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So Pissed/BC question

So I have been on the pill for 5 years now.  My current health care does not cover BC so I started going to Planned Parenthood hoping it would be cheaper (then I found target and it's wayyy better!).  Anyway, Target told me that my prescription was up so I called and called PP and they NEVER answered.  I stopped by one of their locations at which time they told me that my insurance would not cover a visit now because it is too early, but to have target call for a refill.  Target called and they denied!  I have my period this week and PP is not open again until Monday.... at which time I HOPE to  get my pills.

Here is my question.  If I have to take a vacation from the pills, can I start them up again on any sunday?  I can't wait until the sunday after my last period because that day will be MY WEDDING DAY!  Not good timing AT ALL!  Any help??
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    I would call your pharmacist and ask.  Whenever stuff like that has happened to me and I've had to start my pack a day or two late, I have acted as if it was a regular missed pill and have doubled up.  But I'm not sure that's right, and you couldn't do that if you don't get a new pill pack until, say, Thursday.


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    jchristeljchristel member
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    edited December 2011
    What are you taking?  Can you call your ob/gyn and explain and ask for a sample?  
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    DMLJDMLJ member
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    edited December 2011
    Stupid PP doesn't give out samples... and my old dr. is not open regular hours where I could make an appt. with her (which I will do in the summer) but pick up pills from her.

    I've doubles up on Mon. when I've missed Sun, but I think after Tues I couldn't do that anymore.
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    edited December 2011
    ugh that's so dumb my OBGYN refills the pill as long as i have a check-up scheduled. Don't they give you a prescription for a year & then refill it at your annual? Obviously your annual can't be the same time every year so they have to account for that some how? I would call back PP & say look I have an appointment scheduled give me the pills for up until that time & if after that I don't show you don't need to refill it but at least give me the benefit of the doubt & don't screw up my cycle right before I get married.
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    DMLJDMLJ member
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    edited December 2011
    I call and they don't answer- so I don't have an appt. scheduled... they only give me 6 months worth everytime (and I think they messed up this time and only gave me 5 or something). 

    I have to go their on monday.  I hate them.  They are so unfriendly but my other option is to try to see if my old obgyn will give me a prescription when I schedule with her (which is what I want to do)
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    felicia220felicia220 member
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    edited December 2011
    Hopefully you can get them on Monday or even Tuesday, it will not make that big of a difference being that this is your period week.  I would not double up, doubling up does not lower your risk of getting pregnant when you miss a pill.  You miss a pill and thats it just skip it. So if you get it on Tuesday just start on the Tuesday pill and it won't disrupt your cycle.  I guess I am a little confused, do you not want to take a break because you want to be on BC for your wedding day?  Sorry, I'm a little slow right now.  
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    kewltifkewltif member
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    edited December 2011
    I had a doctor who was making me come in every 6 months for a check up when my old doctor made me come in once a year.  I told her unless she put me on a once a year schedule for my prescription that I would be finding another doctor.  I cannot be bothered to go through alll of this every six months. I'm irritated for you!
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    edited December 2011
    Diane, double up on Monday or triple up on Tuesday and use backup BC for a week (condom) you should be all set after that.
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    edited December 2011
    FYI ~ some insurance cos. will once again cover the BC Pill if you have a note from your OBGYN stating you are on it for a medical reason....
    This was the case with me when I worked for a Catholic Hospital. Their plan wouldn't carry it for strictly contraceptive purposes... but I got a note from my doc stating I needed it to regulate my period & they covered it!
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    edited December 2011
    I wouldn't really recommend trippling up. You can just start on Tuesday or Wed. like  normal - it shouldn't disrupt things too much.
    Also another question - I've had a similar issue in the past when I was unemployed, and although it sucked - I just paid the full price for the BC.  Is this an option for you? PP may then be able to reimburse.   Full price was closer to like $50,  but hey - not getting pregs was worth it to me ;)
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    edited December 2011
    I just PMed you :)
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    DMLJDMLJ member
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    edited December 2011
    Update:  My BM was able to find a pack from last year.  Hers are similar to mine, but not the exact brand.  I think it should be fine.  I am going to take hers (she no longer takes) and I made an appt. with a dr. that doesnt make me come in for 15$.

    As far are the private pay- I figured out that target has Sprintec for 10$ a month.  I was ecstatic when I found out cause I too had been paying 60---- 30 at PP.  So now I"m back to my reg. dr. and just going to request sprintec from now on. 
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