My husband and I were having sexual intercourse and didn't realize the condome broke.. So we went to buy Plan B. I took it and I was cramping that night. The next day I went to buy Take Action, & I also took it due to the fact that I'm scared :| So would I be prego?
Yes, there's always a possibility of pregnancy, because the emergency contraceptive pills aren't 100% guaranteed. There's also no proven extra protection from taking 2 doses. Such an overdose is not recommended, as the initial dose is already a massive dose of hormone, to try to delay ovulation. The long term side effects of such an overdose is definitely not known.
In the short term (next few weeks) you are very likely to have many hormonal symptoms due to the overdose. Most women get hormonal symptoms from 1 dose, but those who have taken 2 close together, often end up quite poorly for a week or two, with very heavy bleeding, severe cramping, nausea, fatigue, & other hormonal side effects that you might get with a period or pregnancy. It is also likely to knock your periods out of cycle for several months.
Every one is different, but don't be surprised if you get spotting (brown/pink/red)/irregular or heavy bleeding, and/or no regular period for a month or two.
If you don't get your period, you can do a pregnancy test to rule that out.
What symptoms you get with 1 dose, tends to depend on where you are in your menstrual cycle when you take the drug. With 2 doses, it's just going to be a case of waiting to see what happens.
If you want an additional back up to Plan B, you can have a coil fitted within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex. That can be left in place for longer term contraception, if you want it to be. Otherwise, it can be removed when you know for sure you aren't 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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