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December 25, 2011 9:27 AM Subscribe
[BirthControlFilter: Xmas Edition] On vacation. Left birth control pills at home. D'oh!
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was supposed to start my new pack tonight, and just realized that I stupidly didn't bring the pills with me. Tomorrow (well today, technically) is Christmas Day, so all the pharmacies will be closed. Even if they were open, I don't have a copy of my prescription. Questions:
1) I do have an official pharmacist's receipt from my last BCP purchase, showing my name, the kind of pill, and the number of units left on the prescription. Can I just walk into any pharmacy and fill the prescription from that? (My Dr's office won't be open again until January).
2) If I go to a drop-in clinic, can they write me a new BCP prescription on the spot? (I'm a Canadian, traveling in Canada.)
3) Given that the earliest I could take a pill would be about 36hrs after I was supposed to start my pack, do I need to use condoms for a week after? (I think I had read that missing pills during the 1st week was riskiest, is that right?)
4) If I can't get pills here and have to wait until I'm home, I'd be taking my first pill a week later than I was supposed to. What's the best thing to do in that case, if my priorites are 1: avoiding pregnancy (obviously) and 2: avoiding condoms (I hate them)?
Thanks for your replies, hope everyone's enjoying their holidays!