I had unprotected sex the last day of my active pills and to be safe I took plan b that next day because I took the blank pills. Is my period gonna be normal or do I have to wait for next months to see if it worked or not?? Help!
Why in the world did you take Plan b? It was totally unnecessary. You are still protected, even on your inactive pills as long as you took the active pills correctly. Regular birth control pills are much more effective than Plan b. Taken correctly meaning every day at roughly the same time of day, regular birth control pills are 98-99.9% effective even on the inactive pill week. You do not ovulate when you take the Pill so you cannot become pregnant no matter how many sperm are present! Plan b is a huge blast of hormones designed to prevent ovulation (unnecessary when you are on birth control pills) and yes, it will mess your cycle all up! You may not have a period for a couple of months and since you put way too many hormones in your body, you are going to have nasty side effects like nausea, bloating, cramping, headaches, tiredness and breast tenderness and what does that sound like? pregnancy? You are not pregnant but you will likely have the symptoms of pregnancy from all the hormones you took. Just keep taking your regular birth control. Things will get back to normal in a cycle or two (but they may be whacky until then) and next time remember that your oral contraceptive is all you need, even on the inactive days, as long as you take one pill a day at within an hour or two of the same time of day, every day!
For pete's sake. You didn't need to do that, you're on the most effective birth control there is. You're cycle is going to be screwed up and you will probably have side effects that mimic pregnancy. Why would you think you were unsafe without it? Plan b is 80% effective, regular birth control pills are 99% effective.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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