So I had sex with my boyfriend on July 9. Well we had a little accident, the condom broke. He said he didn't really came inside me but just to make sure I bought the plan b pill about 30 minutes to an hour after the accident. On July 14 I started feeling cramping like if I was on my period or I was about to get it. And I had headaches and dizziness and I felt lazy I didn't feel like doing nothing I had back pain. i was hoping on getting my period like 4 days after taking the pill but i didnt . Well all the cramping and back pain and dizzines and nausea lasted for about 3 days by the third day July 17 the headaches were gone but I had a little cramping once in a while. I am suppose to get my period on the 18 or 20 of this month July . I want to know if the pill actually worked even though I took it too soon? Will my period come later than a week? I need answers please help.
You WANT to take it as close to the episode of unprotected sex as you can so you did great by taking it as soon as possible. Plan b and other emergency contraceptives are large blasts of hormones and they often cause side effects as you describe-headaches, nausea, bloating, cramping, breast tenderness etc. Some women do bleed some about a week after taking Plan b but some dont. Almost everyone who takes it has delayed periods the first cycle after taking it. It may take a month or two for your periods to straighten out again. You are truly so much better off taking a regular form of birth control if you plan to be sexually active. Birth control pills taken daily are about 98-99.9% effective where Plan b is only about 80% effective. You did all you can do after a condom break to prevent a pregnancy, now you will just have to wait and see.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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