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User Reviews for Levonorgestrel to treat Emergency Contraception

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

Levonorgestrel has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 from a total of 3126 ratings for the treatment of Emergency Contraception. 76% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 14% reported a negative effect.

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8.1/10 average rating

3126 ratings from 3453 user reviews.

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Reviews for Levonorgestrel

Anonymous May 25, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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!!”

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Anonymous November 4, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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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anonymous July 19, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “I promise I’d come back on this to write my experience. On May 20, I had unprotected sex, but there was only pre cum involved. So I bought plan B, approximately 40 mins after and I was ovulating during that time. About 5-7 days after I took the plan B, I spotted for about 4 days. Weeks after I was convinced that I was pregnant by all the symptoms I had. I remember taking 2 pregnancy tests about a week before my period was supposed to come ( don’t do that) it was literally a waste of money. Then I took a pregnancy test after a week of my period being late and it came out negative. I know I took about 6 pregnancy tests all came back negative. Overall, my period was 38 DAYS LATE literally almost 2 months late. Thank goodness, I got my period today July 19 after having my last period on May 13. I pray for all of you ladies who are currently going through the scary situation I went through to stay strong and have faith that your period will come. I truly hope this helps someone.”

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

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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.”

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A October 11, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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.”

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Lilly_a June 15, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 10, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “First take a breath and relax you are OK. I had sex on June 25 the day after my ovulation day ( Flo app) and the condom broke and he came in me. I’m young and still live with my parents so pregnancy was a no. So he got me a Plan B which I took a hour later. However, I decided to google the success rate and it says it didn’t work if your ovulating so I literally almost cried, my OBGYN said that it still works, everyone around me kept saying you should be fine so I decide to stop worrying but I still looked on this page everyday for about two weeks and the stories help a lot. I did take a pregnancy test my doctor gave me a few days before my period started and it was negative. Symptoms were nausea a hour after the pill after and then mild cramps which were on and off; closer to my cycle I got sore nipples and cramping. It is now July 10 and I got my period a day late. Have faith ladies the pill works it’s true what they say don’t stress or stop your life for this.”

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averie June 16, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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.”

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Anonymous July 21, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “Okay girls I promised myself that if this pill worked for me I would come back and comment on this and share my story. So I’m 20 years old and am already a mom of two. I met up with some old friends this summer and stupidly had unprotected sex with a guy I use to date years ago. He pulled out and didn’t finish in me but I’m the paranoid type so I went and bought a plan b two days later. I was also in my fertile window according to my app. I was SO bloated for weeks and anxiously awaited my period but it didn’t come on the expected day so then I really freaked out. My period ended up being two weeks late! The worst two week of anxiety I’ve ever had. I’ve only used the pill about maybe 4 or 5 times in my life and it’s worked every time. Girlies, try to relax. I’ve been in your shoes before I promise. I’m never putting myself through that again but am so thankful the pill came through. The best of luck to everyone reading through these comments. Xoxo”

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Anonymous May 8, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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”

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Omggg February 9, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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❤❤”

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Annoymous July 8, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “Let me just tell y'all that these past two months have been a roller coaster of a ride for me. So babe and I did the deed on May 22nd the day after my period. Honestly I don't know if he came in me or not but to give me a peace of mind I went and bought Plan B on May 23rd approximately 26-28 hours after the deed was done. I was beating myself up because I didn't use any contraceptive and I felt really silly. The day after I took the pill I had a slight headache. Four days later I begin to have spotting. I spotted starting on May 28th and ended on June 3rd. My due date for my cycle was on June 14th. I have been bloated, nauseous, constipated, headaches, fatigued, very moody. I begin to stress and panic. My anxiety got the best of me and went into depression. Honestly if I would have never found this website, I would be more of a mess than I am now. PLEASE. DON'T. GOOGLE. ANYTHING. Trust the pill. After 23 days, I finally got my period today on July 7th.”

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Anonymous September 11, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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!”

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Slimjim March 19, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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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Double love · Taken for less than 1 month June 25, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “Hello girls I want to share my experience with this drug. I had sex on ovulation day (day 13 of cycle) but the condom broke and he finished inside me. I panicked cause not using any regular contraceptive pill or IUD or anything and coming from a religious family meaning getting pregnant without marriage would be a disaster! So I had Plan B after 1 hour. I had mild cramps and headache only after few hours.. then I developed panic attacks but it could be from me being so anxious. Days after my breast were swollen and I was very moody. I had also mild headache. On day 18 I had major panic disorders and became very moody and had crying spells. My breasts became sensitive and hurt a little. Of course I went through depression thinking of what might happen if I got pregnant. However, I start having PMS like usual. On day 26 I had my period :)))))) Ladies.. believe in this pill. IT Works. I know it cause a lot of anxiety and this is normal its effective even after ovulation. Relax and let the pill does the job.”

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

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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!”

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Anonymous April 14, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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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girl! May 22, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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!”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 20, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “Personal testimony: I took plan b 12 hours after me and my boo slipped up but I had just started my fertile window. Like anyone would I went online only to find a site stating that plan b doesn’t have a 100% chance of working if you are already in your fertile window or ovulating. I was sooo scared and the cramping and sore breasts did not help ease my mind so I was convinced I was pregnant. That was until I found this page with similar women sharing stories of them taking plan b and it actually still working for them. I am proud to say I was one of those people. I actually got my period 4 days early but be prepared for a very heavy period and bad cramps. Trust the process and stay off the internet because pregnancy and period symptoms are so similar you will only drive yourself crazy. As long as you take the pill within a 12-24 hour period you should be good however don’t chance it if you don’t have to , have safe sex or use birth control !”

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Anonymous January 26, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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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mar_ga June 20, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “IT WORKS. I got my period one day late. I took it after 10 hours of the deed. I was on My 8th day of my menstrual cycle and 5 days before ovulation. However because I was afraid of risks I took it since my app said my fertile window started. I knew the pill was working because I got acne the day after on my chin (hormonal), cramps and sore boobs all next 3 weeks. Mood swings all over the place. I was scared so I took a blood test one day before my estimated period date and it came back negative. Two days after that my period arrived. I feel very tired and painful but I am happy to be out of this craziness. This page helped me a lot to not go crazy. I took plan B 4 times in my life and always worked. Sending you good vibes and peace of mind. You got this!”

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Jen July 5, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “I had unprotected sex extremely close to my predicted ovulation. I took a plan B 4 hours later, only to learn that it is much less effective if ovulation has already occurred. Nothing to do but for my period. Exactly 14 days after I had some spotting, at first I was so elated because I thought it was my period. After the bleeding stopped I turned to Google (mistake). I convinced myself it was implantation bleeding, combined with the sore breasts I was experiencing I was sure I was pregnant. I took an early pregnancy test and it was negative. That same evening I got my period (:D). During my hours of stress, I read similar stories to mine to help calm me down. There is no need to be worried until you have actually missed your period, even then plan B can cause it to be delayed. Even if you are pregnant, you have options, you'll be okay. Don't worry until you are sure you need to.”

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Anonymous July 29, 2020

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “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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lil July 17, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “This has legit been the scariest month ever I took the pill literally 30min after the deed on the 10th which was 2 days after my PMS but when I went to go pee I bled So obv it wasn't my period so I thought implantation bleeding I kept googling and it all led to implantation bleeding and I'm no where near of wanting a baby. To make it worse it burned when I peed, then I thought a UTI but google also told me pregnancy so I was just stuck in a hole I decided to stop looking stuff up but according to my period app I was suppose to start my period the 1st but didn't for 10 days so I was stressing! I had horrible cramps for those days but no period! But thank God on the 10th I got my period and the first day it was regular but the next few days it was lighter than usual But this pill did come thru so don't stress stay distracted and DON'T LOOK ANYTHING UP!! I promise that only makes things worse I wish the best for all of you and no matter what love yourselves:)”

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anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 2, 2021

Plan B (levonorgestrel): “This has totally been the most stressful almost 2 weeks of my life. So me and my boyfriend were having sex and the condom broke but we didn’t realize that it broke until after he finished in me. I look at my flo period app and I was two days past the main ovulation day but still in my fertile window. I immediately started crying and panicking so the next day I went and got plan b. we then realized on google it says it won’t work if your already ovulation so I was even more freaked out. I didn’t have super extreme symptoms but my boobs were sore and I had horrible mood swings. Not having that many symptoms worried me a little bit but here we are I just got my period 12 days after I took the pill and one day earlier then expected. Just remember that everyone’s body is different and try not to google things even tho it’s almost impossible to do it will give you major anxiety. Best wishes to everyone going through similar things”

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