Also known as: Mirena, My Way, Next Choice, Next Choice One Dose, Norplant System, Plan B, Plan B One-Step, Skyla
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Reviews for Levonorgestrel to treat Emergency Contraception
Review by Anonymous:
Plan B (levonorgestrel): I've taken Plan B twice. The first time I felt no side effects. Got my period a week earlier than usual but was very happy to have gotten it early. I didn't stress myself out about the situation and I think that's why nothing outrageous happened. The second time I took it I was much more stressed out. My period came five days late, and it was a rough period. I had really bad cramps, bloating and acne but surprisingly light bleeding.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): Plan B one-step worked on me. I waited roughly 18 hours before I took it and it worked great. The only hard thing to deal with were the side effects. I had bloating and cravings and that first week was just the worst...but then I got my period.
Next Choice One Dose (levonorgestrel): My girlfriend took this the night after our condom broke. She took the pill about 12 hours later and it prevented the pregnancy. She said it made her a little dizzy when she took it, but its well worth the minor side effects.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): I took it just to be sure almost 40 hrs after the incident. I did not get pregnant. That said, this was the first time I used any type of oral contraceptive EVER. So I had horrible side effects. Probably not because of he medicine as such but may be because of the high dosage of it. A day after I was completely exhausted and had spotting a week later. That week was terrible. I had gastric trouble, acidity, bloating, sort of menstrual cramps pretty much all the symptoms of pregnancy. Turns out these were the side effects for the medication as my body was not used to sudden harmonal changes. So I sincerely suggest just use protection and be on a regular pill. Be coutious if you have never used any type of contraceptive.
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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): I used Plan B OneStep 9 hours after unprotected sex, I didn't really experience any side effects just a little dizziness that was about it. I got my period two weeks after I took the pill but my next period was a little over two weeks late. Happy to say that it worked for me. I do suggest using a pregnancy test just to ease your mind. I paid 60$ for the pill
Next Choice (levonorgestrel): I took next choice one dose half an hour after. Did not experience all the side effects, just a terrible headache on the 5th day. I got my period yesterday (a week after took the pill). This pill does work so don't stress out too much. Just stay calm and let the pill do its job!
Plan B (levonorgestrel): I has sex a day after my period was over, and the condom we used broke and he didn't notice until we were finished. (Thank God he noticed!!) I went to the store the next morning when they opened and got the Plan B pill and took it about 14 hours after the accident. I started bleeding about 5 days after taking the pill, and i just had my period a week ago, so don't panic of this happens to you too. Anyways, I killed myself with worrying, probably gained like 500 pounds from stress eating, but I got my period todaaaaaay!!! Its all okay, thank you plan B. I will not be hooking up anymore, that was just way to scary to go through for any guy.
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Review by nextchoice (taken for less than 1 month):
Next Choice (levonorgestrel): My husband & I were intimate with no protection but we're not ready for a baby right now - I took Next Choice within 2hrs- I was very nervous about taking it since I had been on bc pills for 12yrs up til 2 months ago - I didn't want to mess myself up now that I was hormone free but I didn't want to be pregnant yet - I took ovulation test after and of course it was positive so I freaked - I didn't have ANY side effects at all during first day - I'm due to get my period in 4 days and I've been dizzy nauseous cramping and flushed all week so I'm convinced I'm pregnant - I just took test and it's negative :) I'm praying I'll get my period in a few days, if not then I'll take another test in and submit an update of whether it actually worked or not - so far so good!
Next Choice (levonorgestrel): The first time I took next choice I took it 3 days after unprotected sex and was afraid it wouldn't work but my period came as usual. The second time I took it 24hrs after unprotected sex my period didn't come as usual but thankfully right before I was about to waste $14 on a test my period came late (better then not at all). Next choice has always worked for me. And I wouldn't hesitate to use again if I had to.
Plan B (levonorgestrel): I had sex on the last day of my period, then I took plan b 11 hours after I had sex. A week after taking the pill I experienced brown discharge which was heavy like a regular period the first 2 days then turned into spotting for the next 3 days. My regular period usually lasts 5 days so I figured the pill just made me have a fake period to trick my body into getting rid of the egg before it got fertilized. I have a period app on my iPhone that tells me when my period is going to come and tells me how many days I have between cycles for me, it's 28 days. So I counted 28 days from my last day of brown discharge and the date my period should have come was the 29th of October and it did!! I hope this helps someone out there!
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Plan B (levonorgestrel): Over the past weekend my boyfriend and I had a 'uh oh' accident. About 5 hours later I went to walgreens and got plan B (which I found out is no longer over the counter). It works great! It's a little expensive but it beats having a baby in my belly! I'm so glad this product exist. If your afraid to take it, don't be! As long as you take it within 72 hours you'll be fine. But the sooner you take it the better.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): (Today) I took this pill no less than an hour thanks to my "super boyfriend"
I had slight cramps and a little dizzy, but nothing too major. *crosses fingers*
Hope it works, feels like it does.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): I have taken plan b twice in my life. The first time I took it, it was just two or three days after my period had ended and then five days later I started my period again. I was a little concerned at first thinking there's no way it could have made me start that early. Two periods within three weeks is crazy. So then the month went on and I started worrying if that really was my period, but in the end it just reset my cycle. The most recent time, I had sex on day 10 of my cycle and took the pill about 11 hours later. 6 days have passed since then and I'm having some bleeding and bad cramping. It's not normal period bleeding for me but it's more than just spotting. I'm waiting now to see if this is my period or just bleeding side effects.
Plan B (levonorgestrel): I feel that there is a lack of information.. Between the fight between drug companies and the Catholic church, with very partisan takes on plan B, somewhere in it we don't hear women's true experiences of the drug. Perhaps, it is our "dirty secret" and getting the drug requires going into "the confessional" of the pharmacists for justifying why you need it. Yes, it should be available to women so that they have control of their bodies & is better than the alternative: an unwanted pregnancy It is effective.However, there are side effects. I have been feeling nausea, constipation, sleepiness and bloatedness for the past 5 days. Contreptives have bad side effects. Why can't men have to take it instead?
Next Choice One Dose (levonorgestrel): This product overall did it's purpose which is prevention of pregnancy. I did have bleeding about 6 days after I took the pill. Cramping that was not normal, and my 28 day cycle was off I ended up 4 days late. Those were the worst 4 days of my life by the way. But overall I'm not pregnant so I'm happy. But of course the best thing you can do I'd practice safe sex use condoms and birth control and let this be a last resort.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): Had unprotected sex, took the pill within 1hour and I didn't feel anything for about a week. We both got scared, he told me to take a pregnancy test, it came out negative of course. Then I got my period a week later from taking the pill and a week from I was supposed to get my period (it comes like clock work).
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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): I had protected sex with my boyfriend on Sept. 16th at 1am but the condom broke. The following day, around 2pm I took Plan B One Step for the very first time. I read reviews before taking the pill so I would have an idea of what option to take. I didn't receive any symptoms at all, So I was convinced the pill didn't work so the panic began! This morning is when my period really kicked in. Very heavy bleeding and bad cramps. Overall, this pill really works and couldn't be happier to see my period.
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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): I took Plan B 26 hours later just in case. I felt a little nausea and had a headache about two hours after taking it so I went to sleep. Two days later I got my period. I can't really tell if it was early or late because my period has always been erratic, but I was happy to get it.
My advice is do not take this pill very often because it is not designed for frequent use because of the high dosage. Get on regular birth control and avoid mistakes.
Overall my experience was good, symptoms are not very severe and went away quickly.
Plan B (levonorgestrel): Plan b has been wonderful as far as I'm not pregnant. My period was one week late. A lot of cramping and bloating, but as long as it does what it's suppose to. Took it about 6 hours after unprotected sex. Sixty dollars does not compare to a baby!
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Plan B (levonorgestrel): MIRACLE! I used it 5 hours after unprotected sex and I got my period 2 weeks later, the exact day it was due. Had no side effects either except I was really tired for a couple of days. If you're reading these reviews and freaking out about being pregnant, STOP! It will work. I've had a friend who has used it 6 times, and it worked Everytime. Only thing is that its kind of expensive.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel): The condom broke on the day of my ovulation time. I was so scared, it was 11:00 at night so every pharmacy was closed. I went the next day around 1 pm and I took it. I had no side effects just got really hungry. Today 2 weeks later I got my period. I was so relieved .
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