Plan B Education?
- 28 Oct 2013 by Anonymous
- 28 October 2013
- plan b, pharmacist, education
Can someone who has experience explain in more detail for us young women how plan b effects the body? Whenever I have gone to get this the pharmacists never explain or ask questions. I have taken plan b with my regular birth control because I've been scared a few times. So can you answer these questions...
How does Plan B effect your body if you take it with birth control?
Can it negatively effect your body in any way by giving it too many hormones?
Is there any reason to ever take plan b if you take birth control regularly?
Myself as well as some of my friends have the impression that even on birth control if we have an accident we jump to plan b, which is wrong. I would just like some educated answers.
Plan B is a large dose of hormones and can cause your cycle to go off for a few months. When you add it to the hormones of regular birth control, you're going to have things like nausea and headaches and late periods. Its only 80% effective and has no use with regular birth control as long as you've been taking it. Regular birth control is 99% all on its own. There is no reason for any other birth control when you are on regular birth control. Thank God you know its wrong about needing it when on birth control. Girls think if they are on the pill and the condom breaks they still should take plan B. This is wrong and if you think about it makes no sense, since its only 80% effective and the regular birth control is 99% effective. Even if you miss a regular pill the chance of pregnancy doesn't increase so much that the birth control pill isn't protecting you better then plan B ever would. Also the more you take plan B the less effective it is. Many girls we see here think that they are having unprotected sex if they have sex without a condom, and they are protected on the pill. There is many misconceptions about birth control, and most girls don't ask until after they've messed things up royally. Thank you for asking first. Plan B is not a magic potion that you can take without any bad effects and will stop any pregnancy. The pharmacists are supposed to explain its use. The other thing we see here that I'd love if you spread the word, when birth control pills are started, the directions are to use a condom for the first 7 days. We see it here daily that a girl will try to bargain on 5 days because she didn't wait the 7. These are what you are supposed to do, they are not just a suggestion. And they need to read the directions thoroughly before they use a pill.
Thank you again for asking.
Another point to consider ... you have to take the birth control pills every
day. Be sure to not skip them.
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