Sarah (whysperingwynd) wrote in bad_service,
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Birth Control Blues

First post in here, and I'd like a little input...

I recently started the birth control pill (Yasmin21) and have been on it for about three months. I'll be moving from place to place over the next few months, and because of this, I have very little spending cash. I went to my doctor to ask if he had any sample packs of Yasmin to get me by until I can land a solid job; he obliged and gave me three sample packs, which will be enough to last until I can remain in one place for longer than a month.

However... I noticed that the expiry date on all three packs is "06SE", which I am assuming is September of '06.

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Now I realize these were given free, but shouldn't prescription medications, be they samples or not, be checked and discarded...? If I hadn't noticed this, I could have ended up, you know...pregnant. This is a bigger pain now, because even though I have condoms to use (I'll be using both those and the pill, incase my current 06SE pack is already expired), I now have to find a way to finance the pill since I take it for reasons other than birth control. This is a serious pain in the butt for me at this point.

What do you guys think? I'm 36 hours from home, jobless for the time being, and I can't think of any way to rectify this situation. Should I call my doctor and complain? I mean, birth control is not something that should be taken lightly, but at the same time, it is my body and my responsibility.

Thanks for your input.

EDIT: Thank you very much for your opinions and ideas. I'll call and ask whether or not I should take these after the expiration date, though I won't get angry with my doctor. That was never my intention.
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