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Pregnant or completely overreacting?

By Anonymous October 18, 2012 - 9:15pm
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Hi. I'm a 20yr old female, who just started being sexually active on October 12, 2012. During and after the act, I felt completely fine, and still do today. I'm not on another form of birth control at the moment, so we used a condom. After we finished, he checked it thoroughly and there was no damage. I tend to worry a lot and think of all the bad things that could go wrong in a situation. For exampl, me being pregnant. So, three days later, Oct. 15, 2012, I bought and took the Next Choice pill. My period is supposed to come around Oct. 18-22. Other than my nipples being a little sore and a little cramping, as usual a few days before my period, I've had no other signs. I'm a nervous wreck, because I'm in no position to have or care for a child at this age. My questions are: 1.) Do you think I'm pregnant? 2.) Am I overreacting? 3.) Did I take the right precautions as to making sure I don't get pregnant? 4.) Will my period be late? 5.) Am I stressing, worrying, and overreacting too much? Your response would be greatly appreciated, and please give me any advice you can. I'm terrified! Thank you so very much.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you used protection during sex and took next choice, you are most likely not pregnant.  Most, women experience changes on their next period after taking an emergency pill. Such as an earlier or later, heavier or lighter period.   You need to wait and see if you get your period.  Which might not be a regular bleeding, if not you might need to take a pregnancy test.

Here are some resource for you

Sexual Health 101



October 19, 2012 - 3:03am
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