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Reviews for Plan B to treat Emergency Contraception
Review by Anonymous:
Plan B was ultimately worth the money because I didn't get pregnant, but the side effects were bad. I had extreme cramps, nausea, and I had basically a continued period for 2 months before I finally decided my body wouldn't fix itself. Once I got put on the pill my body evened back out.
I have been taking Previfem/Sprintec, for about 5 years, and my periods are very regular. My husband and I also use condoms. We had a condom break on us recently, and it just so happens that I'd forgotten to take my pill that morning at the normal 12pm hour. So I took it immediately afterwards (around 830pm), and then took Plan B, the following morning, just in case. I was right in the middle of my 28 day cycle, and the most fertile, so I was very worried! The side effects I experienced were slim to none. I had some light cramping, and my breasts were sore. I experienced some spotting 11 days later (3 days prior to my normal period start date - which was odd), but my period started as normal.
Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex. I took Plan B within 2 and a half hrs of our fiasco. I had the sharp pain in my side and cramps when my period came a week and half later. I never want to be in the predicament again! I don't want to end up pregnant.
I have used this product 4 times and each time it has been very effective. The side effects aren't that bad, the worst that happens is stronger cramps on your period and fatigue. Your period may come a couple days after you take the pill or it may not even come that month however you shouldn't stress because stressing will delay it even more. This product is great and if taken correctly you should have nothing to worry about.
Review by Relieved29 (taken for less than 1 month):
Had unprotected sex right in the middle of my cycle. Took this roughly 24 hours after having sex. I felt pretty emotional for a few days afterwards. Not sure if that was from the pill or the situation I put myself in. Anyway, for about a week and a half I felt nauseous, had cramps, was very tired and had headaches. I also started spotting about 2 weeks after taking it. I thought I was starting my period. However my actual period was delayed a couple days. Very happy this product exists! I will not put myself in the situation to have to use it again, however.
I had sex on Monday with my boyfriend. I went and got plan B. I had used it on one other occasion and it worked AMAZING! I had no side effects except that I was super tired. When I took it the first time, my period came about a week after. I was so ecstatic. I truly love this. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. I know that it doesn't work for some people and everyone's different. Don't use this as an excuse for unprotected sex. This won't work for everyone. ALWAYS be safe.
I took Plan B with 6 hours of having unprotected sex. Long story short, it worked. Long story long...I have had regular periods for as long as I can remember. I've had 26 days on my cycle and am a day late at the most (I keep track with the Period Tracker on my iPhone for over two years). Well my period did not come on day 26...or 27...or 28.. But on day 31 so my period was 4 days late which may not seem crazy but for someone who is always on time it was pretty scary. So I read a lot of reviews where girls get their periods early so I wanted to comfort those who are late after taking Plan B. side effects after 1st pill: fatigue, after second pill 12 hrs later: no side effects.
I was pretty sure I wasn't going to become pregnant, but just to be sure, I took Plan B (I still spent an agonizing month waiting to see if I was right). I waited about 48 hours after intercourse to take it, because I was afraid of the side effects, and I had to work and give a presentation at school. I felt a bit 'off' and nauseated after taking it, but nothing serious. Don't let the side effects stop you from taking Plan B. It's pricey, but I think it's a good idea to have a dose on hand, just in case.
11 users found this comment helpful.
I've taken Plan B a number of times. I have bipolar disorder, sometimes not even my medication can hold back my manic episodes. This is something that has literally saved my life from myself... as a person with a mental illness. It has worked every time. It either makes me get my period within a few weeks or it skips it. The times it has made me get my period have been accompanied by severe cramps but they go away.
This is a very good product. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex twice in one day. The next day I went and got Plan B. I started to experience extreme fatigue and stomach cramps, but a week later I got my period.
13 users found this comment helpful.
I took the Plan B pill 6 hours after having unprotected sex. I received my period one week later, which was 2-3 weeks ago. I am experiencing days where I am bloated to the max, and it never seems to be a day where I am not bloated. I also experience severe pains in my lower abdomen by my ovaries. It feels like I am cramping everyday and feels like I'm going to start my period. The pill was effective in not making me pregnant.
25 users found this comment helpful.
Plan B works. After reading some reviews, I was worried, but after talking with a professional, I found that most failures occur when the pill is not taken within the time frame given. I took the pill with 2 hours of our mishap and had absolutely no side effects. Good luck and follow the instructions.
12 users found this comment helpful.
November 18 I got my period and on Dec 3-4th my boyfriend and I hadn't use protection and I was a little worried because the days happen to fall right smack in my mid-cycle. We use contraceptive but I guess the heat of the moment caught us off guard. On Dec 5th at 8pm I took the Plan B pill. I did experience some cramping and mild nausea, after taking the pill but nothing unbearable. I waited for my period and on Dec 16th... I got it! It was right on time. I am very please with this product.
18 users found this comment helpful.
I've taken it twice, one about three weeks after the other. it worked, though I did start my period a week after taking the pill both times. I was a little concerned having two periods so close to together but I was assured it was fine, and there was nothing unusual about the periods except the timing. Also, taking Plan B with alcohol didn't make the pill ineffective for me. Good to know.
16 users found this comment helpful.
I've used it way more than a few times. It truly works and truth be told it does mess up your period. One time it went away for 3 months and I was going crazy thinking I was pregnant but I wasn't. It's different for everyone but most of the time I'm normal and no side effects. It is expensive though.
46 users found this comment helpful.
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