I am on birth control but I missed six pills because I forgot my pills on a trip. So, I restarted another pack of pills. On the sixth day of these new pills, I had sex and the condom broke. Because I had missed so many pills the previous week, I took plan B. My birth control says that it takes seven days on the pill to be protected, and I had only been taking it for six days after missing so many. My period was due in about 8 days but I got it today, I am guessing because the plan B messed up my cycle. After my period is over, should I start a new pack of birth control and throw out the one I am on now or continue my existing pack, taking the placebo pills even though my period will have ended before that point?
This bleeding is unlikely to have been your period. More likely it was breakthrough/hormonal bleeding, caused by the Plan B.
It is normal to get all sorts of hormonal symptoms for a couple of weeks after using Plan B. It is a huge dose of hormone for your body to handle/process, & should only be used in total emergency.
It depends where you are in your cycle as to what symptoms you experience after taking Plan B. Sometimes you'll bleed, sometimes you won't. It is common that your next period will come up to a week or two late, & that before that, you might get irregular bleeding, which may even be heavy, or could be just a brown discharge or spotting.
You may feel very hormonal for a couple of weeks after using Plan B. It's a massive dose of hormone for your body to take, & therefore it should be used as little as possible. You may experience side effects such as sore breasts, bleeding, back ache, cramping, bloating, mood swings, depression etc.
A tip - When the condom is about to be put on his penis, hold the tip. This prevents air getting trapped inside the condom, as you roll it down. If air gets trapped inside, it may lead to the condom bursting during intercourse.
Always hold the base of the condom on the penis as he withdraws. This prevents it accidentally slipping off inside of 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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