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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 13:06 PM   1
LauraLeigh
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Not sure I am in the right place but hello and help please :)


Firstly hello, I am Laura and after some advice.
Me and My Partner are WTT but at the same time if it happens it happens we are not being careful as we are in a position to start a family we are just haning off for a while saving etc.

So I was on Metrozole strong antibiotcs for a week, 4 days after then we had unprotected sex.
Then A week later i got put on more antibiotics but milder ones I had to take for 3 days.
I then had unprotected sex twice on the last day of taking them.

It has now been 9 days since the last happening,

I have been taking my pills back to back twice due to antibiotcs etc and i will be taking a third packet this sunday as I dont want to be on for my big christmas party.

My question is by taking pill packets back to back 3 times has this lowered my chance of becomming pregnant, and also is there even a chance i could of become pregnant through this situation?

Thanks for you help guys X



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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 13:35 PM   2
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Firstly hello, I am Laura and after some advice.
Me and My Partner are WTT but at the same time if it happens it happens we are not being careful as we are in a position to start a family we are just haning off for a while saving etc.

So I was on Metrozole strong antibiotcs for a week, 4 days after then we had unprotected sex.
Then A week later i got put on more antibiotics but milder ones I had to take for 3 days.
I then had unprotected sex twice on the last day of taking them.

It has now been 9 days since the last happening,

I have been taking my pills back to back twice due to antibiotcs etc and i will be taking a third packet this sunday as I dont want to be on for my big christmas party.

My question is by taking pill packets back to back 3 times has this lowered my chance of becomming pregnant, and also is there even a chance i could of become pregnant through this situation?

Thanks for you help guys X
It's very possible you could have got pregnant during this whole thing - some antibiotics mess with some/most pills and cause them to be ineffective.

There is no real reason that combined pills make you take a break really....So I highly doubt it will have any negative effects on your fertility. The bleeds in breaks are just withdrawal bleeds anyway and not real periods. I was on a mini pill (progesterone only) and that meant I never had a break...and no bleeding for me.

By taking the pills back to back, it doesn't make much difference if the antibiotics have made them ineffective - taking the pills back to back won't make much difference (as far as I can think at the moment)... So I would take a test in a couple of weeks, just to be sure.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 13:36 PM   3
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if you 've had unprotected sex, whilst taking antibiotics and the pill, YES you could be pregnant!

taking the pill back to back does not affect your fertility long term but if you've been taking antibiotics, some of the pill may not have been absorbed hence why it may not be 100% effective!

if in doubt see your GP or nurse about when to test
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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 14:03 PM   4
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Deffo taking antibiotics as the other ladies said can affect the protection of the pill. You are meant to take extra precautions while on the anibiotics and for 7 days after finishing the course!

As far as taking back to back is concerned I wouldnt worry too much, I took mine back to back for almost a year for varioius reasons and also people take the pill for other things such as acne etc and so should be ok as GP's do advise for different reasons.


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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 14:26 PM   5
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Thanks girls After my next packet i should come on on 5th jan 2011 which will be about 5 weeks nearly since the incidents. Can I take a test before 5th Jan to see if its positive? If so how long after we had sex?



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Old Dec 8th, 2010, 07:06 AM   6
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agree with what everyone has said!

on the pill, i think they say wait until 19-20 days after the time you think you may have gotten pregnant to test.

also i would make sure you are taking folic acid, not drinking, and not smoking since you are maybe you are prob already doing those things though since you are basically ready for the baby-making-time!



 
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