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Plan B - Side effects lasting longer than supposed to?

By Anonymous February 25, 2010 - 8:37am
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I took plan B on Sunday morning, within 12 hours after unprotected sex. I do believe that it was in my "dangerous" time - ovulating (give or take a couple of days). The day I took it I slept most of the day as I was sooooooooooo tired. The next day I was still pretty tired and just not myself... both symptoms I attributed to plan B.
Now we're Thursday and for the last 2-3 days I have been having period like cramps... Even back ache (just like when I am getting ready to have my period). I spotted brown a tiny bit on Monday and Tuesday... I have been pregnant before (have two kids) and I had these symptoms when I was pregnant with them, but only after my periods were due (or around that time)... not days after conception.

I was wondering if it was normal that I would start feeling crampy a couple of days after plan B. Everything I read says that all side effect should be gone within 2 days... so I don't know

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I was crampy for 3-4 days after the EC... yesterday I spoted some (bright red and pink)... but not enough to actually put a pad, just when I would wipe myself. Today, the cramping is gone... I figure it means two things : either I had implantation bleeding yesterday (which would be 4 days after intercourse... kinda early... and wouldn't explain the cramping I had for 4 days)... or the EC is finally leaving my body somehwat. My breasts are still sensitive but nothing like yesterday... so I am not sure.
I should have my period in about a week...
Does this give you more information?
I am trying not to stress too much... but I can't take this out of my head!!!

February 26, 2010 - 8:14am

I replied to your question on another posting, but wanted to respond here, too.

When are you expecting your next period?

Your cramping and back ache may be partially from the EC, and may also be your period starting early. Emergency Contraception ("EC") sometimes can cause your period to be early, or late, or irregular for a cycle or two.

Does this help?

February 25, 2010 - 3:06pm
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