I take birth control pills daily around 10:30 pm every night. So, on December 31st (a Thursday), I was at a friends house and completely forgot to pack my birth control pills so I was unable to take it that night. I'm aware you're supposed to take it as soon as you remember, but I didn't take it on Friday, the 1st, with my regular pill because when I've taken two in a day before, I've gotten sick. So, I just took the one I was scheduled to take that night. The next day on Saturday, January 2nd, I was at my boyfriends house and contrary to my belief that we wouldn't be having sex, we had unprotected sex four times that day. Worried about the missed pill, I then took it that night with my regular pill, so I took two that night. I was still very worried and upon reading that you can take emergency contraception up to 120 hours after unprotected sex, I went to the store on the fourth day after the unprotected sex and got Take Action which is a generic form of Plan B. I was supposed to start my period on January 10th since the "inactive" or brown pills in my Junel Fe birth control pack (this pack has 24 light yellow active pills, and 4 brown inactive pills) started that night, but I haven't. Instead I'm experiencing a brown discharge as well as a little bit of fresh blood and I'm very paranoid it may be implantation bleeding. Am I pregnant or did the Take Action on top of the regular birth control mess up my system?
Either is possible. You took the Plan B equivalent on the 4th day, so it was totally useless. There is a form of birth control that can be taken at up to 120 hours after unprotected sex, but it is called EllaOne.
It's going to be a case of doing a pregnancy test. The symptoms you're currently getting will be down to the hormones you have taken, but that doesn't rule out pregnancy.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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