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No period after the morning after pill, should I carry on taking my normal contraceptive pill or wait for my period

By Anonymous February 25, 2017 - 7:05am
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Right so me and my boyfriend had sex two days after I came off my birth control pill, I wasn't on my period yet normally I'd get it a couple days into the 7 day break that is supposed to be for bleeding. My boyfriend forgot to pull out due to us being used to not to, we got the pill that day and I took it about two hours later. I took the pill on a Tuesday, it's been 4 days and I haven't come on my period yet. If I don't get my period do I go back to taking my contraceptive pill normally and wait to get it next time? Should I Be worried? The lady at the pharmacy said that my period may come really early or up to 2 weeks late, but I don't know what to do about taking my pills. Someone please help

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your post today.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours, so the risk is very small. Plus you are taking birth control. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms usually start 3-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. It can cause your periods to be early or late, have a lighter or heavier flow. You should check with your doctor, but I would not advise you to alter taking your pills.


February 25, 2017 - 8:09am
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