I was just wondering, im new to birth control, was on it a full month and had unprotected sex, I got nervous and took Plan B on sugar pills while on period that month. I started new pack like normal on time and now a full week before my next period I have been having brown discharge mixed with clear discharge like im ovulation but you aren't supposed to ovulate on the pill. Im due to start my normal period in 4 days on sugar pills... did Plan B mess up my cycle or could I be pregnant?
You didn't need the Plan B. You were covered by your regular pills.
Plan B is just for total emergencies, because, apart from anything, it's a HUGE dose of hormone, that really messes with your body & cycle, as you're finding out.
The extra discharge is caused by the Plan B, & any other hormonal symptoms. It's just a case of waiting for your body to recover from all of the artificial hormones from both your regular pill, combined with Plan B. Your periods could therefore be messed up for a month or two.
You did not have unprotected sex-you were protected by your birth control pills. There is no need for Plan B when you are on the Pill. Routine birth control pills are far and beyond more effective than Plan B. I dont know why everyone seems to think Plan B is the ultimate in preventing pregnancy but it is not true. If you take your active pills every day at about the same time of day, your birth control is about 99.9% effective-even when you are on your sugar pills! It doesnt get any better than that. All Plan B is designed to do is delay ovulation. Why would you need to take something to delay ovulation when your birth control pill already prevents ovulation in the first place? Plan B will mess up your cycle. Keep taking your regular pills as directed, it may take 1-2 cycles but your body will return to normal
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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