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Reviews for Plan B One-Step to treat Emergency Contraception
Review by Anonymous:
I made my exgirlfriend take Plan B One-Step two days after sex which was a Wednesday...and now 5days later which is Monday she says she has a severe headache. We're still young and I'm really worried. Still waiting to see what happens.
Review by CajunElla (taken for less than 1 month):
-April 20th- Unprotected sex
-April 23rd- Took plan B (about 60 hours after unprotected sex) That was the soonest I could get it. EAT BEFORE YOU TAKE THE PILL! Eating before prevents you from being nauseous. I read all sorts of horrible reviews so I was expecting the worst. Right after I took it I instantly became drowsy & increase in appetite. But that's about it. No nausea, no change in stool, no tender breast, nothing.
-April 29th- Spotting
-April 30th- I started my period today, which is a week early. But at least I started right!
The condom broke the day before I was supposed to start my period and I took Plan B One-Step an hour after the 'accident'. I was very tired and sick to my stomach but after a good nights rest (10hours, which is unusually long for me) I felt much better, the cramps felt like I was being ripped in two and were so bad they caused diarrhea. Then 5 days after taking the pill I started my period, I have never been so glad to bleed so much. I bled for 5days and it was pretty heavy. It worked great.
Review by Anxietyhippii (taken for less than 1 month):
So, my experience with plan b one step. Right now, I am not sure if it work or not. Last month in January, I had to take plan one step twice. Mistake happen 2 weeks apart. First mistake, took the pill 9 hrs after sex, and Second mistake, took the pill 5 hrs after sex. The 2 times I took it, I spotted a couple of days after. Right now, I am still waiting for my period. Been having a sour stomach, nausea, burping, for awhile. And time to time sore breast. Still no period. Hoping the pill worked. 4 negative pregnancy test. Having really bad anxiety panic attacks. :(
Praying the pill's work!
Plan B one step does work! Condom broke on the 9th day of my cycle. 6 hours after the incident I got the pill. I didn't have any symptoms until 6 days after taking the pill when I received the withdrawal bleeding for 4 days. Following that I had tender swollen breast 4 two weeks until my period came and yes my period came right on time not a day late!
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
I love this pill. After unprotected sex, the next morning I called Walmart's pharmacy to ask if they had any Plan B One Step in stock she said they did so I went down there and bought it. I took it exactly 9 hours afterwards.
My period ended on the first of November. Two days later I had protected sex, but the condom had broke. This was around 7 or 8 o'clock at night. All of the pharmacies were closed so I had to wait. I found Plan B One Step at a local pharmacy and I had taken the pill within 48 hours. Because of the pill I've experienced a lot of irritability. It basically just feels like PMS. Today, 6 days after I took the pill, I noticed light bleeding and I've had a little bit of cramping.
Took it last Sunday morning. I was right in the middle of my cycle, so I made sure to take it as early as I could, which was within 12 hours. Seems to have done it's job as 6 days later, my period started, a whole 8 or 9 days early (have a short, 25 days cycle).
Review by ScareDKrazee (taken for less than 1 month):
I took Plan B One Step 7 Days ago (Sunday). I was days before ovulation and fertile at the time so I took the pill the following day (Monday). I had no side effects. However, recently (Friday) I was extremely dizzy and had a massive headache for about 2hrs. So I ate, relaxed and laid back for a minute and it was gone. So side effects can come days later. But hopefully like mine they are short lived. I still haven't gotten my period but it isn't due for a couple weeks.
13 users found this comment helpful.
I've taken Plan B twice in my life. The first time was right after the 'incident', literally not even an hour after in the wee hours of the night we ran out to Walmart, came home took the pill and went to sleep. Can't say I remember anything crazy to that experience. I do remember my period came a bit early and the cramps were pretty severe and so was the bleeding. It took a bit for my period to get back to normal, but it did! This time around is a whole other story! I took it about three days ago, day of taking it was good, next day was good, yesterday midday I experienced nausea and vomiting, and now today diarrhea and cramps. Suppose to get my period anywhere from 3-5 days from now.
I've taken the pill over 3 times in the passed 2 months. Some side effects such as nausea, fatigue, stomach aches, and cramping have occurred. That's completely normal! The most recent time I have taken it was last Friday. I freaked out and went to planned parenthood right away! They were super nice and said that the Plan b one-step was about 79-85% effective. Took it. My advice is to not psych yourself out and think about it too hard.
I had unprotected sex on Wednesday and took the pill Thursday (today). I have done nothing but sleep since taking the pill and also have a slight headache. I am still very worried but after taking the pill my mind is more at ease. My regular period is due in 2-3 weeks (I'm irregular). I guess all I can do is wait and try not to stress myself out even more.
I had unprotected sex on Friday. I took the pill around noon the next day. The next few days were unbearable and I spent each minute overwhelmed with anxiety and panic. Six days after I took the pill, I finally got my period. This experience has made me realize how important it is to practice safe sex. If you are freaking out like I was about not getting your period, PLEASE do yourself a favor just don't psych yourself out. Until your period comes, there's nothing you can do but wait.
24 users found this comment helpful.
My period was always a little weird. It usually would skip a month, I'd have it the next month, but it usually only lasted a few days. I took the pill early May within hours of my boyfriend's condom breaking. I got my period a few days later and it was early. About a week after it stopped it started again around my normal time. I didn't think any thing of it but I've now had four periods within a month.
Works. I had unprotected sex one day after I stopped menstruating completely. And I thought I would have to wait longer than mentioned on the reviews here to get my period. But it started in 6 days, and I could never be more relieved about a second period in the same month. Until I got my period I didn't have any side effects except extreme sleepiness. During my period I am feeling weaker than usual and no cramps yet. The bleeding pattern seems different (amount, colour ) But I presume that is one time and to be expected.
21 users found this comment helpful.
I took plan B less than 2 hours after the condom broke. My boyfriend and I were so worried. About a week later, my period arrived for only a few days. I was still worried that I could be pregnant so I took two pregnancy tests that both turned out negative. One month later when my next period was supposed to arrive, it didnt. I panicked. Then about two weeks later it showed up. If you took the pill in the right time window after your accident, stop worrying like I did. Chances are, you are NOT pregnant. Breathe, relax, and take a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
68 users found this comment helpful.
Our condom seemed to not have worked properly, but I had to work so I didn't take the pill until about 18 hours later. I have taken the two pill process about a year ago when the same had happened, and I didn't become pregnant then nor experience side effects that were noticeable. With this pill, I have been tired, but I am a teacher who works long hours and grades late into the evening so I didn't attribute it to the pill. I was not nauseated but took it a couple of hours before bed and was my usual tired self. My period came 5 days later with a vengance (strong cramps/heavier bleeding). It is 2 weeks early, which scared me a bit. That is why I wrote this review and sought out others. I also experienced diarrhea due to cramps being so strong.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I took the pill around noon today, less than 12 hours after the incident. I ate a small lunch after and I feel absolutely no side effects. I'm a tad tired but nothing out of the ordinary. My period is scheduled for next week. I'm impatiently waiting.
Had unprotected sex Sunday morning and got/took the pill the next day. Felt perfectly fine that day but everyday up until today I have been cramping and my breasts have been super tender, but I knew it was normal since it was stated as one of the side effects. But I didn't know it was going to make me get my period so early. I'm supposed to get it two weeks from now but got it today. I'm glad I did because now I have some closure knowing that it worked!
34 users found this comment helpful.
Well, lets just say that I had a wonderful cruise. When me and my partner were done with all 3 times we've done it, the condom would always go missing. Stressed out, and having to wait until I got off the boat, I ran to the nearest pharmacy to buy the one step pill. Mind you, I did take it within the 72 hours as intended. After two weeks of patiently waiting for my period, it came, all but a few days late. I'm writing this review because i was stressing out whether the pill worked or not. Just letting you know that it does. And I was pretty close to the 72 hour deadline.
99 users found this comment helpful.
Took this a little after 48 hours of unprotected sex and felt absolutely no side effects, maybe a stomach ache but I took it at night so I didn't notice any sleepiness or dizziness. I'd recommend it over pregnancy any day.
33 users found this comment helpful.
I had protected intercourse a day before my scheduled period and the condom broke. I freaked out and it was the 1st time it have ever happened to me. So within a hour I took Plan B One Step and later on that day I experienced nausea, tiredness, a little diarrhea and tender breasts. So within 5 days (my period came on 5 days late). I had bleeding and cramping, the bleeding lasted for 6 days (I'm guessing the 6 day bleeding will be considered a period). It have been a month since the mishap, now I'm waiting for my scheduled period for this month(December). It says it will cause menstrual changes, so now I just have to wait.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I have taken Plan B in emergency situations only, 3 times over the past years. Each time I was exhausted and had stomach upset the day of ,until 3 days later. This last time I took Plan B my menstrual cycle started 2 weeks early, and less than 6 days after I took the pill. This scared me even though the side effects were clearly stated on the box and insert. Menstrual changes can occur, and it can arrive early, but 2 weeks early?
13 users found this comment helpful.
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