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Late period, stressing out please help!

By Anonymous December 3, 2014 - 6:11am
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right okay so started taking Utovlan 22nd November to delay my period for a week while I went up to my boyfriends. We had sex for the first time on Friday 28th and I stopped taking Utovlan on the Saturday when I got home. I don't think the condom split but I went to a boots clinic on the Saturday and she said she wouldn't give me the morning after pill because we didn't have unprotected sex. So I got it from a lloyds pharmacy on the Monday and still took it within 72 hours.

If I didn't take the morning after pill, my period would be due now since its been 4 days since I stopped taking Utovlan but nothing's happened. Will the pill delay my period even more? I don't have any cramps or anything suggesting I'm going to get my period soon. I'm so stressed out thinking I could be pregnant, I'm only 18.

Please please help!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us for help.

Utovlan, which is marketed in the U.K., contains a synthetic
progestin called norethisterone. According to the package insert, when used to delay a period, you take one tablet three times a day. You begin taking the pill three days before your period is due to start. Your period will start within three days of finishing the tablets.

The morning after pill contains a high dose of levonorgestrel, which is also a synthetic form of progestin.

Anonymous, you have given your body an over dose of progestin and seriously upset the hormonal balance that regulates your menstrual cycle. I suggest you consult the physician who prescribed Utovlan. Your physician is better able to give you guidance regarding when your period will start.


December 3, 2014 - 9:51am
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