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hello everyone so i took next choice on dec 14 4 days after my period ended my my next period is on jan 4 but five days later when i took next choice witch was ondec 20 i woke up with brown almost black discharge is that normal

By December 20, 2011 - 4:53pm
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when i got home from work it got really havey and now its like my normal period but my period is till jan 4,5 please help! idk whats going on

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Thank you so much for your time on answering my quiestion and yes i went to pick up my birth control today ! thanks

December 21, 2011 - 9:38pm

Thank you for explaining. You took Next Choice as directed.

Changes in your menstrual cycle, like your period starting earlier, is a side effect of Next Choice. The changes can include your period starting earlier or later than expected. Menstrual flow can be lighter or heavier than what you have experienced before taking Next Choice. These changes can last for a few months.

If you don't want to become pregnant now, consider using a regular form of birth control, such as oral contraceptive, depo-provera shot, condoms or diaphram.

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December 21, 2011 - 5:38pm
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Im sorry i did not explain my self right . ok i had unprotected sex with my bf on dec 14 2 hours later i took next choice t 12 hours past took the second tablet 6 days later witch is today dec 20 i woke up to brown discharge and now it just seems like my normal period ???

December 20, 2011 - 7:53pm

Why did you take Next Choice on two occasions, just 6 day apart?

Dark bleeding, brown to black in color, is not normal. An emergency contraceptive, like Next Choice, contains doses of synthetic estrogen at much larger amounts than that found in birth control pills.

Taking doses of large amounts of estrogen within less than a week upset your hormone levels. You should not be taking Next Choice, or any other emergency contraceptive, so frequently. You are seriously messing up the balance of your reproductive hormones. The reproductive hormones control your menstrual cycle.


December 20, 2011 - 5:27pm
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