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521 Ratings with 574 User Reviews

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"I promised I would share my experience this time around. I am 5'8 and 230lbs. (over the "weight limit"). I have taken plan b MANY TIMES & it hasn't failed. I had unprotected sex on Sunday, 6/12 around 1 am. Of course, he came inside of me... I WAS FREAKING OUT. Be mindful, these dates are post-ovulation (I psyched myself out a lot because I read many times that it was virtually "useless" if you had already ovulated). I took plan b within 12 hours, I was not ovulating... so I was feeling alright about it. I knew my period should be arriving Friday, 6/16, but the days in the way of the expected date were tearing me apart. I started 6/15 (27th cycle day). It works. Don't over search. And BE SAFE! Not worth the stress and worry!"

Risky_business June 16, 2017

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"On June 9th I had sex with my boyfriend (protected with condom) when he cums he usually pulls out-.- this time he just left it in me -.- so he pulls out and he noticed the freaking condom popped "

Anonymouss1 June 14, 2017

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"So me and my GF had sex and the condom ended up breaking. So 20 hours later I bought her a Plan B. I suggest eating a good big meal while taking it. She didn't really have any symptoms after she took it except her stomach started hurting. Her period wasn't due for another 2 weeks. It ended up coming a week early. Brown/dark red blood for a few days then cherry red blood. Just be prepared and responsible. Take care of your girl while she's on it make her feel loved and important. Understand and really listen to how she feels. Just pray and everything will be alright thank you God!!"

   
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3737Blake Jake June 11, 2017

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"Me and my boyfriend had unprotected 5/26 (seriously don't do it ladies, I knew better but got too into it) he spilled some on my "area" but swore he cleaned it up, need less to say I didn't believe him, so he gave me money for Plan B. I took it about 45 min to 1 hour after the incident (still 1 am on the 26th), the same morning I was nauseous and had cramps but literally nothing for two weeks happened, no spotting, NOTHING. I assumed the worst that I was pregnant because my discharge was thick and white the entire two weeks, also my boobs were killing me. Then randomly 6/7 I got cramps like my normal period and now here it is 6/11 my period is here a whole week early. Weight doesn't effect you! I weigh 190 and I'm 5"6 :)"

   
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KDHL June 11, 2017

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"I had unprotected sex a day after my period tracking calendar said I ovulated. My partner used the pull out method and said he did not ejaculate in me but I am a very worrisome person. I took the plan b one step almost 48 hours after. I weigh 206 pounds and am 5'6, if this helps. Well a week after I was having dizzy spells, some nausea, hot flashes, constipation, sore boobs and was very tired. I ended up getting my period a day before I expected it so I would say that the pill worked for me in this instant. Don't freak out and do not spend your money on pregnancy tests before you are actually late for it. Stress can cause your period to be late so just relax and don't think every little thing means your pregnant because it will kill you."

   
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Libra10210 June 6, 2017

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"Okay ladies, I have decided to share my experience with Plan B One Step to hopefully help ease even just a few minds, because I know just how bad this situation sucks and how you are searching high and low for some honest feedback. No matter what I say here, you will still be freaking out for a while and overthinking every little thing you feel within your body. Just try your best to be positive and keep busy. Alright, so here goes the story: On Apr. 9 I had sex with a male partner and the condom broke. We didn't notice until the deed was done. Immediately I thought "omg we are screwed". I had finished my last period on Apr. 4 (I was now dangerously close to ovulation). The next morning (approx 6-7 hrs later) we went to the pharmacy to get emergency contraception. I took the pill immediately WITH FOOD. The food part is very important. The pill can make you nauseous and if you vomit soon after taking it, it obviously will not work. The pill contains very high levels of Levonorgestrel, a synthetic version of the hormone Progestin (aka the pregnancy hormone). When you become pregnant, your body produces high levels of Progestin, which prevents your ovaries from releasing an egg (because you wouldn't want your body to be ovulating while you are already pregnant). So, in a sense, the pill tricks your body into thinking it is pregnant and therefore your ovaries do not release an egg for the sperm that is now inside of you to fertilize. The effectiveness of this all comes down to timing. The pill's job is to temporarily stop ovulation, so if you have already ovulated, the chances of it working are lowered. This doesn't mean you are totally screwed! There isn't much conclusive evidence (that I have been able to find) but it is said that even shortly after ovulation, the pill can help prevent a newly fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall. It is important to follow the advice to take the pill within 72hrs of the incident because sperm can live inside of you for approx 5 days and the longer you let it go, the closer you get to ovulating and the better chance those little suckers have of locating your egg! Back to the fact that the pill temporarily stops ovulation. This means that Plan B is NOT an abortion pill! So whether you are worried to take it because you are pro-life or you are thinking it will terminate an established pregnancy, it WILL NOT DO THIS! The pill's job is to take action before the sperm and egg ever meet. Now onto the stuff that will literally exhaust you... The side effects. I'm going to be honest here and tell you that looking up your side effects is going to make you think you are pregnant for sure. Almost every possible side effect of Plan B mimics the signs of pregnancy. You could experience: nausea, abdominal cramping, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and spotting. If you are concerned about any of these side effects contact your doctor. They will be your best source of support through this. I experienced mild abdominal cramping (like period cramps) the next couple of days after taking the pill and "spotting" about a week later. The spotting was what concerned me. When I read that you "may experience some spotting" I thought a light little speck here and there, however for me it was almost exactly like one of my periods. My periods are generally quite light (lucky, I know) and my "spotting" was almost the exact same, just slightly lighter and lasted about 3-4 days. It started out fairly bright red and then by the last day turned to a darker red, almost brownish colour. I later found out that this is quite normal. Throughout the duration of my worrisome experience, I took 3 home pregnancy tests to help ease my mind a bit. I took one 21 days after the incident, another 6 days later, and then one like 4 weeks after that (just because I was feeling particularly worried that day). All 3 read negative. This helped settle my mind somewhat. Also, a little info that may be a bit TMI, but about 2 weeks after taking the pill I got a yeast infection (see, TMI). On top of worrying about everything else, I now had a painful and embarrassing infection to add to my list! I was freaking out because I wasn't sure what it was at first (painful urination, labia painful to the touch). Upon +++ research on my own, I found out that this is another possible side effect of the pill. The increased hormones in the pill can cause your body to produce an excessive amount of natural yeast. The same thing can happen to women during pregnancy due to the same reason. So if this happens to you, it's uncommon but not unheard of. The biggest worry I had throughout this entire experience was when in the world was I going to get my period?! The pill can and probably will mess with your cycle. It definitely did for me! I'm not sure if it had anything to do with my size, but I'm thinking that it might have. I am fairly petite (115lbs) and the pill is the same dosage for everyone. I ended up missing an entire period! Talk about going out of mind! Everywhere I read said that the pill could delay your period by a week or so, but nowhere could I find anything about it making you skip an entire period! Just as I was mustering up the plan to make a doctor's appointment, my period arrived! Exactly one month late. Again, I can't stress enough to talk to your doctor if something doesn't seem right! I really hope you found some kind of relief in reading this. There is no sure shot way to know Plan B has worked unless you get a blood test from your doctor or are graced with your Aunt Flo so do your absolute best not to worry yourself sick. Remember, stress can have an effect on your cycle as well. I found it most helpful to confide what I was going through in one really good, trustworthy friend who helped bring me back to reality when my worry was spinning me out of control. I hope everything works out for you, and you share your experiences with others going through the same, terrifying experience. Good luck and think positive!"

   
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K.M.555 June 6, 2017

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"I'm a virgin and had protected sex with my boyfriend recently. He used a condom but wanted to be on the safe side when he felt the first one wasn't right. He took the first one off and swears he didn't cum but when he took the first condom off a drop of pre cum landed on my leg not close to my area. He then put another condom on and 2 days later I experienced blood when I went pee after I finished peeing there was no more blood. He told me it was my cherry popping since it was my first time having sex . The same day I took plan b which was under 48 hours and I'm supposed to be expecting my period soon and I have no symptoms of the plan b pill and a little bit of signs of my approaching my period. I'm worried if I'm pregnant "

Anonymous June 5, 2017

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"So I had casual sex with a girl approximately two weeks from today. When I pulled away the condom came off and some sperm leaked onto her vagina. I was freaking out because we are both not ready to be parents just yet. I bought plan B for her, she took it 1 hour after the incident. She doesn't keep good track of her menstrual cycle, but she believed she was ovulating at the time because of the vaginal mucus changes. Well long story short two weeks after taking the pill her period just came!!!! I read reviews like this one to ease myself every single day since the incident occurred and promised myself to write a review so that it would help others calm down. I'm just so happy right now!"

Htgggg June 2, 2017

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"Just know this the second time I've got pregnant after taking the pill within 72 hrs. Just found out Tuesday that I was pregnant cause I didn't have my cycle as normal the last week of the month. Just know I'm getting my tubes tied, fried, cut n laid to the side."

Mad as hell (taken for less than 1 month) June 1, 2017

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"just stay calm and relax because everything's going to seem worse the more stressed you are. It works."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 31, 2017

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"I barely pulled out of this lady while having sex with her at a party this February and I threw down 40 dollars on plan b, she covered the other 10. Within 14 hours she took the pill. We had sex the day her period ended, and within two days of taking the pill she bleed for another week. She never told me anything until two weeks ago, but she got her period and it worked. I was so sketched out the whole time, I'm only 18. But it worked, have faith. Look at the positives."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017

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"Well, I can finally write a review. I had sex on the 22nd of May took the pill the next day at 8pm. My period was already late before I had sex which I dont know why. But I was PANICKING bc it was the end of the month and I just wasnt coming on my period. I had no symptoms when I took this. I was crying and stressed out because I've never missed a period in my life. So I ended up taking a pregnancy test 25th of may. Got my period the 29th of May so my period will go into the next month. But I can say it WORKS!!!!"

SOHAPPYIMNOTPTREGNAT (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2017

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"Plan b works!!!! I had an unplanned encounter with a boy who I was not with and have no real relationship with. We ended up having sex twice in one night unprotected. I wasn't on any birth control. I started to panic and so went and got plan b approx 14 hrs after the incident. I had to wait 2 whole weeks until I got my period!!! Worst wait of my life as I basically convinced myself I was pregnant. I had next to no side effects, other than maybe slight abdominal cramps, which freaked me out more as I believed because I didn't have any side effects, plan b didn't work. But have faith! This is very effective and this is my second time taking it and it has never failed. Be patient and don't worry x"

   
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Bbabe May 20, 2017

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"I had sex with my boyfriend the day after my period ended, the condom broke and he ejaculated inside of me. We immediately ran to the nearest pharmacy to buy the plan b pill after we discovered what had happened. I took it within an hour of the incident. 7 days later I started bleeding, it felt like a period because it lasted for about 6 days, but this was only plan b helping me shed my uterine lining to prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to my uterine wall. I had my period 4 weeks later. Plan b works, don't worry that much if you've followed the instructions and took it within 72 hours of unprotected sex."

   
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Active teen May 19, 2017

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"The condom broke and by time we both noticed it was already too late . Roughly 10 hours after the incident I took plan b one step. I didn't really experience any side affects until the next morning I was cramping and had a bit of nausea . The incident happened about 2 1/2 weeks ago I took about 6 pregnancy test . They all came back negative . A part of me says the pill worked but another part still thinks it didn't . I sorta would recommended plan b . And just so y'all know I am overweight . So I believe weight has nothing to do with the effectiveness"

   
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Desdes0318 May 16, 2017

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"I had sex with my boyfriend and he let it all out in me and I took this pill 25 hours later and I told myself that I will try a pregnancy test the following week but thank God my period came a week after I took the pill. It works, trust me. Just be patient and wait."

   
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Jones1234567890 May 16, 2017

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"My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on the day of my ovulation and although I took Plan B about 18 hours later I was still super paranoid for the next week and a half or so until I took a pregnancy test that calmed my nerves. I thought that I was going to be in that 10% that still gets pregnant due to the time in my cycle that I had sex, however the pill worked perfectly with no side effects whatsoever and two weeks later I got my period. It was reading reviews online of Plan B and other situations like mine that calmed my nerves, so to anyone out there just know that this stuff really works and to not worry unnecessarily."

   
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Miranda123 May 12, 2017

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"Had sex Friday night/Saturday (May 5th/6th) morning, he pulled out. Took Plan B at 4:17pm on Monday about 64hrs later. Feeling bloated; depressed but unable to produce tear. Frequent urination. Nausea, weird dreams. Taking pregnancy test tomorrow."

Worried and peeing a lot (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2017

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"Plan B works! I am not on birth control, have an extremely regular period and keep close track of my fertile/non fertile windows each month. I have taken plan B 3 times over the span of a year, as back up for the pull out method. I have experienced minimal to no side effects, with the exception of being extremely bloated. The first 2 times I took the pill my period came the exact day I was due for it & the 3rd time my period came 3 days early. Ladies, just relax and let the pill do what it's supposed to do. If you took it within the 72hr time frame then your chances of becoming pregnant are slim to none. The pill is not a hoax and it truly does what it is meant to do!"

   
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NotPreggo May 8, 2017

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"Unprotected intercourse April 29th, took the pill 4 hours later. Now it's more than a week past. Definitely feeling preggo and like someone else. I know it was a huge dose of hormones and supposedly stops ovulation, but I ovulated then...I'm testing this Saturday or Sunday (Mother's day..yikes) if my period doesn't come. Cramps and no discharge or anything. I had dizziness start within hours of taking it. I haven't been depressed in a while--crying at the drop of a hat, my belly and chest feels a little more swollen/tender each day. Having trouble sleeping at night--hot flashes nightly, strange dreams the first two nights.The desire to eat much then nothing comes and goes. I'm nauseated. Watch out!"

   
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Sick and Tired. (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2017

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"Hi readers! to start off I had sex the 15 April and took plan b about 45 min after the condom broke. Five days after I experienced bleeding for 2 days and I would say it wasn't spotting but it was medium/heavy. After the bleeding I was trying not to think about it and just hoping science would do its magic. About a week later I started stressing again. I already have bad anxiety which made this situation a lot worse. I couldn't fathom telling my parents, there was a point where I was almost convinced I was pregnant, and honestly I think it was just me getting worried. But here I am May 7 and my period is here and I couldn't be happier! It works! Seriously just relax!"

   
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anonymousgirl1257 May 7, 2017

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"All I can say, from my experience, the pill is not very effective. From the other reviews I read, it seemed like it worked for most people. My boyfriend and I had unprotective sex 4/25. I took PLAN B within 24 hours. Figured I would be okay. Missed my period. Took a pregnancy test and yes... it was positive. Maybe if I would have taken it sooner than 24 hours, I might have gotten lucky. Not this time."

   
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Kaykay1323 May 7, 2017

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"Okay hey ladies! Me and my boyfriend had a condom break so I took plan b about an hour later. Then, about a week later, I got a period. Now this was about two weeks early but it's pretty normal for this to happen with plan b. It also is a good sign that the pill worked but it isn't a promise. So, I anxiously waited for my normal period but as that time was going by I looked into getting an IUD. And now that I just got my period today, I can go back and get an IUD in!!! For everyone out there who doesn't want to go through this again, I highly recommend an IUD. They can come with or without hormones, are 99.9% effective, and can stay in for 3-12 years! The insertion only lasts a couple min and they are free! Stay safe :)"

   
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1284628462927 May 6, 2017

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"This works! I'm writing this because, for two weeks after taking this I stressed about it being effective. I'm 21, in college, 5'1 and 110 pounds. I don't take birth control because I am not usually sexually active. Long story short, I had a risky one night stand, unprotected. (stupid, irresponsible) I know. I took plan b one step at around 6:30 the next evening, around 15 hours later. I was especially worried because this was right around ovulation time. I had few side effects. Day 1 was at night, gave me a slight headache and made me depressed. Day 2 I felt fine all day but had a few instances of dizziness. About a week in I had mild cramps and slightly sore breasts. Now, two weeks later, my period came, right on time."

   
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AW32 May 4, 2017

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"I was looking for reviews for a while trying to find someone who took the pill as late as I did and I couldn't find any so this is my experience. I Had sex a week and a half ago on April 22nd. We didn't use protection and I am not on birth control. It was very in the moment and honestly we had been drinking so I wasn't sure on how sharp his judgement was on pulling out. I ended up taking plan B the following Tuesday night on the 25th so almost 72 hours later which was really cutting it close. I was nervous about it because I had to go to work and still had classes but I ended up feeling fine. I had absolutely no side effects and got my period right on time which was one week after taking the pill."

   
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kinb May 4, 2017

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