Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Plan B

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    Jody

    On April 2nd I had unprotected sex, so on April 3rd I took the Plan B pill. I was supposed to get my period today… I have a regular menstrual cycle but I guess the pill can delay it. I’m not sure if I should be worried?! Has anyone experienced this before?

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    Janelle

    Don’t freak out yet. It will mess up when your cycle comes and possibly even next months as well. At this point you’d get a accurate result on a pregnancy test if you wanted to ease your mind.

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    Jody

    I might do that… this is the first time ever that I have actually been waiting and wanting to get my period 😂

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    Ele4phant

    You are probably fine – but just take a pregnancy test. A couple of bucks to put your mind at ease is worth it.

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    Kate
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    I’m on the regular pill, and my period is extremely regular, but every once in a while it’s a day late. Plan B, as I recall, has a lot of hormones (the one time I took it, it made me really nauseous) and I’m sure it throws your cycle off. You’re probably fine, but yeah, just get a store-brand test so you can stop stressing.

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    ktfran
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    I’ve had to take Plan B a couple of times. It does mess with you cycle for a couple of months so you’re probably fine. Although I’d say taking a pregnant test is worth it to stop the worrying.

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    Crochet.Ninja
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    agree with all above. when i had to take it, it threw me off for the first cycle (although I had the opposite, i bled and spotted for a few weeks after)

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    ktfran
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    Crochet, I was the same as you. I spotted pretty much for a month, plus my cycle was off for a couple of months. As in, I don’t think I had my normal period the first month and the second it either came late or early. It was a long time ago.

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    TheHizzy

    The time I took Plan B I had a period very shortly thereafter. I think it messes with everyone differently.

    I would go take a test. I’m always told taking one in the morning will heed the fastest results and most accurate.

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    Jody

    Ok so I took 2 pregnancy tests and they came back positive! :/ I don’t understand how or why?! I took the plan B pill 15 hours after!

    #683976 Reply

    Go see your gynecologist and get a blood test.

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    Kate
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    You don’t understand how or why? You had unprotected sex. Plan B isn’t supposed to be used as birth control. Nothing is 100% effective. I can’t remember what Plan B actually does, but if it prevents you from ovulating like the regular pill, well, maybe you’d already ovulated on April 2 and the sperm fertilized an egg. Maybe you were already pregnant. While it’s 95% effective at preventing pregnancy if taken within 24 hours, it doesn’t work if you were already pregnant. It’s not the “abortion pill.”

    When you go in for that pregnancy test at the doctor, clinic, or Planned Parenthood, you should get tested for STIs too.

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