My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex in July, as I miss counted my cycle... I know... I need to be more careful! anyways, so I took plan B just to be on the safe side, and I got my period within a couple days, It was about 2 weeks or just under, early from my normal cycle. In august I got my period 2 weeks early again, getting it the 2nd of Aug(two-three weeks after my last one). In September I got my period again on the 4th, I noticed it wasn't like my normal period, it seemed lighter and weird... So now it is October 10th and my period is about 8 days late. I've taken two pregnancy tests and they both came up negative. I have also recently started exercising more and I am at a new school living away from home. I've had on and off cramping the last 4 days... whats wrong with me???
It could be anything and its best to see a dr. I do hope you're not figuring your fertile period with the apps that are available and using it for birth control. They are only an educated guess. No app can tell you when you're ovulating. Most women have no idea when they ovulate for sure, its hard to tell. This is the rhythm method and is not very effective.
Using a calendar or rhythm method is VERY unreliable. Only women who chart basal temps and cervical mucus (which takes some skill to begin to know what you are looking at) daily for YEARS can pinpoint with any accuracy when they are going to ovulate and even then it can be hit or miss because our bodies throw us a curve now and then. Apps and online fertility trackers are just guesstimates at best. They are not gospel and you certainly should not use them to avoid pregnancy. The trouble with them is many women do not follow a consistent cycle. Some run 28 day cycles, some run less, some longer, so these are not very accurate especially if your cycle is different from the one the tracker uses. Plan b CAN delay your cycle but it is usually only the month or two following the dose. If you took it in July, it should not be affecting you now. If you are exercising and you are thin, it may be that your weight and body fat have dropped low enough to stop your periods. Now as far as your family Dr, he cannot tell your parents anything unless you say it is okay. There is such a thing as privacy laws. If you tell him not to say anything to your parents then he cant. So I would be sure to tell him that your periods are irregular. You may also want to talk to him about a more reliable birth control method like birth control pills. Plan b is not meant to be birth control. It is not very effective. It is only about 80% effective where other birth control methods like the Pill are 98-99% effective. If you are going to be sexually active you would be much smarter to use a reliable form of birth control. The calendar method is NOT reliable.
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