About 2 months in to my current realtionship we made a mistake and he came inside of me. I took Take Action and I was completely fine. Then last month he did again, twice in one night and I took Plan B not even 12 hours later. We were in our 3rd month last month. I spotted a little less than a week after taking Plan B and I didn't get my period for last month or this month, but I am definitely feeling period pains. Did me taking Take Action possiby stop Plan B from working?
With Plan B and Take Action, the active hormone used is levonorgestrel (exactly the same for both). This seems to be be the main one, one other brand uses something else that I have never heard of. There will be dose differences depending on if it is one step or two step.
NOTE: It is only recommended for use once or twice a year. This why your period is all messed up now.
No it didn't affect it in terms of whether it would work or not, but using it twice has a big impact on your body, it's hormones & how it works. It's hard to say now when you will get your period, as your body is now struggling to rebalance itself after 2 doses of a very high amount of hormone, & your cycle could be irregular for months as a result.
It is normal to get all sorts of hormonal symptoms for a couple of weeks after using Plan B. It is a huge dose of hormone for your body to handle/process, & should only be used in total emergency.
It depends where you are in your cycle as to what symptoms you experience after taking Plan B. Sometimes you'll bleed, sometimes you won't. It is common that your next period will come up to a week or two late, & that before that, you might get bleeding from the Plan B, which may be heavy, or could be just a brown discharge or spotting.
You may experience hormonal side effects such as sore breasts, bleeding, back ache, cramping, bloating, mood swings, depression etc.
You may get more of these symptoms, because you've used the pill twice so close together.
You would probably do yourself a favor and get on some regular birth control if you find you're using plan B often. They are more effective and don't give you the symptoms that the morning after pills do. He can get you pregnant before he ejaculates too. There are thousands of sperm in each drop of precum. So pulling out isn't a means of birth control.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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