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Is this my 'real' period after Next Choice? And low dose BCP's?

By Anonymous November 26, 2011 - 8:31pm
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My last period started on 11/2 and lasted until 11/6. I had sex with my boyfriend on 11/15 and midway through I remembered that he ejaculated before he put his penis in me and I completely forgot to bring my diaphragm since we abstain from sex when I am fertile. I bought Next Choice on 11/16, the day I was supposed to ovulate. I took it and everything was fine. On 11/25, I got what I believe is my period. My actual period was supposed to be due 11/29. I have cramps and a heavy flow, so I think it is my period, do you think so?

Also, I am calling my doctor Monday to see what kind of pills I can take in conjunction with the diaphragm. Does anyone know of any low dose pills? I already tried Ocella and Ortho Novum (Ocella made me bleed for a month and Ortho just made me CRAZY!)

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. We certainly do not want to offer you a suggestion for a certain birth control as that should always be monitored by your physician. Since you had some side effects from pills in the past is yet another reason you should always have this monitored by your physician.

As for Plan B or the morning after pills in general, it is very common to expect a couple months of irregularity after taking them. This is very common. Since this is your first period, you should expect to have at least 2 to 3 months of irregularity before your periods return to normalcy.

I hope this helps and keep us posted.


November 27, 2011 - 6:41am
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