I am changing my usual birth control and there was an accident so I took plan within 3 hours. I did not bleed after a week of taking plan b and my period is due on March 10th. My usual cycle is 28 days long, lasts just 3 days. So I had sex on the 21st and my last period started February 10th and ended on February 13th. I read that Plan B only works if one did not ovulate. So I wanna know how likely I am to get present and I am freaking out as my nipples are sore and breasts are tender.
Took Plan B around 11th day in my period cycle. How likely am I to get pregnant?
Question posted by None75 on 1 March 2018
Last updated on 2 March 2018
I am felling very anxious, feeling depressed, fatigue, lower back pain, acne. All kind of awful things are happening rn.
Plan B is not as effective as regular hormonal birth control. It's simply worth a try in an emergency.
It works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body. Some think it works in additional ways, but these have not been confirmed, & the Manufacturer does not claim that.
If you're already ovulating then it can't do that & you'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception; either the other emergency pill called Ulipristal Acetate or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor. Either of those things can be effective if done within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex.
Ovulation day can vary, so it's worth starting to chart your fertility signs each day, to know how your body works, personally, to help in future.
I think you should have time to delay your ovulation, taking Plan B on day 11, but I can't say for sure, as women do still get pregnant despite using the Drug. I'd say that you took it in good time.
Plan B gives lots of hormonal symptoms, such as those you'd get with a period or pregnancy. It's a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with.
You may find your periods are irregular for a while.
- 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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