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Emergency Contraception
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For Emergency Contraception "Hey, I thought I'd leave a quick review as when I was having a mid - major freak out, the reviews I read here Really helped me. So after having unprotected sex with my OH (we're due to be married soon,and were I to have gotten pregnant, the due date would have been the wedding date "

   
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Irish girl April 10, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I took Ella One earlier this year 2 days after me and my partner's slip up. I had recently gotten off birth control so I was completely unprotected. I got the pill at Planned Parenthood and wasn't prepared for the side effects. I had only had to take an emergency contraceptive once before 5+ years ago and I didn't really remember how I felt after. This pill made me slightly nauseous a few days later and it delayed my period for over a month. I really thought I was pregnant because it was giving me headaches too. I'm usually not very sensitive to medication so I assumed it was pregnancy. Luckily I took a few tests and it was negative. This pill works but remember your cycle will suffer. Don't assume the worst. Yeah side effects suck but it's temporary. I'd rather deal with some discomfort than a baby."

   
9.0

Nattyyy (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 9, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "My period was already late but there was no way I was pregnant then I had unprotected sex and took Ella one the next day it made me get a severe break out and was anxious and depressed for a week afterwards what I think was my period came 12 days later but was much lighter then usual I’m still so worried I’m pregnant never being so stupid again and never taking this pill again"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 4, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Over the last 15 years I've taken EllaOne once, and Levonelle twice, with success. Condom broke half way through my cycle and I took Ella approx 35 hrs after and thought it would be fine, especially since it is supposedly affective for 125hours. I was worried when my period was a day or 2 late, but I had read that sometimes EC can delay the next period. I'd been having cramps like my period was coming, so I've been waiting. A couple days more with no period, my nipples were noticeably 'tingly' and I'd been feeling a bit 'off' for the last week. I took a pregnancy test to ease my mind, thinking I was working myself up, it would show negative and these symptoms were psychosomatic. Unfortunately not, 5 tests later - pregnant. I thought emergency contraception was a done deal if taken in the right timeframe. Just keep in mind that you can take it correctly but you might just be very unlikely like me and be that small percentage that lucks out."

   
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Anon April 4, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I've used ellaOne three times (not ideal, I know) and it worked for me! The only other two times I had unprotected sex, and didn't take ella, I fell pregnant! There is some dispute whether ella still works if you have just ovulated before taking it, as ella's main function is to delay ovulation to give the sperm time to die. However, I am reliably informed by my doctors that ella does also create an inhospitable environment in the womb, which can prevent implantation, although this isn't as reliable as delaying ovulation. In my most recent case, I took ella just before I ovulated. I was worried it might be too late to delay ovulation but I took LH tests daily and, sure enough, I ovulated several days later than expected. And no pregnancy. So, yes, it works well as emergency contraceptive."

   
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Jenny (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Took Ella One 12 hours after unprotected sex on 3rd March after taking it successfully previously. Took the tablet on the 4th March, according to my cycle I should have ovulated between 27-1st March, so I was fairly confident that the tablet although taken after ovulation would prevent unwanted pregnancy. Lo and behold I am now 7 days late for my period and three tests have come back positive so I am now booked in for a termination next week as this is a very unwanted pregnancy and a massive mistake."

   
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Unhappy (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Felt like it's my obligation to leave a review to make other girls relax a bit. My period was late by 4 days, by which time I was overthinking everything. A day after taking the pill (mind you, I was ovulating when I took this) I was experiencing anxiety, depression and just freaking out CONVINCING myself I was preg. After taking negative tests, every 3 days a week before my period, it somehow relaxed me a bit. So advice! If you're a worrier like me, its best to stock the pregnancy test just to make sure (and make sure over and over again til you bleed.) I did get my period, although, it was late and lighter than normal, but still your period nonetheless. Will be looking at better forms of contraceptive as this just messes up your emotions."

   
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jas (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Hi just want to share my awful exp. I took Ella one on my day of ovulation about 9/10 hours after the deed. At first I experienced no side affects, I almost forgot I took it as I felt no different at all. Fast forward now 30 to days later. Still no sign of my period, very sore, tender left breast, can’t stand without it hurting. Took 2 tests, both negative but experiencing a lot of pregnancy symptoms. I suffer with anxiety and this waiting game for my next period which was due 18 days ago has got me going mad! Very worried although tests read negative. Please be careful girls and use protection and if possible avoid this pill altogether. I am from Ireland and this specific pill cost me €35."

   
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Dublin (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I have taken the emergency contraceptive pill 3 times in my life. The first time I taken ellaone I had no symptoms so was a little scared, however it is such a relieving type of medication it gives you a piece of mind even if you think you won’t become pregnant. I have recently taken Ella one (Tuesday 6th March) and started bleeding on Thursday which I think means I won’t be pregnant, although I’m not sure if my period will come now as I’ve been bleeding for 4 days now and my period is due next week."

   
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Lilliv (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I took Ella one as I had unprotected sex around time of ovulation. I experience nausea very slight spotting and some cramps up to a week after taking it but the worst side effect was the anxiety. I thought I was loosing my mind. I see another girl below commented about the same. I suffer from anxiety already but this was something I never experienced before and was quiet scary. Otherwise, my period was late, 14 days late exactly but I had tested negative from the first day my cycle was due. So yes the pill works and is very effective but be aware of the side effects and don’t worry about a late period. My doctor actually told me to forget about my period for a while because Ella has such strong hormones it can mess up your cycle so don’t worry ladies. Once you get the negative test your clear"

   
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Anon1 (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I had protected sex with my bf and he did not ejaculate, the condom had a brief slip . The scary thought was still in the back of my mind, so 48 hours later I took ellaone. It was on day 22 of my cycle.. (usually have 30 day cycles) My period was late by 13 days and when arrived was lighter than usual. However I experienced another bleed around two weeks after this which was like a regular period. Hopefully it worked. (I’m guessing it did)"

Anonymous March 7, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I took ella one after having sex with no protection (stupid mistake) I'm older and should know better. Even going to the pharmacy to get it is degrading and embarrassing. After taking ella one within a few hours I felt very tired, had no energy, my boobs were tender and sore for about 2 months. Was constantly eating, wanted sugar all the time. My skin broke out in really painful hard spots on my chin which take ages to disappear. My stomach was bloated all the time as if it was about to burst, was peeing constantly, honestly thought I was pregnant? Had a 2 day period which was heavy and didn't last long. Was still worried after a month of waiting my period is finally here, thank goodness. Always use protection xxx"

   
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Pamela (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "My period is always at the end of month on 30th of January. I had unprotected sex with boyfriend on 15 February 2AM (which means maybe I was at stage of ovulation). I took ella one after 15 hours and didn’t experience any side effects just a little tiredness. Its 5th of March and I am waiting for my period. Hope it come soon. I will do pregnancy test tomorrow. Hopefully its going to be negative"

Mona (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I had unprotected sex twice in one week. I wanted to be sure that everything was fine. I went to the sexual health clinic. I was 7 days late because I was suppose to take ella one with 5 day's. They said within 3 hours if I vomit, I would need to go to the pharmacy and buy ellaone. Luckily I didn't vomit within 3 hours but the next day I felt like I was about to vomit even though I didn't, felt dizzy, tired within 1 week that i just wanted to sleep and my lower body was killing me. I couldn't even sleep. I felt like this maybe a pregnancy sign. Today I just took a preganacy test and all signs were negative. I will still take another test two weeks again to make sure I'm correct. Also it can delay your period, I was suppose to have my period 3 days ago because I could feel pain not cramps but that same pain when my period is about to start. The annoying part was no period has come out yet. So it will take maybe couple of days or another week to get my period back on track again."

   
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Miss L March 4, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I wanted to share my experience as this thread really helped to relieve some of my stress. I took EllaOne 5 days after having unprotected sex. I knew it was very unlikely that I was pregnant because the guy didn't come inside me. However, my period was then delayed by 10 days and I was going out of my mind with worry. I was getting period cramps for the entire 10 days. I have read every review on here and judging by the majority of cases I think the upshot is that this contraceptive will delay your period by a few days, at least - in some cases 2 weeks or even a completely missed period. Try to remain calm, all you can do is wait it out and keep doing pregnancy tests to ease your mind until it comes."

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For Emergency Contraception "I took this 4 hours after the event and now I'm 2 - 3 weeks pregnant. It didn't work. I'm not keeping the baby as I'm not ready"

   
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Sarah (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Hi ladies! I'm back again to share my positive experience with Ella. I have taken the pill before and it has worked for me. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex and he wasn't sure if he came in me or not. We used the withdrawal method. I felt so nervous and anxious and went to the doctor's to get EllaOne prescribed. My period occurs on the last week of the month to the first week of the next month. My last period was on 22nd January and my period came earlier this month on 15 February, few days early. I also experienced nausea for 3 hours after taking the pill as well as on and off nausea the next few days. I highly recommend getting anti-nausea pills (mine contained ginger) to ease the nausea and to always have a snack around so your stomach wont be empty."

   
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kaykay78 (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I took Ella One 3 days after having unprotected sex (1/10/18). Not sure if my partner finished inside me or not so I took it just to be safe. (I’m 25, and I have never taken any birth control - ever!) I had never taken any E.C. before either so I was very nervous b/c I didn’t know how my body would react to it! Hours after taking Ella, I felt so tired! The following day, I just wanted a nap after work! I was also moody. Fast forwarding to 2 weeks later: I had on and off cramps, lower back pain, a little dizziness, and very sore breasts...I took two pregnancy tests during this long waiting game; both were negative! At that point, I was frustrated and a bit worried despite the negative tests b/c the symptoms were always present yet no period! Long story short, I got my period today at 4 am; I think about 20 days late (I honestly lost count!! "

   
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Ale February 23, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Help.. Condom ripped took Ella one 8 hours later however before boots was open I peed on 3 ovulation sticks which was the start of my mild psycho turmoil. There was a faint line on ovulation stick so it appears I have ovulated. Literally swallowed ella one with no liquid in the car no symptoms other than a lot of brown mucus jelly in the morning for last 3 mornings now . I am 7 days on after ellaone and just had negative pregnancy test mega relieved as I am due period around now this is a guess as I am very irregular. Still I fear I am not in the clear as test is done early and no period.. I am googling every combination of ellaone/ovulation/implantation/discharge that you can think of I am going insane totally stressed and want to vomit every time I read an article of failed attempt..."

Losingmymind (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I had unprotected sex and after 8 to 9 hours I took this medicine today I was expecting my period but am still waiting. I am so depressed and don't know what to do"

Sumi February 22, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I used Ella one end of November 2017. The GP told me my current period back then will probably not be affected. Period came a few days later.. right after that cycle, the drugs begin to take effect. I experience mid cycle bleeding in December and my PMS symptoms during December is pregnancy lookalike. Due to high dosage of progesterone, my January was horrible. It messed up my hormones. I experienced hot flush, fatigue, muscle ache, fast heart rate, anxiety and depression. Went to hospital 3 times and 2 GP, did blood work and chest x-rays it is fine. I do not recommend this pill to someone with existing anxiety condition. It only worsen everything due to the hormones. I hope the excess hormones can be flushed out ASAP and I can get out of this!!!!!"

rellako (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 29, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I just want to share my experience about this pill. I had taken the pill after 18hrs of on and off condoms. After 1 day I felt so tired and I can’t even work properly I just slept as soon as I arrived home. I felt backaches for more than 2 weeks and I thought I was really pregnant. I get pink spotting, I tried PT every single day and was very scared but all came out negative. After 21 days I went to the doctor to get the blood test to check if I’m 100% safe. I didn’t get the result the day after coz it was a public holiday and it was closed on weekend so I decided to not stress myself out before I get the result. Then I get my period after it 23 days late!!! Can u imagine 23 days, so girls keep calm. The ellaone was really effective it just have lots of side effects to your body once you’ve taken it. I will never ever try this medicine again. Just better to take oral pills or condoms just to make sure. Good luck"

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For Emergency Contraception "A mistake in my calculations meant we'd had sex the day of ovulation I'm over 45, but to be on the safe side, I took Ella. A week later cramps, mucus and spotting. Then extreme tiredness, nausea, back ache and twinges in ovary. They say it's not an abortion pill but depends on your definition of pregnancy. If you have already ovulated when you have sex, the sperm can fertilise the egg before you've taken the pill & the fertilized egg can make it's way to the womb. 10 days after I took Ella, I had a horrible period a week early with depression and severe cramps. The menstruation felt like my womb lining was being scratched out. I believe the pill flushed out a fertilized egg. Now my next period is coming and it still feels raw inside."

Magzee January 25, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "Had an accident around ovulation and took Ellaone asap (after only a few hours). I was freaking out so much I thought the anticipation would kill me. Luckily, I got my period on time!!"

   
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Sooorelieved (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2018

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For Emergency Contraception "I had unprotected sex on the 24th December which was stupid of me, since I would have to wait until Boxing Day to get M.A.P. This did not work for me , I was 6days late and took a pregnancy test which is positive. I’m pregnant"

Cooley23 (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2018

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