I try to take my birth control pill (Lybrel) at 8:30 AM every day. I will be traveling next week to a different time zone Ė I live in the Eastern time zone and will be vacationing in California (Pacific time zone). Given that the time difference is 3 hours in California, should I take my pill at 5:30 AM PST (the time that WOULD have been 8:30 AM EST) or can I still take it at my normal time?
For the above question, it is probably best to continue taking your pill at what WOULD have been your usual time (so, in Julietís case, she should continue to take her Lybrel at the adjusted time of 5:30 AM PST which equals her normal time of 8:30 AM EST). The most important point to remember here is that you will have maximum protection as long as you take the pill at about the same time everyday.Sign Up Now! (Its **FREE** and is conveniently sent to you via email each week).
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