...knowing that it takes a few days for implantation to occur and the body to realize it is pregnant, if i get my withdrawal period like usual this week...am I okay? or could i still be pregnant due to the lag time in implantation?
Wow...I am just shocked at this information. The pharmacist looked at me like i was crazy when i asked.View Thread
Sorry to bump this question. I am just hoping gail or jane can provide insight. I have finished my pill pack. I drank the tea last week for 3-4 days (no intercourse during those days). I did, however, have intercourse last night (first night of placebo). It think it would be overly paranoid to take Plan B. That will just screw up my period and succumbing to my paranoia. But I am scared. I have also read that women on bcp should refrain from licorice. are these herbs a serious threat to bcp or just conjecture of what "might" or "possibly" could happen--but no evidence it ever has.View Thread
I recently picked up a pack of detox tea. I have been drinking it all week a few cups a day, and I noticed one of the ingredience is milk thistle (1000mg). Upon some research there is an apparent risk of decreased effectiveness of bcp. Any real truth to this? Just speculation? In the supplement world, I have heard of st. john's wort as being a bcp risk, but never any other supplements. I will cease my use of this tea, but now I am really concerned. Thank you.View Thread
I went off the pill, had my typical withdrawal bleed, didn't get my period the next month, then two weeks later i was pregnant. I never had a period before getting pregnant. Of course, you could have other issues going on.View Thread
honestly, i don't know why pharmacists say it is okay to miss a dose or two a cycle. i thought you had to take a pill everyday at roughly the same time to be protected. and if you forget...take it as soon as you remember. Also, since I am on the low dose pill, i would think it even more important to not miss a pill and to not take expired pills.
I also don't understand this notion of just taking the pills and ending up short one day early. aren't the hormones in triphasic pills designed to have a certain amount of hormones for a certain number of days? then...if you do that, do you start your new pack a day early? If not, they you would increase the hormone free period...and potentially ovulate.
confused. all i know is that i have heard too many stories of women getting pregnant while on the pill (missing pills, taking expired pills, etc.)View Thread
Actually, i think i would be okay based on what the pharmacist said...but i am truly paranoid, so I am getting the pharmacist to do one-time calendar year override for a new pill pack. that way, if i lose another pill in the next year...i will have that pack to pull from.View Thread
I lost a birth control pill last--behind the stove i believe. after an hour or so of looking, i gave up and took another pill. Now, I am short one pill. They are tricyclic pills (orthotricyclen lo). My pharmacy won't just give me another pack (insurance says too soon). I asked my gyno office if they had samples I could have...no. I do have a "spare" pack I take from whenever i lose a pill (which isn't often), but it expired April 2013. Would it be okay to take a pill from that expired pack to keep me on schedule?
Pregnancy is absolutely not an option for me, so if an expired pill from last month would compromise contraception in anyway...I need to know.
I am just wondering. I was at the end of my period last night, where there would be minimal (if any) bleeding. I had intercourse. I don't think i had a tampon in...but things felt a bit tight. It could have been a result of not being properly lubricated, not having intercourse for the week, etc. But it got me thinking, what if i neglected to remove my tampon. i tried feeling around internally, but wasn't able to discern anything. I have heard of this happeneing, however. what should i be on the look out for? abdominal pain, odor? will it likely "resurface"? shall I go straight away to my gyno? Thanks.View Thread