I had sex the first two days of my fertile period. The first day I had to take a plan b because of an accident, the next day I had sex again, then the following day I took another due to another slip up the day before. It may so dumb and it's two big doses of hormones but I panicked quickly. My question is do you think it'll be as affective since I was fertile, will it delay ovulation and if my risk of pregnancy is high.
When you say 'fertile period', I'm guessing you mean you think you were ovulating? If that's the case, then it may have been too late to prevent ovulation. It's impossible to know.
Taking 2 doses means it's likely that you're going to get a lot of hormonal symptoms & disruptions to your monthly cycle. It's a huge dose in the first place, but with an overdose, the symptoms can be really horrible for some women. You could find that you get a lot of heavy bleeding & mucus coming away, & possibly have mood swings, depression, fatigue, nausea, significant cramping, backache, sore/leaking breasts, headaches, brown or pink discharge, & your period may not happen (sometimes for months). Any other symptoms that come with a pregnancy or period, could be possible. There are no studies done on this kind of amount of hormone by the Plan B Manufacturers.
If you are worried, then see your Doctor. Hopefully you won't be as effected as others who have taken two doses so close together (including me, when I was younger).
For future reference, you can have a Coil/IUD fitted within 120 hours/5 days of unprotected sex, which can act as emergency contraception, & can remain in place for longer term contraception, if you want it to.
You can do a pregnancy test to put your mind at rest, once your period doesn't come along. However, if you get a positive result, go & get a blood test pregnancy test done by your Doctor, as it may be a false positive due to the large amount of hormone in the double dose of Plan B. It's the same hormone that would be higher in your body if you were pregnant.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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