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Plan b side effects

By Anonymous December 17, 2014 - 3:24pm
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Fiance and I had sex Dec. 9 . Thought I had ovulated on time the week before, but on Dec 10 I got that familiar ovulation pain. Took Plan b exactly 24hrs later. Within 15 minutes of taking the pill, the ovulation pains which usually lasts hours , completely stopped. I don't know if the egg was released or not . Then I read that the pill is completely ineffective for someone over 176lbs, which is me . It's bs that the packaging made no mention of the studies done that say its not effective. It has been over a week now. I have had headaches , pain in the ovary that was ovulating, slight cramps, very slight spotting. I was supposed to start yesterday , it's always the 16th, but nothing. My breasts are puffy, but they always puff up after ovualtion ,but no pain. I have taken 4 tests just to ease my mind, even though its too early. They were all negative. What is going on ? I have no way of knowing if the pill worked. How late does it make you when your cycle was already messed up ?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for reaching out to the EmpowHER community and for sharing your question!

Just to ease your mind, many women experience (and share) nearly the exact same experiences after taking PlanB.

Many women report a change in their menstrual cycle -- either it starts much sooner or is delayed and can either be a heavier or lighter flow. As it is a high dose of progestogen, other side effects include dizziness, nausea, stomach upset, headaches, and breast tenderness.

It sometimes takes 2-3 cycles for your period to return to normal.

Try to relax and just wait for your period to come. It can be as late as 7 days. If you really want to ease your mind, a doctor can do a pelvic exam to rule out the pregnancy.

Hope this helps? Do you feel better?



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