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About plan b and birth control. I took plan b 3 hours after having unprotected sex essentially and I got a very light period around the time I was expecting it but now I'm having cramps like I'm about to get it again. I'm a little worried and just would

By Anonymous June 1, 2016 - 8:47pm
 
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. I took plan b 3 hours after having unprotected sex essentially and I got a very light period around the time I was expecting it to come and it ended in brownish blood. but now I'm having cramps like I'm about to get it again. I'm a worried that it was not really my period and that I could be pregnant. I'm really stressed out about it and I'm gonna take a test tomorrow morning. and just would Like to know if this has happened to anyone else and if it is safe to continue taking my regular birth control pills. Thanks.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question.

Because you took the emergency contraception 3 hour after unprotected sex, you are well within the 72 window of time for it to be effective.

The symptoms you are experiencing are normal side effects from taking such a high dose of hormones. Your menstrual cycle might continue to be irregular for at least another month so.

I hope this helps.

Be well,
~Gillette

June 1, 2016 - 9:16pm
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