There is a chance but it is unlikely, you have reduced the chance by taking it within the first 72 hours of unprotected relations. Be aware that the emergency contraception pills can cause lots of weirdness with the cycle. Sme report the start early, but most report it delays the next cycle. It does NOT protect against future pregnancies, so later in the week, don't expect it to work if you have unprotected relations again. So be careful. There are condoms and spermicide preparations in all drug stores. Use these until you get on regular birth control. Sigh... I will tell you what I told my daughter, NEVER leave birth control up to the man. Condoms need to be within the expiration date and no use of anything like Vaseline that can cause the condom to break down.
These spermicide preps, won't affect the condom, unless it specifically has a warning on it. Petroleum based lubricants or products tend to break down latex and most condoms are latex. .carefully read the instructions and warnings on condoms and the spermicide preps, it will advise you not to leave them in places that can damage them, like a car, or man's wallet, his body heat can damage them. You have done well by protecting against untimely pregnancy, and I know it is embarrassing and a hassle to buy and use over the counter birth control, but it is exponentially more inconvenient and uncomfortable to have a baby you are unprepared for. Just be careful dear, and if you don't start within 4 weeks of taking the emergency contraception, take a home pregnancy test. It will likely be negative. And you period is just delayed, but you can see your dr to get checked if insurance and circumstances permit, and get n rx for regular birth contro pills. The emergency birth control kit, is a huge influx of horomones so each girl taking it may have a different reaction as far as her next cycle goes. Good girl for taking care of yourself, welcome to our site. Patti
Patti gave you excellent advise. The manufacturer recommends that a regular method of birth control be used, because its not quite as effective as the regular pill. It is intended for things like the condom broke or rape. The large dose of hormones can mess up your cycle for a month.
You are probably going to be ok because you took it within the 72 hour time period that is recommended, but please find a reliable form of regular birth control because this should only be used in an emergency, the the high dose of hormones can reak havock on your cycle and system. Hope all works out for you!
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