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    I am on the mini pill and I take it at 9.30pm every night. that time is ingrained in me!
    the mini pill has a 12 hour window (i think).
    As the clocks go back, is it necessary for me to change my pill time to 8.30, or can i stick to 9.30 and be equally protected? Im not planning on having sex in the next week, so if i kept it at 9.30 and didn't have sex for a week would i be back to fully protected by the time I would have sex?
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    one hour makes no difference, keep it at 9.30 and have all the sex you want xxx
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    (Original post by tnetennba)
    one hour makes no difference, keep it at 9.30 and have all the sex you want xxx
    oo are you sure? I heard that the mini pill is very sensitive to time and has to be taken exact same to be 99% otherwise it gets less. i think i will stick to 9.30 though as by the time I have sex the pill would have adjusted to my body clock?? only takes 2 days i think to be active
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    It makes no difference. I take mine at 5pm. When the clocks went forward earlier in the year I still took it at 5, same for when the clocks went back last year. An hour won't make a difference. If you miss your pill for more than 2 days, or keep taking it at different times, that's when it will affect the reliability of it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    oo are you sure? I heard that the mini pill is very sensitive to time and has to be taken exact same to be 99% otherwise it gets less. i think i will stick to 9.30 though as by the time I have sex the pill would have adjusted to my body clock?? only takes 2 days i think to be active
    You said in your first post that it has a 12 hour window, which means if you take it within 12 hours of the "correct" time then you'll be fine. Obviously doing it differently every day would be bad, but you're not doing that.

    So you can either keep to the current time, and take your pill at 9:30BST, or you can stick to taking it when the time shown on your clock is 9:30. Either way, one hour won't make a difference.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You said in your first post that it has a 12 hour window, which means if you take it within 12 hours of the "correct" time then you'll be fine. Obviously doing it differently every day would be bad, but you're not doing that.

    So you can either keep to the current time, and take your pill at 9:30BST, or you can stick to taking it when the time shown on your clock is 9:30. Either way, one hour won't make a difference.
    yeah I just wasn't sure if even within the 12 hour the chances got higher ! thank you, i will stick to 9.30
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    yeah I just wasn't sure if even within the 12 hour the chances got higher ! thank you, i will stick to 9.30
    It would be different if you were doing it all the time. But if you change time once - or even twice if you realise that the change didn't actually work for you - it will be fine.
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    It makes no difference. I take mine at 5pm. When the clocks went forward earlier in the year I still took it at 5, same for when the clocks went back last year. An hour won't make a difference. If you miss your pill for more than 2 days, or keep taking it at different times, that's when it will affect the reliability of it.
    sorry didn't see your post, thank you for the input, i will stick to my time then too
 
 
 
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