I had protected sex on Saturday where there did not seem to be any accidents with the condom and my partner did not ejaculate in the condom and pulled out with the condom on before ejaculation. I looked at my calendar and realized I was at a fertile time period and was possibly ovulating on Monday. To be extra careful I took Plan B on Monday. (that was as soon as i could get it) It is now Sunday and I am experiencing slight nausea and have been bloated for the past few days. I’ve mainly been gassy and slightly nauseous. Does this mean I am pregnant or at a risk for pregnancy? Is it normal for the side effects to last this long? I am freaking out because everything went okay but I dont know if I ovulated and that makes me nervous, now the side effects are making me more nervous
Is it normal to feel bloated and nauseous days after taking Plan B?
Question posted by wildflowercapecod on 9 July 2018
Last updated on 7 January 2019
Plan B is the wrong choice of emergency contraceptive when you are fertile. It works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body, but may not be able to do that if you're already ovulating or v close to.
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 in tests.
In a situation where you are fertile, you are better to go for one of the other methods of emergency contraception; either the other emergency pill called Ulipristal Acetate (Ella), or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor.
However, it does not sound like you needed emergency contraception.
Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with. You can get any hormonal symptoms that you'd get with a period or pregnancy, for example, until your body rebalances itsel. That takes different lengths of time for everyone: some days, some weeks, & some months.
- 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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