Due to certain factors I may have not absorbed my pill completely and when the condom broke that night I took plan b just in case, however, the next morning having forgot about my pill not being absorbed I had sex without a condom and had to take the plan b pill again, I know usually it takes a week to get ur period after plan b at least for me, but I never took two pills in a row will it also be a week or much more?
There are no studies done on the long term effects of such frequent use of Plan B. No one knows for certain what it may cause in the longterm.
In the short term, taking 1 dose of Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with.
Taking 2 doses that close together is going to really mess your menstrual cycle up, & is very likely to cause unpleasant side effects, like those you may get with a period or pregnancy, or other hormonal change in your body. They are also likely to be intense.
It wouldn't be abnormal to get either no bleeding for a long time (days or months) or a lot of heavy & clotting bleeding. It may be a mixture of the two. Spotting & discoloured discharge is also common (brown, pink or red).
I wouldn't be surprised if your periods are irregular for months. That's common. It's even more common when 2 doses are combined with the artificial hormone in your regular birth control. That's a lot of chemicals.
You're just going to have to continue with your regular birth control as if you'd not used Plan B, even if your periods don't come. Unless of course you decide to use other methods of regular birth control, & give your body a break from all of the chemicals. In that situation, you will likely find Vitex helpful to gently rebalance your hormones, but you cannot use that if you're using hormonal birth control.
If you decide to use it, give it a few days until you've given Plan B chance to work, otherwise the Vitex could interfere with the birth control.
Plan B is not as effective as regular hormonal birth, it's simply worth a try in an emergency. If you're already ovulating then it can't delay your ovulation, & you'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception, such as the other emergency pill called Ella (Ulipristal Acetate).
Some think Plan B works in other ways, but the Manufacturer does not claim that. They say it's possible, but don't say it does, as it has not been proven. You can see that wording on the Plan B website.
Hope that helps.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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