Is 2 days enough for BC to kick in?

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  1. jotti

    jotti New Member

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    My gf's been on BC for over a year, recently she had to get her wisdom teeth pulled and had to go off of it in order to take the penecilin afterwards. Well 2 days ago she got off the penecilin and back on the BC. Is that enough time or should she go get a MAP? Earliest she could get the MAP is on Tuesday (monday is a holiday).

    TYI.
     
  2. kristaliah

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    How long was she off the pill?


    Either way I'd use another form of birth control for a few weeks.
     
  3. Cerridwen

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    It all depends. Did she do a Sunday start or did she do a first day (or last day) of the period start?
    edit: Have her read the pill pack and talk to her doctor about it ;) Most pills (especially when doing a Sunday start) are NOT effective enough to be used as the main form of BC for the first month.

    DON'T BE STUPID and have her take the MAP anyways. Just because Monday is a holiday doesn't mean it's not available. There are pharmacies at hospitals and doctors are still on call ;)
     
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    id use protection for a month, thats usually how long it takes for the pill to be truely effective.
     
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    yeah, wait at least a month before hittin it raw.
     
  6. jotti

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    The day before she got her teeth pulled, she had her period so she was off it for 5 days(period time) and then I believe 2 or 3 days more(on the penicilin), then she was back on it for 2 days and on the 2nd-3rd we had sex.
     
  7. BedBunny

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    why did she go off it? did the dentist/doc/pharmacist tell her too?

    antibiotics *may* interfere with the effectiveness of bc pills, BUT you should keep taking both of them just the same.
     
  8. cgnmd0819

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    Usually with BC it takes 7 days to get into the women's system to be effective..that's why when they have a sunday start they tell you to use backup protection for the first 7 days
     
  9. Cerridwen

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    http://www.wellesley.edu/Health/pill.html
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Points to Remember[/SIZE][/FONT]
    1. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]The best time of day to take your birth control pill(s) is with a meal. It helps to prevent nausea. However, you may take it at any time that is most convenient for you. The important thing is to take it regularly at about the same time every day. [/SIZE][/FONT]​
    2. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Theoretically, your pills are effective from the seventh day if you start using the Sunday Start or the Day 5 Start cycle. However, for practical purposes you should not consider yourself safe until the end of the first cycle. If you take them regularly, you are protected from then on, even during the week of no birth control pills. Using the Day 1 start, you are protected from pregnancy right away, since you are taking the pill at the beginning of your period, thus interrupting your natural hormonal cycle at the beginning. [/SIZE][/FONT]​
     
  10. krondo

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    one of the best links i've seen so far! ty
     

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