I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend around mid august and took plan b the day after. My period then came around on September 1st or 2nd so it worked the first time. But then 6 days later, my boyfriend and I got drunk and we had unprotected sex again and I then took it again the next day after work. I'm worried it might not work this time because I read that it wouldn't work a second time somewhere. I should also note that this was like 5 or 4 days before my ovulation. Could I get pregnant?
First of all, you don't know for sure that Plan B worked the first time. If you did not become pregnant (you can still have bleeds when pregnant that resemble periods, so a pregnancy test is advised) then it may not be down to the Plan B, It may be that you just weren't exactly upon your fertile time of the months (apps are just a guide), for example, & wouldn't have conceived anyway. It's important I state this, for anyone else reading & assuming that Plan B will work for them.
You're not meant to take Plan B more than once in any menstrual cycle, as it is a huge does of artificial hormone for your body to handle. It could leave you with lots of hormonal symptoms for several months, including heavy periods, or no periods at all. Other symptoms can be as if you are pregnant, or having a period.
It's impossible to know if you will become pregnant, as your bleed that you got after taking the first dose, may not have been your actual period, as Plan B often causing bleeding. Therefore, it's impossible to know if you were ovulating or not. There is definitely a chance of pregnancy.
As you are still within 5 days of the unprotected sex, you could have an IUD fitted by a doctor. Google them. They can act as emergency contraception if inserted within 5 days, & can remain in place as longer term contraception,
You need to do a pregnancy test in a few weeks to know if you conceived after the second episode of unprotected sex. Don't rely on bleeding to show you that you're not pregnant.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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