I took my last active birth control pill before the inactive pills but I took it about 3 hours late and my boyfriend and I had sex almost immediately after I remembered to take the pill and he came inside me. I’m going to take a Plan B today but should I continue taking the inactive birth control pills or just skip my period for the month and start a new pack of birth control?
Whenever you use Plan B, you continue taking your regular hormonal birth control, as normal.
You may well find that your period does not start as normal, & it may be altered next month, too. Just continue taking your regular hormonal birth control then, too. Eventually your bleeding will fall back into line again, but it can take a while, especially for women using regular hormonal birth control.
Until then, it could be early, late, lighter, heavier, spotting or just discharge (brown/pink/white/red), or even all of the above.
You may find that you have any hormonal symptoms that you'd get with a period or pregnancy, or other hormonal change in the body.
Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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