Hi so me and my fiancé had intercourse Saturday, Feb. 11 at about 2am. We did go out and have a few drinks. Tuesday morning at around 9am He decided to tell me that he didn't use protection ( I was unaware). I immediately rushed to CVS to buy Aftera, morning after pill. I took it and I went on my app where I record my menstrual cycle along with intercourse and it turns out that we had intercourse during my fertile window. Now I'm afraid that I could be pregnant because I took the pill 80hrs later. Now its 12dpo and I'm feeling very tired. my breasts are sore and I'm having light spotting/bleeding with mild cramping. My periods are usually always HEAVY and I get bad cramping. I don't know when to take a HPT. I need opinions.
Yes, you could be pregnant. You only have 72 hours in which Levonorgestrel might be effective, & there is more chance of it working if you take it sooner in those 72 hours, than later. You left it too late to be effective at preventing pregnancy.
However, on top of this, Levonorgestrel does not work if you are fertile. You'd need to either have an IUD fitted by a doctor, or get the other pill (Ulipristal Acetate) that covers you when fertile (or is more likely to). You have 5 days/120 hours in which to do that, following the unprotected sex.
You could be experiencing side effects from the Aftera, or you may be pregnant; the symptoms are very similar in both cases. The only way you're going to know, is to do a pregnancy test once you've passed the date that your period was due.
The apps that are used to predict ovulation, are only a rough guide, so it's possible that you had already ovulated, & may not become pregnant. However, you took a huge risk with leaving it so late, & not using the right method of emergency birth control.
I would not rely on a guy to use birth control when drunk. My body is MY responsibility, & I would not risk an STD or pregnancy, by giving someone else the responsibility to use protection.
I hope you get the result you'd prefer.
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