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User Reviews for Levonorgestrel

Also known as: Mirena, Kyleena, Plan B One-Step, Skyla, Liletta, Aftera, Morning After, PostDay One-Step, Preventeza, New Day, Option 2, AfterPlan, BionaFem, My Way, Athentia Next, EContra One-Step, AfterPill, My Choice, Take Action, Next Choice One Dose, React EContra EZ Fallback Solo Opcicon One-Step …show all brand names

Levonorgestrel has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 9,280 ratings on Drugs.com. 60% of those users who reviewed Levonorgestrel reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Levonorgestrel reviews 7.0 9,280 reviews

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Reviews for Levonorgestrel

csteuwer June 15, 2021

Skyla (levonorgestrel): “Insertion of Skyla was painful so I took day off work. I drove myself. Insertion compared to EXTREME contraction lasted about 10 minutes. 4 months in I stopped having a periods. I haven't had a period for almost a year. Which is problematic after doing some research because you can develop a hormone belly or ill symptoms because your body never has the ability to expel the extra hormones. I'm extra bloated and have the WORST pain of my life with cramps that can be all day for an entire week. I've gained about 15lbs. I'm always puffy feeling and bloated. Especially around my uterus/lower belly. You can see the change in my face. Go all day without eating and still lots of bloat. I'm very tired all the time no energy no motivation. Full of anxiety. I believe deeply that this IUD is making me sick. For that reason my partner and I have looked into more permanent options and I will be getting off synthetic hormones all together. Synthetic hormones literally break my body down and make me sick.”

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Hmcarr09 June 15, 2021

Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: “I have had the Mirena IUD for 5 years and it was the best decision I ever made! I had very long and heavy periods and the Mirena IUD has helped calm my period symptoms and allow me to skip the period all together! It was easy to have placed and didn’t hurt other than some slight cramping afterward, no worse than a regular period cramp. I highly recommend this IUD for anyone considering it!”

10 / 10
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Lilly_a June 15, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Who knew waiting for your period could cause so much anxiety?! I wanted to come and share my update because like many of you these post kept me reassured. I had unprotected sex May 2nd the day before my ovulation day, took Plan B 24 hours later. My period was expected to come May 19th. The 19th comes and no period; I start to panic but understood the pill can cause disturbances to your cycle. One week goes by still no period, so I decide to take a pregnancy test which turns out to be negative. My period is now 16 days late still nothing, at this point I’m convinced I had a false negative reading and decided to take a blood test just to be 100% sure, results come back negative. At this point it’s just a waiting game full of anxiety. My period finally came today! 25 days late!!! (I skipped a whole month) Ladies don’t panic, every ”BODY” is literally different this pill can greatly mess up your cycle but it does work! Lesson was learned, the stress is not worth it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous May 25, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I swore that I would come back to this website the day I got my period because it kept me sane. I had sex on my ovulation day and took plan B 24 hours after. I am not on birth control too. He thought he pulled out but being that we had sex a few times we weren’t really sure. I was PETRIFIED. I cried for 2 weeks. On day 10 after taking it I started spotting just like what implantation bleeding looks like. I talked to every person under the sun looking for answers and advice, but I still had to wait it out for the period. The spotting happened for 4 days straight, where it then turned into a period. I was scared to death. I took 3 pregnancy test, all negative and still didn’t believe it. Stay off doing internet searchers, PMS, plan b side effects, and pregnancy side effects are all the same.Stay off your computer and phone don't do all the internet searching and don’t spend $45 extra dollars on pregnancy test. Take one the day of your missed period. Plan b is expensive for a reason, it works EVEN WHEN OVULATING! STAY OFF GOOGLE!!!!!! You got this!!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous November 4, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “GILRS DON’T STRESS OUT PLAN B WORKS! You might be worried and all but let the pill do the work I’ve taken Plan B 3 times and it was effective and yes u do have side affects and some girls bleed after 5 or 6 days after taking it and it only be for 3 days it’s like a mini period. Also means it worked and yes the Plan B makes your period up to 2 weeks late, it don’t matter if your ovulating it still works, you just have to take it on time so don’t worry u do be getting symptom just like pregnancy but in reality your not so don’t stress out if you have taken one good luck ❤️.”

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:))) · Taken for less than 1 month March 7, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “This has been the roughest 2 weeks of my life, but I promised whenever my period came I would write on here. Feb 21st the day after my ovulation day but still in my fertile window my BF fully came in me after the condom broke. He bought the Plan B 45 minutes later and I immediately took it. I’m not even close to the age that I want to have kids so I was scared for my life. I did and internet search on EVERYTHING. Reading these reviews helped me but did not stop me from stressing. I experience a little bit of nausea after taking it but I think that was just me overthinking. I also had all my PMS symptoms like sore boobs, back fatigue, and mild cramps. Then just yesterday I had spotting similar to implantation bleeding. (internet said so.) and I was freaking out but today the flow is heavier and it’ll probably get heavier as the week goes. I just wanted to say don’t stress, don’t put a stop to your daily life. And PRAY! even if you're not religious just believe in something :) hope this helps someone.”

9 / 10
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A October 11, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I was very dumb and was not using condoms or BC. On my day of ovulation I was convinced he didn't pull out efficiently. The next morning I took plan B. The initial effects were not bad at all. My stomach felt a little off but barely noticeable. 5 days later I started spotting brown which then was red for a about 6 days. I knew this was not my period and apparently this is common. My stomach was bloated all month and I had really weird cramping all month. This pill creates similar side effects to as if you were pregnant so really try not to think about it because it's going to freak you out. After 2 weeks of not getting my period I got a negative pregnancy test but my period still wasn't there. My period ended up coming 21 DAYS LATE. My best advise is to trust this pill and try not to google anything. Your mind will really get the best of you and convince you your pregnant.”

9 / 10
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averie June 16, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I know there are women on here that are stressing and I'm here to lighten up your anxiety. I had sex TWO DAYS BEFORE my suspected ovulation day. He never finished in me, he just wiped off the sperm and we went again in the same hour. I’ve done some research and it says that plan b is les than 50% effective 1-2 days before ovulation, and I WAS PANICKING. I literally took the pill less than a hour after we did the deed. Best time is to take the pill less than 24 hours AFTER SEX. It will be 95% effective and success drops a lot after the first day. My side effects for the were stomach cramps, insomnia, nausea, fatigue, and backaches. The pill made my period come 11 DAYS EARLIER. Yes, thats good news, but your period will be HARDER AND HEAVIER. But it is better than an unplanned pregnancy trust me. Sis, STRESS WILL NOT HELP. Do NOT look up your symptoms because the first thing that will come up is pregnancy. This is a lesson learned big time. YOU WILL BE OKAY , I PROMISE.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous May 8, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I promised that I’d write a review if it worked so here I am. GIRLS PLEASE DON'T STRESS OUT!!! I was on the same boat as you all, I was stressing out for so long and tried searching everything up and all that came back to me was pregnancy. I took 4 pregnancy tests & a blood test and it all came back negative and I got my period 12 days late!! The whole month after I took Plan B I was so moody, cramping almost all month. I was crying everyday for no reason, bloating I felt gassy and frequent urination but just because PMS and Pregnancy symptoms feel exactly the same DOES NOT MEAN YOUR PREGNANT. Please don’t search anything up on the internet because you’re going to get more anxious thinking you’re pregnant and trust me it’s not worth it. The pills works beautiful girls, as long as you took it within 1-48 hours of having sex you are okay ❤️❤️❤️ stay safe and stay off the internet xxxx”

10 / 10
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Taps June 12, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Hey I know if you're reading this it is because you want to get your period too huh? Yes obviously so , for me I had had unprotected sex 2 days after my ovulation day (according to my flo app) I was so careless this time because I was depending on taking Plan B after and I was so excited to try out plain sex and I did & took the pill 14hours later. To my disappointment I googled and it said Plan B doesn't work after ovulation and research has proven it...honestly I was so scared that I cried because I'm still a college student and I live with my parents so it was a total disaster. But all thanks to the comments I saw on this site I tried to relax a bit tho it was hard and today I just got my period it has come a little bit earlier but at least I'm not pregnant”

10 / 10
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Omggg February 9, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “My partner and I had sex the exact day I was ovulating that was January 24,2021. We used a condom but he didn’t realize that it broke and he ejaculated inside me. I started crying because I’ve never been in that situation before but the next day maybe around 12 hours after we had sex that was January 25, he bought the morning after pill for me and I took it and I bled for 1 day. I swore it was implantation bleeding but thanks to the pill and yesterday on February 8 I got my period so trust the pill ladies. I read all the experiences shared and I want to thank all of you beautiful ladies. I waited on my period stayed off google like you all said and thanks be to God and the pill I got my period yesterday so the pill really works whether you are ovulating or not. So to anyone going through the same thing just take the pill, pray to God, stay off google and read our experiences... Take care lovely ladies stay safe you are loved❤❤”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 11, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Okay so like other people, I promised I’d write a review if this worked. I’m 19 I’ve taken plan b about 6 times total, has worked every time . I had unprotected sex multiple times on the night of the 13th of August, and was fertile and supposed to ovulate on the 14th. I took plan b on 14th around 1 pm. For the rest of August I was insanely moody, bloated, crampy, fatigued, frequent urination, acne prone, and EXTREMELY NAUSEOUS. So basically every pregnancy symptom. I was expected to get my period on the 31st of August, it didn’t come till today, September 11th so almost 12 days late. I had freaked myself out and made myself so anxious thinking I was pregnant that I delayed my period even more. I also spent $60 on taking pregnancy tests. I know it’s so hard not to stress, but the more you do the later you make it, also plan b can make it late on its own. STAY STRONG GIRLS. Everything will work out fine. Reading these reviews really helped me. Just breathe. Good luck!”

10 / 10
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Slimjim March 19, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I took Plan B on February 9 an hour or two after the deed was done no protection and he came inside. I was scheduled to ovulate on February 15. I spotted exactly 1 week later lasted around 2 days and it was a dark brown color. I felt completely normal 2 weeks after I took Plan B. After that I started to feel extremely emotional and anxious. My scheduled period day (March 2nd) came by and she didn’t show up I have NEVER been late. Pregnancy tests were negative thankfully. 11 days late I started feeling some pre period cramps I was hopeful these came and went for 5 days. It took a total of 16 DAYS for my girl to finally come through. The pill did it’s purpose I would take it again but believe me I learned my lesson I don’t care how unsexy a condom is I'm going to protect my girl and myself as we all should! So don’t worry sisters!! Be patient and STAY OFF THE INTERNET! I would come here to ease my anxiety and that’s why I’m here to share my experience. Sending lots of love”

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Mirena IUD April 1, 2009

Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: “I have had my IUD for over a year now and I think it's the best thing ever. When I first got it put in I only bled for about a week with a little cramping. After that nothing at all. I haven't had a period for about 8months until I finally got one, and its not bad at all. It's light, no cramping, no headache, nothing. I haven't gained weight, my acne is gone, and my moods are fine. I know all women are different, but I just hear all these horror stories and I just wanted to tell my story, which is a good one. Hope it calms some of your fears.”

10 / 10
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Thankful · Taken for less than 1 month February 24, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Ok, so I took this medicine in January had a light period about a week later. Come the following month I had every pregnancy symptom in the book. I was nauseous, breast were killing me hotflashes and SUPER moody. I was convinced I was pregnant (I have one child had all the same symptoms) I took 3 pregnancy tests all negative. My period came today. I wrote this because I hope to help someone who is going through it a month after. I searched this board high and low for someone like this. Hope this helps someone!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous April 14, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I'm going to start off my saying I’m young enough to be still living at home and getting my mama to buy me food and clothes. So I had sex on ovulation day me being young I didn’t know it’s easy to get pregnant on that day so I was sacred and took the plan b about 26-28 hours later. I did research on a Plan B and it said it’s best to take it in the 24 hour range and it’s not effective on ovulation day so I freaked out didn’t know how I would tell my mama if I became pregnant. Anyway I found this website and saw all the amazing reviews I read at least the same reviews 4 times a day. I didn’t get symptoms days later like everyone else, a week later I had cramps, lower back pain , constipation, bloated and I got no bleeding in between but it all happen at once I look on the internet and saw PREGNANCY. I decided to wait and relax my mind and my period came a day early. I prayed but these cramps are ironic but that’s better than being pregnant but ladies IT WORKS EVEN DURING OVULATION”

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Angelguillot82444 June 6, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I just want to ease everyone’s minds that have taken the plan B while ovulating. I took the plan B pill and took an ovulation test and it showed 2 lines on it. So yes, I was ovulating. If you would google it, it says it does NOT work while ovulating. It did work for me while ovulating and the condom broke once after he finished, and then the next day he decided not to wear one. So girls, just give it some time to let the medicine do it’s thing. I landed up feeling some really bad PMS symptoms though, I felt dizzy, hot flashes, fatigued, tired even if you did absolutely nothing, and some mild cramps. I experienced no breakthrough bleeding, or any spotting. My period came only 1 day later than it should have. But while writing this on my period, I am super tired, have a headache, and I’m cramping in the front and on my lower back. This is the worse period I’ve had but I’d rated a bad period than a baby for right now.”

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girl! May 22, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “hey girlies! plan b does work during ovulation I’ve taken it a few times when I’ve been at the peak of ovulating . whoever says it doesn’t work do not listen to them. In the past I’ve never really had any symptoms but the last time I took Plan B it was horrible. Plan B made me anxious, sore boobs , STRESS & it literally made me feel pregnant. The more you stress the longer your period will take to stop by and say hello to you. My period was two weeks late , I had horrible hormonal imbalance, for almost a month. girlies please use protection the stress is not worth it!”

9 / 10
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lcatherine12 April 12, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “After reading EVERY single review on this website, I made sure to write one myself if Plan B worked. I had my period on Feb 6th for 6 days that ended on the 11th. I had unprotected sex Feb 13th. My boyfriend didn't finish in me, but it was the first time we didn't use a condom at all (I'm not on birth control). On Feb 14th, we went unprotected again, but for a few minutes until we put a condom on. I decided to take a plan b on the 15th. The only symptom was a horrible headache. A week later, I started spotting for about 4 days with cramps. After this, I didn't get my next period for 43 DAYS! I think because I don't use birth control and the excessive stress caused my body to go whack. During this time, I took 5 pregnancy tests, all negative. I continued to have sex throughout, just more safe. My advice is to stay OFF the internet and try to be calm. Another thing, everyone's body is different, so don't worry if your experience is different from others. You're going to be okay!”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 12, 2021

Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I know I have not had Mirena in long. First day was Dec 15th. This is horrible. I always had the worst cramps along with heavy heavy bleeding. Every month it felt like contractions. Since having the IUD put in I have bleed everyday. Yes some lighter than others. Most days had to wear a regular pad. Cramps are just as bad if not worse. I can't wait 3 months or longer to see if this will work. I'm miserable, my husband is miserable. I think I would prefer the 7 days of heavy bleeding than this. At least I knew it was gonna stop. This everyday bleeding has to go. I can't deal with it.”

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mck · Taken for less than 1 month October 12, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “So I wanted to come on here because I used to be the girl reading the reviews to calm me down. I took the plan b 2 hours after my bf and I had unprotected sex (he also finished inside me). I didn’t have symptoms till about 4 days later my breast started to hurt, cramps, nausea I also had gotten a really big nose bleed so I started freaking out. About another week later I got my period which was very heavy. Just trust the pill and relax you will be ok.”

9 / 10
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ahri May 31, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “LADIES TRUST THE PILL IT WORKS! Okay so I’m not on regular birth control & had unprotected sex 2 days before ovulation. The guy finished inside me & so I took a plan b about 4 hours afterwards. Initially I had no symptoms but 6 days after taking the pill I bled a little & it was like a pinkish/brown color, that only lasted like a few hours with mild cramping. I started freaking out thinking this was implantation bleeding, luckily it wasn’t. Fast forward a week later my boobs began to feel really tender, once again I thought this was a pregnancy symptom but I started spotting that same day. Then guess what happens the next day, my period came on 3 days early!! So please don’t stress out I promise it works, this was also my first time taking it. I didn’t really have any side effects other than spotting, I broke out A LOT on my cheeks, & my mood swings were pretty bad in the beginning. But yes ladies please stay off google & don’t stress or it’s just gonna make things worse. good luck!! <3”

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Anonymous July 29, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Okay so I know many females might be so scared and paranoid - accidents happen. BUT please trust the Plan B pill!!!! It really works! The last thing you should do is start googling ! That was my biggest mistake. They say it doesn’t work during ovulation but I had sex the DAY I was ovulating. Just trust the pill ladies! So I wanted to put my story out here because it was my first time taking plan b. Me and my bf had unprotected sex and he didn’t pull out immediately we were both scared and we agreed that’d he’d buy the plan b. Again I’m young so I didn’t know what was going to happen. I took the pill within 10 hours and I was nauseas and I had cramps every other day come and go for 2 weeks. It’s a waiting game I felt bloated, I used the restroom frequently and I was stresssingggg. I got my period today (after 2 weeks) and its the worsttttt but hey I’m not pregnant :)”

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Anonymous January 26, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “I had unprotected sex 2 days before ovulation, had a bit of nausea and cramping after taking the pill a couple hours after sex. I got my period as normal. Please try to stay as calm as possible and don’t search things up on google because it WILL cause you to stress out and stress affects your period even more. If you convince yourself that you are pregnant, your body will mimic your thoughts, you will be in a downward physiological cycle which will ruin you (speaking from experience, it was the worst 2 months). Please trust the pill. You are loved, you are supported, you are going to be okay. Sending you endless love and support ❤️”

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lisalor1 December 21, 2020

Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: “I wanted to come back here and write a review because before I got the Mirena I was reading all of these, although aware that people are more inclined to write about their horror stories rather than their happy stories. So here is my happy story! I was using the ring for a couple years before I tried Mirena. The ring made me miserable, hormonal, moody, irregular. I was very depressed from the fluctuating hormones. In comes Mirena. The Mirena has been the best choice I have ever made for myself. It is true what all my friends and reviewers say. I do not feel hormonal or moody. In fact I feel much more balanced! My skin does break out at times but I will happily take that over what I was experiencing before. My periods have stopped and I sometimes pms about a week before what WOULD be my period, but it is very mild and manageable. Sooo happy with my Mirena!!! I was scared just like you and it was the best choice I made for myself.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 26, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Girls Everything will be ok, let me share my experience. I was not thinking and I had unprotected sex on Sep 19 around 5 days before my ovulation. I took the plan b 30 min after sex btw he didn’t cum or anything I took it bc I didn’t want to risk it. A week later I started bleeding and I thought it was my period but it wasn’t I found out is bleeding between period, but I did start to panic, girls please don’t google anything bc it will trick and mess with you mind. Well anyway I was thinking thinking and almost convinced my self that I was pregnant. On October 8 my period was supposed to arrive but now my period arrive it was 15 days late. Let me tell you if you are taking this pill for the very first time is very effective. So I recommend this pill and my advice is take it ASAP!! And don’t stress about it bc it will delay you period even more just relax ok it will be and this was definitely a lesson learned for me I will never have sex always have all the precautions”

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Cocochannell · Taken for less than 1 month January 30, 2021

Kyleena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: “Soo I first I want to start off saying that the worst thing you can possibly do is read medical reviews.... YES we all do it but it is a terrible decision. I got my Kyleena IUD placed on January 15th , the night before I read numerous reviews and almost backed out. I was so scared of the daunting reviews. BUT I still went to my appointment. I can say that getting the IUD implanted was painful and slightly uncomfortable , BUT manageable. Since getting it I had little to no spotting for three days. I also had cramps for about four consecutive days BUT the cramps can last longer, mine are off and on periodically. I also have slight acne but nothing crazy. Overall I am having a great experience so far I will definitely keep up with writing reviews because I do believe that the only people who take the time out to write reviews are the people who are unhappy with the Kyleena but I can attest that the Kyleena was the best decision I could’ve made ! I recommend!”

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Aj May 4, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: “Sharing this because I couldn’t find any similar experiences online and hope this can help someone! I took Plan B about a week before my period was scheduled to come. *Note: I did not know Plan B is likely to be much less effective after ovulation - its primary function is to delay ovulation.* My first period came right on time, and I thought I was in the clear. Boy was I in for a ride. My cycle is usually around 25-26 days, and my cycle *after* my first period post-plan B was 44 days. So I took Plan B, had my first period on time, but my second period was almost 3 weeks late. During that time I experienced a whole array of symptoms: ice cold hands and feet, nausea, really horrible headaches, crazy moods and generally being very anxious. I’ve never experienced anything like it. Thankfully not pregnant - just know that Plan B throws your body totally out of whack and it may take a few cycles to return to normal.”

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