... our condom broke! :'( (This happened about 4 hrs.ago) Is it safe or dangerous to take it again? And what will happen? Also I was born from my mom who had in a iud when she got pregnant with me. I'm so scared and need help asap
I have an iud, but I had unprotected sex so I took plan b to be safe. I had sex six days after and?
Question posted by Frustratedscared on 1 Feb 2014
Last updated on 13 December 2020 by LousArk
I don't know why this question is suddenly being answered by the last member, after all these years, triggering notifications for us all, but I have to completely disagree with the last answer, & agree with Kaismama, about frequent use of Plan B, potentially causing you to feel ill. As someone who ended up in hospital after taking Plan B twice in the same cycle, I very much know how ill frequent use can make some women. I was bleeding so heavily for several weeks, the doctors were very concerned. My hormones were a mess & I was suicidal, which is a pretty dangerous side effect. It took my body many months to recover.
We, here, often hear of girls who have messed up their bodies for many months by using Plan B more than once in the same cycle, & from speaking to many doctors on the matter, they most definitely are not all in agreement that frequent use of Plan B is harmless. Just looking at the side effects of Levonorgestrel (Plan B), here on this site, shows potentially terminal illnesses, such as stroke, & breast cancer, as noted side effects. It's obviously possible that the more times you use the Drug, the more chance of side effects you can have, & I think people with a stroke, or cancer, for example, would consider those long term effects, unlike short term, temporary effects, such as bleeding changes or mood problems. These are all listed as known side effects from post-market reports, rather than ones they say the incidence of which is not known.
In my opinion, it would be incorrect for any doctor to say there are no long term effects of frequent use of emergency contraception, when there are longterm side effects listed in the patient information. Toxins build up in the body, from any pharmaceuticals you consume. The more you use, the more toxins in the body.
There are also a significant lack of longterm studies, that can clearly say a woman, who, for example, got breast cancer in her 40s, did not get it from use of emergency contraception in her 20s. They just can't clearly attribute it, after that amount of time, & rule out or in, other factors. It's just not known.
When you research this, the answer you get is that there are no known longterm effects, rather than there are no longterm effects. Again, I find that incorrect given the known side effects listed in the patient information leaflet, from evidence in post-market reports.
In the short term, I trust the actual feedback we get from women here who are using the drug, & their experiences. Frequent use of Plan B brings us many reports of unpleasant & intensified side effects, compared to the lesser effects of occasional use, which can still be unpleasant & intense for some. The more frequently they have used emergency contraceptive pills, the longer & more intense the symptoms they report. That is common when using this Drug more than once in the same cycle, & even within a couple of months as the last dose. The more it has been used, the more reports of unpleasant side effects I see.
Regardless of this, I hope you achieved your desired outcome, & avoided pregnancy. It doesn't sound like the IUD was the right method of contraception for you, as you did not feel confident with it, & for good reason, given what happened to your mother. I know women who have become pregnant using it. Having said that, I know women who became pregnant using the contraceptive pill, too. No hormonal birth control is 100 percent guaranteed to prevent pregnancy.
It is not dangerous to take plan b again. Though plan b is not meant to be used as regular contraception, the pill is basically just a very high level of what is present in regular birth control (progesterone). It's not necessarily the most effective form of BC, but doctors agree it isn't dangerous to take more than once or twice per month. As with all methods of BC (pills, IUD, emergency contraception, condoms), the way it is used affects how effective it is against pregnancy! Pills taken irregularly will not be as effective preventing pregnancy, same with any method.
Personal experience: I have taken plan b more than once in a month, was on no other form of BC, and did not get pregnant or ill!
What are you doing to yourself? You don't need any of those other things. If you don't trust the iud why do you have it? As long as your iud is in place it will protect you. Stop with all the plan b. You're going to make yourself sick for nothing. If I was so afraid of being pregnant I wouldn't be having sex.
- Plan B uses and safety info
- Plan B information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Plan B (detailed)
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