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, I'm on the pill and have just gotten a job on a cruise

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Hello, I'm on the pill and have just gotten a job on a cruise ship travelling back and fourth almost daily through different timezones all over the world. I know that you need to take the pill at the same time every day but how do I do this when I'm never going to be in the same time zone for more than 2 days?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you don't have to take the pill at exactly the same day every day.

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as long as you take it daily and close to the same time. it can even be within 6 hours.

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so if your routine is to wake up and take the pill when you first wake up, then you can do that every day.

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and if you wake up at slightly different times each day, that is fine.

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let me know if you have questions.

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Thank you, ***** ***** very helpful.
My first time zone change is 8 hours difference then usually an hour ahead every 2 days, would it still be safe to carry on taking the pill as i wake up every morning ?

Dr. David :

yes, it will be fine to continue to take it first thing in the morning.

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your body hormone levels adjust as you enter into new time zones.

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your AM cortisol levels adjust

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and your female hormone levels will adjust as well

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most important thing is to take the pills daily

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and so if you wake up first thing and take it and don't forget, that would be best.

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good luck on the cruise ship.

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