Three days laterish I took Next choice and emergency contraceptive pill that recommends to take within 72hrs after unprotected sex, I'm suppose to get my period today. I've been feeling cramps had a little discharge. Do you think ill be fine as far as not getting pregnant? .. I'm freaking out
The first thing wrong here is you didn't have unprotected sex, you are protected by the pill. Why in heavens name did you take an ecp. Your cycle is really going to be messed up with all those hormones.if you are taking
Your pill correctly you have less then a1% chance of pregnancy.
What exactly do you think you are taking birth control pills for? If you were taking them correctly then you dont need emergency contraception because you are already on a more effective form of contraception. Emergency contraception, on it own, taken within 72 hours of sex, is only 80% effective. Birth control pills, taken regularly are 99% effective-perhaps even 99.9%. There is absolutely NO reason for you to have taken ECP's. (This is EXACTLY the reason they shouldnt be available to any and all OTC) Emergency contraceptives are notorious for delaying your cycle. It may be a month or two before it is back to normal. You are NOT pregnant!!! Just keep taking your regular birth control pills every day like they come in the pack. Dont alter the way you take them. Within a few months, your period will come when it is supposed to.
Just don't take any more emergency contraceptives, You are as protected as you can be if you take your pills correctly by taking one every day at about the same time each day. If you miss a pill, use a condom for sex during the seven consecutive days after the missed pill. If you are this scared of pregnancy, it makes on wonder if you are mature enough to be having sex.
Unprotected sex, then two bcps instead of one, followed by a period of "freaking out?"
I totally agree with dzoobaby. I'm not trying to be harsh but the facts are clear. The bcp when used correctly is very close to a 100 safety yet you chose to be sloppy with that??
I think you'd better abstain until you've got the maturity to figure out your birth control method. And stick to it
4N Substances aka Frenchie
Hello. Sounds like you still have a question here. Your period is messed up because you took way too many hormones. The pill you take has hormones and so does the ecp. When you took the extra birth control pill for both, you added even more hormones to your body.
People are upset with you because it sounds like you are playing a very dangerous game. You are risking pregnancy and damage to yourself. They are angry because they really care about you. They are parents and are looking out for the best for you.
Whether you are fifteen or fifty, it is important to fully understand how your body responds to hormones. You can get that information from Planned Parenthood or your doctor. They can explain whatever you need to know. Believe me, until women talk to an expert we all think we know. Lol. Generally we do not.
As someone above said, your period will regulate again once the body returns to normal. This could take months. During this time you could ovulate at any point or have a very long period or spot for a few months. It does take time. So be very careful with sex. Your partner has to wear a condom just in case. Once your regular schedule is back, I still recommend a condom because this isn't fool proof, the ecp should rarely be used as it is not known what it will do to the body over multiple use. It is intended for rape, etc. We women always take a risk of pregnancy when we have sex. So unless he puts a ring on you and the date is set, you do have to know if you could raise a child or not. You probably know someone who had that happen.
Take your time, find love and a man who will be there. Be cautious with just a guy and the condom will save you from std as well. This is what I told my daughter. She got it. Write me any time. I will listen. Karen
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