I had a normal period last week 06/23/2013 - 06/26/2013. I then had unprotected sex the next day on 06/27/2013 . I wasn't able to take the morning after pill until closer to 20hrs later. I noticed spotting on the 07/01/2013 and it turned into more, where I have to wear a pad, on the 2nd. Is this normal? I never have my period so close together. It's not as heavy as my normal period either but its enough to wear a pad. ALSO Is there any chance I could still be pregnant or is this just the pill clearing me out? Mind you I'm 20 and very healthy. I haven't had any cramping really. I have felt tired and nauseous but no vomit. I'm not able to work out because I get dizzy really easy. Any advice would be great! I did make a dr appointment for next week as well because I'm due for one anyway.
Its just the pill making your system goofy. It is a large blast of hormones and causes everything you're talking about. Keep the dr appt and get on a regular birth control pill. The morning after pill is not to be used as regular birth control. Its an emergency contraceptive meant if the condom broke or in cases of rape. It is only 80% effective. The regular pill is 99% effective.
Many women get a period like bleed about a week after taking emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is about 80% effective (birth control pills taken regularly are about 98-99.9% effective) and the earlier you take it, the better. 20 hours is within time limits for best effectiveness. Yes, there is always a possibility of still being pregnant. No contraceptive is 100% effective other than not having sex at all. When you see your Dr, ask about a more reliable contraceptive. There are many to choose from and one of them should fit your lifestyle and they are a lot more effective than EC. EC is not meant to be a form of birth control and shouldnt be taken very often as it is a large blast of hormones which has side effects and it also tends to mess up a womans cycle and it causes pregnancy like symptoms which increases anxiety when you are already worried. If you are going to be sexually active then regular birth control is a better option.
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