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the pharmacist said my BCP would be less effective while on antibiotics. Does anybody here have any experience with this? How less effective are we talking? Should I be worried?


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We're talking ineffective. Use a condom if you don't want to get pregnant.


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uh oh! REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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'Fraid so. You should use a condom while taking ABs and for 7 days after the course is finished. The ABs affect the way the gut absorbs the hormones in the Pill.

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I told my DH that but in the heat of the moment I guess he forgot. I just finished the week of placebo pills two days ago and am almost done with the antibiotics.


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still waiting to test


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two days left till my placebo pills. Maybe I'll test tonight? 17-18 days since DTD


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test was stalk white negative! I'm so happy about it. I never used to understand how people could say they were done but I finally understand. I think my DH should get the big V


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