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User Reviews for Ulipristal systemic

Also known as: Ella

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I have taken Ella about 3 times in the past 3 years. I had experience some delay in my period but nothing more than a couple of days. My last experience was however very different. The condom slipped off my husband. I took it within a few hours after the accident I had begun ovulation My period was delayed I took two urine pregnancy tests one at one week late the other on the second week being late, I went to see my doctor and they perform a blood pregnancy test which was also negative at 15 days late. At 18 days late I finally started my period, I have had the worst back /upper leg and cramps that I’ve ever had but I’m happy to know that Ella worked. I believe what happened was that it must have pushed back my ovulation therefore made my period about 3 weeks late. Therefore depending on when you take it in your cycle it may or may not delay your period. Hopes my experience helps someone."

   
8.0

Ocho22 December 6, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "So before taking this I was on the Cerelle desogestrel mini-pill and I forgot to take it on the 21st of Nov after having a really good streak. So therefore not as protected. Anyway me and my boyfriend had sex once between 00:00-3:00 Sunday morn, went to bed at 3ish and anywhere from 12:00-15:00 on Sunday we had sex. Kinda protected, pulled out, boyfriend doesn't like condoms. So got it about 16:00 Sunday. My period is due this Friday however this might not even be accurate as minipill has screwed with my cycle. It is Tuesday the 4th, I had spotting last week was brownish lasted a day with some mild cramping and I've been so tired today, had hot flashes, anxious as anything. Couldn't sleep AT ALL except a few hours Sunday night. Been so emotional over the weekend too. Also some abdominal discomfort too hard to describe. But I'll keep you guys posted. Hopefully it does the trick!"

   
5.0

Eemia75 (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I’ve used Levonelle 3 times in my life, never failed.. I’ve used EllaOne for the first time and within 3 days after incident. Just found out I’m 2 weeks pregnant."

   
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Seemee (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Ladies!!! If you are reading this, fear not!! Ella one really does work, just stick with it. I had an accident 12th November, took Ella one 14th. was due my period 19th. When nothing appeared I panicked, took a test which was negative. Took a test 2 days later, still negative and no period. Waited a week, took another test 26th.. Negative but still no period. After spending days searching the Internet and driving myself insane, I found these reviews and phew!! Others had the same experience as me. My period started today 28th November. I've not experienced any awful side effects, just a long delay in getting my period. Ella one does work, it will delay your period though, so just stick with it and don't panic "

   
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Wigglepig (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception: "Took 2 days after condom slipped. I debated taking it but did so right before bed. Had positive LH test that day and realized it was then or never. The next morning, I felt like I had a hangover and was moody like I had middle school PMS. Did get dizziness and a headache, but took meclizine w ibuprofen and it all helped. Much better experience than planB, which makes me throw up for hours! Have had mild evening headaches every few days for the past 10 days and a migraine I think was hormone related. Read to add 5 days to your expected period start so hoping for the best."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 25, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Took Ella one 63hours after the incident as I’m not on any birth control and got worried as i realised it was around my fertile period. The day after taking it my boobs became swollen and very sensitive I also got a few headaches but my main side effect was this awful pinching pain that started in my right lower abdomen where I usually experience cramps during my period. Of course google told me I was pregnant!!!!! The cramps continued for over a week as well as my sore breasts but this is normal for me before I’m due so not sure if it was still due to the pill.. I also experienced a lot of white discharge that I’ve never noticed before... my cycle is usually 30 days but my period has just arrived today day 27. The pill made me feel like I was pregnant and I convinced myself more reading things on google especially when I read that the pill was ineffective during ovulation but I had no problem... I will never forget the worry of it all so please mind yourselves girls xxx"

   
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Weik2 November 19, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Just want to share my experience here because reading the other reviews really helped when I took Ella. The condom broke on 11 Nov (11:50PM) and I took Ella the next morning at 10:00AM. My period is super irregular and I was Day 60-ish into my cycle, so I had no idea if I was ovulating. I had slight nausea on the day of taking Ella, but didn’t throw up, and really horrible bloating. Other than that, I felt fine. Then, on 14 Nov, my period came - not sure if this was due to Ella or it was just finally time for my period to come. It was a lot of stress, anxiety and worry, but thankful I wasn’t pregnant!! Hope everyone is ok out there xx"

   
9.0

Relieved (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Took ellaone less than 48 hours after unprotected sex. Period was 10 days late. No pregnancy. I wish there was a pill men would take to "disarm" the sperm..."

   
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Shannon (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Very good pill. I’ve taken it several times over the past few years when me and my partner have had a slip up with a condom breaking or me forgetting to take my normal birth control pills. I haven’t gotten pregnant yet. This is also great cause it works with women who have higher BMIs (I’m overweight). Other morning after pills won’t work for me due to my weight. I’ve only have symptoms taking the pill twice and once was just some stomach cramps and aches the other was heachaches. But almost every time I take it my period gets delayed. More recently my period has been delayed for about 3 weeks now almost a month. I’m still waiting for it to come after taking the pill on October 1st (already taken a test and I’m not pregnant). Hopefully I get it soon."

   
8.0

Tash (taken for less than 1 month) November 7, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I was on day 21 of my cycle. Spent the following week feeling extremely fatigued and strange. My period was due 1 week after taking the pill. I had extremely sore stomach cramps. Then came some gooey brown discharge. The next day more discharge and more severe stomach pain. Took a test and it was negative. 8 days after taking pill I having the most excruciating experience of my life. I can’t describe how agony my stomach cramps were. The pain was worse than abortion pain. My period very heavy. The experience is enough to make me terrified to have sex as never want to experience this pain again. My partner and I have used condoms for 5 years and this was the first failure. BUT nothing compared to the pain of having a baby and raising it for 18 years... so worth it. I don’t want my review to put other women off this medication: It works but prepare to maybe experience symptoms and take time off work. But it’s worth it to stop an unwanted pregnancy."

   
8.0

EJ November 5, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Here is what happened to me. I am jn my mid-30's. My period is not regular and typically comes about every 30 days or so. I've had intercourse a week or so before my expected period but he did not ejaculate inside. I was still worried so I took an ella one within 12 hours.The period I was expecting never came So I figured it may have been due to Ella One impacting my cycle. I still was worried so I took several pregnancy tests every couple of days. The next time my period was due, still nothing, again worried I took pregnancy tests and still negative. Finally 45 days from the day I took the Ella One, my period came with a vengeance. I've taken plan B before but never Ella One. I wouldn't touch this pill again just for the difference is side effects."

   
5.0

Ella November 4, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I took Elle one yesterday as had unprotected sex 12hr before. I have been lying in agony from a couple of hours after taking it feels like someone is ripping the inside of my stomach out . Wish I hadn't had unprotected sex definitely not worth this pain"

   
6.0

Mrs o (taken for less than 1 month) November 2, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Unprotected sex on 12th Oct. took Ella on 15th, 3 days later. Very worried as was advised it was my fertile window. Very sore breasts a few days after taking Ella. A lot of premenstual symptoms but enhanced, crying, period pains, bad lower back pain, extremely sore breasts. Had pregnancy tests ready. Have just lightly started period about when I should be due to. Seems it has worked but will probably still do test tomorrow to double check. My normal cycle is anywhere between 28-36 days today is day 30."

   
6.0

Rocksalt October 25, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I am writing this review to share my experience with hopes that some will relate and ease their minds. I took it on 21st September, about 14 hrs after having unprotected sex. In the first three days I experienced nausea, fever, fatigue and hot flashes. The worst side effect was the anxiety. I have experienced panic attacks before but not this serious. I have always dealt with my anxiety successfully, especially when I can take action on what was worrying me. However, after taking this pill all I could do was wait. I used to wake up nights feeling like I can't breathe with my heart pounding heavily. After 15 days I went and did a pregnancy blood test to put my mind at rest a little, and it came out negative. My period should have started on 9th October but it came today, six days later. I was so relieved! My advice to you women who are worrying and panicking is to try and relax. I know its not easy but Ella will probably have done its job well. Take care of yourselves xx"

   
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utterlyrelieved October 15, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Ella One does work!! Before taking ella, I did took plan b two weeks before that. Two Days later after my period had just ended, (Aug 27th) I had unprotected sex again that had lasted only 10 second and since I was afraid of pre cum, 40 hrs late I took Ella . I’m usually very cautious of what I do. But sometime, you make mistake that you totally regret. I wasn’t suppose to get my period until Sep.17. During those 3 weeks, I had experienced diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain, mood swing, couldn’t sleep and the week I was suppose to get my period I had brown, bright red, white discharges all week. I also had a clear watery discharge. I took a pregnancy test at the clinic on the day I was suppose to get my period and it came back negative. Until Oct 9 so 4 weeks after missing my period it had finally came. But the pills definitely had work but it may delay your period for a few weeks and make you feel as if like you were pregnant."

   
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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Update: I took two pregnancy tests this week 17/18 days after sex and taking Ella pill & they were negative. Went to Planned Parenthood and had a Urine test as well and it was negative! Thanks for your advice/help everyone! Ella works "

   
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FoxyRoxy (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I had unprotected sex with my partner on my most fertile day as we had decided to plan our second baby. However after this I got cold feet & realised it wasn’t the right time. I was prescribed Ella One (had never taken this before- only Levonelle) & took it around 40 hours after sex. I then began feeling exhausted & emotional almost straight away. A few days later I began to have stabbing pains in my breasts & crampy, heavy feeling in my womb. I also had nausea & 5 days before period was due I took a pregnancy test which came back positive. I refused to believe it so waited until period was late & tested again- again it was positive. I then started to accept it & planned with my partner who was very excited. I made my first midwife appointment & took the last test I had left just for fun. It was negative. I then took another- also negative but still felt pregnant. Then today (2 days later) I started bleeding & have had a chemical pregnancy."

Lolo October 1, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "On Sept 14, we used a condom and he came. We showered then we changed and lied on his bed, after 20 minutes we began once again having sex but he put it in unprotected for about 15-20 seconds before he put on a condom again. He didn’t finish inside me but he had finished less than 30 minutes prior so was worried that semen would be around. I was scared but I didn’t retake plan b because I had taken it last month. I went to PP and I got BC and they asked if I wanted EC. It had been 5 days since the unprotected sex, they told me I needed to get Ella. I took it and 2 days later I had light spotting which turned into a period with darkish blood and some clots. It was shorter than my normal period (4 days instead of 7). I was super moody and emotional and then it’s been about a week and a half since I took it and I’m feeling depressed , my head hurts sometimes and I feel dizzy.... I will try to be back and update :/"

   
6.0

FoxyRoxy October 1, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "I took the ellaOne 5 days after the last time I had unprotected sex. The doctors weren’t sure if it was going to be affective or not. 2 weeks later I am in agony ... crying in pain.. severe abdominal , lower back pain. 4 weeks late for my period with multiple tests resulting in being negative. I have 2 lots of blood tests to do today and that was before I got my PERIOD also -today!!! I should be happy but also worried if I should go to A&E suspecting a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. All I know is the pain is still the same. 10/10 discomfort!!! "

Kk (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Earlier I posted about having a unfortunate accident with broken condom during ovulation day, but lucky this pill saved me! I am not in position to have a baby at age of 22 only! So since I took ella one, have given me worst PMS ever I experienced! Bloaty stomach with worst pain in upper and lower abdomen and back pain, got my period today day 23! Thank goodness! But won't ever be having sex till married! This pill saved my life! Bless it! But the side effects are awful! And the countless nights I've spent crying and waking, isn't good! Girls have fun only if you're serious about taking risks with such situations! I am damm lucky and cannot thank god enough for saving me! Finally will have good sleep now, onwards!!"

   
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Jess1999 (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Still waiting for period, havin cramps since day I took. Did 3 tests, all neg. Bad situation!"

   
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Jess1111 (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "So earlier took pill, and getting abdomen pain and cramps and nausea and back pain. I seriously regret that the fact condom broke and his sperms leaked in me, to be honest, having (accidental) unprotected sex is just the worst. It's 6 years we been doing it but this is the first time this happened. Waiting for my period anxiously, god please be with me. Girls pls dont get carried away while having sex and second, no guy is worth this much stress, just avoid sex! That's what I have decided! Waiting for period on 20 September. Since I took pill while ovulating and I am so freaked out. I took pill 1 hr after sex."

Jess199999 (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "Ella one works! Didn’t really have any side affects, just headache and bloating, but it turned out to be period signs. However, I got my period 5 days late. Was very nervous during these 5 days! My advice: don’t stress, Ella one may delay your period."

   
9.0

Nadine September 8, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "My last period started 19 August and I had unprotected sex on the 21st, that is on day 3 of my cycle, which is usually pretty regular at about 27-28 days. To make sure there is no risk I took the pill 9h later. In a few days, I had some very strange side-effects, like pressure in my abdomen, a feeling of arousal without any stimulation, cramps. It all seemed very uncomfortable. The symptoms went away and came back around day 14 which is when again, I started experiencing cramps and pressure in my pelvic area. Now it's day 19, I took a preg test and it came back negative. I am freaking out completely and I am super confused by all these symptoms, I am just waiting for my period. I feel tired, foggy and anxious. I think if the pill is taken in week one of the cycle, it mimics ovulation and your body will react strangely. I also think it makes PMS worse. But I hope this is all worth it!"

   
6.0

bluebox September 7, 2018

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ella (ulipristal) for Emergency Contraception: "So from past two years ella always worked for me, but yes, condom broke and leaked inside. Took ellaone immediately after one hour of finding it. Waiting anxiously for period as I never wish to be pregnant?! I having stomach pain since last night. Feeling depressed. Guys pls don't bother with sex as you get severe depression when small accidents happen like these. I should get period before 26 Sept."

   
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Jess (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2018

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