I have been on the birth control pill for well over a year, no missed pills and I take it at about the same time every morning. Exactly a month ago today, it was a few days after I ended my period, I had sex with my boyfriend and the condom broke. We both freaked out and immediately went and got plan B. We had sex again about a week and a half ago- the day before I was supposed to start my period- and it broke again. Went and took plan B again. Have not had a period between both doses of plan B because it was within this cycle. I'm over a week late getting my period, I heard this happens sometimes with plan b? I'm mildly freaking out. My discharge has been pretty heavy and often tricks me into thinking I've just received my period. Mild cramping as well, nothing too awful. Any suggestions?
It will make your period late and that second dose just made it that you won't have any period this month. You may have some bleeding from the plan b. All you can do is relax and wait it out. If you're period gets to be a week late you can do a pregnancy test to rule it out but its most likely the plan B.
The manufacturer's instructions state that you cannot take plan B twice in the same cycle. You have given your body a massive dose of man made hormone, to try to cope with. Your body may be in quite a hormonal mess for some time! You may get very heavy bleeding, which could be straight after using Plan B, or spotting & irregular bleeding. Your period may be late & could also be very heavy. Your ovulation is likely to be off schedule, & you could have lots of cramping, nausea, back ache, heavy discharge, brown discharge, bloating, headaches, spots/acne, depression/mood swings, dizziness etc.
Everyone reacts differently to Plan B, but to take it twice in the same cycle is not advised by the manufacturer, so you are taking quite a gamble with the effects it could have & for how long you could have them for.
You're just going to have to sit this one out I'm afraid, but I'd try to sort out some regular contraception, if condoms aren't working for you.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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