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Morning After Pill Side Effects

By August 25, 2004

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Is This Normal?
I took the morning after pills 2 weeks ago and since then having stomach discomfort, pain and backache every now and then. A week ago, I had my menstrual. Unfortunately still having the same discomfort and pain after 4 days. Is what I am going through normal?
November 13, 2006 at 8:24 am
(1) cami says:

I’ve been having the same problem. I took the morning after pill within 72 hours. Right now it’s been 9 days and I still have abdominal pain and occational back ache. I’ve been reading trying to figure out what wrong and so far my symyoms are matched with ectopic pregnancy. I’m not 100% sure but you should read up on that. I’m still not sure if this is normal and I would really appriciate any comments on this. I’m really worried.

November 20, 2006 at 2:05 pm
(2) Dina says:

About four days ago I took the morning after pill and have been experiencing the same discomforts. My back is very sore on the left side and I also have abdominal pain. I am not sure whether this is normal and have recently made an appointment with my gynocologist. It comforts me to know that other women are having similar symptoms and these uncomfortable side-effects may be normal.

November 23, 2006 at 7:50 am
(3) JJ says:

I took the morning after pill 4 days ago and i am still suffering from abdominal pain i feel pressure on my abdomen giving me an urge to pass urine. I also have noticed some vaginal spotting ( little bit of blood). I don’t know if this is normal and how long it should go on for, everyone i know has never experienced these symptonms.

November 24, 2006 at 5:07 pm
(4) dawn says:

took one step. 6 weeks ago. I have been bleeding ever since and also passed what I think are big blood clots.

November 26, 2006 at 6:07 pm
(5) DD says:

I’ve been having the same problems. I hoping at least it is just the pills. I’ve been having backaches, pain in my stomach, and also I can hardly touch my boobs becaue they hurt so bad.

November 26, 2006 at 11:16 pm
(6) AM says:

took the morning after pill 6 days ago and am suffering from abdominal pain. Is this normal and how long it should go on? Also I can hardly touch my boobs becaue they hurt so bad. I have continued takin my birth control pill, hoping my period starts this week!

November 28, 2006 at 3:09 pm
(7) DS says:

A week after taking the morning after pill (2 pills taken within 12 hours) I was fine, but after a week, I started menstruating, with bloating, discomfort, breast tenderness and lower back pain. It’s now the 12th day of bleeding, no clots, but enough blood to say I have a medium to heavy period each day.

December 3, 2006 at 7:12 am
(8) kayla says:

i took the morning after pill 5 days ago was on my period the week before taking it have been bleeding for around 2 days discoloured blood sort of orangy coloured is this normal after taking this?

December 18, 2006 at 2:58 am
(9) Marisa says:

I took the morning after pill and my breasts shrunk and never grew back. Has anyone had this happen to them?

December 19, 2006 at 1:31 pm
(10) cara says:

I took the morning after pill a little over 1 hr after unprotected sex and the next pill exactly 12 hours after. It has been 3 days and I have experienced nausea, vomiting, spotting, and extreme cramps… I know these symptoms are too early to be signs of pregnancy… I’m just hoping that they’re side effects of the pill…

December 26, 2006 at 6:58 pm
(11) Dora says:

after taking MAP for quite some time i am experiencing irregular period now & when i get a period it stays on for weeks along with cramps,nausea & bloating

January 7, 2007 at 10:43 pm
(12) js says:

i was planning on going to the dr tomorrow to get the pill, i had unprotected sex about 20 hours ago and my boyfriend for some reason is very worried about it this time, I am more worried too because he has never acted liek this before…but after reading all of this i dont think i want to take it…I am very sensitive to pain and cramps and sont know if i can take two weeks of a period..I just dont know what to do now…..

January 19, 2007 at 5:24 am
(13) chel says:

i took the mornin after pill on monday and its friday now and i have rely bad pains in my belly i cant sleep and am scared it could be ectopic pregnancy

February 4, 2007 at 9:05 pm
(14) Chris. says:

I took Plan B about 10 days ago, and 4 days later, I have been having very bad cramping, backaches, and my breasts are very tender, they kind of hurt. I have been spotting, this dark brown-orange color since. After reading all of the previous comments, maybe these are just “normal” side effects?

February 12, 2007 at 3:29 am
(15) Katy says:

I took the pill yesterday, and fully expect to suffer some of these symptoms. I always find taking the pill causes me to get period cramps, spotting, sore breasts and a really low depressed feeling for sometimes as much as two weeks. It isn’t usually too painful to cope with, it just feels like my regular period cramps only at the wrong time of the month. I guess if it hurts a lot you should talk to your doctor. I always get morning sickness when I take the pill as well – really frightening if you think you might be pregnant, but apparently also a side effect of the pill. Not a lot of women get these side effects, so the drug company doesn’t consider them ‘normal’ side effects. This happens to me every time I take the pill, so I guess it is ‘normal’ for me.

February 16, 2007 at 8:52 am
(16) Veronika says:

This month my period came a week early, im usually never early or late so i dont know why this happened it lasted a week! I took the Morning After Pill 29hours after unprotected sex with my partner since then ive been very sick, head aches stomach cramps and very heavy bleeding..i have took the Morning After Pill before and never had these symptoms..why is it so different this time???

March 2, 2007 at 11:51 pm
(17) Mika says:

I took the morning after pill 2 weeks ago.After coming home from a holiday I got I believe my period but it was dark very brown with light tummy cramps.Weird thing is I had my proper period on the 8th feb.So having 2 periods at the same month is weird right?? Slight tenderness in my breasts.Have taken the morning after pill before with no side effects.But what’s happening now??

March 7, 2007 at 6:42 am
(18) Sarah says:

I have taken the morning after pill twice now and my period is always late-not good when that is what you are waiting for, plus i get sore breasts, bloating and feel very emotional and depressed I’m pleased that this seems to be a normal reaction, the general advice from chemists seems to be that it will have no effect on your body or mood, i think this is very misleading especially as the symptoms experiences can be attributed to pregnancy

March 11, 2007 at 6:12 pm
(19) Kate says:

I took the morning after pill on sunday 2 hours after having sex with my boyfriend, we used a condom but the condom got stuck up there a little but I pulled it out straight away and everything was ok, but when I went to take the other pill I lost it, so I only took one pill. I am feeling a little sick today, and I am worried it is beacause I didn’t take the other pill. My boyfriend thinks I am just feeling sick becasue I got sick last time I took it. but yeah can anyone help me please??? thanks..

March 14, 2007 at 10:45 am
(20) sarah says:

i took the morning after pill on friday night i had finished my period that thursday started bleeding on the monday and it started off light every now and again but now its heavy and feelslike a normal period i have no stomach cramps, i had did feel sick on saturday but was not actually sick…. is this whats supposed to happen is this just my period again because i took the pill….. its kinda scary because it feels wierd like not a normal period :( please comment am i the only one is this supposed to happen)

March 16, 2007 at 9:07 am
(21) Katelynn says:

I took the pill almost two weeks ago. it is feb. 16 and i was supposed to get mine on the feb.2, but i took the pill on that day and it never came. i was having sex with my boyfriend and after we did it, he went to pull out and the condom was still inside me, i pulled it out, but i was scared i got some in me, so i went and got the pill. My period does come about 3-4 weeks late normally, but it is scary to think of what could happen. i haven’t been sick and have only had a little discomfort in my lower area. Please comment. I don’t think i am pregnant, but there is always a chance.

March 18, 2007 at 2:53 am
(22) ME says:

hello i took the two pills 12 hours apart and since then i have not had backache or anything just wierd bleeding and yes zome blood clots type but mostly a wierd brown discharge. i don’t have time to go to the doctors unless it’s serious can anyone give me some ideas as to what it could be or why it is still happening after 2 weeks

April 4, 2007 at 12:59 am
(23) Lisa says:

I took the pill 4 days ago and my period ended 5 days before taking the EC pill.I am now experiencing abdominal pain that is unusal to cramps because I don’t normally get cramps during my period, and now started bleeding? From reading all these comments it appears to be normal? would it be possible i have aborded a fetus? according to the normal biological cycle I am considered safe of conceiving 5 days after my last period and taking the pill 10 hrs after having sex where the condom broke? please comment..i would appreciate some comfort.

April 4, 2007 at 1:07 pm
(24) Mallory says:

I took the pill about 2 weeks ago and 6 days after i took the pill my period started and it was on the day that it should have. Well it’s been about 6 days after my period and my boobs still hurt and i just started to bleed a little again. Is this a sign i could be prgnant or is it because of the pills? I’m really scared, somebody please comment me back!

April 11, 2007 at 2:39 pm
(25) D says:

If you have considerable bleeding you are not pregnant. Your period may show up a week early or late and will be considerably worse. Another method you can resort to is having an IUD implanted by your doctor within 72 hours (I think). Trust me these methods are better than the alternatives. Hang in there!

April 15, 2007 at 4:27 pm
(26) Tanishya says:

I took the Morning After Pill and started my period a week later; my period lasted for 3 weeks! A month has passed and I am on my next period and it is going on the 7th day and I passed a big clot that looked like a damn miscarriage. I am very worried; I hope it all goes away soon. I also have fibroids, so I wasnít sure if that was the problem. I am very grateful for all of the info shared by others because now I understand that all of my symptoms fit the criteria of the Morning After Pill side effects! Is there anyone who has started and finished with these same side effects! How long is this going to last??

April 22, 2007 at 3:42 pm
(27) Gigi says:

I took the pill March 28th. 3 days after conception. It is now April 22. My side affects are really taking their toll! I felt dizziness and abdominal cramping the first coupld days. I felt hungrier than usual.. has anyone else experianced that?!? I got my period April 8th about 2 weeks after the pill. It was heavier than usual and lasted 8 days when the norm for me is no more than 5 days. My period comes any time during the month so looking out for it was hard and scary. So now i am experiancing a lot worse pains. for a week straight now i have been having Abdominal cramping,pains,dizziness,headaches,nausea,constipation, and lost in apatite. Its been almost a month now since i took the pill. Im very worried. Could i be pregnant any way? I will take a home pregnancy test this week. But i hope beyond the horrible side effects that it’s just the pill and nothing else.

April 24, 2007 at 10:30 pm
(28) T says:

I took the pill March 23rd after my boyfriend and I had sex when the condom broke during climax. Two weeks later I had severe cramping with a period which lasted twice as long as usual. I’m now experiencing headaches, dizziness, and nausea on a frequent basis. I have a similar incident as the previous comment. Is this perhaps only coincidence that we have experienced the same side effects?

April 30, 2007 at 2:48 pm
(29) maria says:

I took the pill on wendsday april the 25th. But now im gettin worried becuase the side affects are bad. I get nausea and sometimes i get dizzy but the thing that is killing me is the stomach pains. I dont have lower stomach pains but just stomach pain. My period hasnt come but im expecting it in 2 weeks. I know im not pregnant but the side affects are horrible. its been 5 days allready. Hopefully it all goes away because i feel horrible!

May 1, 2007 at 11:27 am
(30) erica says:

took the morning after pill after condom broke and two days after started pain on left of my lower back, nausia and I have cramps like when you have your period lower back pain like you have just before your period starts Is this normal?

May 4, 2007 at 9:46 am
(31) sabrina says:

i took the after morning pill 3 days ago and i have been having horrible pains in my belly and back. i am felling really nausious and dizzy all the time, i feel really bad today and all the symptoms are getting worse. today i have even started getting the shakes, is this normal i ask the doc and they said no it’s probably a bug you caught. I’ve never felt this bad not even with the flu, someone please tell me what’s going on!! comment plz

May 19, 2007 at 1:04 pm
(32) Em says:

I am planning on taking the pill today and these comments ^^ are making me really scared. Has anybody had a GOOD reaction with the pill?

May 20, 2007 at 1:59 pm
(33) E says:

I’ve taken the morning after pill about 3 times now and never had any reactions until this time. Now, I seem to be having a period only a week after my last one….is this nothing but a side effect? Am I right in thinking a considerable amount of blood means you are not pregnant??

May 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm
(34) T says:

I TOOK THE MORNING AFTER PILL 2 days after because he went to pull out and the condom was still inside me!!
I had my period a week later (2 weeks earlier than i was due) and had stomach cramps and back pains. i too feel unusually hungry all the time and i have started to have quite a bit of brown discharge and some blood 3 days after my period has stopped. Im only 17 and im bricking it because of the paranoia of pregnancy.

May 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm
(35) S says:

I took Plan B within 12 hours of what may have been unprotected sex, but darn that booze, I don’t know if we really did it or just messed around and he didn’t finish…alcohol is good at impairing THAT too.
Took pills 13 hours apart 11 days ago. Had some spotting, major emotional crises every day, major gas and appetite. And super tired.
Still going to the bathroom (#2) a lot, spotting has stopped. But now I’m waiting for the real period…any day now…tick tick tick. It would not be so bad if the guy was my boyfriend, but he’s not!

June 2, 2007 at 1:33 am
(36) C says:

Took the Plan b pill 12 hours apart, 6 days ago. I have had lots of nausea, dizzy spells that are still persisting, I’m more hungry than usual too. I have had no bleeding yet. Just wondering how long the symptoms can last for…I feel awful

June 5, 2007 at 1:04 pm
(37) small T says:

i took the morning after pill 6 days ago and since then i have been having alot of pain. ive also been experiancing, little lumps of blood, viginal discomfort, stomach aches and its very painful when i urinate.
i dont know if this is normal and the symptoms sound like chlamidia :s, but i know for a fact thats its not (luckily)
im really confused and dont know if its the pill thats cased this, or an infection, please comment back because im realyl worried

June 12, 2007 at 4:45 am
(38) beverly says:

i had sex on my fertile day… he pulled out but i got paranoid, i took the morning after pill and 8 days after i took it ( a week early for my period) , i bled out and soaked up 2 pads no clots. then a week later after the bleeding, which was where im supposed to have my period, i bled out again. 2 pad with the same amount of blood and color red. I freaked out at the first bleeding. Ive been trying HPT’s but all are negative – 14,19,21,23,28,and33 DPO. i even had ultrasound on 24DPO, doc says my lining was thin and she didnt see any embryo. IM STILL PARANOID. can anybody please comment on this. Can I STILL be pregnant? the hardest part is to convince myself. i need help. bad– and FYI, hes not my bf so dont want to have a kid from him.

June 12, 2007 at 9:21 pm
(39) ann says:

i took th mornin after pill 19 hours after our condom splt. now it is 5 days later, i am in loads of pain due to cramps and am bleeding a bit, i am really hungry but also feel incredibly sick and dizzy. my back has started aching too. im not too worried as my doctor told me i culd have an early period tho i had only just finished my last one (5 days previous), its more annoying than anythin, tho my emotions are going haywire

June 18, 2007 at 12:47 pm
(40) baby says:

3 days after taking the morning after pills,i started to bleed irregularly,it lasted for almost seven days and after i started experience backache,headache,tummy ache, feeling dizzy and tired.lost appetite for food and it more than two weeks now that have taking the pill.i want to know if this is normal because i can’t contact my GP at the moment cos am away and i am really worried.does this mean am pregnant?or how long will it last for?

June 19, 2007 at 11:16 am
(41) Alcohol is bad says:

Hey all, I took the morning after pill about a month ago now.. I took it on the 12th about 14 hrs after unprotected sex(which i am not quite sure if the deed was finished or not, the night was kinda a blur) but he is not my bf and wouldn’t want a child to him so we both decided i get the pill. It took the second one twelved hours later. I felt mostly fine a little cramping..and a week later started my mentrual which i read was very normal. it lasted prob seven days itself. My ? is has ne one ended up having thier period come some what late after taking the pill and having that first menstrual? is this normal?

June 23, 2007 at 7:24 pm
(42) dnt mix ur alcohol with sex! says:

i took the morning after pill the morning after my bf and i had been drinking and cudnt remeber if we had unprotected sex and wanted 2 b safe rather than sorry. Afetr taking it my emotions were very messed up and 4 the 1st couple of days i felt very depressed.i had spotting and abdominal pain n nausea n dizzyness.5days after taking it my period came only 9days after my last one. i am only 16 and cant really talk2 anyone about this but i was realy cncerned but these comments have helped. i just want 2 know if its normal and really want 2 know how long it is all going to last?? please can i have answers.thanks

June 26, 2007 at 11:57 pm
(43) marie says:

i took the morning after pill 5 weeks ago. i got my period 3 weeks later (1 week early) and it’s been 2 weeks now and i am still bleeding. i’m not really sure if it is even my period because it has been so light, it hasn’t peaked like it usually does where i will have a couple of heavy days towards the beginning. its just been a constant dribbling of blood. its making me worried because it’s been 14 days today and just when i think it’s going to stop, it doesn’t. has this happened to anyone else?

June 30, 2007 at 8:11 pm
(44) lolabean says:

i took the single morning after pill a wk ago started to bleed today. started quite brown at first now its just like a period but 2wks early.had headaches all wk and felt very sick still getting cramps and backache hopefully wont last much longer.how long do you leave the bleeding before going to the doctors.

July 3, 2007 at 8:05 am
(45) Melly says:

I had unprotected sex on Jun 9th 2007. I took the the 2nd pill on the 11th of the same month. Now, Its July 3rd, and the main side affects I still get is the tender breasts. but I am concerned that I have not received my menstrual cycle yet. I should’ve gotten it on June 25th. The ends of the month are usually my time of the month. Should I be concerned that I haven’t gotten my period? Or is this also a side effect?

July 27, 2007 at 7:11 pm
(46) crazy says:

I took the Morning After Pill four days ago and I haven’t experienced any vomiting, nausea, no bleeding or anything. Just some weird smell when I use the bathroom. I haven’t heard of anyone with this side effect and I can’t realize if its the pill working from all the chemicals or not… Ahh!!

July 29, 2007 at 6:13 pm
(47) jess says:

im having some of the same problems as most of the other women on here i took the pill 2 days ago and im MISREABLE i feel the urge to pee all the time and it STINGS when i do , i went to a clinic for a pee test for stds and im waiting for the results

has anyone else expirenced this pain while urinating after taking the pill ??

August 2, 2007 at 3:43 am
(48) mo says:

I took the morning after pill 72 hours after unprotected sex. 9 days later i experienced itching(like frm a yeast infection) and then a blood like discharge. My breast are tender like my period is coming and i feel bloated..my legs/feet are soar/swollen. The discharge went away after 2-3 days…but my breast are still tender and my legs and feet are still feel a bit achey…Is this normal?

August 6, 2007 at 6:52 am
(49) o says:

PS there are some good links to studies that have been done on (would you believe it) WIKIPEDIA
on side effects

August 23, 2007 at 12:44 am
(50) sick _ sick says:

i took the pill about 13 hours after and my cycle has not come yet.this was in july and now it is the end of august and no cycle.pregnanct test are neg.and i’m feeling very sick. cramping and bloated and a lot of gas.if my pregnancy test are neg. what is wrong?

August 25, 2007 at 1:22 am
(51) rose says:

hi i took the morning after pill on last week and my menstruation started 10days early this week.it is not associated with the severe stomach cramp which i generally have during my regular cycle and the blood release is really less, and instead of blood i’m passing blood clots.is it normal?

August 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm
(52) why dont they tell you this? says:

took the pill about 2 weeks before the period started an then it when it finally started it was really light then became extremely heavy as the days passed and hasnt stopped since…i eat like a pig though before i never used to eat and i am just scared I want this to be over

August 31, 2007 at 12:19 pm
(53) Miika says:

You ladies could really mess up your bodies like this with using that morning after pill all the time. If your going to be having intercourse like that then you should really get the birth control shot or tell your partner to strap up or get lost. But even those can break so get on the shot.

September 17, 2007 at 12:17 pm
(54) Alicia says:

I took the pill 10hrs after intercourse. I had just came off my pierod. now im back on 2weeks later. Really heavy, bloated, bright red, and no cramps! I this normal? I feel like crap.

September 20, 2007 at 11:58 am
(55) sarah says:

I took a morning after pill 3 days ago. I stared bleeding yesterday. And I am still having it.I am afraid of having cramps and back pain. I had monthly period last week ago and now I’m bleeding. It’s so scary

October 9, 2007 at 9:00 am
(56) tangela says:

i had unprotected sex on tues. night. took the 1st pill friday morning and the last friday night (i was late taking it cause i didnt know it was OTC yet) but anyway, i started my period 3 days early.. i am having a very irregular period and stomach pain and bloating… my period is usually thicker, darker blood and usually has more clots in it and this time its like water and there alot of it.. for the last 4 days, ive been heavy heavy bleeding but its so thin and watery.. ive been worried something is wrong where i took it the 3rd day maybe it didnt work.. been feeling nausea too… not a good feeling.. its good to know im not the only one whos having trouble though.. dr gets in at 10am and im calling her then… good luck to everyone..

October 9, 2007 at 12:47 pm
(57) Artessis says:

Well, ever since I have taken the orning after pill, I have been experiencing irregular periods. I mean, I had my period and a week later I had to take the morning after pill, and a week later, I started to bleed again. So I had my period, and two weeks later, I had it again, but I had no cramps or any pains that go with a period, so I am really confused. And this happen a couple of times. I mean when I bleed two weeks after having my period, it only lasted two days, then it happen again, a week later, for two day again. Now it is around the time when I am suppose to have my realy period and it has not come yet. So I am wondering fi that was considered my period.

October 9, 2007 at 10:45 pm
(58) sandra says:

hey well i took da moring after pill and my breast hurt and my stomach hurts is it normal i havent gotten my period is it normal!!

October 20, 2007 at 7:32 pm
(59) private says:

im 15 and i am having stomach cramps and i am having heat flashes, and i dont think this is normal, im really scared. and i hate how i am feeling someone give me some advice

October 24, 2007 at 5:04 am
(60) Pretty 2 says:

same dsicomfort. abdominal pain and some blood stains happening roughly a week and a half after menstration. is it normal? who answers our questions? can one take pain killers?

October 26, 2007 at 3:33 am
(61) leanne says:

i took the morning after pill about a month ago and my period came on time 2 weeks later it was normal maybe a little bit more painful and lasted the uusual four days.a week later i have had spotting it has been going on since Sunday its now Friday it is not enough to wear a pad and usually there when i go to the toilet. i have rung the pharmacies and they said that it is unusual for the morning after pill to do this. has anyone else had thes problems

November 4, 2007 at 1:21 pm
(62) Anonymous says:

I had protected sex with my bf but the condom unknowingly slipped off and he came inside. Took the pill the next day and experienced headaches and a fever. Its sunday now and i have a serious stomach ache. Im scared and to top it off my bf isnt in town for the weeknend. What can be done to minimise the side effects?

November 13, 2007 at 4:57 pm
(63) Anonymous says:

I am having back pain, horrible stomach pain. I took the pill about a week and a half ago… and I had a period about 2 and a half weeks ago… Well yesterday I couldn’t even stand up straight I was hurting so badly… I started what looks like a period again it is thick discolored blood… I am worried… can someone help!

December 11, 2007 at 4:11 pm
(64) ickyfeeling says:

I took the morning after pill a week ago and everything was fine until yesterday when I suddenly felt like I had a bladder infection, started bleeding (but only when I go to the bathroom) and passing what looks like pale clots. I also feel swollen and itchy. My poor body, I don’t ever want to have sex again. What’s going on?

December 13, 2007 at 10:42 pm
(65) j says:

I took the pills 8 weeks ago… I still haven’t started my period… I took a home pregnancy test & it came out negative. I went to the doctor and another test came out negative. I feel nauseated and have no clue if I’m pregnant. At this point, I’d rather be pregnant than have something else wrong.

January 3, 2008 at 2:02 am
(66) rebekah says:

After taking Levonelle, I experienced tiredness, morning sickness, breast tenderness, excessive salivation and my nipples secreted a kind of wierd waxy stuff. I asked a pharmacist if this was all normal, but he only knows what the companies tell him.

The company information about side effects is very vague and I believe this is for marketing purposes. If we knew how sick it would make us, we would be less likely to buy their over-priced products!

January 13, 2008 at 5:20 am
(67) Mel says:

I’ve taken this pill once and I will never EVER taken it again. My body is SO screwed up!

I took the pill back in the end of March of 07. I had a very heavy period with lots of clotting a couple of weeks later that lasted 2 1/2 weeks. I didn’t have any nausea or back pain like that has been mentioned here though. The period lasted from end of April through Mothers Day weekend (which is in MAY). I did not have another period until September of 07 that lasted for almost 2 weeks of heavy bleeding and passing clots. It’s now the middle of January of 08 and still have not had a cycle since Sept. All of my tests I’ve taken (home and at the health clinic) have been negative for pregnancy. I need to get an appt with my gynecologist, but have any of you experienced LACK of periods as a side effect with this pill?

January 21, 2008 at 9:23 pm
(68) mj says:

i took the MAP yesterday. so far i haven’t had any of these symptoms. i fear of them!!! my periods are always so jacked up anyways!! so i really don’t look forward to any of the cramping, clotting, vomitting, etc.. hope everyone that has commented bad side effects are ok.

January 22, 2008 at 10:41 am
(69) Don says:

Does anyone actually offer advice here or does one just post their problem and for the sake of it??

Well, here is mine – my girlfriend has been on the pill for the past year. She forgot to take her very last pill on time before the 7 day break period. She took the pill 15 hours after her regular time.

Unfortunately, she did not read the instructions properly and went straight onto her 7 day break. We had full intercourse on the Sunday and we felt it better to get the morning after pill which she took 6 hours later. It is now Tuesday and she is suffering from very bad lower right side abdominal and back pain. I hope to god she is not pregnant.

However, from reading all of the above comments, it looks like this is quite a regular side effect.

January 24, 2008 at 8:17 pm
(70) Ash says:

i geting so scared… no one is saying how long this bleeding will last… can someone tell me how long wil this last… this is my45th day of bledding after my normal period.. so anyone someone pls tell wen this will end… thanks…

January 27, 2008 at 4:25 am
(71) Kylie says:

Hey, i took the morning after pill 5 hours after un-protected sex two pills 12 hours apart. i had my period one week before taking the pill. And one week after taking the pill my period is back. I have sore cramps and weird discolouring of blood, I am a month early. I am really scared because my period has never been early. Please can anyone advise me?

January 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm
(72) betty says:

comment number 30 i know what u mean i have the same thing idk what to do is this normal? has anyone told u im scared…

January 30, 2008 at 4:49 am
(73) MIMI says:


January 31, 2008 at 4:32 am
(74) egghead says:

with regards to plan b based on clinical trials side effects experienced include nausea(23%), abdominal pain(18%), fatigue(17%), headache(17%), breast tenderness(10%), and menstrual changes. also states that possibility of menstrual pattern irregularity is increased with use of these pills. “If there is a delay in the onset of menses beyond 1 week, the possibility of pregnancy should be considered.” menstrual periods can also come a week earlier than expected. This is my summary of the context i read from the little paper that came with the pills. consult your doctor if you have any other concerns. hope this helps. all copyright credit goes to dura-med

January 31, 2008 at 5:41 am
(75) egghead says:

addendum: webmd.com also suggests that common side effects(of plan B) such as abnormally long or heavy periods, bleeding not to related menstrual period, high blood sugar -to which all can occur to a severe extent- may be experienced. also, consider that what you are taking are synthetic forms of hormones, these things can cause an imbalance in your normal hormone levels. each experience is individualized so the effects abate at different rates. my advice is: if there is anything that causes you too much distress as to negatively affect your daily mental and physical functions, seek medical advice(doctor or advice nurse). abstinence is still the best form of prevention/safe sex. hope this helps.

February 5, 2008 at 5:04 am
(76) Rij says:

Okay – I really need some advice and input at the moment.

Heres what happened:

On January 2nd 2008, i had my period. it lasted 5 days as normal. the bleeding was normal.

on February 1st (friday), it was day one of my next period. the first day of my cycle is always light, so my boyfriend and i had sex anyhow.

the condom came off, and he came inside me. we immediately went to the chemist and had the MAP within an hour of the sex. and then again 12 hours later.

now – whats concerning me is that it has been 4-5 days, and i should be bleeding heavily from my period: BUT – i havent bled at all!!! I had about 8 drops of blood on the first day, but then nothing at all after that!!

Whats happening to me?

has anyone ever experienced this?

i called the company that makes the pregnancy tests called “first response” and they told me that i had to wait 9 days after the sex, before i can test my self using the “in-stream” tests OR 14 days before i can use the “dip-it in a cup of pee” test, so to speak.

i know that testing myself this early is a waste of time – as apparently the egg doesnt get fertilised until 9-14 days after sex.

can anybody please help me? id like to know if anyone has experienced this.

i have only had very minor cramps.

February 5, 2008 at 5:28 am
(77) rij says:

Comment 67, i am 5 days late for my period, so im in the same boat as you!

February 6, 2008 at 1:26 am
(78) ?? says:

is this normal?

i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on my 14th (peak) fertile day so i took plan b on the same day (and the 2nd pill 12 hours later). i wasn’t nauseated or fatigued but i had to sleep off a headache the next day and my breasts have been tender since.
it’s been 10 days since i got my period, which would normally last for only 4-5 days. i don’t get clots but it’s been a light/medium bleeding since saturday. i’ve recently gotten abdominal cramps.

can anyone please tell me when will the bleeding and cramps stop?

February 7, 2008 at 11:28 pm
(79) Confused2 says:

I taken the pill Jan 11,2008 and the 12th. The first few days was fine.. Even a few weeks later. I got my cycle but it was a few days late, now I am experiencing horrible stomach pains, tender breast and my menstrual is screwed up. I feel like I am having a miscarriage at times. Feels like something is pushing on my rectum. Gosh it hurts so bad. I took pain pills the pain goes away then it comes back. Its even hard for me to walk is anyone else experiencing this?

February 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm
(80) TEE says:


February 11, 2008 at 2:05 pm
(81) Erica says:

I’m 13 my boobs are so small people make fun of me sometimes.. everyone in my grade has huge boobs or atleast bigger than mine. i have a sister in the 10th grade and her boobs are as big as mine. i really need some adive.. got any?

February 12, 2008 at 1:26 am
(82) Kk says:

I took the morning after pill (plan b) about 6 days ago and now i am bleeding as if i am having my period again, but i just finished my period like 4 days before i took the pill. Could this mean that i am pregnant or is it just the way that the pill works?

somebody PLEASE respond fast =(

February 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm
(83) Vicky says:

I took Lovell on Saturday 9th Feb night after an accident on Thurs 7th Feb afternoon. Since Sunday I have had light bleeding of a brown colour and the most horrendous cramps.. this has been going on for 5 days after taking the morning after pill. I was due for period, but sore boobs have gone, in replace I have dizziness, cramps, and tiredness all the time, how long does this last after taking the pill?

February 15, 2008 at 5:03 am
(84) Val says:

Here is my story
I had my last period on 25 January
On the 3rd February I had sex with my bf and the stupid condom slipped, he didnít finish but is still was worried and next day I took a morning pill, and no side effects.
Then on 5th he had sex again and this time the condom broke. You see that I am unlucky. The same day within one hour I took another morning pill. And again no side effects right away. I know that this two pills must really mess up with my menstrual cycle. By the way I took levonorgestrel in a dose of 1.5 mg
I should start my period on 21st February. But on 14th I had some weird bleeding, today 15th I still have this bleeding. I donít know if this I my period or it is the implantation bleeding. I hope it is my period, and that I am not pregnant.
But I see that many women and girls wrote here that they had bleeding, so I guess this is ok. I also my boobs hurt pretty badly for 5 days, I am tired and pretty sick, but I didnít throw up yet. Anyway I am sill waiting some days and I will take a pregnancy test. I promise I will write again and tell you what happened.

February 15, 2008 at 5:18 am
(85) val says:

to 82 it may be both nobody can be sure
you just have to wait a little bit and then to take a pregnency test. and you should wait around 12 days from the moment ure ovulation was supposed to take palce. and then if the test is positive u should consult a doctor

to 83 this dizziness, cramps, and tiredness can last a long time because the pill messed with ure menstrual cycle, and therefore messed with ure heath.

to 81 the fact that u have small boobs can be because it is genetic. as u said ure sister has small boobs too

to 80 as all girls here u should wait
as i said before this pills mess with our health and they chance us. but if u feel bad maybe u should see a doctor.

to 79 u seem to feel bad i would tottaly consult a doctor if i were u

to 78 nobody can really tell u
because many of us took the same pills but as u can see all have different side effects on each of us

to 76 as i said before ure menstrual cycle is messed up, you took the pills that have different hormones, and ure body wasn’t expecting them thats why ure periond ended
but you should wait and still take a pregnecy test in any case

February 16, 2008 at 11:53 am
(86) ALE_805 says:



February 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm
(87) neal_74 says:

So I had unprotected sex with my on and off again partner… We were basically just getting started, when he barely put it in, and then climaxed a moment later.. It all happened so quick.. I was just reaching for the condom. Anyway, I panicked all night, then ran to target about 12 hours later and took Plan b, as directed… It’s been an extremely rough week…I’ve experienced fatique, cramps daily, a head ache here and there, loss of appetite, chills, shakiness, anxiety, sharp abdominal pains, gas… Not a single bit of spotting, until today. It’s been 8 days, and I started my period… Thank GOD!!! All I can say is I’m pretty sure all is well.. But Plan B is definately hardcore stuff. Please ladies, let’s all be a little more careful next time. It’s going to be up to us to make sure of it! I’ve definately learned a lesson the hard way.

February 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm
(88) Ciara says:

Hi all,
I had unprotected sex, and def came in me.
I had the next on a friday night, but my period came on the Sunday.
I went to get the morning after pill anyways to be sure,but the pharmicist says I should be fine without it as i was bleeding. Since then,iv been goin to toilet more,developed thrush and had an increase in appetite. Do u think I could be pregnant even though iv had a period.(my nxt one isnt due for a week)..

February 17, 2008 at 5:57 am
(89) val says:

yes you may be pregnant

read this http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/pregnantperiod.html
thats what scares me too

February 17, 2008 at 5:59 am
(90) val says:

it is not uncommon to find that many women do report getting what seem like regular periods during early pregnancy. The bleeding that pregnant women complain about though is not truly a menstrual period. It can be called as early pregnancy bleeding.
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this is scary!!!

February 20, 2008 at 11:32 am
(91) Confused2 says:

Another update…

I posted a statement a few weeks again.. Everything I experienced is not as bad. All my horrible pains are gone.. But my concern is the bleeding.. I stopped bleeding for a few days and boy was I lucky.. After a week went by, I started bleeding all over again and here comes the cramps and bloating and very bad gas.. I am so tired of this, if I knew this would have taken my ody through all these changes I would hve never consumed the pill.. I always had a regular menstrual, lasting for only 3-4 days and now bleeding for days and weeks at a time, makes me feel very disgusting and I have no control over it.. Can anyone please tell me how long have they been bleeding since consuming the pill…

February 21, 2008 at 11:41 am
(92) yumyum90 says:

I had unprotected w/my boyfriend on Feb. 3rd. Took Plan B. I was scheduled to get my period, 1 week later and I just spotted. The week after that, Feb 17th, I got my period. Every day of my period has been like the first day. Heavy, water like, and cramping. I usually only get my period for 4 days, but this is going on day 5. I wish it would just stop. But I guess this is better than being pregnant.

February 26, 2008 at 7:21 pm
(93) Kay says:

Hi all,
For those of you who took the morning after pill it prevents the release of the egg and planting in the uteras if you have already ovulated. Therefore 98-99% effective to not get pregnant. If you had an act of unprotected sex during any day of your cycle and then take the morning after pill only 2 out of 3 will get pregnant. It does not cause abortions and reduces the chance of getting pregnant. I have had received my period before and taken the morning pill, and taken pregnancy test when I thought I was still a chance of pregnancy to find a negative result. Later finding myself in the middle of a misscarriage. The best time to test for pregnancy is three weeks after the time you think you could have become pregnant and in the morning. HCG hormone is strongest then.
It’s always best to go to the doctor or talk to your doctor if you feel something is wrong.
Depending on the pills you take side effects are different for each woman. It depends on your hormone levels you already have that the pill can cause changes to your normalties. I just started taking birth control pills again and I have the same gassy issues but I have not started my period since. They just act different for each of us. My doctor says give it a month and if still have problems can change the dose amount.

February 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm
(94) Bryony Chuck says:

I have taken the morning after pill and i was then sick about 1/2 an hour after will it still work and also i have being getting really bad stomach ache and headache and feeling sick is this normal.

February 29, 2008 at 9:30 am
(95) Amanda says:

I took the morning after pill two weeks ago tommorow. I didnt really have any side effects…my breasts were tender but not unbearable. I started my period this morning. What I am wondering is this I finnaly talked my mom into letting me get on the pill (im 17) and i went to the doc last week and got it. My doc said take it the first day of my period but i forgot to tell her i took the MAP… should I still start taking the birth control or wait until next month even though my body seems normal???

March 4, 2008 at 4:39 am
(96) nicke says:

i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend late friday night early saturday morning, i took the MAP yesterday (monday) and woke up this morning bad tummy pains pains mostly in my lower back. feeling sick and tired. very worrid looking through all the comments. but also being having ymmuy pains before i became sexually action with my boyfriend. is there anything i can do to try and get on with day to day life with out being in too much discomfort? help me please.

March 10, 2008 at 7:04 am
(97) Rose says:

I had unprotected sex last tuesday night and early wednesday morning. I took morning after pills after nine hours of intercourse. For the whole day i was tired and nausesous. After almost a week i still have stomach cramps, breast tenderness and loss off appetite

March 12, 2008 at 3:04 am
(98) freya says:

I had unprotected sex and took the MAP a few days before my period was due. I am now about a week late in my periods. I know that climax didn’t happen and I was not in my fertile phase. So chances are minute. But still the delay in menstruation is certainly a worry!!

March 14, 2008 at 12:32 pm
(99) Amy says:

I had unprotected sex last Sunday morning and then took the pill that afternoon. I was off my period that Saturday, but then started bleeding on Thursday. Now it feels like a normal period even though I just got off mine. I too have a loss in appetite and a little discomfort in my abdomin area. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one experiencing this..so I guess this means this is common from taking that pill? What I dont understand is I took the pill 6 days ago and this is just now happening? I’m really scared too.

March 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm
(100) Kathy says:

I would think that taking a pill that’s designed to terminate a possible pregnancy would of course be filled with side effects. If you’re that worried, take better precautions.


March 26, 2008 at 6:35 pm
(101) NS says:

Hi girls.
I too took the MAP on the 1st day after UP Intercourse, 5 days later, I too started spotting, accompanied with headaches, feeling sick, pains, dizyness and breast tenderness. I know you do get side affects, but this evening I have been told that If you start to bleed within 5 days, then this infact could be inplantation bleed. and that a pg test should be carried out at the earliest opportunity, sorry to alarm you, but wanted to share my information

April 3, 2008 at 12:10 pm
(102) n says:

hi i had unpro on tue morning 4am then went strsight to chemist got the mornig after pill lovell now ive got serious stomanch cramps like im going to come on.the chemist said i may be ok as im taking the pillfor 2wks but the 1st week i was late taking some.will i be ok are cramps normal?

April 5, 2008 at 6:30 am
(103) stupidgirl says:

hi. i had UP sex last weeknd, after just finishing a period. ive now started bleeding again 2day little over a week after my last period i worried know it says you’l have an early period after takin it but should it be this early, i went out and did some heavy drinkin last night tho so at 1st thught the bleedin could have been sumat to do with that but sounds like its a period caused from th pill?? have very slight lower back ache on the left side and felt sick for a day or 2 after takin the pill but tht sounds normal??

sorry to leave such a long comment but am really worried just want some help if anyone could reply please it would really help me thanks. x

April 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm
(104) lou says:

Hi I 4got my fri pill after some worries I had so took it about 15hrs late then totally forgot my sat one & took two on sun but went & got the levonelle pill that a’noon to be sure after sex with my boyf sat night sun morn.I had bad diahorreha & stomach pain that night (9th march) Id taken it & had alot of discharge (not blood) for a couple of days later but the main thing has been that i’ve hav had on-off cramps since but I continued to take my pill day after taking map & I carried right on to another pack of pill too-today is my first pill free day & im scared waiting to come on & hoping that I do, I’ve felt miserable too & very emotional, sorry for babbling on-what does anybody think please? x

April 8, 2008 at 11:10 pm
(105) paige says:

about 14 days ago i had PROTECTED sex with my boyfriend, but still used the day after pill because we both get very paranoid about pregnancy. i got my period a week after i took the pill but the period only lasted 2 days (which is weird to me, i think). the day after my period i started my first pack of yaz birth control pills and my boyfriend and i kind of fooled around and PREcum may have gotten on my vagina, but he for sure did not go inside at all. but 3 days after this happened i have been feeling pregnant. i have been having very bad low back pains, and pretty nauseous.. do any of you think i have anything to worry about, or am i just being paranoid? please answer, thank you guys. btw all ur posts are making me feel a lot better that im not the only one out there like this

April 14, 2008 at 7:09 pm
(106) Rach says:

I took the morning after pill last tuesday after the condom split on the sunday. THis morning (monday) i started to get really dark blood, with black clots in it! i was scared that i may still have been pregnant after taking the pill and had a miscarriage, thankfully i have read people’s comments on here and i am pretty sure that it’s just the pill thats making me bleed. I also have very bad abdominal pains that are alot different than normal period pains.

April 15, 2008 at 2:36 am
(107) mymy says:

my bf and i had sex 2 weeks ago, well i know i’m kind a fertile that day, but he pulled out, so i didnt worry at first, but when i started to notice that my period as delayed, gosh.. i started to think i’m pregnant..i take Pt but it was negative, my friend says that its too early to use Pt. but when i started to surf the net reg. signs of pregnancy i started to freaked out, coz i felt all the signs..i even consult an OB but still too early she said.. and and after a week i got my period, the problem was though i’m having my period, i still feel the signs of pregnancy( back pain, sore breast,etc) i never felt this before whenever i had my period. i read the post above reg.ectopic pregnancy, i’m only 24 yrs old, and i dont know what to do. ls help.

April 16, 2008 at 1:05 pm
(108) thisisgettingold says:

I took the pill about 2 weeks ago and 4 days later noticed that I was feeling a bit more emotional than usual. There was a lot going on, including a death of a coworker, and some other stressful events… so I didnt think much of it.. then about a week ago I started feeling very nauseus… I got a bad sinus infection that I am now trying to get over… However, The nausea, mood swings, Dizziness, irritability, head-aches, and simply being incredibly emotional are still present symptoms. There was spotting 2 days ago, but nothing since. No tenderness and no real cramps or back pain. I have never been on birth control before, and am wondering how long the emotional side effects are going to last. Or “How long do the hormones stay in my body” rather. I am driving everyone crazy with my mood swings. Thanks

May 3, 2008 at 10:33 pm
(109) nd says:

i had unprotected sex last night (prom night…stupid i know) and took plan b tonight….its only been a few hours but im just really scared of getting the symptoms u all have had

May 6, 2008 at 9:00 am
(110) ashley says:

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex may 29 and I took the morning after pill 46 hours later. I noticed a couple of days later that I am having back pain and feels like pressure on my stomache (not lower adomen but actuall stomache like when I lay flat on my slomache it feels like I have a knot in the center almost like there somethin there)gas and very emotional. it is now may 6 and I started spotting 2 days ago but now I am bleeding really heavy and yesterday it was a wierd color. I am having really bad cramp now also but there’s another catch to my question…I had sex again on may 3rd(3days ago)and the condom busted this time and my period wasn’t due for another 1 week or so could I be pregnant since the condom busted 2-3 days after taking plan b? when should I wait to take a pregnancy test since it happened twice and im bleeding really heavy now? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

May 17, 2008 at 4:13 am
(111) Danielle says:

i took the morning after pill about a week and half ago and i’ve had the most intense cramps of my life. I haven’t had any spotting or breast tenderness or any of the other syptoms, just horrible, horrible cramps. I don’t have a doctor and can’t afford to go to one. What do I do?

May 23, 2008 at 10:39 am
(112) Judy says:

My period is 3 weeks late. I am 40 years old and my period is always every 28 to 29 days. I had unprotected sex on April 10th which was right after my period so should have been an infertile time but I took the morning after pill 12 hours later just the same.

A week later, ovulation time, I spotted for 2 days, different colour from a period.
This has never happened to me before, except when I was pregnant 13 years ago.

And now, I’m 3 weeks late for my period.

I’ve been feeling physicall tired a lot, a bit dizzy at times and now my breasts are a bit tender and feel a bit fuller.

I’ve take 3 home pregnancy tests, one each week, last one today. All negative.

Could I be pregnant and still getting negative results?

Or is all of this residual effects of the pill?

I really hope someone can shed some light on this for me.

Thanks. ;-)

May 31, 2008 at 2:21 pm
(113) oh no says:

I’ve ben having lots of symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, chills, shortness of breath, swollen eyes…) and also night sweats. Has anyone passed through this? It’s been almost 3 weeks since I took plan B. I’m worried about the night sweats (I had them twice), are they symptoms of the morning-pill?? what’s going on?? ***PLEASE, comment!!!!!

May 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm
(114) oh no! says:

thisisgettingold, I feel absolutely the same things you do, too…

June 1, 2008 at 8:19 pm
(115) Help? says:

Is there anything that helps or prevents the symptoms of the morning after pill?? Any takers?

June 12, 2008 at 8:43 pm
(116) lisa says:

I am 39, I took the pills 12 hours after unprotected sex and no immediate bleeding like the pharmacist said there would be. I got my next period 2 days earlier than usual and have now been bleeding 19 days. Not a normal flow… it is an unusual brown/pink colour, chunky and clotty. Might use my brains a bit more next time…

June 12, 2008 at 10:09 pm
(117) sarah says:

i took the morning after pill like 4 hours after unprotected sex. it has been around 9 days and i have bleeding going on, but its not like my normal period, it is sort of lighter. is this normal? or am i pregnant?

July 3, 2008 at 9:27 am
(118) ccb says:

I took the plan b 7 days ago 14 hours after unprotected sex and my period had just went off the day prior..but then spots really lightly for one day then went back off. Now it is on again and really heavy( no cramps, some lower back pain, and a slight headaches)…Is that normal? Is it a miscarriage…lots of clots? Really worried please comment.

July 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm
(119) cnm says:

I am a 25 year old female. I had sex with my bf during the week of May 4-10 we used condoms but the condom appeared to slid off a bit. I took the morning after pill just to be on the safe side. I got my period on May 15 and then on June 3 they were normal periods NOT spotting. Since then I have not gotten another period. For the past week I have had back aches, cramps, bloating, a little bit of nausea, swollen sore breasts. I have not had sex since the week of May that I mentioned earlier. I took some pregnancy tests recently to just be sure and they were negative. Should I be concerned since it has been 31 days since my last period. Could my body just be being effected from taking the morning after pill. I have been on birth control and I used to feel sick with similar symptoms as listed above before my period when i was on the birth control pill

July 6, 2008 at 3:16 am
(120) Rachel says:

Is it okay to take Plan B pill while you’re eating a meal? Would food interfere with the pill at all?

July 7, 2008 at 8:03 am
(121) RS says:

Yes,after having ipill on 4th June 08,I got my periods.Even after my periods, I get night sweat,breathing becomes fast and terrible anxiety sometimes.
Its all because of the hormone according to my doctor.
It might stay for 1-4 months.
My doctor said this pills contain heavy dose of hormones and it starts acting weird.

Next time I will rather take precaution than going through this again.

July 7, 2008 at 8:16 am
(122) R1 says:

What I have come to know from my doctor is that these pills have terrible side effects depending on the person and age.

Nightsweat,stomachcramps,shortness of breath,palpitation,dizziness,nausea,
craving for food,weight gain and anxiety.

I got terrible anxiety and sleep disturbance and still I am undergoing the pain,I took the pills last month.It is a sick feeling.

This pills are steroid hormones and I can imagine the side effects.

I will never ever commit the mistake of taking the pills again.
Precaution is better than cure!!!!!

July 8, 2008 at 12:05 pm
(123) Maxine says:

I had unprotected sex last Tuesday, the day after I finished my period. I took the Plan B pill the next day (for the 1st time ever). Just yesterday, 1 exact week after I finished my last period, I started my period again! Is this normal? From what I’m reading it seems like it throws your period off, but I didnt think I was going to get it back so soon.

July 10, 2008 at 5:17 am
(124) Nancy says:

It’s too bad that people read and post here after taking the morning after pill. If you haven’t already, don’t do it. For one thing, if you’re not ready for the possibility of having children — don’t have sex. There is no such thing as “safe sex” there is ALWAYS the possibility of becoming pregnant or contracting an STD, or STI.

If you get pregnant, the child is here. Accept that and have a baby. There not as terrible as some might lead you to believe.
Sometimes the morning after pill prevents rather than takes a life, but often what happens after taking the morning after pill is an early abortion. Abortion is murder of a human being, a person. An innocent child. (You are not supposed to murder did you miss that law?)

July 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm
(125) lu says:

I took the morning after pill 3 days ago after having unprotected sex with someone who is not my regular partner, which was a huge mistake. I have experienced minor side effects, mostly I feel short of breath and a little sensitive in my abdomen. I had unprotected sex today with my regular partner (when he returned from a long trip) but I have just read on another website that this is not recommended. Can someone tell me what what happens if a woman has unprotected sex after taking the morning after pill..please. I am in a foreign country without a lot of information.

July 16, 2008 at 1:44 am
(126) Worried says:

I’ve taken Plan B like six times within the past two months. My last period was during the end of May. I’ve taken two at home pregnancy tests and they both came out negative. I’ve gained a few lbs, I’m tired all the time, nauteous, and very very moody. These all sound like signs of pregnancy to me, but now I’m wondering if my cycle is just messed up from taking the emergency contraceptive too many times. The nurse practitioner assured me that there would be no problems with over usage.

July 19, 2008 at 12:10 am
(127) Haley says:

I took the morning after pill 3 days after unprotected sex. My Boyfriend didnt bust in me but I also think i missed one of my birth control pills in that same week. I have been experiencing nausea for the past 5 days after I took both pills. I dont think I’m pregnant but the way I feel makes me think so.

July 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm
(128) Anna says:

So does anyone ever answer these questions? It looks like everyone is having similar symptoms, but no answers are ever posted!

July 29, 2008 at 2:30 am
(129) mandi says:

I took Plan B on June 10th. Had my period twice that month. It is now July 28th, and I still haven’t gotten my period. I know I’m not pregnant because I have no symptoms of anything. But just to be sure I am taking a test this weekend. Anyway, the only weird thing is that I’ve been spotting dark brown, almost like old blood, for about a week now. I’m not sure if this is my period? Or what is going on? But I spoke to a girl who took Plan B 3 months ago and she still hasn’t gotten her period. SO, to sum it all up… I will never EVER take this again. It has been a horrible 2 months and being responsible with sex is SO worth it once you experience the anxiety this pill creates!

August 2, 2008 at 6:28 am
(130) amy says:

i took the pill yesterday and after 6 hours i was sick,is this normal???

August 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm
(131) cris says:

I took the morning after pill on june 21 and got my period 1 week later. It is now August 2 and still no period is this normal?

August 3, 2008 at 2:08 am
(132) Steph says:

i took Plan B about 4 days ago.. July 30. i had unprotected sex on July 28th. i haven’t had any side effects. no bleeding. no vomiting. no dizziness or nausea. so.. if that helps anyone. i’m kind of not worried about it either. i’m just waiting for anytime around Aug 17th to have my period.. the only thing i noticed is that it seems like i’m ovulating now.. which is a little early for me… is that normal?

August 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm
(133) L.A says:

well hi ladies i just took the plan b on july the 30 and today is aug 3 i started bleeding yesturday and since then i have had thee most painful and annoing lower back and abdominal pain also on my legs,thies, and i have experienced naucea and more sharp pains in my abdominal kind of like the ones you get on your 9th or 9 1/2 pregnancy month it is terrible by reading all of the comments i guess it is normal but it is definetly somthing that i will never take again oh by the way i had not got a period in the last 8 months because i nurce my 9 month old baby. i will never take this again.!!! ouch!!

August 5, 2008 at 6:38 pm
(134) English says:

124 – I can’t seriously believe how narrow minded your comment is. Well done for possibly scaring some 16 year old girl out of taking the morning after pill to prevent NOT abort a pregancy she is not ready to have. i suppose you think it’s better that a baby is bought into the world that is not wanted.

To everyone else, I’ve taken the morning after pill twice now after the condom had split. The syptoms most people are describing are pretty normal and are pretty horrible and your cycle may be messed up for a while, but trust me they do go away and you do get a normal cycle again. Of course if it’s worrying you or your symptoms have lasted a while I would speak to your doctor.

August 7, 2008 at 6:48 am
(135) Alina says:

I was using contraception pills, but decided to have a break, because i went overseas. While being there, i didn’t finish the whole course of pills, stopped taking them approximately in the middle of the pack. My periods started earlier. Then i had an accident with my bfriend on 1st of August and next morning took a morning after pill… Today is 7th of August and my periods suppose to come, but instead for last 4 days i have the pains which feel like monthly pains, but there is no menstruation still…. I went to see the doctor, but she didn’t give any proper information, just said if periods won’t start take a pregnancy test. But i’m stressing out so much, and i want to know what is going on with my body!!

August 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm
(136) Steph says:

hey.. i’m also comment 132..

i was just wondering.. i haven’t had any of these side effects until Thursday august 7 exactly 8 days after i took the morning after pill.. on that day i started spotting or.. having a light period.. i’m not too sure. but today, august 10… 12 days after taking the morning after pill.. i couldn’t hold my breakfast down.. and i puked.. is it normal to have this side effect this late after taking the pill? my period shouldn’t actually be here until next sunday.. but it might be early…

it doesnt sound like i’m pregnant.. right?

please help.

August 11, 2008 at 6:06 am
(137) grumpy says:

I took Plan B pills 2 weeks ago. An hour later (after the second pill) I started experiencing nausea, a few hours later got a bad pain in my abdominal. In addition to all this, a day later I developed a headache. I felt so bad I didn’t feel like eating, however at night I was so hungry that I couldn’t stop eating. Got a back pain and bloody spotting 2 days later. I felt so miserable, I couldn’t concentrate on anything. I also felt very depressed. I was afraid all these symptoms would never go away. On day 10 I told my friend about the side effects I was experiencing. She shared with me something that in 3 days stopped all of them. It was an all-natural supplement which besides many benefits had a detoxifying effect. I went ahead and purchased more of it, even though I have been feeling well since. I bought it online maxgxl.com/yourhealth

August 11, 2008 at 12:21 pm
(138) Soph says:

Hey, i took m.a.p about 2 weeks ago and had my period a week after (which is a week early for me). the cycle was a bit longer than usual but i finished it about 3 days ago. Now ive got some spotting and period cramps which is annoying =(

Im pretty sure im not pregnant as i’ve allready had a period and looking at the other comments everyone has left it looks like this may be quite a normal. i just hope this spotting doesnt last too long.

August 14, 2008 at 1:28 am
(139) sandy says:

I took the day after pill on the 26 and now its ben 3 weeks. I been having spotting bleeding. though I notice it only when I wipe. I am expected to have my next pireod on the 21 or 24. Is it normal for wipe little dots of blood?

August 14, 2008 at 8:01 am
(140) Loz says:

Hey. After having very drunken sex with not a regular partner nearly 3 week ago, i took the emergency pill as soon as the chemist open the morning after. Since then about a week later i had what i thought was a period, but it was only light and lasted 2 days. After only jus finishing my period the day before the incident i thought this was rather strange. My next period is due on saturday, and i’ve been having servere stomache cramps since monday? I’m now beginning to stress as i don’t really understand the whole light period thing. Being only 16, it was one stupid silly mistake, which i regret. I’ve decided that if i don’t come on by the weekend then i’m going to take a pregnancy test anyway. I’ll keep u posted. If anybody’s had any of the similar symptons, please feel free to let me know. Thanx.

August 14, 2008 at 1:03 pm

after having unprotected sex with a friend of mines (very silly of me)…i got the MAP 25hours later..i was told only about some nausea within 3hours of ingestion..nothing else..that evening i felt fine till about 1am(way passed the 3hour marker) i felt the urge to vomit and dizziness and a fever going hot to cold…having never taken the MAP before i just want to know its not something serious….its now 28hours after taken the pill and i still have the same symptoms but noticing my back is starting to hurt the constant need to pass urine but nothings being passed and im hungry but unable to eat at all….i noticed some of these symptoms seem to be a normal thing…but the rest is it just me being over worried and stressed or is this also a side effect…any help would be gratefully appreciated….thanks..x

August 16, 2008 at 6:05 am
(142) Dalara says:

i took the morning after pill 9 hrs after unprotected sex. and then a couple hours later got really bad dihorea. i was meant to take the next pill at 1 am 12 hrs later, my alarm didnt go off and i took it at 5 am. i have fatigue and vomiting and nausea..what does this mean?

August 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm
(143) I worry sooo much!! says:

I used to be on a regular form of birth control and use condoms as a backup method. But i stopped taking them about a year ago after having bad side effects from them. I have had PROTECTED sex with my boyfriend three times in the last month and becasue I have such a fear of getting pregnant decided to take the morning after pill each time. Now I am spotting and I just ended my last period a week ago. I am freaking out right now becasue I am scared that using them that much may cause serious long term medical problems. I am never taking this pill again becasue I am sooo scared of what it may do to you. Has anyone else taken it often regularly and experienced any problems??

August 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm
(144) Vette says:

I had sex on Aug. 8 (my fertile peak) and I don’t think he came in me but I dont want to take any chances. I took the pill on Aug. 15th (Didn’t think about this pill until I started freaking) I don’t know if it is going to work or not but I have taken the pill and my breast seem a bit tender but they also seem to have shrunk. My cycle is due to start on Aug. 23th. I haven’t had any of the symptoms anyone else seems to have and it has been 6 days. I have no idea what will happen. If anyone has been in this position, please let me know.

August 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm
(145) LP says:

my first time taking the pill (Plan B) was about a month ago and i did not experience any of this side effects that ya ladies say to have.i got my period a week after and it was normal. im so thankful. but i think that the reason that some women have those severe side effects is because maybe ya take the pills as a routine birth control and it is for emergencies only, it says right there on the box, that you should not make it a routine to take the pill everytime your partner nuts inside you. also it clearly has the side effects printed on the back so it is just normal.

September 1, 2008 at 9:39 pm
(146) candise says:

Ive taken the morning after pill within 48 its been a little over a week and im heavy bright bleeding, looks like blood clots as well, and sick to my stomach!

September 2, 2008 at 9:21 am
(147) paranoid says:

umm.. i took that pill 5 days ago 19 or 18 hours after the incident. my bf thinks i’m not since we used a spermicidal condom but it ripped. he didn’t come though and we did it 5 days after my period stopped. everything was fine after 3 days but then i got an immunization shot for tetanus. and now i’m worried that the shot would somehow coincide with the pill and make it not work. i’m so scared that i am pregnant now. now after 7 days, i’m bleeding. i’m not sure if it’s implantation bleeding. i’m so scared.. someone please help me.

September 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm
(148) Jen says:

I got my period normally in july and then the condom broke the day after my period ended…so i took the day after pill 2 days later….i then got my period from the pill a week later….liek usuall…so that all was fine…but now its been 27 days and i havent gotten my period again….Ive had sex inbetweeen but there havent been any problems…does it usually take long to get ur period after u take the pilll??

September 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm
(149) Morgan says:

hey.. um k i knwo this will sound bad!! but iv had to take the morning after pill three times this month.. and have only taken it 5 times in my life.. so this month has been bad.. but.. my period texture looks werid .. very werid!! .. is that normal>? that dont mean im pregnet does it !!?? =[

September 6, 2008 at 5:08 pm
(150) Brittany says:

Ok here it goes;
I took a morning after pill some time in june, and I never had any symptoms from it, I had my period as normal about 2 weeks later. A week after my period, I started my period again… It was normal lasted 3 to 4 days as usual, how ever 2 days after my period was over, my boyfriend came in me!! PUNK! So I took another morning after pill, I know its not good to take them like that, but I had no other choice. Its been almost 2 months and I have not had my period??…. I have had some stomach pains that left me crying all night long, and lower back pain; i have taken 4 prego test and they came back negative….What do you suggest? Plz need advice?!??!!

September 16, 2008 at 12:02 am
(151) Dianna says:

My husband and I had a slight accident after a night out, and we have a 9 months old so we are not ready for baby # two yet…so I took the 72 hour pill july 20th I got my period a weeka nd a half later, it’s now September 15th and I have yet to get it again. I am still having lower back pain and lower abdomen pain occasionally…I have taken several preg. test and they were all negitive, I am hoping that this is normal and there is nothing wrong with me, if I am prego then great we will just deal with having onther baby…but I just hope its nothing serious..Help!

September 18, 2008 at 5:04 pm
(152) CB says:

i took the morning after pill over a week ago… i was in the middle of my period when i took it and it had yet to stop… i’ve also been really moody and have noticed that there’s been blood clots… i don’t know if i should go to the doctor or not.

September 19, 2008 at 1:57 am
(153) Adriana says:

I took the morning after pill two weeks ago and got my period a week early but it was more like spotting not my normal period and only a little discomfort in my abdominal area (normally I have very heavy period with very uncomfortable abdominal pain). My period should have had come tomorrow…other than spotting for four days I have been constipated and a bit of breast sensitivity that does not get worst.

September 22, 2008 at 3:34 pm
(154) claudine says:

I took the map on the 18 of August (both pills within 12 hours) and then again on the 26 of august(took both pills together) and was bleeding after taking both times. I was supposed to get my period on or around sept. 9th….its now the 22nd and still havent got it. Did the pills delay my period?

September 22, 2008 at 6:27 pm
(155) Anonymous says:

My bf and i had unprotected sex on my period and HE went inside me. So i freaked out and i took plan b. Everybody elses story is really scary and i already took the first pill of plan b. Can anyone tell me if Iam going to have my period extra long because iam still on it. (iam on day 5 so will it end or continue??)

September 25, 2008 at 6:25 am
(156) totallyconfused says:

my menstrual cycle (which was perfect before the damn pill) is totally disturbed. i had periods after 4 days of taking the morning after pill. 2 days – then – just two drops the next month – that too, quite late. again, two drops – the month after that – again later than the previous month…the third month, now running – no periods! i have gone mad. done three preg tests – all negative! SOMEBODY HELP!

September 25, 2008 at 11:56 pm
(157) private says:

It seems to me that we have so many questions that no one is answering. I am experiencing the non stop bleeding and abdominal pain as well. I finally called the Plan B information line and they told me that wasn’t my period since I just had one a week and a half ago. They said all you can do is wait until you’re supposed to have your next period. Apparently the only way to know for sure if the drug was effective is if you get your next period.

September 28, 2008 at 7:14 am
(158) Sammy says:

I Finished my period last monday and the day after that i had sex with my boyfriend, the condom broke so we went and got the after pill the nxt morning and then 2 days after i took the pill i got my period again, all my friends said when then took the pill that didnt happen to them. there is no chance i could be pregnet, could there?

October 6, 2008 at 5:45 pm
(159) Anoynmous says:

I am on the pill, i stopped taken it so that i would come on my period, and on wednesday i started taken it again. I then had sex that same night after taken just one pill. Two days later i was experiencing burning while urinating, the burning has wore off a little now although it is still a little uncomfortable, but now i am experiencing really bad pains in my right lower side, what could this mean? Please help

October 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm
(160) Melissa says:

I just wanted to take some of the fear away for some people. I had no side effects at all from the morning after pill. I scared myself silly reading all these comments before I took it. I had a normal period, 3 days later than normal.
The doctors told me there is no normal reaction, some people get a heavy period straight after and some people dont, some people feel sick, others dont..
But going to a doctors, sexual health clinic or something really helped me answer those questions and to get tested for STD’s etc.

October 9, 2008 at 4:26 pm
(161) Alison says:

Took the Levonelle one step pill nearly two weeks ago. 2 hours later I had moderate cramps for a few hours and have had mild cramps and the occasional sharp pain nearly every day. Had breast tenderness for a few days and felt hungrier as well. Took it a couple of years ago and don’t remember having all these side effects, have been lucky though cos I haven’t felt sick off either of them. It’s comforting to know that it’s not just me experiencing side effects – the company that makes it is grossly misadvertising these.

October 11, 2008 at 6:01 am
(162) Bla says:

my friend told me that you were only suppose to take one pill, but i was given two by my doctors, and it been 5 days and all day today and some of yesterday i have fell like throughing up but cant.

and i had read most of the comment above and out of all of them i only found one that has the common side affect as me, the thing that really scards me is that i havent experanced any bleeding of anykind, just sick to the stomic.

so can anyone please tell me if this is the normal side affect, becuae right now i really hope it is.

so if you do please email me on loveme_772@hotmail.com

October 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm
(163) Anna says:

gosh, reading all this really makes me want to not take that pill!!!

October 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm
(164) Mallory says:

I took the 1st pill of the plan B and now 6 hours later I have been having pain while urinating and always feeling the need to go and worst of all there is blood in my urine. I am totally freaking out and i saw others had similar side effects and i just want to know how long this is going to last because i am going absolutly insane. Please HELP!

October 22, 2008 at 2:44 pm
(165) Jada says:

I took the morning after pill almost 3 weeks ago. About 4 days after taking it I had a small cycle with few cramp. Now it is the time that I really should be starting my cycle I feel bloated, I have pain in my upper abdomen, I fell sick at the stomach daily, I get terrible headaches, and I am way too emotional up and down with happiness and sadness. I am really starting to worry.

October 23, 2008 at 2:57 am
(166) shonda says:


October 25, 2008 at 6:22 pm
(167) emmas says:

I took levonelle about a month ago and since then have had 3 heavy periods? with painful cramps and blood clots. Never had any problems with my period before. Will never take this again.

October 25, 2008 at 8:47 pm
(168) Cheri says:

My daughter took the morning after pill in Sept and had a period Oct1 to 5. Suddenly she started bleeding again Oct 17. She has always been very regular (almost always to the day). She bleed lightly for the fist day, stopped completely the next, and on the third day started bleeding so heavily she went through a pad and tampon every hour for about 12 hours. She was very pale and weak so called the doctor. Her gynogologist said this is normal side effects for the morning after pill and can last up to three months after taking it. He still is going to see her this week because she is still bleeding and passing nickel size clots on a regular basis.

October 25, 2008 at 8:58 pm
(169) Cheri says:

FYI I was also took by the gynogolist the only was to know if your symptoms are from a early miscarrage (spontainous abortion) or etopic pregnacy is by a blood pregnacy test. (some health clinics will do this for free even for minors). She also has very black colored blood which I was told is also quite normal. I will let you all know if he is going to do a D & C to rid the clots or just have her douche occasionally and ride it out for months.

October 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm
(170) Stacy says:

I took the morning after pill in the early part of october, i took the two pills at the same time. A week after my period came,about two days after my period was finished i had to take the morning after pill again…and i took the both pills at the same time…i had rough sex a few days after and now im bleeding which looks like my period again. I get very moody and feel fatigue at times. Whats wrong?

November 1, 2008 at 4:24 am
(171) MB says:

It’s nice to know that people are going through the same thing as me.
Ive taken the morning after pill (postinor-1) 2 hours after unprotected sex, and now 1 week later im experiencing bleeding.
This is the first day of the bleeding and its about 3 weeks off my regular cycle, and reading the previous comments, it doesnt sound like its going to stop, does this mean im pregant? My breasts are very sore.
Can i take a pregnancy test whilst im bleeding? I need some closeure.HELP!

November 2, 2008 at 1:19 am
(172) mahriah says:

CAN SOMEONE PLZZ HELP??? i took plan b on monday and on wednesday i started spotting sort of brown and red blood..a few times during the day it turns red n thick n bood clots come out as well but then it turns back to brown n barley anything there..im going crazy b/c idk wats goin on..it is now sunday and its still going on..i am supossed to start birth control the sunday after my pd..do i have my pd already???

November 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm
(173) Danielle says:

I’m a little nervous cuz i took the pill exactly 24 hours after unprotected sex and the nurse told me to take both pills at the same time. I took them last nite and I had a few craps about an hour after and since that I haven’t had any other pain or discomfort. I do pee like every hour and its not yellow its clear like water.

But I’m nervous, does this mean that the pills aren’t working? Usually the EC pills cause discomfort and pain but I’m not getting any!

November 4, 2008 at 11:01 pm
(174) katie says:

i took the pill 2 days ago and had some stomach pain and my boobs hurt a little but ive felt really upset and tired and depressed and have had no determination to do anything. I cant stop crying as well. Did anyone else have this problem?

November 5, 2008 at 5:50 am
(175) Gordana says:

I also took morning after pill, three days ago. I had no vomiting problems, but today I have some pain and pressure in my stomach… After I read all these comments I am scared!!! I shouldn’t take the pill. I think it is better having a baby, than massing up the body, the hormones! I am now waiting for some troubles like upper ones… hopping they will never come!
I haven’t read any comment form the girls who had commented one year ago, to tell us what happened to them, did they got better…

November 5, 2008 at 8:14 am
(176) Gordana says:

I found this on internet:
Levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have severe pain in your lower stomach or side. This could be a sign of a tubal pregnancy (a pregnancy that implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus). A tubal pregnancy is a medical emergency.

Less serious side effects may include:


nausea, diarrhea, or stomach pain;

breast pain or tenderness;

dizziness, tired feeling;

breast pain or tenderness;

changes in your menstrual periods; or


This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

November 7, 2008 at 2:08 am
(177) Diana says:

I took the morning after pill like 3 weeks ago and i never experineced nothing like what i have read in the other comments but a month ago was the last time i got my period and i was suppose to get my period 2 days ago and its not here yet so im starting to worry that maybe the pill didnt work or something and i took it like 12 hours after the little accident i had…

November 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm
(178) upset diana says:

my last period ended onthe 30th of september…its now the 9th of november..on the 5th of october i was having sex with my boyfriend and when he pulled out the condomn was still inside me.so that was sunday and on the tuesday i went to docs and took one step EC.i experienced light b
spotting..and now on the ninth of nov i am 11 days late.experiencing headaches,cramps,heavier bowel action!please help!!!

November 14, 2008 at 4:37 pm
(179) laurie says:

I took the day after pill 3 days after conception…. august 17 and i’m 10 weeks pregnant. I felt like I was going to have a miscarrage I spotted a small amount but not alot. When I didnt start my period the next week I knew something was up. I went to the doctor and he told me I was pregnant. I guess that was gods way of telling me i’m ready.

November 14, 2008 at 7:07 pm
(180) SMB says:

I had sex with my now ex boyfriend on 26/27 Sept. We used condoms but because i dont trust them on their own, took Levonelle MAP on 28th. Felt ok and started what I thought was my period on 12 Oct. But it was very light, as i only need a pantyliner but neally black in colour and usually my period is very very heavy. Now for the past week or so I have been feeling nauseous, today was especially bad and my breast are tender. Ive taken 3 preg tests but they have been negative. I am still bleeding till this day, so that is for over a month now. I’m really worried that I am pregnant as I am feeling so rough. Has anyone experienced symptoms like these and not been pregnant.

November 15, 2008 at 4:30 pm
(181) trippin!! says:

I took the MAP the day after I had sex. This was the last weekend of october. I took both pills at the same time. I felt sick a few hours later but it passed. only a few days later i woke up and felt like hell. I through up for like 6 or so hours straight like i had the flu or something but it to passed..a few days ago i had this OVERWHELMING pain in my back..almost like the back labor i had with my son..but again it to passed…I am supposed to start my period next week..my boobs tender but not unbearable…I took 2 pregnancy tests and both negative but i dont fell like i am going to start my period like i usually do. has anyone else felt like this?? I also noticed nobody ever answers these things…if you have been through this before..help us women out PLEASE!!!

IT IS SAID IF YOU TAKE THOSE PILLS WITH A FULL STOMACH IT REDUCES THE CHANCES OF AN UPSET STOMACH…i will be on here again to let everyone know what goes on in the next week….thanks for listenin..lol

November 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm
(182) cant believe it says:

I took the pill Nov 10, 27 hrs after having unprotected sex. After taking the first pill I begun to have symptoms of a unrinary tract infection, and a yeast infection. Then 6 days later my cycle started for the second time this month. I am having a breast reduction surgery thursday, will this affect my pending procedure?

November 17, 2008 at 5:50 pm
(183) Tam says:

I took the morning after pill exactly 48 hours after having uprotected sex. Exactly one week later I my cycle came with these huge blood clots and very heavy bleeding. then I started having extreme stomach pains the worst I have ever experience. Diarreah and I became very nauseated and vomiting, now a new symptom has arrived a very bad headache. This pill has some horrible side effects and I will never take it again. Do anyone know how long these symptoms will last.

November 17, 2008 at 9:34 pm
(184) trippin!! says:

i have heard the symptoms could last up to 3 months…i haven’t got my period yet..not supposed to for a few more days..but i hope i wont have nothin like that..i cant believe just because we dont want to get pregnant..we slip up once..they make a pill that mess you up something firece…its horrible

November 20, 2008 at 4:10 am
(185) Epona says:

unfortunately i have had to take the morning pill several times over the years as i can’t seem to be able to take normal contraception. i normally wouldn’t post anything like this but after reading all the bad affects people have, i must report that mine have always been rather mild, no problems. however this time my breasts are very sore & much bigger after taking the pills two weeks ago. i hope its not pregnancy as i had a normal period around the normal time. anyway will take a test tomorrow.

November 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm
(186) trippin!! says:


November 20, 2008 at 7:52 pm
(187) smb says:

Previously Posted 180:

I must say, i have taken the MAP probably 2 times previously and the only symptom I have experienced in the past is probably having 2 periods in one month. I have not experienced any pain, or sickness/nausea, headaches etc. But this time is definately different. I am still experiencing nausea which to me seems like morning sickness. I went to the doctors today and they took blood from me. I should get my results on Monday. How unlucky can a person be to use condoms and the MAP and still get pregnant.

November 21, 2008 at 7:41 pm
(188) ash says:

I took the morning after pill this morning, and I’ve experienced slight minor discomfort in my back (very slight) and slight discomfort in my stomach too. I’m starting to wonder if the side effects are psychological, because after reading certain things you feel certain things. One thing that has been different is that I have been going to urinate a lot more than normal, I’m hoping these effects will just pass, or at least that they are psychological.

November 23, 2008 at 12:51 pm
(189) anna says:

I got my regular period last Oct8.weeks ago i feel so strange,and uncomfortable feelings i thought just bcoz of the pills that i take,i took a test its said negative,nov 7 my period starts again,but i still have symthoms of pregnancy,my breast is tender and pain,darkened nipples,i took a test its said negative,could i be pregnant?pls help me…

November 23, 2008 at 12:51 pm
(190) anna says:

I got my regular period last Oct8.weeks ago i feel so strange,and uncomfortable feelings i thought just bcoz of the pills that i take,i took a test its said negative,nov 7 my period starts again,but i still have symthoms of pregnancy,my breast is tender and pain,darkened nipples,i took a test its said negative,could i be pregnant?pls help me…

November 24, 2008 at 7:36 am
(191) ~K~ says:

I took Plan B for the 4th time in about 7 years. The first time, I either got sick from the first pill or was scared to get sick from the second and got pregnant! I’ve taken it a couple other times just to be on the safe side. In Sept. I honestly felt like I had morning sickness the morning after sex which lasted the 3 days until I took the pill…I haven’t felt that way, well, since I was pregnant! I had a strong feeling I would become pregnant and didn’t want to take it but my partner wanted me to so I did. I took it just about at the 72 hr mark…not sure if I made it or not. Once I took it, the “morning sickness” feelings went away. However, when I’ve taken Plan B before, I never cramped, clotted, spotted and always got my period on time. This last time nothing happened until a week later (btw…we had sex 2-3 days after I ended my period). I started having a weird color bleeding or spotting (very light, no pad). I woke up one morning with a tiny red blob in my panties. Another day I had a long dark black “string”. I continued to have weird color “spotting” and the people at Plan B had no answers. I started my period about 4 days early. Apparently my cycle got screwed up and I got pregnant the next month a week before my “Plan B” cycle period was due (well, we had sex a week before then). I got a faint line at 9 days post sex and positives at 12 days. I believe the pregnancy was meant to be (both times) but i am now going through a miscarriage and the things I’ve seen resemble what I experienced after taking Plan B but on a larger scale. I now believe either I miscarried naturally REALLY early or Plan B had something to do with it (I tend to think the latter). I think there must be some point (maybe just as the fertilized egg is implanting) that Plan B will cause an early miscarriage. I’m suffering massively, but mainly from my actual, confirmed pregnancy because I don’t know when I or if I will get the chance to become pregnant again and I was soooooo ready to become pregnant again that I had sensed it about a month prior to Plan B. I will say that after Plan B, I was sad as though I’d lost my baby and I’d never had those feelings before from taking those pills. Just as I felt I was going to get pregnant and that I’d lost a baby, this time I strongly believe I was to have a boy- I had NO morning sickness but had cramping…which I’ve never had with prior pregnancy or even with periods. Anyway, I’ve always felt that there is just NO WAY you would know if you were to get pregnant or not so I never understood the controversy with the Plan B pill but I do now think it can cause early miscarriage in SOME situations. Good luck.

November 26, 2008 at 1:19 am
(192) JUSTME says:

i took the MAP last wed. no symptoms started to show until monday. im bleeding..i guess its my period and im havin pains in my stomach. how long will this pain last?????? someone answer!!

November 26, 2008 at 5:48 pm
(193) Michelle says:

Hi everyone. i have been reading the comments and i wuld also like to know how long the side effects of the emergency contraceptive pill last.i took it 5 weeks ago and still feel really pooly. my doctor says this is normal but how long will it last? i have all the classic pregnancy symptoms but urine and blood tests are negative and i have been bleeding and clotting. i just want it all to stop, i have even been lactating milk from my nipples. anyone had these symptoms and how long did it last?

November 30, 2008 at 11:22 am
(194) Ashley says:

Please take a pregnancy test. I was on birth control for five years and used condoms all the time. I was extremely adamant about not getting pregnant. I took the morning after pill the day after my boyfriends condom broke and experienced many of the same symptoms you women are all having. Turns out the morning after pill did not work. My period was late and I took a pregnancy test to find out I was 2 months pregnant.

December 4, 2008 at 10:11 am
(195) everny says:

i took the morningafter pill .it did prevent me from not getting pregnent but i had so many back pain,& my vigina was hurting

December 5, 2008 at 2:37 am
(196) agirldurr says:

yeah i took the morning after pill about 2 weeks ago and i got my period three days ago. i read the side effects of the MAP so i was expecting and irregular period but i have been experiencing alot of abdominal pain..not cramps but a sharp pain .. alot of bloating. nauseous back pain .. im worried it might be ectopic pregnancy

December 10, 2008 at 11:58 am
(197) Stephany says:


December 11, 2008 at 9:35 am
(198) Jayme says:

i took the morning after pill on Nov 28th about 7 hours after unprotected sex with my boyfriend. The following morning the 2nd pill was due, minutes after taking it we had unprotected sex again (dumb.. i’m so dumb!) and then again the next morning. (this will NEVER happen again!) After realizing that the pill wouldnt protect from future acts, i freaked out and went and blew another $40 on another set of pills. This time I took both at the same time, about 11 hours after sex. So this is a total of 2 sets of pills within 3 days…
I assumed I would get nausious, maybe bleed a little.. nope. I didnt have any side effects at all. To me that meant it wasnt working and obviously i’ve been freaking out since.
Thank God this morning i got my period, 2 days before it was due! i wonder if i even needed to take that second set of pills.. or the first ones even. But since it was a week after my period, everything I read said that was my ‘prime baby makin’ time so obviously i felt the need to take the pills.
I dont believe i was ovulating when we had unprotected sex, but i do know i was close because about 4 days later i could feel the pinching in my left side from ovulation (that i’ve become so familiar with in my 22 years).
Anyway, although it was almost $100 and a scary wait, i’m so glad i took those pills. i’m not ready to be a mother. I’m starting my birth control pills as soon as my period is over and i’m never letting my boyfriend have sex with me without a condom again!
be safe ladies! this has seriously scared sense into me.

December 16, 2008 at 1:44 pm
(199) me says:

yea abortion usually has thes effects. you shouldnt play GOD. i pray the Lord will heal you all.

December 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm
(200) Worried says:

I also took the morning after pill a few hours after unprotected sex… got my period a week early and it’s now been a month and am still bleeding. It’s not as heavy as a period but still very annoying, i get back pain, my breasts are very sore and sometimes feel sick. This is the first time that I have taken this pill and i’m never ever taking it again… I have been to the doctor’s so many times and they have put me on birth control pills to try and make the bleeding stop after a blood test confirmed i was not pregnant however it’s still going! Girls i thought i was the only one going through this, i feel your pain and i wish that there was something we can do just to make the bleeding and cramps etc stop now! Hopefully my bleeding stops as I am getting very depressed about it and hope you all will be okay soon too …

December 17, 2008 at 2:19 am
(201) Denielle says:

OMG!! you all are freaking me out!! I have M.A.P right here beside me, and im wondering if i should really take them. I had UP sex this morning and got this pills tonight. I don’t know man!! I dont know if im ready to go through all that pain! But when I think Of it…its either having a baby that will last a life time or going through severe pain for a month or so. Im 18. I cant have a baby now I just CANT!! Im just afraid of waking up tomorrow and feeling like crap. Like..its almost christmas!! Do i really wanna go through it NOW?? I’ll keep u all updated, I think im still gonna take them. At 2:30 i’ll do it!! its final! But really, You all are scaring the hell outta me :(

December 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
(202) Denielle says:

So I took the M.A.P around 4 this morning. I know I said I’d do it at 2:30 but I was still too scared. Now it’s 11:50am. I feel fine. I think im feeling discomfort in my tummy but nothing dreadfully painful at the moment. One thing I noticed so far is that im super tired. Im at work right now and I can barely keep my eyes open, luckily being tired has no pain invovled. Im still worried though, I have to take the other set at 4pm….what if then is when the pain will really start?! My plan is to drink Ginger Ale and eat crackers, I heard that helps the the nausea. Wish me Luck! I’ll update you after 4!

December 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm
(203) Gem says:

OMG guys! I’m totally freaked out after reading this! This afternoon (like less than 3 hours ago) I had unprotected sex and my BF got all freaked out and INSISTED that I get a MAP, which he’s NEVER done after ejaculating! I was terrified ’cause about 3 years ago I took one and bleed heavily for 14 days! It’s almost Christmas and I don’t want to go through THAT again! But at the same time, I also don’t want to ahve a BABY right now! So like you, Danielle, I’m going to take that pill! It’s right here beside me! And the most frustrating thing is no one is responding to the dozens of “Is this normal” questions. I guess the anxiety, bleeding, back pain, and general FREAKED OUT mode is normal – they should print THAT on the label!

December 18, 2008 at 11:35 pm
(204) Miriam says:

Hi everyone. I was never able to use hormonal methods of birth control because a) I am anal about what goes into my body and b) just thinking about all the unnecessary hormones circulating through my blood stream. My husband and i have relied quite happily on condoms since we began seeing each other. However, an accident with the condom forced me to the plan B since i am absolutely not ready to be pregnant. As much as i hate it, this was my second time taking the pill. The first time i took it, it was after i had already ovulated for the month and i had ABSOLUTELY NO SIDE EFFECTS. no nausea, no unexpected bleeding. nothing. my period came and went on time. The second time i took the pills ( a week ago) its a different story. It was before i ovulated for the month and needless to say, i unexpectedly started bleeding 5 days after taking the pills. The bleeding is not bad in the sense that its not painful or too heavy, but it IS taking a big emotional toll on me. I feel a constant fatigue and completely alien to my original active self. I have a weird constant discomfort in my lower abdomen and back like ALL the time. I feel severe mood swings. Extremely happy one moment and extremely depressed the next. Its been 3 days since my “unexpected/fake” period started and i feel SO miserable like i have never felt before. But anyway, whats happened has happened. I keep telling myself that my body is strong and it will heal itself. I have been trying to do everything i can in desperation and hopes of getting this whole pill BS over with. I meditate and try to think as positive as i can. I have been trying to eat right (lots of “organic” veggies and fruits). Lots of water and fluids (in hopes of peeing the nasty hormones out) and relying on herbal medications. I found this Asian menstrual support formula that is meant for women experiencing hormonal imbalance due to contraceptives. Will it work? i have no idea but i am just trying to have faith. I looked up on some home remedies to get rid of hormonal imbalance and here’s one- boil coriander seeds in about half liter water and strain the seeds of, drink the water while its still warm (this stuff tastes really REALLY horrible). And finally, i have been praying and promising myself- NEVER AGAIN will i take this pill!… hope this helps and i am a comforted to see that there are other women going through the same thing and i aint alone.


December 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm
(205) anonymous says:

i am worried because i took the after pill a day after i had sex without protection. a week later i notced spotting and it was only for one day why did this happen? please help!!!

December 23, 2008 at 8:48 am
(206) Me says:

Erm…. so… I have taken the morning after pill 12 hours apart and about 4 days after I started to have heavy bleeding. I’ve had slight cramps… and slight back discomfort. I’m just curious to know how long it will last, because I took mine on the 7th day of my menstrual cycle which is about when the uterus lining in building back up and ovulation is about to begin. So does it last a certain time depending on when you took the pill in your menstrual cycle? I know everyone is just saying their symptoms.. but does anyone actually say what’s going on or how long it will last? Because as far as I’ve read.. it has ranged from 2 days to 6 weeks, and that’s a pretty dramatic gap. I’m just hoping this doesn’t last longer than 2 weeks because it is very disturbing. I’ve also been really emotional, crying for the smallest things and not very hungry when I usually am a vacuum cleaner. I hope this goes away sooon, and I can safely say I will never take this darn pill again.

December 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm
(207) Tayler says:

I smoke alot of weed could that affect the morning after pill?

December 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm
(208) liz says:

i took plan B an hour after having unprotected sex. and then the second pill 12 hours later.
i haven’t had any vomiting, stomach pains, back pains, none of that.
I just got my period again..The last day of my period was the same day i took the plan b pills.
did it work?!

December 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm
(209) galUK says:

Answers—-First of all levonelle 1.5mg (for UK) and planB (USA) are very strong progestorone ways to prevent fertilisation. I know I have taken about 7 in 2 years.
If you take the emergancy contraception twice in a cycle it disturbs your period. I had to take it twice this month and had a light period, I’m hoping it is to do with the amount of hormones is in my blood as I had unprotected sex again (3rd time) but started this bleed the night after so figured it’s my messed up period. Hoping it is this as I didn’t take the emergancy contraception for the 3rd time as the pharamacit said I cannot get fertilised as started period. It’s now past the 72 hour window and I’m worried this bleed might have just been spotting from the side effects of levonelle (never had any spotting b4), if it is a side effect then I am not covered for the 3rd instance of unprotected sex. Done a preg test for the previous instances and neg.

Also just to let you know if you have unproteceted sex and then start your period say a day later, you can still get preg. I spoke to a nurse on NHS Direct today (UK service) who said I didn’t need the morning after pill because I just went back on my contraceptive tablet yest (came off it in april) and this will prevent ovulation for januaray’s period so the sperm from sat night (now been in my body for 3 days) cannot fertilise a new egg. THE WARNING if I had not started the reg pill yest then the sperm could fertilise a new egg. So if you have sex then start your period soon, you could still get preg.

Only reason I’m worried even though I spoke to a nurse is this is a really light bleed. It’s only been 2 days but it looks like it’s over and the only reason health advisers have advised me not to go for levonelle is that I’m on a period and now taking the daily pill to stop ovulation. What if they are wrong and this is just spotting.

Sorry it’s a bit long but hope some of the answers help.

January 2, 2009 at 11:55 am
(210) flo says:

I took the morning after pill about 6 hours after having sex, which was about a week before my period should have started. Doctor said my period shouldn’t be disrupted but it hasn’t started yet, I’m about 3 days late and I’m usually regular. Should I be worried?! When I took it before, I got a period within a couple of days…

January 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm
(211) emily says:

I took the levongestrel plan b pill 2 days after having unprotected sex. this was december 23rd. I had been getting really sleepy and tired since and just now janruary 2nd, I had to go to the restroom to urine and bood came out. I don’t think its my menstrual period but we’ll see in a few days. however, I am getting adbominal pain.

January 6, 2009 at 10:05 am
(212) Raquel says:

I’m 16 and I had unprotected sex with my bf about 4 days ago i think on Friday Jan. 2. I took the pill at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, then the second pill 12 hours later at 4:00 a.m. and I haven’t had any side effects from the pill so far. My research says that women will have syntoms from the pill, but I don’t have any. Is this okay? I’ve never taken the pill before.

January 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm
(213) Bhutto says:

Why should anyone be surprised that an extremely powerful dose of cancer causing steroids that cause chemical abortions affect your body the way so many women are describing ?

Well, I’m afraid that I know all too well why. And it’s NOT your fault!

My gf took these pills as a result of extreme coercion and didn’t really know what she was taking until she was barfing her brains out and bleeding to the extreme.

The lies of the Barr Pharmaceutical and their the well paid distributors and media won’t tell you the truth.

January 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm
(214) me :) says:

well i took the pill on the 16th of december n im now pregnant so really i dnt think it works at best of times, not tryin to scare anyone, as i did have tender breasts and back pains so think ur all better off to do a test if ur still feeling that way xx

January 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm
(215) anonamyous cmment says:

Here my story, I took the plan B pills in march 2008 spotted for two days (no big deal).A month later in april i got really sick like bad sinus somthing and had started what i thought was my monthly cycle, but about a week early, the bleeding was very heavy, i was changing every half an hour to an hour or if i didnt i soaked my clothes (which had happend a couple of times) even through out the night i would wake up soaked.A few days into the bleeding i started vomiting off in on , i couldent eat, i couldent drink. I was very sick, and had never been sick like this before,EVER! i couldent do anything (i thought i was on my death bed)And thats bad when i have two small children at home that depend on me to take care of them, and i couldent.on the 8th day of bleeding and vomiting and not eating or drinking. i went to the ER. the docter did nothing about the bleeding ,he gave me an iv for dehydration and something for nusia,told me i had cought a bug and sent me home.(B.S.) got home and was still the same,nothing had changed, next day went back to ER saw a diffrent doc. who did a great amount of testing, again was hooked up to iv,givin med. for nusia (which was the strongest they have, it is for those w/cancer to help w/ radiation treatment.)told i might need a blood transfusion due to the amount of blood i lost.the doc had been in touch w/my obgyn and they had put me on birth control pills to stop the bleeding,did work.anyway i was sick for a month due to that plan B.i had taken it one other time and had no problems,but for some reason this time was almost death. heres the thing, we all might think these are normal side effects of plan B, but let me tell you, there is nothing normal about this, as far as i am concerned it should be taken off the market. i am now stuck with all kinds of med. bills and dont have ins. this really sucks. and still to this day i get very dizzy felling around that time of month , for about two weeks.it seems as though i will never be the same again.if you are thinking of taking the plan B, BEWARE!

January 9, 2009 at 1:57 am
(216) shika says:

my period was on 22nd dec and we had unsafe intercourse on 3rd January. on that day after 2 hrs of the same I had one i-pill.
Now I am tendering pain on my leftside of stomach . Can you please tell me am I positive or what I have to do.
please tell me

January 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm
(217) YourHumanRights says:


Sperm can live and be waiting to jump on your egg 8 days after sex. Your pharmacists was talking about implantation – not conception. He is playing fast and loose with language and medical ethics.

January 13, 2009 at 6:46 pm
(218) Rach says:

Hi all. I took the morning after pill and got pregnant last year in August. I subsequently had a miscarriage at 10wks. I would use the morning after pill as a LAST resort as for me it ended in an suprise pregnancy, then a miscarriage which has been agony to deal with. I wish you all the best! Rach

January 18, 2009 at 5:56 am
(219) sofia says:

i have one fibroid and the gynecologist has give me the pill for 21 days only.. does anyone knowes if i can get straight after that pregnant when is top the pill after 21 days?

January 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm
(220) 2218 says:

i had sex with someone and when we were done he had texted me several of times to please take an after pill or something. i wa really confused and dudnt know why but i took it. i was spotting that night and couple ofg days later. ive been having backpains and my breast have been very sensitive. i gets pains as if they were cramps but they last for hours! ive also been getting headaches, ive been getting really tired fast and i dont feel like eating sometimes. i cant handle the pain, pills dont work for any of the pain. i dont know whats going on but im freaked out and in pain.

January 19, 2009 at 4:24 am
(221) sherry says:

hie all.I also have most of these discomforts.I took the MAP on 23 nov 2008 and the second dose 12 hours later.my period started 6 days later and lasted for 6 days,normal flow.about 2 weeks later i had these terrible abdominal and lower back pains.then i felt gas and i belch even when i am hungry,i yawn frequently a sign of fatigue. i also suspect that i have constipation.i tested myself twice for pregnancy and the result was negative.I think these pills should be taken off the market.

January 26, 2009 at 8:53 am
(222) nicole says:

I took the pill a little over a month ago and I am still yet to start my period. They say the morning after pill can cause early peiords and also delay periods. I’m very concerned at this point. As of now I’m about a week and a half late. Anyone else have this problem

February 3, 2009 at 6:37 am
(223) josephine says:

i took the morning after pill a month and a few days ago,no pains,i still have no period,
would like to know your view on this.thank you

February 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm
(224) ss says:

hey i had sex for the first time a couple of weeks ago,im 18 years old and in the past 2 weeks ive had sex with 6 different guys… anyway im new to all this morning after pill..
but a few nites ago me and a random had unprotected sex and as he was about to blow his load, he tried to pull out but i was on the verge of havin a big orgasim, so i told him not to take his penis out, so he blew all the way inside of me, waw, it was a big turn on but now i regret it, i took the morning after pill just now, and im scared.. ive got another one to take in 12 hours.. so should i be worried of getting pregnant or it will be alrite?? i really dont want to get pregnant, so my bf doesnt find out that i cheated on him (yes i do have a bf, who didnt know that i was a virgin).. should i have unprotected sex with my bf, so if i fall pregnant ill tell him its his?? i just dont wanna loose him.. he is perfect(sxc as, the best personality ever, so honest, so loyal, and treats me like a princess) but i dont kno wat got over me, and made me cheat on him :(

February 4, 2009 at 11:04 am
(225) Veronica says:

I took the MAP about a week ago after having unprotected sex 20 hrs prior. My symptoms were some of the common ones listed on the label…back aches, strange spotting, headache, cramping….all of these side affects I pretty much anticipated, but what really has frightened me is how it impacted my moods and my over all feeling of self worth. I have experienced depression before at some moderate levels, but this was an extreme low for the last week…it is beginning to fade, but also made me feel afraid, angry, lost…some pretty extreme feelings that I had never experienced. My suggestion would be to NOT take it!!!! there is obviously some chemical reaction with the strong hormonal dose in the pills and the natural hormones in your body…..

February 5, 2009 at 11:00 am
(226) Facke Pearson says:

I took plan B and now im dead.

February 7, 2009 at 12:53 am
(227) Ms. Sensible says:

I have taken plan B about six times probably. I always felt sick when I took it and sometimes had to go to the bathroom more than usual w/ loose bowel movements. Most of the time my period came within a week after taking the pills irregardless of when my last cycle was. It also was usually darker brownish or black. I took one back in December , I was a few days late but not prego. I took one last week and started bleeding today and it is black. I have abdominal cramping and pain in my legs. For everyone who has or is having these symptoms I highly doubt it is a miscarriage, I have had one before and the pain is different. But if you have been bleeding for longer than your normal period or are having very severe symptoms just go see a doctor and if you don’t have insurance they have to take you in the emergency room. Personally I think these pills are bad stuff. Hopefully in the future we will all be smart and safe enough to no have to use them again but like most of you I would rather have a little pain than become prego for whatever reason each of us has. Hope this helped you guys a little bit.

February 15, 2009 at 6:48 pm
(228) Beck says:

i had the morning after pill nearly 2 weeks ago after the day before i had unprotected sex. I keep gettin backpains.. and belly pains occasionally. think there just side effects.

February 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm
(229) jac says:

took map pill three fridays ago couple of days after last period (thought cindom had split night before)was ok until week later started bleeding thought period had come early still bleeding 13 days later and as heavy as first day very red and runny. went to gp today said its quite common.game me some tranexamic acid tablets to stop the bleeding. fingers crossed.also have back pain no energy and fatigue

February 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm
(230) jeh says:

i was away on a trip and forgot to take my birthcontrol pill on friday… it completely slipped my mind. i took it at my normal time saturday and still didnt realize that i was a day behind on my pills. had unprotected sex that night ( saturday). today when i went to take my birth control i realized that i was a day behind. tomorrow i am going to get plan b at my local pharmacy and crossing my fingers that it works!!! also, that my symptoms will be mild because these all sound so painful :(

February 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm
(231) Dawn says:

Yeah, me too after taking postinor2 i feel like going toilet all the time. and a little giddyness.
im scare to get pregnant, and is it if the menses come i’ll be safe(im not pregnant)?

March 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm
(232) randi says:

i took the morning after pill 2 days ago. im not having any pain, but i feel really moody. i usually get sensitive befor my period starts, but this is weird, i feel so disconected and kinda out of it. im real happy, then to tears over nothing, its odd. i wonder if ita from all the hormones let into my body at once… eww

March 12, 2009 at 4:13 am
(233) JJ says:

I took levonelle one step. I morning sickness the next day, had breast tenderness for weeks, bled for about two weeks, and for the next 4 cycles had breakthrough bleeding and very strange periods-wierd clotting, sort of dry brown blood for the first few days of the period and then it would come in properly-but painfully and heavily. For the last 4 months I’ve had longer periods than normal. But the good news is, the pill worked, and I am finally back to normal. I think the scariest part of taking this pill is that you don’t have many people to talk to about it, and you don’t know if the changes are normal. The drug company makes it sound like taking this pill is no big deal and that dramatic side effects are unlikely to happen. Well, they ARE likely to happen, but they won’t kill you, they will just be annoying, and rest assured that your body WILL return to normal again.

March 18, 2009 at 3:55 am
(234) Emily says:

I took the morning after pill a few days ago.
I started bleeding yesterday. It’s really heavy and fills up my pad almost instantly. I don’t know what to do. My period had just finished the day before I took the pill… I wasnt irresponsible or anything. The condom broke. I’ve just turned 18, just started at University… I’m terrified of being pregnant… But can anyone tell me how long this bleeding will last? It’s my 18th party on Saturday and I don’t think I can celebrate with all this blood!!! How long will it last?

March 19, 2009 at 10:56 am
(235) tribe says:

After viewing everyones comments OMG…im terrified, as I am easily prone to pain, and don’t take it well. The hormones in the pill are ridiculously strong. Im confused whether to take it or not and its been12 hrs since.

March 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm
(236) sarah says:

i had sexual intercourse in setrmber with m boyfriend and i ok the morning after pill the day after i go a period a week after that and the after another month again but but i didnt et it for 5 months afte should i be worried?

March 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm
(237) princess says:

i had sex march 18 and took the morning after pill march 21 am i safe? i took it 72 hours after the day i had sex..so should i be worried?

March 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm
(238) janice says:

hi I’m jj iv been etopic once… an i am so damn scared now coz i think i am having the same syntoms of it… if ever i am etopic any one cud possibly help me financially? i know its weird really i am too afraid of this… i know the result if it cant be operated or taken it off to ur tube…

March 28, 2009 at 6:39 pm
(239) Houston says:

I took the pill in february on th 14th. The next week or so I had a period but it was onlyn two and a half days long. My periods are usually 5 to 7 days. My period this month was the same length (2 and a half days long). Can anyone tell me for certain if that is a result of the pill or am I possibly pregnant? But, then again, I have PID and recently discovered that if you have that, you’re not even supposed to take the pill. I’m confused…

March 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm
(240) Dante says:

after having my girlfriend take the pill and experiencing with her the stress it gives, i found these posts kind of helpfull, like other people felt the same,a nd what happened to her wasnt unusual. me and my girlfriend had unprotected sex once, i gave her the pill the day after, we had sex 2 days before her period was supposed to come. after taking the pill, she menstruated heavily for 10 days, during this time, her body temperature was also elevated and she had large mood swings. she took a preganacy test 25 days after and it came out negative. her period is about 5 days late so far.
i found this forum very usefull, so i decided to record what happened here, hopefully somebody will record all this one day and use it for research! ill keep posting, and for all of you out there, *i think im the only guy thats posted here so far?* gd luck! :P

March 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm
(241) nsw says:

took the morning after pill less than 12 hours after having unprotected sex on wed night, it’s now monday. had just started my period right before i had sex, and i cannot find any material to say if that would affect the way the pill worked? my period would have normally finished by now, but i’m not suprised it hasn’t. but its really heavy and i’m experience abdominal pain i wouldn’t normally get. getting a little worried…

April 2, 2009 at 10:55 am
(242) Curious says:

I took Plan B on March 15th (day 16 of my cycle); started my period on the 20th (about 10 days early); bled for five days, was fine for three days, and then began spotting red on the 28 which lasted for three days. My breasts are increasingly tender and feel swollen. Am I still experiencing side effects from Plan B? I’ve taken it before and have been fine. Incidentally, I also got a sinus infection a few days after taking Plan B — I read somewhere that that can be a side effect, as well.

April 3, 2009 at 1:19 am
(243) Sylvia says:

I took the pill less then a month ago and have been having lower abdominal cramps when I stand, my breast are swollen and tender, bloatness and tiredness. I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. I took 3 more to make sure and they were all positive. Any ideas?

April 3, 2009 at 5:58 am
(244) sophie says:

hey ladies,
i’ve been reading through all these posts and i realised that no one ever gets any answers on here.
well i’ll write my experience from the morning after pill..
i took the morning after pill nearly a month ago now after having unprotected sex with my boyfriend. he didn’t come and it was only for a matter of seconds but i was worried so i decided to take it, 2 days after unprotected sex. i didn’t have many symptoms in the first week except for tiredness and a really low depressing feeling. 5 days after taking the pill, i experienced a really heavy bleeding which lasted a few days. since then i developed a backache which has now gone, headache, really slight stomach cramps and vaginal discharge. it has now been a month since and i feel better. i get a headache occasionally but i think that’s due to stress over this whole thing. and as for the vaginal discharge, the pill plays around with your hormone levels so things are bound to be different for a little while. heavy bleeding a few days or a week after taking the pill is usually expected too. took 3 pregnancy tests and they’ve all been negative. all i can say is don’t worry ladies. from my experience, these things are all side effects of the pill. i know it’s hard but just wait it out.

April 3, 2009 at 6:04 am
(245) sophie says:

also, i think the the ‘side effects’ in the booklet are extremely misleading. they don’t mention half the symptoms that, i think, are really common from what all the women on here are saying. that’s why we all get so worried because we don’t know what’s going on. but all the smyptoms seem normal and quite common, don’t worry.

April 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm
(246) Marianela says:

I took the morning after pill over three weeks ago which was one day after having unprotected sex. I had a period that was extremely light but have had spotting after having intercourse since. Not to mention my breasts hurted for days and frequent urge to urinate. Didn’t have any signs of depression but find that I get fatigued very easily. I have also developed a cyst on the outside of my vaginal area. I have decided that it would be best for me to go to see a doctor now that I see that one can have an eptopic pregnancy. I definately would not recommend this pill to anyone with a history of ovarian cysts.

April 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm
(247) Loni says:

Well i honestly have not had side effects. I have had to take it 3 seperate times, each time no problems. I DO HAVE A QUESTION though, as you know you have to take them exactly 12 hours apart. What if you took them 24 hours apart, i forgot to set my alarm to remind to take it, and i ended up taking it almost 24 hours later. Would one go and buy another packet???????

April 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm
(248) SG says:

I Had sex on the 6th of march the day after my period was over, unprotected, the next day i got the pill, and i wasnt sick or anything… but now im late by like a day and im stressing too much… help!

April 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm
(249) 35 DAYS SINCE MY LAST PRD! says:

ITS BEEN 35 DAYS SINCE MY LAST PERIOD and it’s kind of worrying now. My breasts feel tender, my stomach feelz like it’s being punched and poked at and my vagina just recently started hurting like it usually does when I’m about to have my period the only DIFFERENCE IS, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 3 DAYS NOW.(very unusual and unfamiliar). I already took 2 preggy tests and they all came out negative….now do I have to push this monthly expected liquid out or what? cuz it’s really gettin to me now that it’s been 2 FREAKING MONTHS!

April 8, 2009 at 3:21 am
(250) Abby says:

I took the 72 hour pill a few weeks ago, since then I’ve had real discomfort in my vagina, theres a lot of discharge and it sort of stings. I wasnt sure if this was because if the Levonelle One Step or because I might actally have and STI. I think its kind of obvious now though.

April 8, 2009 at 6:11 am
(251) amy says:

In most cases, with the whole period not coming for a few months, that is expected. Especially if you’ve taken pregnancy tests which have come out negative, they are 99% accurate. Don’t worry, i’ve heard about women who have not recieved their periods for 5 months after taking it! It just messes things up a little down there.

April 10, 2009 at 7:42 am
(252) Nicola says:

i took the morning after pill 6 days ago, i started bleeding yesterday but am not due for another 2 weeks, iv taken it 3 times in the past and have never had any side effects before, i am very worried and angry that i wasn’t told about any of these side affects and i will NEVER be taking it again!

April 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm
(253) Rach says:

I had unprotected sex April 2nd, and started bleeding on April 9th and it lasted for just about 2 days. And today I am having the worse stomach pains ever and my boobs hurt really bad. And does anyone know if I will get my period still at the normal time (which is around the 16th for me)? Or is it always 2-3 weeks after taking the pill? This is a scary situation..never taking it again

April 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm
(254) linda says:

that’s normal to bleed around a week after unprotected sex if you’ve taken the MAP. normally it’s heavy too. i remember taking the pill, i was so worried it was awful. i’m fine now but the paranoia of pregnancy still scares me

April 13, 2009 at 3:04 am
(255) little says:

hey guys,had sex on 5th april,3days prio to ma periods and took the PB two days latter and i have been experiencing,back pains,bloating and stomach upset since then and 4days later spotting which scares much cause i am not sure its ma normal menstration.somebody help me get this clear if am pregnat or not,plssssssss guys,.

April 13, 2009 at 9:53 am
(256) LG says:

I thought about taking this but now im afraid because all of the comments say the same thing.. pain and bleeding..

April 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm
(257) sav says:

So after reading all the complaints about this PB pill, I feel more assured that I am not pregnant. I took it on the 6th of April and started getting side effects of pregnancy that Thursday. So today I was totally worried about being pregnant. After reading through all the blogs and comparing your symptoms with mine, I feel much more at ease. thanks for all posting your issues and concern…you have totally put my mind at ease! GOOD LUCK TO ALL of YOU!

April 14, 2009 at 10:08 am
(258) saphy says:

i took the morning after pill about just over a month ago now. i bled quite heavily around 5 days after taking it and have been paranoid about pregnancy ever since! until yesterday, i got my period a month and a few days after taking the pill. please don’t worry ladies, aslong as you’ve taken it within 72 hours i’m pretty sure you’ll all be fine. the pill can make you feel pregnant when you’re not, i know how you all feel. best of luck to you all!

April 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm
(259) 35 DAYS AND BLA BLA says:


April 18, 2009 at 11:42 pm
(260) MiCaela says:

i took planb like two months ago and i still havent had my period and havent felt right ever since.. it really sucks.

April 20, 2009 at 5:08 pm
(261) Marianela says:


I took the pill on the 27th, spotted a couple of days later. To date, no period….have taken three pregnancy tests because I am freaking out…all came back negative. I hope my body goes back to norman soon…I am never taking these pills again. Two weeks ago I had to go to the emergency room because out of nowhere I developed a Bartholyn’s cyst on the side of my vagina. Couldn’t sit or walk for two days….they cut it open and drained it in the emergency room. Why don’t men have to worry about this crap??!!!!

Thank you to all the bloggers because this site really helps me :) .

April 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm
(262) Marianela says:

For all of my sisters out there who have taken this pill or are thinking about taking it, my suggestion is as follows; if you have a Planned Parenthood Clinic where you live, go there, ask about their morning after pill. I remember taking it two years ago and not having any of the problems I or any of you have experienced.

My concern is a follows the brochure that comes with Plan B pills is not very helpful or informative to the questions we all have. IF you are all these blogs, it seems like most of us have had the same side effects, fears and irregular periods afterwards. I don’t want to be some company’s guinea pig! As I said before, I don’t know when I am going to get my period. But I saw a show where a woman who took the morning after pill was pregnant…..didn’t know until she started having contractions, even though she took two pregnancy tests which came out as negative. My next advice is as follows, for those of us who don’t get our period for more than 4 weeks…go to a clinic and take their pregnancy test….explain the situation….usually before an abortion they will do an ultrasound to see how far along you are….this will let you know that you are definately pregnant and that you need to decide whether to keep it or not.

Good luck to all my female sisters….keep blogging….we can support each other!

April 23, 2009 at 10:27 am
(263) Marianela says:

Previous last two blogs-

Yesterday the FDA approved giving Plan B pills to 17 year olds without a prescription. To any parents of a 17 year old or any 17 year olds planning on taking this, please do not take this pill. The side effects of this pill are horrible, read the beginning of these blogs. This pill stays in your system for a long time causing all sort of abnormal side effects not listed on the flyer. No young woman should have to go through what all of us have had to go through.

Do not take this pill! I don’t think enough research has been done on the long term effects.

April 23, 2009 at 11:49 am
(264) Kelly says:

If you all are so scared of becoming pregnant and this pill not working. Instead of taking the pill to prevent the fertilized egg from attaching itself…..Here’s a concept…DON’T HAVE INTERCOURSE.

April 25, 2009 at 4:29 am
(265) macy says:

I took the morning after pill a week ago and was warned I might suffer side-effects such as drowsiness and spotting. The only side-effect I had was a drowsiness which lasted 2 days and then yesterday I started having abdominal cramp and spotting. Is this normal so long after taking the morning-after pill?

April 25, 2009 at 7:37 pm
(266) kelly says:

ive took the pill the week before my period and started feeling all the same pains after my period went off.And usually my period is on for five days and now its been on for bout two and half weeks.My boyfriend researched it too so were pretty sure im not pregnant as well. But its slowly clearing up and my period will be back to normal and of course we decided to stop humping so much because its really scary taking this pill

April 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(267) Lexci says:

Hi, i took the levonelle one step after ovulating… will it still work? someone please answer as i am going madly insane…can’t afford an abortion!!!!!

April 26, 2009 at 1:06 am
(268) Katie says:

Just my 2 cents. For all those who are having issues, with the pills and what not. Why not stop having sex unless you want to to become pregnant. It is completely irresponsible what you are doing. You are destroying yourself!! I care for you all. Please make it stop.

Frankly you all should be seeking professional assistance your life (and that of a possible baby) are too precious to just look for ‘online help’….

God bless you all.

April 27, 2009 at 10:55 am
(269) Tanya says:

It’s an ABORTION pill! Of course you will have these symptoms; your body is going through a spontaneous abortion. You are killing a life.
If you don’t want the symptoms, don’t take it.
Better yet, don’t have sex, which is meant for procreation, until you are married.


May 1, 2009 at 10:04 am
(270) CUT THE CRAP!!! says:

It really kills me to see other people telling others what they should and should not be doing with their bodies. I think it is BEING responsible of ALL these woman to prevent a pregnancy they are not prepared for. Keep the preaching to yourself! Those times were long gone with Roe vs. Wade. These posts are here for woman who are trying to support each other and not getting into each others personal/cultural/religion beliefs!!!!

I would rather have a woman take the morning after pill than to have a baby that she is going to mistreat, possibly even kill due to not wanting it or postpartum depression. Have you ever heard of child abuse????

Having sex is NOT the problem…these women are obviously being responsible and saying “I’m not ready to have children”….that is BEING responsible!!!!

Those sisters who are thinking or have taken the morning after pill. Don’t wait to go see a doctor….get answers to your questions….and all will be okay. We will CONTINUE to support each other despite the fanatics who think they are better than everyone else!!!!!

May 1, 2009 at 10:10 am
(271) Tired of the self-righteous!!!! says:

POST 264, 268, 269

Stay out of other women’s lives! Roe vs. Wade!!!! Live your own life and stay out of everyone else’s. You are in the wrong blogging section….I am sure there are other religious blogs you could be on.

A woman has a right to her OWN body!!!!! Deal with it!!!

May 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm
(272) What the hell!! says:

To Kelly, Tanya and Katie… How Dare you post your medieval, religious CRAP!!! Not having sex with my man is not even an option! It brings major happyness to my life, and the lives of most other NORMAL woman!

Secondly, Its not an Abortion pill, it’s a precaution pill, we don’t know if our egg got fertilised, we just don’t want it too!!! Were killing a couple of cells not a life you fools! Wow when you guys get your period must be like committing murder.

Save it for Church on sunday and go Judge yourself!!!

May 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm
(273) Maria says:

THANK YOU comment 272!!!

The morning after pill is large dose of birth control, is that considered killing as well? The woman taking these pills are taking them to avoid getting a surgical abortion or to avoid taking the abortion pill. HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!!!! If depriving yourself of sexual activity works for you great…you are on the wrong site.

Here is to having freedom over our own bodies!!!!!

May 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm
(274) Nicolle. says:

it was my first time of having sex and i did bleed, and then the next day it stopped and the day after that i started getting like this orange red colour in my underwear im worried about what is it can you help?.

May 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm
(275) Marianela says:

For Nicolle-

First question, did you guys use a condom? I hope you did. If it was your first time having intercourse it is normal to bleed a little. Keep your eye on the spotting,if it goes on for more than three days go to the doctor.

Second question, have you taken Plan B? How old are you? Hopefully your spotting will stop and you will be okay. If you are going to have intercourse…my advice to you is protect yourself by using condoms. No guy in this world is worth an STD. And no guy is going to tell you whether he has one or not….SO it is up to you to protect yourself.

If you have more questions, just blog…this site has been very helfpful to me.

May 4, 2009 at 8:30 pm
(276) katelynn says:

yes im sorry to say this but im 17 and i had sex with my bf may 2nd. he got me morning after pills. and i took one today may 4th.and i hate to say this to but i was sucking his you kno what and i puked. i puked an hour after i took the morning after pill..and so ppl said it is okay for me to take the other one and i did
so idk if i puked cuz i sucked his you kno what or it was the pill. cuz my stomach been hurting me since sunday and today..
so yeah… and i cant let my mom kno… so HELP ME PLZZZ :(

May 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm
(277) Stop Mass-murdering of the Innocent! says:

Post 271,

Roe vs. Wade is the lie Satan wants you to believe dear friend.

There is no such thing as “having the right” to kill somebody. That idea is a figment of your own imagination as well as a sin. Are you really advocating the idea of having a society which allows for the private conviction of murder? Think about it for a minute. It so seems that those who most militantly and religiously call for the inclusion of laws that will give women the right to conduct ‘private mass-murder in her own body’ would be the first ones to denounce a society that allows people to openly and freely perpetrate crimes in the court of their mind. This worldview has serious moral, legal and philosophical problems.

May 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm
(278) Katie says:

To our dear blogger from Post 272,

To employ add-hominem arguments as a means to obfuscate the intent and value of someone else’s input and free-speech is needless and childish. What you address as ‘medieval and religious’ is actually moral and human judgement which is part of the fabric of every human being. Your conscience bears witness to it -we all have one. Second, you must not confuse ‘happiness’ with sexual pleasure. Thirdly, any 10 year-old with a basic understanding of biology knows that any cell is a living organism. That’s is scientifically speaking, not religiously. If it weren’t already a human being with completely different DNA structure and human genetics, women wouldn’t feel persuaded to take a pill. Leave it alone and it will become beautiful creature according to God’s image just like youself. You know, that’s why we love this county and its laws because we treat with another with respect and love. Thus, when someone says ‘A women has the right to her own body’ we must immediately ask the following question: Is the woman’s body the only body under consideration?’. It’s really basic, whose rights are more important, your right to have the baby or the baby’s right to live? Both of them are equally important.

I am only speaking in defense of those infants at this present moment don’t have an advocate to represent them. That little one that we want to simply identify and dismiss as a ‘couple of cells’ could be the next president of the United States of America!. That baby once he grows up could someday save your own life!!

Proverbs 31:8-9

“Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.”

The wonderful news is that God can forgive of all our sins. Even sins of this kind. Jesus’ death on the cross as well as a contrite and repentant heart can reunite any women in this forum who have committed the sin of abortion with their babies in heaven. It’s a promise that God TODAY WILL make to you and most importantly fulfill! They are safe in the arms of God but He will by no means ignore and let sin unpunished. That’s why He have up His own to atone for our sins. Please read the Bible and repent from your sins. God has forgiven terrible sins in my life and I am sure he will do the same for you. Love and I hope you girls get better in this difficult situation.

“”He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but who so confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13)”

“Surely He hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows…He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:4-5

May 8, 2009 at 8:05 am
(279) Sara says:

Hmmmm there seems to be some confusion here over what the morning after pill actually does. The reason women bleed after taking it is nothing to do with abortion or killing anything, its simply because they’ve taken a large dose of hormone. It basically urges the body to shed the lining of the womb (the same as a period), while also preventing the release of an egg (same as the contraceptive pill). If a woman was already pregnant and took the morning after pill, it would have no effect on the life created – this is why there is a totally different ABORTION pill for this situation. If you’re going to judge on the grounds of religion then at least learn the truth of what it does before inflicting your ill-advised beliefs on people who did not ask for your opinion.

May 8, 2009 at 10:54 am
(280) Enough nonsense says:

Back to the purpose of this blog…..
The morning after pill. This pill is used to prevent the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy. It prevents fertilization…despite of the stupidity from some bloggers….it does not kill a baby. It is a large dose of oral contraceptives. The side effects vary from woman to woman. But if you follow the instructions and monitor yourself afterwards..you will be okay.

I guess this country which grants us freedom must be condemmed to hell for allowing the marketing of the morning after pill.

May 8, 2009 at 11:05 am
(281) Miss M says:

To 277 & 278

Next time a parent caught in the middle of a custody battle kills their children…I will keep your beliefs in mind.

Next time a child is physically or sexually abused….I will keep your advice in mind.

Next time I have to provide for the 4 or 5 children some welfare mother forces me to provide for….I will remember your advice.

Next time I see a news segment about how children are sold into sexual slavery….I will keep your advice in mind.

So from those of us who are being responsible….MIND YOUR OWN F—ING BUSINESS.


May 8, 2009 at 11:13 am
(282) Hooray! says:

I love my partner and I enjoy having sex with him. After all, I am a human with feelings and emotions. I consider myself responsible for my life and actions. Do not want or need advice from the people whose beliefs at some point or another have slaughtered other innocent people for their beliefs.

I have taken the morning after pill twice and the abortion pill twice. Why? Because only I know whether I want to have children or not. I am glad these options are available to women.

May 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm
(283) Lili says:

I was just thinking about taking the morning after pill, but after reading this post, i really don’t want to take it now.

May 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm
(284) liza says:

i took the morning after pill. my period came 3 days early… it was just like a normal period and went … now im not ovulating in this next cycle.. is this normal?

May 13, 2009 at 6:34 am
(285) Darlene says:

Did you know there are only 12-24 hours a month you can get pregnant? Learn you body! Also if a man will risk getting you pregnant out of wedlock, maybe even a sexually transmitted disease, he doesn’t love you. He wantss to use your body for his own selfish pleasure. Women deserve better than that!!!!!

May 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm
(286) jennifer says:

After i took the morn after pill i got really dry for ahile is that normal?

May 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm
(287) susan says:

I have taken Plan B before and have only experienced minor side effects such as fatigue. I recently took the pill again and am now having more severe symptoms such as nausea, cramping, bloating and fatigue. These symptoms have lasted for about a week and a half. I know i’m not pregnant but these are the worst side effects pertaining to this pill that I have had.

May 15, 2009 at 1:19 am
(288) 2sweet4u says:

I took the Plan B pills for the first time, I experience severe bloating, nausea, cramping like my stomach was just turning… Finally exactly 1 week later I guess I started my period, was just brown with pieces of like tissue lasted only few hours and that was it…wondering if everything is OK!!!??

May 15, 2009 at 11:09 am
(289) Col says:

PLEASE HELP ME GUYS, I CAN’T FIND AN ANSWER ANYWHERE!! . . . . I took levonelle one step in the middle of march a week after my period. . My period came a week later (2 weeks early) and only lasted 3 days. . 4 weeks after that period i came on normally again i was only on for 3 days though. Now i’m waiting for my 2nd proper period an am 5 days late. Its now the middle of may could i be pregnant as i have no symptoms of period or pregnancy apart from slight tender breasts but no changes in nipples? PLZ HELP

May 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm
(290) kazza says:

Hiya! i suffered with pains for about 3 months afterwards, and period pains have been alot worse since then and its now a year since i took it

May 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm
(291) Alexandra says:

Just so you all know, the Plan B pill is the abortion pill, just in a nice handy package. Any doctor will tell you this.

It will make you feel terrible no matter what. It is to ensure you did not get pregnant; even though I have heard of some women ending up pregnant anyway.

You will bleed and have discomfort for awhile and if you did actually conceive, it will be worse. If you’re bleeding with as much pain as stated here, I suggest you go to your OB/GYN to be checked to make sure it is not worse than you think.

I did not and nor will I, use that pill. It’s too harmful. Good luck to all of you that did.

May 18, 2009 at 11:00 am
(292) tonisha says:

i had unprotected sex on the 16,17 and 18 of april.. i took the morning after pill on the 20th..but i put it under my tongue and drank some water, then the tablet started to dissolve and a little went down my throat and the remainders i spat it out, then 5days later i startd to spot, then the secon day i bled and the next but it wasn’t alot and my period wasn’t due till the 3rd of may which has not come yet and lately iv been having serious belly cramps, headaches, feeling nausea, and nipple feeling sore

May 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm
(293) Marianela says:

Okay girls. When take this pill follow the instructions as they are in the package. Do not go out and have unprotected sex again. This only adds to the confusion.

I took the pill on Feb. 27….bled 4 days later….light brown and only for two days. I felt crappy physically….sore breasts, cramps, backache, fatigue. I did not have a period for two and a half months. I took 4 pregnancy tests to make certain that I wasn’t pregnant. Was careful to use protection if I had intercourse.

Now, we are all going to experience different symptoms….some which the manufaturer won’t list. But if you follow the instructions the way they are written…all this other crap will pass. You can always turn to this blog for support. But this pill will create weird changes in your body for a while.

May 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm
(294) BB says:

I had taken the morning after pill about a week ago and i started feeling some abdominal pain 4 days after but then after a week i started bleeding and havnt stopped since. Sometimes it goes for a straight couple of days and other times it is off an on.

May 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm
(295) BB says:

so i took the morning after pill about 2 weeks ago and when i first took it about 4 days after i started having abdominal pain. Then about a week after i started bleeding. Sometimes it is straight for a couple of days and other times it is off an on. I have also been experencing lower back pain. Should i be going to see my doctor about this or is it just like symptoms that will eventually go away? Please help i am starting to get worried.

May 21, 2009 at 9:44 am
(296) Tj says:

I am REALLY SCARED,I have taken the morning after pill WAY too many times…No one ever told me about side effects,i was popping them like smarties because my husband refused to use protection.I have probably taken more than 20….my periods are irregular ALL the time,I get hot flushes constantly and nausea…and now my husband and i are wanting to have a baby but i fear that i cant!The last time i went to the chemist they told me that if u take it too often u might not be able to have kids.I AM DEVISTATED…I dont know if i can have children now!Im too scared to go to the docter to find out just incase its bad news…..what shud i do??can anyone help….does it make u sterile?

May 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm
(297) Anna says:

Hi Col, I am having the same problem as you. My husband and I use condoms because we have three kids and don’t want another(atleast not right now). The condom came off inside of me so we were worried enough that he got me Plan B. I took it about a week after my menstral only about 8 hours after the incident. I started my menstral again within 1 week which would have been 2 weeks early for my April period. Then in April I started again around the 15th but, keep in mind I haven’t had a really normal cycle in 2 years (since I have been off the ortho-tri-cycling pill) But, it is now May 21 st still no period in site. I always experience breast tenderness and severe bloating and mood changes with my period so I don’t know if I am pregnant unless I miss my period for a really long period of time or I start to become extremely nauseas. The morning after pill didn’t really give me any side effects besides the weird bleeding but, I am still concerned because I haven’t had my period for May yet. Just a little note to Alexandra the abortion pill and plan B are way different. Let me just say that Plan B is not an abortion pill which is why you can’t take it later that 36 hours after unprotected sex. All it does is prevent a fertlized egg from attaching to the uterus by making your uterus seem to alreading have an implanted egg in it hence the breast tenderness and nausea and bloating it makes your body think it is already pregnant so another egg can’t implant. The abortion pill actually makes you abort a fetus that is in the uterus hence the abortion part. An egg that is not implanted is NOT a fetus. So you might want to find another doctor if your doctor tells you any differenly. Hi to TJ as well I wanted to say to you that you need to wait atleast a year to become pregnant after taking any form of chemical birth control. (This is what the docors told me). I got off the DEPO SHOT when I was trying for my Third child with my husband. I was on DEPO for 3 years. We tried for well over a year before we finally gave up trying and I got pregnant. I don’t believe that you can’t have a child just give your body the chance to become “normal” without extra chemicals in it. Also, start taking a multi- vitamin (Prenatal Vitamin) and eat and drink really healthy foods. Cut out as much fat as possible and if you don’t already work out do start. Make your body as healthy as you can and I am sure you’ll get pregnant. Also, folic acid aids in making your uterus a really friendly place to be.

May 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm
(298) Bhutto says:

OK, so it’s apparent now that some people from the abortion/pharmaceutical industry have arrived here as a result of all the horror stories mentioned above to do some damage control and tell women more lies that got them into this mess to begin with. Remember, ladies, they are the ones pocketing the cash in exchange for your misery. Now they are here to tell you more lies about the first few weeks of human development and how your suffering should be kept quiet.

Google “progestin birth defects” and see for yourself the medical journal results that they are trying to hide. Notice too that they make no mention that these very powerful steroids cause breast cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer, and heart disease.

I’m sorry for all the pain and suffering and not knowing what happened for all of you. That’s part of their marketing scheme – to play with language and pretend that life doesn’t begin at conception. These are the same people who will tell you later that you should have a surgical abortion if the chemical one fails. They don’t care about you or your child. that’s why they will do untold harm to both of you and lie about it.

Anyone in here thinking of taking it, I hope I warned you what those profiting from this crap will not. Read what happened to others and be forewarned. If you’ve already taken them, please see a doctor ASAP and don’t beat yourself up too bad over being lied to.

May 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm
(299) Anna says:

I want to say something to all you religious folk on here. First, I am not from a pharmaseutical (can’t even spell it right) company and I am glad my posting pissed you off because we do deserve the truth. Next, I believe in GOD I pray and I was baptised. I do not go to church nor do I believe in the STORIES in the bible. Let me make my point clear to all of you who say go to this website go here look at this. When a woman takes the Plan B there is no gurantee that it will work PERIOD. Those women whose infants had those birth defects are women who took that pill and it DID NOT stop the egg from implanting. It is Rare but, we are told of these facts and are also told that if PLAN B doesn’t work there is a chance that a pregnancy could result and that the baby could have birth defects! THEY TELL US! NO SECRET! That is how I have so much information about it because I did my homework on it before I felt it was right for me. Also, back to the religous part of this you say that you are belevers in GOD and yet you judge us! Isn’t that a sin! Or how about Capital punishment (EYE FOR AN EYE) so it’s okay to kill an adult? I thought murder was against religon. How about it if you tell all those children whom lost their mommy’s, Daddy’s, grandma’s etc.. in the 9/11 attacks that those people believed so strongly in their religion that it was ok that they murdered their family members. Oh and can you please explain to me how if GOD created ADAM & EVE and they had two sons Their one son goes away and comes back with a wife. Where the hell did she come from?! Seriously actually read the stories in the bible and see how many of them actually make sense. While your at it please explain to me why my Christian grandmother allowed my uncle her son to molest me repeatedly in her home and even walked in on it happeneing and then called me a lier I was 9-years-old how can a Christian do that huh! Explain to me why so many people all of a sudden find GOD after a tragedy not before! Explain to me how the KKK (Klu Klux Klan) can justify their racism by saying that the bible says that you can’t trust the yellow skin and that blacks aren’t like the rest! Please tell me how a man can get away with stabbing his 1-month old infant to death because he said GOD told him too and he had a long history of family involvement in church and he himself is a preecher! Also please explain to me how a beloved preecher can preech hate and intolerance (GAY, Abortion Etc..) then turn around and have sex with a man. Explain to me how so many priest are going to jail for molesting little boys. I don’t know who the hell you think you are but don’t come bible thumping in a place your not wanted. This is about women who are seeking out others in their situation for help not for holy rollers who think only their opinions count and the way they think is LAW.

May 22, 2009 at 5:18 am
(300) Becki says:

Hi, Checked through the ALL the blogs for a simmilar information..so here we go..
I have a 14 mth little girl and me and her daddy are very happy, want loads of babies in the futre but had a little accident and the condom broke, i never went back on my pill after my daughter so comdoms are our only proctection. Had a little painc and was talking to my friend the next day and she said dnt get the mornign after pill just take 6 of your normal pills as apartently it works the same?? so being stupid and knowing how fertile i am i went home and took 5(felt really sick couldnt take the 6th one),
Day later felt really really sick then nothing was due my period 6 days after i had the accident so wait and it came 2 days early, started normal but i am now beeding litle you wouldnt belive and there are small stringy black clots on my tampax.
Just want to know the effects of what i have done and could i still be preganant if i did catch?x

May 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm
(301) Anna says:

Hi Becki,
It is the first I have ever heard that you can take that many birth control pills and get the same effect as Plan B. I do know that plan B is the same thing as regular birth control only in a much more potent form. Just for refrence you could still be pregnant even if you bleed. I know for a fact it has happened to me before even after taking my pill. I didn’t know I had missed my pill and the next morning when I went to take the one for that morning I realized I had forgotten the day before so I took both just like you are instructed to do by your doctor. I ended up not haveing my period and went to doc found out was pregnant. I ended up losing the baby maybe because of the birth control who knows. So yes you can still be pregnant go get a at home test! Right away because you could end up having really bad complications brcause of all the pills you took. I wish you well and have a great day.

May 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm
(302) Bhutto says:

Anna, I’m sorry you had a bad experience as a child, but I don’t think that gives you the right to be so bigoted and hateful of other people’s religions.

I never mentioned one word about religion in my post. I was talking only of the very real medical science that is that these pills are poison and do great harm to mother and child alike.

You lost your baby, but you’re still coming online to defend these kill pills?!? wow..

Who in heaven or on earth ever gave you or anyone the right to give an innocent child a lifetime of birth defects !!?

May 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm
(303) Anna says:

Ok first of you idiot (Bhutto)I do not have a biggoted point of view on religion it is simply my point of view secondly the pills didn’t kill the baby I was already taking birth control and there is no way for me to ever know what happened and don’t tell me your sorry for something you can’t understand ok. I’m not sorry! And I will continue to defend a womans right to choice. I don’t care what you or any other religous freak thinks about that ok! You are the Biggot with your extreme beliefs that women should honor their husbands and that women shouldn’t have the right to choose what happens with their own bodies how can you defend that!? Not to mention that it is ungodly to be gay in you world. Your just pissed because the points I brought up were true and how do you defend such extreme views. I am very open to different opions and I think it’s great that in the U.S. we have the freedom to be religous or not but, simply put you and all these other religous people are posting on a blog which is meant for women whom have taken these pills and are scared and need feed back from other women not for you to tell us our way is wrong. Screw you and your one sided closed minded bull crap ok! Thats what I am saying. I am actually on here to help other women and to get help from them because we know what we are each dealing with and it gives us comfort to know there are others out there.

May 24, 2009 at 7:16 am
(304) April says:

Hi Ladies, I wish to say that I felt and cried for all who had experienced such horrible times after taking Plan B, I read these comments only a day after I took both pills and have been scarred ever since, and still am a bit. But, I must say that I did take the pills only 3 hrs. after unexpected sex when a condom did break. I can not carry since my hemmorage 20 years ago, I have a beautiful 20 year young daughter but almost didnt make it, and I did have a miscarriage 5 years ago so I had to do the resonsible thing and buy Plan B. I had stomacheand side pains the first few days after taking it and yes was extra tired, but my period did come on 3 days early which is common for me. Today is my first day and so far so good. I have a very sensitive system and was terrified. I do not know if this is a normal period yet, I am usually very heavy for 5 days or so. I will post back if all stays well. I was never on birth control and just turned 40 years of age. All I ask is that you all be careful, I do not have a sex life to speak of becasue I am so scarred of getting pregnant and I do know it is taking away a normal part of life, but even with inserts and a condom I worry so much until I get my period that I do not have sex at all. Maybe I will find a man that will love me wihtout penetration as I am a very affectionate person but cant afford this kinf of fear. My thoughts are with all of you. I will post again.

May 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm
(305) Bhutto says:

Anna, you clearly cannot respond to anything I said with anything other than more angry insults and lies – so for the sake of everyone else .. NONE of my posts mentions one word about religion – just the scientific, medical facts! Anna’s cruel version of partisan politics cannot make the first few weeks of human development magically vanish any more than all the pain and suffering written about here to women who have taken these very dangerous breast cancer and birth defects causing STEROIDS.

I DO have an unfortunate history with these as I was lied to also. Anna, I think it’s disgusting that even after you miscarried, and with all the suffering seen here – you still come on a forum like this to actually defend this crap.

Google “progestin birth defects” and see the scientific FACTS for yourself. I’ll ask again just in case you really care.. Who gave you or anyone the right to give an innocent child a lifetime of birth defects !!?

Please explain to all of us how women’s health is helped by breast cancer, heart disease, cervical cancer, premature births, liver cancer, miscarriage, or blood clots.

May 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm
(306) Anna says:

Bhutto, you clearly try to seem like you really know what your talking about but you don’t. These drugs don’t cause a woman to lose a fetus you really need to look beond your pretend world. Look at the real facts you can google that progestian birth defects and you are going to find many of those wbsites are set up by people who don’t believe that woman should use those methods to even become pregnant which brings you back to religion and that if you can’t get pregnant on your own then you shouldn’t take medications to help you. It is the same thing over and over again and I am sure if you look it up you’ll find some religous orginaization is behind it. Please stop telling women what to do with their bodies! I didn’t suffer when I had a miscarriage I didn’t want a baby so I was actually kinda relieved why do you assume I suffered? The baby wasn’t even big enough for me to have know it was there! Once again you make a judgment of someone elses emothional state based on how you feel you have no right to do that. This is what you needed to figure out you are a fake and your ideolgy is that of a religous person whether you admit it or not. Go away and quit lieing to these women whom are seeking out real help!

May 26, 2009 at 5:09 am
(307) emma says:

last week i was on my period then i fininshed on the thursday took the morning after pill the friday and sat afternoon i started to bleed ive neaver had this before it aws a little bit at first now its got more worse but i feel fine apart from that

May 27, 2009 at 12:47 am
(308) Concerned Young Adult! says:

It has been almost 3 weeks since I have taken the “Plan B” Pill. Two days after taking this so called emergency Contraceptive, I started to spot, and then the next day I began to bleed heavily. I have read the symptoms on the websites, so I figured that this was one of them. However, I am still bleeding!! It is now almost 3 weeks after taking the pill and I am still bleeding as if I am reliving my menstrual cycles days over and over back to back. Anyone have a clue?

May 27, 2009 at 1:05 am
(309) PLAN B IS TERRIBAD! says:

Ok, So…it looks like this pill causes a CRAP load of bleeding. You may possibly bleed for MONTHS! Almost to a point to where you have lost so MUCH BLOOD that you might as well check in to the nearest hospital! I mean come on! I have been bleeding for over 3 weeks STRAIGHT! I feel so weak from loosing all this blood that I seriously think that I need to make a trip to the nearest GNC and pick up some freaking IRON PILLS! This pill is obviously not very healthy to take. The side effects after taking this pill seem to be more of a concern than the actual affect that it was meant to prevent. This just goes to show that things like this are not NORMAL, I would rather have a child and live with him/her for the rest of my life than BLEED consecutively for MONTHS STRAIGHT! PLAN B is no longer a PLAN for me. I need to go back to PLAN A!!!

May 29, 2009 at 11:37 pm
(310) plan c says:

this is my first and last time taking this pill. i’m having really bad abdominal pain. its so bad that i cant even sleep at night and extra strength tylenol doesnt work. id rather just go with plan c and just have the baby.

May 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm
(311) Anna says:

(Hi Col), I have posted here before I would really like to know if your period has started yet? If not and you need to talk or anything please come back onto this forum and give me your e-mail and we can chat privatly.
For everyone else on this forum can I say to you I believe in a womans right to choice 100% no question I don’t care who asks me we have the right to our bodies. I personally would not have a abortion unless I was in a situation where we were putting our other children in jeopardy! This was what my sitution was I thought we have three kids Oldest 14 years middle is 9 years and youngest is going to be 4 years in 6 days. My husband and I both work over full time (I have a home buisness) we were doing really good until our economy took a crapper! Now we are struggling to buy food each week. So when we had an accident when the condom slipped off I made the choice to get plen B. I had just ended my period the night it happened and within a few days I bled again (from the pills) it was just like a normal period. It ended around the 29th 30th of March. Then in April I had another period started on 16th lasted 5 days so ended 20th of April. (These are approx. dates because me period is never normal) So I came to this forum because I needed some support I was scared to death about missing. So I took prego. test negative results. So I looked up on internet about inducing periods I assumed that the pills made me miss. So I found a website called angry for a reason about induced periods or for women whom think they are in very early stages of unwanted pregnancy induced miscarriage. Anyway I knew I wasn’t prego from the test so I decided to give the herbal remedy a try and guess what today is the 30th of May and I have begun to spot. The remedy is only to be done for 3 days and today is the day I woke up and I had to end so day 4 and I have begun to bleed. So anyway I don’t recommend doing a home or herbal miscarriage but if you know you aren’t pregnant give that website a look over and maybe it’ll be right for you. The way I figure is it has to be better for you than all those pills those pharmaseutical companies are shoving down your throat Right!

May 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm
(312) Jense107 says:

I took the morning after pill 6 days ago. I am married and I already have 2 children but we are having problems so I thought I’d better not take any chances. Being a single mom of 2 kids would be hard enough. Anyway, I have had serious fatigue,DEPRESSION, and serious anger since I took it. I mean I’m in a rage at everyone and I’m not usually like that. I’m positive the fatigue, depression, and anger are side effects I’m just ready for them to go away. I didn’t even want to get out of bed yesterday :-( . But come on ladies -two weeks of moodiness or depression or discomfort is easier then 9 months – and then 18 years of a little one.

June 1, 2009 at 2:58 am
(313) Bf says:

I just had sex with my girl and the condom riped and I was thinking about getting her the pills, but after reading this comments an scared that something could happen to her!!

June 1, 2009 at 8:16 am
(314) April says:

Hi Its April again, well I had what hope was a normal period, I so paranoid I just want to get my next period to be sure. I do however have back pain that seems to be getting worse,and left side pain. I will never take Plan B again I am disapointed in myself that I had to, but again if it did prevent a pregnancy that I could not nor want to see through anyway with my history, then I am going to hope for the best and wait out these side effects. ladies again please be so careful, we only get one body and trust me its up to us to take care of it, no one else cares.

June 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm
(315) Anna says:

(BF) it is great you are worried about your girl. Tell her to take vitamin C. Tell her to take the 100% vitamin C not the stuff with ricoflavinoids in it. Viamin C can cause an egg not to implant as long as it is caught right away. She should take 500 mg tablets ever hour no more than 6000mg in a day (it is water solubale so you can’t take too much you pee it out. I have done this and either I never got pregnant to begin with or it prevented it. She needs to drinks tons of water I mean so many and if she has kidney problems then don’t because this could cause kidney stones (very rare)! She can look it up on the internet there are many great sites about it. All I know is i’ll never take Plan B again! I also pray I never have to be in the situation ever again!

June 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm
(316) Bhutto says:

Anna, you are a horrible excuse for a human being. Even with all that has happened to all these women – and all the suffering they can only admit annonymously – you STILL come on here and spread your lies to promote breast cancer, cervical cancer, birth defects, liver cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, and any number of other adverse health effects of this poison. And, yes, it is a medical fact that life begins at conception. But you don’t care about women’s health, so why on earth would you care about children’s health? You will never make the scientific facts, or human rights, vanish.

You and your nazi medicine are just causing untold further misery for women and their children alike. What a ghoulish monster..

“I will maintain the utmost respect for human life, from the time of its conception; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity; I will practice my profession with conscience and dignityĒ

Hippocratic Oath/Declaration of Geneva

June 4, 2009 at 8:20 am
(317) Fancy says:

ladies i don’t think i’ll use the morning after pill again in my life. the side effects are horrible, too much pain, stress en depression. i rather stick to plan a condom or plan c having a gift (a baby)

June 4, 2009 at 8:26 am
(318) Fancy says:

they people who make these pills are liars, they don’t state that the side effect are the same as the pregnacy symptoms that why we tend to stress alot. it was my first en last time using these pills.

they say the effects last for about 2 to 3 days but they can last for about 2 to 3 weeks, why is that? let just stick to CONDOMS THAN TO DESTROY OUR LOVELY BODIES.

June 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm
(319) Anna says:

(bhutto) I am so tired of your personal attacks. Compairing me to a Nazi you don’t know me if you did you would know that my family fled Germany and Poland during Hitlars reign of terror they ven changed their last names to appear more “American”. Please ladies do look up progestin birth defects I did. First website that came up go see for yourself what it is about. What I seen was about women using this drug to get pregnant but, maybe I read the info wrong go see for yourself. Next one that came up was This too was about using these drugs to become pregnant. Next one This too was about using the drugs to become pregnant. Bhutto I think you are on the wrong blog all of these women are trying to prevent being pregnant. !DUH! Also, you seem angry at me for nothing my last post was telling someone to look up Viamin C to help his girlfriend from becoming pregnant instead of using Plan B. I think I was also clear that I will never use that crap again. What pisses you off is I can not want to use it again and tell people other alternatives instead of Plan B but still stand behind the fact that these women have the right to choose what to do with their bodies. You are incapable of doing this because your way of thinking is the only way and if you disagree with it then all of you are Nazi’s, do you need to take your meds! Or are you in denial of having a mental illness. Just wondering! Can’t really figure out why you would tell women to look at these websites that are about fertility problems when clearly they don’t have that issue. I agree that us women need to ban together and force these companies to tell us the whole truth but, I also still believe that these women still have the right to do what they want with their bodies and if you don’t like that then thats too damn bad you will never change it. Get over and quit personally attacking people you don’t know because when you assume things your only making an ass of u and me.

June 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm
(320) Jo says:

I have taken the morning after pill. No side effects immediately after; got my period as usual, but then one week later I got them again and it has now been 12 days of steady heavy flow. I hope it ends soon or I’ll need a transfusion :(

June 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm
(321) Ace says:

oh God…now I’m scared.I took this plan b pill 5 days ago.And now I started bleeding and it only has been 1 week after my last period ended.I don’t feel any kind of depression though, and I didn’t have any major pains anywhere.I’m 18 and started my “adult” life 2 month ago.But I’m really scared that I will continue bleeding for 3-4 weeks as other girls did…I feel like wanna go to a doctor to prevent any further horror.Anyone knows where can I have a free or really cheap appointment?I’m a student,and don’t have a job.I really REALLY don’t wanna involve anyone(like my mom,cause she’s not quite emotionally stable)…And did anyone bleed less that 3 weeks and than had normal periods?

June 6, 2009 at 11:16 pm
(322) Ace says:

It’s me again.I got a question.Does anyone know,can it change woman’s hormones forever? Can she become frigid?Or feel different forever?Or will it change so her partner will notice it(like have no pleasure with this woman)? I know that’s a weird question…but I’m concerned.I was really “unusual” in that sense…I don’t wanna change after taking this pill from hell(((

June 7, 2009 at 7:53 pm
(323) laura says:

I took the pill 33 hours after I had unsafe sex.
4 hours later I was in the worst pain of my life. Come to find out. my dick shrank.

June 8, 2009 at 2:45 am
(324) Fancy says:

ladies i was also scared that I was maybe pregnant or there is something wrong with my body but it was just the side effect. The pain lasted for like 2 weeks (abdominal pain, chest pain, abdominal side pain, lower back pain, period pain, breast pain, running stomach) trust me the side effect are the same as the pregnancy symptoms.


i love you all

June 8, 2009 at 9:42 am
(325) Ace says:

Hi.I’m not scared that I’m pregnant or there is something wrong with me…I read all those stories and I know these are the side effects of the pill…I’m just scared that I’m gonna die…Can’t imagine how other ladies suffered 2-3 weeks of bleeding.I’m dying after 2 days.My nails turned purple-blue…I’m actually a little underweight.Life is leaving my body,that’s what I feel.I’m afraid that I will close my eyes to sleep or blink and won’t be able to open them again.I cought cold too,but it’s almost over.But I have a horrible cough and suffocating every 30 minutes.Now I rely on God,cause I failed myself at the time…If I won’t die I will never take this pill again.I don’t know if I have to go to a doctor.But without money and insurance it seems impossible anyway.I hope to be able to write here again tomorrow))

June 8, 2009 at 9:46 am
(326) Ace says:

I never had any pain anywhere,which is weird.And now I don’t.It’s just a weakness that seems to grow…I wish I read those stories before I took the pill…

June 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm
(327) Sarah says:

I usually take the levonelle morning after pill and I make sure I read the whole booklet that comes with the medication and the symptoms seem copeable but sometimes it is worse than they say.
The first two times I have taken levonelle i got two periods on the same month and spotting and the rest, but now when I take it I don’t get any side effects and it feels weird. I would also like to know how many emergency pills should be taken withen a year before any long term damages are done to the menstral cycle and fertility.

June 9, 2009 at 2:22 am
(328) Fancy says:

it up to you, if you want to continue using the pill. like i said before our bodies are not the same, maybe i’m weak but the only thing i know is that i will never use those pills again. in the booklet they say the side effect last for like 2 to 3 days, that not true, it 2 to 3 weeks.

i can’t seem to stop thinking about what the doctor told me, ectopic pregnancy en not having children in future. HELL NO i can’t that risk.

June 9, 2009 at 3:21 am
(329) Jenn says:

boyfriend and i had sex in mid april (around 4/20ish), condom came off, but he realized it before he ejaculate so no sperm was inside me. anyway, i took the plan b within 2-3 hours afterwards, followed the instruction with the 12 hours apart basis. got my period on may 2nd (which was time expected) but it was somewhat a little lighter than usual but no big differences. it ended within a week (which is also normal) but now its already the 9th of june and still no period! :( im so stressed out that its slowly driving me insane!!!! :(

i have taken 4 pregnancy tests (including one at the clinic) and they were all negative, staff at the clinic told me it can be the plan b that messed up my cycle since its quite common but still, im so stressed out, then she said stress is another issue which can delay a girl’s period, but god.. i cannot help it, anyone else out there feeling me?!!?! :’( i am getting sore breasts and headaches (which i normally get before period) but im still so freaked out kuz my cycles are normally on-time and regular. im assuming it is the plan b since ive read all those posts and noticed im not the only one whos going through this, it made me felt better but im still scared ****less. :’(

best luck to all of u girls who are going through the same issue, and i will never take the plan b again :( its just nerve wrecking when u get irregular periods and bleeding.

June 9, 2009 at 10:46 am
(330) 123 says:

i need some advice now, i dont know what wrong wit my body, hope to find some help please.. i have unprotective sex then took emergency pills after it, after 3-4 days i had some bleeding, and eversince have no period. it has been 6 weeks now. i tried one pregnancy test it shown negative.. im losing my patience here. wat should i do next?

June 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm
(331) Ace says:

Hello.I heard of a place Planned Parenthood?I was told that they can help for free or really cheap.Has anyone ever heard of it?Or went there?
Please answer if you know anything.

June 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm
(332) Jenn says:

Hello Ace,

yes ive heard of PlanParenthood and ive been seeing them for years now, they do offer little to no charge birth control options, as well as abortions, plan b, etc. they are professional staffs and will be there every step of the way when it comes to birth controls. visit their website for more informations and locate a office nearest u.

June 9, 2009 at 4:58 pm
(333) Jenn says:

hi 123, god i am experiencing the same situation, read my previous comment plz. omg, idk what to do next, i have taken 5 pregnancy tests now (took one this morning when i woke up kuz i read some facts about the morning urine contains the most hormone) it was negative but im still so stressed out about it since my period has always been normal from month to month, i am now exactly one week late. :( (got my last period on may 2nd) someone plz give us some advices!! as for now, all i can think of is… we just gotta wait it out. :( it sucks kuz thats all i think about all day, im so bummed out.

June 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm
(334) Jenn says:

hey 123, let me know if u wanna chat in private about our issue. =/

June 10, 2009 at 9:14 am
(335) 123 says:

Hey Jenn

dont worry too much, i was first like you, stress out soo much but its true, stress will delay your period. Start to relax and think positively. try to think that your cycle has paused and now u start to ovulate again, meaning period will come. Lately, i have symptoms of getting period again. i hope i get my period soon, and you too.. RELAX ok?

June 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm
(336) DD says:

Has anyone ever taken the MAP after a missed period instead of at least 72 hours after intercourse?

June 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm
(337) Jenn says:

hi 123,

thank u so much for ur support and comfort, i greatly appreciated it! i am just in so much stress right now, i can barely eat anything kuz my mind is constantly wondering and being pranoid just sucks so bad. :( again.. i went to a different clinic just now and took another pregnancy test and nope, negative once again, the nurse was so comforting, she kept reassuring me that i am not pregnant and stating facts about the tests should of picked up if i am pregnant because it has been around 6 weeks ever since the condom failed. omfg! i am going insane but imma try to calm down, u too okay? i know it will come and i know ur period will come too! im so glad im not the only one thats going through this. it has to be the plan b and i will not take it again. =/

June 10, 2009 at 11:58 pm
(338) prettygurl says:

I took the day after pill and I am now 2 months late for my period and really scared..i took about 10 pregnant tests and some of them where different tests but they all said Iím NOT PREGNANT. i donít know y my period isnít coming then. I thought maybe the pill and stressing just delayed my period so after my 1st period didnít come I just wanted to wait and thought well maybe it will come late if not it will definitely come next month. But I should have gotten it already and Iím freaking out!! my appointment is 2morrow to see what is going on and this has to be the scariest thing i went through not only am I young but my mom just found out my sis was with her 3rd child and will probably kill me if I was to be pregnant..Anyway i would love to hear feedbacks so plz reply..Thanks pregnant

June 11, 2009 at 3:24 am
(339) monkey says:

let me start off by apologizing to all of you women who are on here for support, after using the morning after pill, for all the stupid pointless bickering that is of no use to you in SUPPORTING you through your hard times and serious questions. I’M SORRY!

i myself took the morning after pill back in early April. like most of us i had and accident with the condom. to be honest i didn’t have any side effects immediately after taking it. at least non that were noticeable. BUT, when May came around i was a week and a half late with my period. i wasn’t really worried about it i tend to have faith in medications. however after my normal period ended about five days later i continued to have discharge. large brown clots that i knew was old blood. i was like “ok, a side effect” i was fine until i realized that two week had gone by and i still had the discharge sometimes heavy sometimes light. i am now on my 25 day of discharge and one month since the first day of my period. i asked my doctor about it and gave all the details to him. he said it was an unusual side effect but nevertheless a side effect of the high levels of hormones pumped into me by the MAP. the discharge was just old blood and tissue build up form my uterus wall which is what is normally discharged during your period. I’m am now starting to worry because he told me if it didn’t clear up by the end of my next period (sometime next week) that one of the ways to stop it was to open up my cervix and scrape it all off of my uterus wall. I’m scared because of some of the comments I’m reading on here talking about having the side effects for months, I’m thinking about possibly going through with it and possibly getting scaring. if anyone has gone through something similar i would like some input. BTW I’m not thinking about having children until I’m in my thirty’s I’m currently 23.

June 12, 2009 at 8:44 am
(340) Know the difference! says:

Ok, I have to comment on the women who are lecturing others on here. I am pro-life and I am a Christian. What ever beliefs others may have is up to them. May God judge them, I can not. The best way to show others, in my beliefs, is to show by example. Lecturing is not the right way. What I do feel is that there is much confusion on the difference between these types of pills. “PLAN B” is birth control…end of story. It is the very same as taking a normal bc “pill” just 5 times the normal dose. It is not an abortion pill…it is birth control. So if you are against pregnancy prevention in that sense, then you may disagree with it. I think there is nothing wrong with birth control and I think in today’s society it is a wonder drug. However, if those saying you are destroying yourself to another on here are referring to an actual abortion pill. That is a whole other matter and you should make sure you understand what you are doing. Know the difference is all. Know there is a difference between these two pills. I always have to remind myself not to get sucked into this world too deeply because one day I will be judged on those decisions. I can not let the god of convienence and irresponsibility compromise my morals. I am 32 and I am scared I am pregnant again. Took morning after pill 2 weeks ago. I have twins even from a long marriage but now divorced. Even at my age, you got to stay focused and remember make the man eat ya out more!! As simple as that!

June 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm
(341) sam says:

i had sex when i was 3 days away from gettin my period.The condom broke. I took the morning after pill the day after,but i still have no gotten my period. Its been a week and a half. I have thrown up for the past 2 days.what does this mean. Is my body just takin the pill wierd, or do i need 2 get a pregnancy test?

June 13, 2009 at 6:26 am
(342) 123 says:

hey sam

i recommend you to take a pregnancy test to be make sure but its best to be taken after 19 days of uprotected sex.. im the mean time, dont freak out.. there is some chance that you throwing up is just a side effect of the pill which you have taken.. best wishes

June 14, 2009 at 5:55 am
(343) annie says:

hi em i had unprotected sex (without my consent)it was horrible and was also my first time.i took the morning after pill two hours after it happened.i had just finished my period that day.5 days after it was like my period came again..it wasnt as heavy as it should be and it only lasted three and a half days.my period is due within the next week and a half but my nipples are just sore to touch is all.im so worried that iam pregnant..what do you think?

June 14, 2009 at 6:19 am
(344) help! says:

well im diffrent to all of you, im 14 and i had sex with my boyfriend.. i no im younge and all but i thourght it was right, anyways the condom broke.. he got me the pill and i took with within 12 hours. its not 2 days later and i am feeling none of these side affects does that mean its not working??

June 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(345) Scared says:

My cycle ended on May 1st, on May 3rd I was sexually assaulted. When I went to the hospital they gave me the morning after pill. A week later I started bleeding very heavily with bad cramps and backache. It lasted for about 8 days. It is now June 14th and I have not started my cycle yet. Is this normal?

June 15, 2009 at 3:17 am
(346) Jenn says:

ive noticed almost everyone who has stated their issues on here goes MIA afterwards, like we never know what happened to them in the end, so i am here to share my own personal experience with this plan b method. i have written some comments (when i was scared ****less) please read 329 for my story, and now.. i am sharing what has come to the end of my experience.

to all the girls who’s having different types of side effects after taking the morning after pills (plan b), i feel u girls and i know how frustrating it can be when our periods has gone MIA or irregular spotting and bleeding has occurred. but before anything, dont stress yourself out just yet because u girls dont know what is really going on, morning after pills is a very high dosage of hormones and it DEFINITELY messes with our cycles. my period was almost 2 weeks late and i was so stressed out to the point where i was going slowly insane, but now it has finally came around, i have taken 6 pregnancy tests and gone to the gyno twice for lab testing just to ease my mind but no matter what, i cant seen to calm my nerve because i was worried sick so i totally feel u girls. my best suggestion is to keep yourself calm and keep a few pregnancy tests handy so whenever doubts fills ur mind, use it just to remind yourself u r NOT pregnant. ur period will come, its just the matter of time now, u guys might expereince different types of side effects but it will all go away soon enough, now i know some of u girls find it hard to get by the days but trust me, everything will be fine in the end, just take this as a valuable lesson to learn and we just gotta be more careful in the future so we dont need to go through all this again. i wrote this especially for u girls because its hard i know but hang in there, it will come.

god bless and remember, ALWAYS practice safe sex. :)

June 15, 2009 at 9:48 am
(347) 123 says:

hey Jenn,

i wanna ask does bleeding after taking the pills count as period. my last period is on 1st of May, on the 8th-10th i had some bleeding due to the pills, until now i still have no period. please help !!

June 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm
(348) Anna says:

Hi 123, No bleeding after morning after pill does not count as a period. I started bleeding 1-week after my period just 48 hours after taking Plan B. I ended up having a normal mensie the following Month (April) only it was 2- days early. I didn’t have all these side effects from the PLan B either other that my mensie being really late in May. But, if you are more than a week late for your monthly you should do a pregnancy test just to be on the safe side. I have many posts on here I just haven’t been back for a while because I under went a surgery and got the Copper IUD (the one without hormones) so far I have only had really bad cramps but, I think it is also from the surgery. Anyway if you have any questions i’ll do my best to answer them.

June 15, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(349) Jenn says:

hello 123,

i can imagined what is going through ur mind right now and trust me, it irritates me knowing girls are going through such stress. :( i meant, we went out and got the pills but yet, all these side effects has gotten us so stressed out afterwards anyways. anna is right about what she said regarding to bleeding a few days after taking the morning after pills does not consider a period. it is just a common side effect a lot of girls gets after taking the pills such as spotting and bleeding in between periods. high numbers of girls gets 2 priods in one month and some has delayed period (which is what happened to us). dont worry girl, it will come but make sure u have a few home pregnancy tests around so it can slightly ease ur mind when doubts comes around. or i can suggest u make a appointment to go in a local gyno to take a lab test and speak to one of the staff there, they’re normally very concerning and comforting. hope all goes well. i know how hard it is but dont stress it. if u have any questions, please add me on msn or email me at Jenn1208@hotmail.com i will gladly answer any questions u might have, same goes to other girls who’s seeking for advices and comments.

best wishes to all, and remember to always practice safe sex. :)

June 16, 2009 at 6:18 am
(350) 123 says:

hey Jenn and Anna

thankyou for your comment, yes i have been stress out for a while because my last period is 1st of may now is like more than 6 weeks, i tried 2 pregnancy tests, both shown negative.i went to the GP and got monthly pills soo i will start it as soon as this freaken period start.. >

June 16, 2009 at 8:03 am
(351) Jenn says:

hey 123, ur very welcome! i can only imagined what u r going through =/ its frustrating isnt it? *sigh* its n great idea for u to get on the pills so u dont need to worry about this anymore but remember to always take it on time and dont miss a pill because it is very important. ive added u on msn but i didnt see u on, plz send me a msg whenever u get on just so i know u r on my friend list. :) best wishes and dont stress it, it will come in no time. msg me :) im always on msn. :P

June 21, 2009 at 2:54 am
(352) 123 says:

hello everyone,

i come back to tell all the people who have been paranoid by their late period.Keep being positive because your period will come. My period finally came. i was stress out to the max. but it came later 3 weeks late.

thanks for all those people who took time to reply my question. thanks heaps for Jenn and Anna support ^^

June 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm
(353) SH says:

I took the morning after pill the same night I had unprotected sex. I was a bit intoxicated… On June 20 in the morning I realized I had gotten my period. It was very light. Now, I haven’t had my period in a LONG time before all this, it’s actually been about 2 years, and I know it’s because I’m over weight. Now I still have my period but it is VERY heavy and I’m in extreme pain. It’s making me very nervous. Should I go to the doctor?

June 22, 2009 at 5:25 pm
(354) Anna says:

(SH) I want to clarify for you that when you take the Plan B and bleed within a few days it is NOT a menstrual. It very clearly states that on the package insert. Also, why would you think you needed Plan B if you haven’t had a period in years. You do realize you need to ovilate to get pregnant right? That means you need to have a period. It is in fact extremely rare to be able to get pregnant without ovulating so rare I have never heard of it. It is completely normal to have cramping and irregular bleeding after plan B. It also can have some serious complictions with it which is why you should NEVER use it as regular birth control. If you are going to be sexually active you should use some form of birth control and not depend on Plan B as a way out. If you read the insert inside the package it will tell you this. GOOD LUCK! Remember always use protection NO Birth Control protects against HIV, and other Sexually Transmitted diseases.

June 23, 2009 at 8:32 am
(355) Tam says:

If you are in the UK go to https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ and report your side effects. If you are in the US you probably have a similar system. It is very important to do this, to make sure the company is forced to adequately warn people of all effects.

I don’t believe that they do this properly. The chances of me getting pregnant were very low, I just took the MAP as a backup. If I had known the real possible side effects I would not have taken it. It has been a week and I am still have constant stomach pain, i feel sick, have increased appetite, lack of interest in sex and I fainted. It seems that my experiences are not unusual and I believe the company should outline the full possible effects. I am really worried about what this pill has done to my body, I was so regular and healthy before.

June 23, 2009 at 8:32 am
(356) Tam says:

If you are in the UK go to https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ and report your side effects. If you are in the US you probably have a similar system. It is very important to do this, to make sure the company is forced to adequately warn people of all effects.

I don’t believe that they do this properly. The chances of me getting pregnant were very low, I just took the MAP as a backup. If I had known the real possible side effects I would not have taken it. It has been a week and I am still have constant stomach pain, i feel sick, have increased appetite, lack of interest in sex and I fainted. It seems that my experiences are not unusual and I believe the company should outline the full possible effects. I am really worried about what this pill has done to my body, I was so regular and healthy before.

June 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(357) SH says:

First off… I took it as a precaution because he ejaculated inside me. And I started bleeding 2 weeks after I took the pill. I’ve had a period before, but I heard that even though I’m not bleeding that I may still be ovulating. I know Plan B is not a birth control, but my doctor once told me that if I took birth control pills that it may regulate my period. I’m bleeding a lot and there are clots and everything… should I go to the doctor???

June 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm
(358) Anna says:

You might want to go to the doctor just becuase the bleeding is so abnormal for you but, it is pretty common to have a side effect of bleeding with the Plan B because it has such a huge amount of hormones in it. If you are experiencing abnormal pain in your belly as well definetly go to the doctor you could have a tubal pregnancy.

June 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm
(359) SH says:

The pain isn’t as bad as it was the first two days, but the bleeding has gotten worse… and the pain is like a stomach ache, but in the lower part of my belly but I don’t need to use the bathroom. I’m going to go to the clinic after work and see whats going on. Thanks!

June 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm
(360) Anna says:

Hi, I wanted to add that on the enclosed information inside the plan B box it states that you can have irregular bleeding, cramping, nauesa, sore breasts… an so on. I have used the Plan B and personally didn’t have any really bad side effects from it but I have PMDD (Pre Menstrual Diforic Disorder) I get severe cramps, tender breasts, severe moddiness, I also become extremely tired. So if I had any of the side effects from this pill I wouldn’t of known. Also, did you know that the Plan B makers tell you to take the pills 12-hours apart but, most health care professionals will tell you it is more effective to take both pills at the same time. Just a little F.Y.I. Your welcom (SH) I hope there is nothing wrong with you keep us updated. Thanks.

June 26, 2009 at 8:51 am
(361) Eryn says:

THE MORNING AFTER PILL MADE ME SUFFER A MAJOR STROKE IN 2007-I was 18..Here a some of the important details of events which surrounded it…

On the 16th of february 2007 i took the morning after pill following the chemists instructions of taking the 2 tablets at the one time.I had left it too long to be within the 72 hour time frame of taking the tablets 12 hours apart hence the double dosage.

On the morning of the 17th of February i suffered a major stroke in the shower. I was 18.
Home alone, I collapsed in the shower and became paralysed down my entire left side and permanently blind in the left half of both eyes. I dragged myself out over the bath and crawled into the kitchen to get to the house phone. After trying my mother and father i left a scrambled voicemail message on dads phone. Calling me back and hearing of my symptoms he immediately called the ambulance, and my aunty(she lives 15 minutes away, and works in elderly care).
She beat the ambulance.

When the ambulance arrived the officers refused to take me to the hospital claiming i had symptoms of a migraine and if she was worried then she could drive me to my local GP. My aunty argued and yelled with the officers to take me to the hospital but everytime they refused.
Eventually they gave in and drove me to the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.

That same night they tried to send me home.
I was still paralysed and blind.
The doctors reluctantly gave me a CT scan which only shows up bleeds on the brain.
The next night they tried to send me home again with my mother in tears, yelling “there’s something wrong with her!”

Even more reluctantly they then took me away for a scan which revealed a major clot.

Now you can imagine the fuss they made. TWO DAYS it had taken them to believe I had had a stroke…2 days.

When i eventually got out of hospital the neurosurgeon came into my room with a showbag filled with pamphlets and fridge magnets which said “STROKE IS ALWAYS AN EMERGENCY”-If you are suffering from any of these symptoms call 000 immediately.
I had 5 of the 6 symptoms;

*Numbness, weakness and paralysis

*Difficulty speaking and understanding

*Dizziness,difficulty speaking and an unexplained fall

*Loss of eyesight in one or both eyes

*Headache (severe and abrupt onset)

It was insult to injury.

The year went on with in-the-home rehab and a series of studies i was involved in as a guinea pig.

In October 2007 I suffered from my first epileptic seizure as a result of the stroke.

I’m still dependent on my epilepsy medication and am no longer able to drive. I am almost 21 and still have no sight in my left field of vision and till this day, I cannot find one doctor who will support me in the fact that the stroke was caused by the Morning After Pill…

The long and short of it is this…

The Morning After Pill floods your body with hormones(red blood cells)…

The risk of having a stroke after taking the MAP is 41% whereas i took the 2 tablets together…
An over release of red blood cells is a blood clot..that risk for me increased to 82% but “It wasn’t the morning after pill that caused the stroke” was it.

The whole situation was handled terribly and i’m thinking now of maybe going to court and getting compensation or something…i need support and evidence of other similar cases to pursue with this but I don’t know how long it will take.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story.


June 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm
(362) ANNA says:

eryn, my goodness thank you for sharing your story with us. Young people need to know what they are putting into their bodies! This is a perfect example of what could happen. I am sorry it has effected your for life, it simply is tragic. It is clear on the MAP’s inserts about blood clots it also states that smokers and people over 35 years old are at a greater risk. Since inside the leaflet the company tells you to take the pills 12-hours apart I am not sure you can get compensted from them but, maybe the chemist who told you to take them at the same time because it would be assumed that the risk of such blood clots and other side effects would be pretty close to doubled when taking both pills at the same time. I don’t know about the laws where you live I only know in California which is where I live so please don’t take my advise as a matter of fact it is just specultion. I have a feeling you may have some sort of liability lawsuit especially for the cops, doctors, and other people who didn’t believe that you were having a stroke. Maybe your eyesite could have been saved or maybe you wouldn’t have had so much recovery time had they responded quicker but, honestly I don’t know that would be for a lawyer to decide. I am so glad my husband and I chose to get me the IUD I couldn’t even imagine if something so terrible happened to me since we are raising three kids. WOW what a story. THank you for sharing!

June 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm
(363) anne says:

i took the morning after pill on Monday,June 22, and it is not Friday June 26th. Since i took those 2 pills, eveything i eat or drink i feel sick. i dont get pains, just lke a nervous puke feeling. i find i am hungry more often but when i get hungry its a sick hungry, like i feel liek i have eaten in days when really it’s only been an hour. im cranky and have crazy mood swings. i hate eatig cause i feel like i could puke any second. Can anyone help me or give me advice? is any of this normal??

June 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm
(364) Anna says:

Hi (Anne),
it is “normal” to get the pukey sick feeling from the MAP. Unfortunatly some women and girls experience it more intense than others. I am sorry you feel so bad. It will pass usually within a few hours. If you are getting really, really sick and it has been more than 4-hours talk to a health care professional because you could be having an allergic reaction to the pill and may need to be treated for that.

June 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm
(365) Meeeeeeeeeee says:

Many symptoms are linked to taking the morning after pill. I suggest that if u can’t stand the things that u are feeling, see ur GP or go to a family planning clinic (maybe go back to the place u recieved the pill from). I wouldn’t worry too much, the worst outcome is usually that u may still be pregnant, which if u suspect, u shud take a test… Im still awaiting my period which is a couple of days late as of now, and im a little worried, but im trying not to think of it :| x

June 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm
(366) natalie says:

okay so heres my story
hopefully someone can shed some light for me :)

on june 14th(a couple days before my period) i had sex with my bf and the condom slipped but not completely. he said some of his stuff got on his balls but not on me. being the worry freak that i am i took plan b the next day (monday june 15) and the next pill tuesday morning. i got my period on june 19th(friday) like normal. it was alittle lighter and shorter than normal but not my by much. it ended tuesday.
wed. and thursday when i wiped there was a slight pink spot in my discharge that only showed up once throught both of those days.
its now 2 weeks after i took the pills and i still have breast tenderness. abdominal pain on one side mostly. back pain. chest pain. stomach pain. shoulder pain. i dont feel like im gonna puke or anything. constipated. peeing alot more.
since im still freaking out i plan on taking a PT this week and hope it comes out negative.

ive emailed a few online Dr.s and they assure me that im okay since i had already ovulated and the egg was long dead when i had the incident. but i still cant stop freaking out.
they also said that i may be experiencing pms again and might get anotehr period this month.


June 30, 2009 at 12:28 am
(367) Anna says:

(Natalie) Hi, all of the symtopms you are experiencing are normal after taking plan B. What worries me about you is that you are having one sided abdominal pain becuase it can be a tubal pregnancy. Please if it gets any worse go to the doc to be on the safe side tubal pregnancies don’t always show up on an EPT and they can kill you if your tube bursts.

July 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm
(368) natalie says:

thanks for your reply anna =]

i will deffinitly get it checked out if the pain gets worse but just so you know the pain isnt even close to where my tubes are. i was talkin to another girl who had similar symptoms and she said it was a cyst that never went away on its own. however ill keep you posted if anything else occurs.

i have reason to believe that this pill caused more medical problems for me than intended.
ever since i took it ive been having neck pain and i was rubbing my neck only to realize i now have 2 bean sized lumps in my neck that wasnt there before i took plan b. it worries me that it could be something serious and i will mention it to my dr when i go for my yearly checkup next friday.

ive also posted on a similar blog site where ladies disscus their experiences with plan b
heres the link if anyone wants to take a look
i found it very helpful.


July 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm
(369) Anna says:

Hi Natalie,
it sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to the Plan B. Have you ever been on depo or another birth control like that? I had a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic called Bactrim. I severe pain at the base of my neck so severe I thought my head might pop off at any moment. My lyphnods in the back of my neck sweeled up as well and I had lumps on the back of my neck. Your sitution sounds similar only with fewer sid effects and a different drug.

July 2, 2009 at 5:47 pm
(370) natalie says:

nope ive never used any birth control
but who knows maybe thats where all this is comming from.

July 7, 2009 at 10:25 am
(371) Dave says:

i had sex with my gf and i got her the pill, she took both at once. the side effects she suffered from were bleeding for 2 weeks, emotional unbalance, and tiredness and a raise in body temperature.

July 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm
(372) natalie says:


lumps in my neck are infact swollen lymphnodes…allergic reaction to plan b.

no ectopic pregnancy..not pregnant either.
the side pain was just a side effect from the pill even 3 weeks after.

July 12, 2009 at 1:43 am
(373) Sarah says:

I took plan B a few weeks ago. I got my period seemingly on time and it was normal. The thing that I am worried about is that during my period, I began to get nauseous late at night. It has been at least two weeks and the nausea continues. I have vomited twice. It freaks me out because I NEVER vomit – even when very ill. The other thing is that my hormones have seemingly been way out of whack. I am emotional, stressed, drained, depressed, ect..
I am REALLY hoping that I am experiencing side effects of the pill and that I am in fact NOT pregnant.

July 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm
(374) Renee says:

Hi , I have take the plan b pill with the past week. I am sorry I can’t remember the exact day. But I did take the pill about 3 hours after my hubby and I had sex. then 12 hours later I took the 2nd pill. I have had nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, abdominal pain ( stomache pain), back pain and im constintenly going to the bathroom. What bothers me that its been three days not that I have been passing blood clots each time I got to the bathroom and I am still having abdmoninal pain and back pain. If anyone knows how long this last please let me know. I am not sure if I want to contact my doctor about this just yet or not. I am trying to wait it out but its just uncomfortable at time.

I can tell you that Midol menstral relief meds do not work for this. I have been taking it as directed on box and it has not effect. I am not trying my heating pad on my back and it kinda is helping the back but I still feel the pain. At times the pain does get a little intense. I mean its bearable but discomfort.

I am glad that I found this site to read what everyone has posted. thanks everyone for your post.

July 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm
(375) Ashley says:

Thanks for all the post on here I am not so much worried now . Thanks girls

July 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm
(376) Anna says:

Hi Renee,
the side effects can last up to three weeks depending on your body. If they start getting worse go to the doctor you can be experiencing severe side effects. These need to be taken seriously especially because of the blood clot factor that can kill you if you are not prompt at getting medical treatment.

July 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm
(377) Renee says:

(Ann) Thank you very much for writing back. It’s greatly appreciated. I’ll keep posting to let the end details from this matter.

I am sorry to everyone that my post may be a little to much detailed but I just wanted to let women know what I may have experienced in case its the same thing they may be experieincing. Thank you again Ann.

July 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm
(378) chad says:

OMG!!!! someone help me! I took my 2nd morning after pill this morning and I’m about to pass the hell out from really bad abdominal and stomach pains. It’s worse than any period cramp I’ve ever had. Is the pain supposed to be so severe!??

July 16, 2009 at 8:34 am
(379) Tarsha says:

Took the Morning After pill last month the immediately on the day after I had unprotected sex. It was already time for me to come on my menstrual, so everything seemed normal to me. However, this month I ususally come on my menstrual around the 9th-11th but I have not come on yet. I work at a clinic so I have taken a pregnancy test twice and even taken one that test for the pregnancy hormone HCG. The test is negative and I have been preganant before and I did feel like I am now. But you never know!!!!! I am worried!!!!! Somebody please tell me this is normal!!!! Where is my menstrual???????

July 16, 2009 at 8:37 am
(380) look says:


July 16, 2009 at 8:39 am
(381) Tarsha says:

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July 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm
(382) Anna says:

(Chad) It does hurt like hell (cramping) but, if you start to experience one sided abdominal pain go to the doctor immediatly you may have a tubal pregnancy.((Tarsha)) Yes, MAP (Plan B) can make you late for a period or even miss it altogether. If you EPT’s are negative I would say don’t worry.

July 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm
(383) lili says:

I had this MAP about a week ago, and since the moment I took it I feel this lack of breath, I am yawning all the time to catch some more oxygen, whats wrong with me? havent spotted anyone moaning about shortness of breath, am I the only one?

July 20, 2009 at 4:12 pm
(384) Anna says:

((Lili)) Go to the doctor. You may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the MAP. Shortness of breath is not a side effect it would be an adverse reaction and if it gets worse who knows what could happen. I didn’t have this problem with the MAP but I did with an antibiotic called Bactrim and it sounds like the same symptom your having.

July 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm
(385) Amy says:

I took the emergency contraceptive about 3 weeks ago and only the last few days i’ve felt back ache, tiredness a lot, i was being sick about 2 weeks ago…
my lower stomach is in a lot of pain especially after i urinate. its unbareable..
they told me when i took the pill there could be complications and i could form a baby in my tube
which is around where i have the pain,
it’s also painful to have sex now aswell.
i’m only 15 and im scared
my mum doesn’t know i have had sex with my boyfriend.
do you think im pregnated in my tube?
i have suffered with bladder and kidney problems in the past with similar but milder discumpforts

can somebody please please please help me? im terrified

July 23, 2009 at 4:46 am
(386) sr says:

(Amy) Go to see a doctor or OBG if your pain is severe! To get a pregnancy test, if positive or even negative, go to OBG to get blood test for certain, and a urine test to rule out urinary tract infection(UTI). If you have pain during urinating, then more likely you have UTI. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can also cause lower stomach pain. Since you have past history of bladder and kidney problems, sexual contact may have caused infection again. Young girl might get Chlamydia. Go to see a doctor, to have exams to make sure. Use condom is always good way for contraception and prevention of infection/STDs. Some boys always against it, which causes girls to take those pills (OTC or morning after), all seem bad for the girls. We have to be certain about the condoms for protection of ourselves. well, as a lady, I understand… Take care of yourself! Best to you and all!

July 28, 2009 at 6:20 am
(387) annoymous says:

after taking the pill i had major stomach pain. two weeks later i started my period i stayed on my period for about two weeks and went of for about a week and came back on…is something should i go see a doctor ????

July 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm
(388) big momma says:

I took the pill a month ago,, and my damn period comes like every 8 days now.. wtf, does any one have tastes for rice krispy treats like me??

July 31, 2009 at 8:36 am
(389) alice says:

i took the morning after pill less than 12 hours after conception, and i felt ok, my period was a bit late but fine and normal for me, i dont know if im pregnant thou, is there still a chance?

August 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm
(390) michelley says:

I just have to say it feels so much better knowing that I’m not the only one having all these things happen to me. I’ve been reading and so many of these things I’ve worried about other people have written about.

Right now I’m so worried. I took the morning after pill twice in June because me and my boyfriend were getting paranoid about me getting pregnant. The condoms kept breaking or slipping and even though we were careful we thought it would be better to take the pill. I then got a period 2 weeks early, around the 23rd June. I’m pretty sure it was my period because it went for the normal amount of time. The time before then I got my period was the 7th June. I usually get my period the first week of the month.

I still haven’t gotten my period. I’ve been feeling very slow, and not quite right. I can sense there’s someone not quite right in my body. I’ve been feeling bloated, having breakouts, and having stomach cramps. I’ve taken the morning after pill before and my body usually takes awhile to settle back into normal routine. I’ve taken 2 pregnancy tests and they’ve both been negative. I’m so strung out over this- will try to see a women’s health clinic this week.
comments welcome- Thanks for the support.

August 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm
(391) Majella! says:

Hi would be great if someone could answer this!

I had my last pariod on the 5th of july, i had unprotected sex on the 9th/10th of july, i didnt get the morning after pill till the monday which was about 84 hrs after it happening, it say take within 72hrs but from reading all the comments i noticed you;s took 2 pills 12 hrs apart i was only giving 1 pill!

A week after taking the pill i got alight bit of bleeding for a day or 2, would this be clased as a period.
My normal period was due 2 days ago!
What are my changes of becoming pregenant?

August 4, 2009 at 10:33 am
(392) ANNA says:

(Majella) The light bleed is not a period. The MAP can cause bleeding. If you are late on your period do a pregnancy test because there is a chance you are pregnant. The morning after pill (MAP) can also cause you to be late but just as a precaution I would do a pregnancy test.

August 5, 2009 at 12:05 am
(393) Mac says:

This is the second time i have taken the morning after pill. Both times it has had the same effect on me, except this time not as horrible or painfull as the last. The first time i took it i was probably a day or so away from starting my period, and i took it just to be safe, within 24 hours, i was in so much pain i could barely sleep. i kept waking up every couple hours with almost unbearable abdominal pains… and within another day or so i started what i beleived to be my period.. but my cycle is very very irregular so im not sure if it was caused by the pill. The unbearable pains lasted for a whole week. About a week ago (almost a year after i had taken plan b for the first time) i took it again. For about a week i was fine, but then last night i kept waking up with the same pains only less painfull than what i remember. It almost feels like a gassy feeling. It just feels like gas you cant get rid of or pass, but in the abdominal area. Its not unbearable but very uncomfortable, and i have also started bleeing…which again, im not sure if its my period or effects of the pill.

August 5, 2009 at 1:48 am
(394) jules says:

So i had unprotected sex on saturday night and sunday evening my bf went out to buy me the after pill i took the pill and that night i felt real exhausted then monday morning every inch in my body hurt even my skin showering was painful. i took the 2nd pill and i felt nauseated and i was throwing up all day and been feeling dizzy and had a fever even now. i just feel real weak dizzy and nauseated and my throat hurts. and thnx to all these blogs i know that all of this is normal but i just hate feeling sick.

August 8, 2009 at 9:16 am
(395) Anne says:

Girls, i just want to say thanks so much to all of you for leaving all your stories on here as i would have thought i was going mad unless i realised its not just me suffering this. Took the pill 2 weeks and and have been bleeding for 10days, feel nauseaous, no energy at all and different pains in back and cramps in abdomen as well as really grumpy and emotional….Never ever again!!!!

August 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm
(396) Keyana S. says:

I took the morning after pill for the first time and a week after taking I experienced bleeding which was quite early considering it was’nt yet time for my period and I have been bleeding for eight days when will it stop!!?? My periods are usually 4 to 5 days at the most! I wish it would stop!! Im miserable!

August 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm
(397) Keyana says:

And my breast are extremely sore!!

August 11, 2009 at 12:58 am
(398) cate says:

I took the morning after pill almost three days ago now and have really only had “period” pain and in the last day quite a lot of discharge but no spotting, or any blood at all…yet. Does this mean its not working orrrr i’m pregnant or that i’m just impatient???

August 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm
(399) Anna says:

(Keyana) The bleeding associated with the morning after pills(MAP) is not you mentstral. When you do stop bleeding which can last up to 3-weeks depending on your body and hormones then it is the waiting game. Because you wait for you period to come the next month and usually it is late by atleast a week. Once this happens then you’ll know for sure you are not pregnant. Also, the breasts being sore is completely normal with the MAP.
((CATE)) It could be a number of things. When did you take the MAP was it within the time limit. I hate to tell you but, I had a friend that took the MAP at the 36 hour mark and she had the same symptoms as you (this was back when the MAP had both hormones in it) but, she got pregnant. She refused an abortion but it didn’t matter her body ended up losing the baby at right around 20-weeks gestation. She was devested and i’ll tell you what she never made a mistake like that again. But, if you end up missing your period then you need to do an EPT. If it is negative and you are more then 2-weeks late go to the doctor. Sometimes the bleeding associated with the MAP is becaue the body is expelling a fertilized egg so maybe you just never had a ferilized egg to expell and that is why you haven’t bled. So don’t get to worried yet.

August 12, 2009 at 6:27 am
(400) cate says:

ANNA- that comment scared me so much! And yes, i took it not even 10 hours after… The thing is also i never know when my period comes, its so irregular and i miss some months aswell anyway. I went to the doc and got a blood test..even though the deed was done 5 days ago… Everyone i’ve asked (including a nurse) thinks i should be fine…

August 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm
(401) Anna says:

(Cate) I am glad all is well I didn’t mean to scare you I just know that in some cases if you take the MAP too late it can result in a pregnancy. But, since you are an irregular bleeder such as I am I wouldn’t worry too much about not bleeding.

August 14, 2009 at 1:01 am
(402) Lori says:

i took the morning after pill 2 weeks ago and this was 72 hours after conception and the 2nd day i started feeling bloated and tired and was eating much..this went away like on the 4th day..all through out i was feeling okay..up until exactly 2 weeks after taking the pill my breasts started to feel tender..i took a test and it said negative but im soo scared!
HELP ME PLEASE..i’ve been soo PARANOID and stressed!

has ANYONE taken the pill after 72 hours and it worked??

August 15, 2009 at 11:51 am
(403) helen says:


i took the morning after pill on tuesday afternoon, after unprotected sex on monday morning. on the first day or two after taking it i was completely fine and didn’t really have any symptoms. today and yesterday i have been experiencing very mild stomoch cramps and have a lot more saliva in my mouth?! i’m guessing it’s too early to be experiencing implantation symptoms?!!!

August 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm
(404) Anna says:

(Lori) I am sorry to say but, I have never heard of someone taking the MAP more than 72 hours later and it working. I am not saying that it is impossible but that really is quite late. Take an EPT 5-days before your missed period it will give you + if you are pregnant.((Helen)) It is too early for you to be experiencing implantation side effects but and the MAp has many of the same side effects as being pregnant if you took the MAp withing the alotted time which it sounds like you have then I think you should be fine but, if you miss your period just take an EPT if it is – then you may just be late. This also is a symptoms of the MAP.

August 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm
(405) Scared. says:

hi everyone.
I am on the LEVLEN pill which i take everyday at 5 o’clock. Sunday morning (16 days ago) i had sex with my partner and the condom broke and he had already ejaculated into me before we noticed. Anyway, i had just got off my period the day before and had take the first brown pill after the last of the sugar pills. I stressed out and straight away took a brown pill that was ment to be taken later that day a 5 o’clock. Still stressing i had the idea of the M.A.P so 4 hours later i rushed to the chemist and took the M.A.P. last wednesday (5 days ago) i started having pain in my lower stomach and also a sore back and dizzyness. I am quite scared that i could be pregnant or have a tubal pregnancy? Please help!!!!

August 17, 2009 at 3:27 am
(406) Andrea says:

Well, I had sex for the first time, on 08.08.09 me and my partner did not use a condom, we used the “pull out” method. I was supposed to be getting my period anytime that week. He finished and as he pulled out he came ON me.. not in me. He was paranoid about Pre-Cum, so after that we went to Walgreens to buy the Plan B pill. About an hour and a half to two hours later, I took the pill. Then twelve hours later I took the second one. The next day I had spotted but I guess it was regular for that being my first time. Then I got really bloated and then i got diarreah. For about 8 days i’ve had a hard stomach.. right above my crotch area, (and it was very unconfortable for a while) back pains and i’ve had to pee alot. I’m wondering if this is normal? I’m scared I might be pregnant because I have not got my period yet, and I am supposed too.. anyone have an answer for me!?!?

August 17, 2009 at 3:57 am
(407) Scared says:

Andrea, i have the same symtoms, although i still have a week intil i should have my period.
Please someone help.

August 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm
(408) Cabrina says:

Me and my boyfriend always use condoms when we have sex, but last night we decided to take it off, and he came inside me. Just this past saturday when we were doing it the condom broke but he didn’t come in me… but I was worried about the pre come. Today was my second time taking he Plan B pil this month, and I’m worried that it might not be as effective because I jut took one not to long ago. Should I be worried?

August 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm
(409) Kacie says:

I’m not sure if anyone is going to read this far down but I looked up alot about the morning after pill and alot of thm said that if you are throwing up then you should take another pill because that is a side effect of the pill not working, but all the week long periods and your stomach and back hurting and tender breast are normal. But a few sites have also said that if you hear from someone that those are the side effects then don’t believe them. But I think from reading from real people about this and them going threw it know that, who ever wrote that is a crock!

August 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm
(410) Bhutto says:

Anna, thanks for finally admitting that
“Sometimes the bleeding associated with the MAP is becaue the body is expelling a fertilized egg so maybe you just never had a ferilized egg to expell and that is why you havenít bled. So donít get to worried yet.”

All the pain and misery on this board that demonstrates so starkly how dangerous and unhealthy these breast cancer causing steroids are to women – but that won’t stop a pharmaceutical rep like you from coming on here and encouraging more misery and making sure women keep chemically aborting their children with this human pesticide. Writing as one fertilized egg to another whose mothers were too kind and caring to have killed us first trimester, you are a really disgusting person who hates women as much as you hate their infants.

But at least you’re finally being forced to be a bit more honest!

August 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(411) ANNA says:

Ok, Stop being so paranoid all of you ok! Second most bleeding after taking MAP is because of the hormone. The chances of being late on the next period is pretty good take an EPT to be sure. As for Bhutto go pray and leave us real women alone. If any of you girls need more info let me know i’ll give you guilt free advice from someone who cares.

August 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm
(412) Stefani says:

((andrea)) it is common that when someone lose their virginity before their period is suppose to come..they can miss their period until the next month or it can come late. i think those symptoms that you are having are from the pill.

August 19, 2009 at 4:59 am
(413) worried says:

i hope someone still reads this i am so stressed. i am not sure when i ovulated. i had unprotected sex weds. night. took plan b around 4am thursday morning. since then i have been nauseated, breast tenderness, tired, and bloated. no spotting or bleeding occurred though. my period is due on the 29th. is this a possible pregnancy or just a side effect of the contraception?

August 19, 2009 at 10:33 am
(414) Anna says:

(Worried) The MAP causes these side effects I hate to tell you. Sometimes depending on your body and hormone level some women become extremely ill. Also be aware that the MAP can also make you late on your next cycle. To be sure I would do an EPT if you do miss your period.

August 19, 2009 at 4:29 pm
(415) worried says:

thank you anna. i should’ve also put in my post that i’m a very small girl barely making five feet and height and just over 100 pounds, i’m guessing all the hormones are too much for my body.

August 20, 2009 at 2:52 am
(416) honey. says:

i took the day after pill 6 days ago. ive been having severe stomach cramps, slight nausea, and heavy, heavy bleeding. ive had a constant, slight headache also. im only 5’2 and 110 lbs. could this be contributing to the side effects?

August 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm
(417) Anna says:

(honey) it sounds like it is just your body type and hormones you are producing. Every woman reacts differently to this drug. I know I had almost no side effects when I took it but, I had been on birth control for years and after having my 3rd kid i weigh 30 pounds more and I noticed us “thicker” girls don’t tend to have as bad of side effects as you smaller girls.

August 21, 2009 at 11:40 am
(418) krystle says:

I took the pill on the 13th of this month, 1 day after unprotected sex i had just finished my period 2days before, and wasnt expecting my period till ending of next week and now im bleeding im scared cos i have taken this pill before and this has never happened before also the blood is very light than usual. is this normal

August 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm
(419) karina says:


yesterday i took the morning after pill and today i’m meant to have my seven day break (from the contraceptive pill) but i’m going on holiday in two days and was planning to run the pill back to back so that i’m not on my period on holiday. Is this still safe to do? Many thanks.

August 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm
(420) Bhutto says:

OK, so itís obvious at this point that Anna is a rep from the abortion/pharmaceutical industry – on here to do some damage control. Notice how Eryn, the 18 year old who had a stroke after taking Plan B, has vanished. Big pharma or Planned parenthood will find these victims and pay them huge amounts of money in exchange for keeping them silent.

Remember, ladies, they are the ones pocketing the cash in exchange for your misery. Now they are here to tell you more lies and pretend that the first few weeks of human development have somehow vanished.

Google ďprogestin birth defectsĒ and see for yourself the medical journal results that they are trying to hide. Just imagine what this crap does to your child if he or she survives it.. Notice too that they make no mention that these very powerful steroids cause breast cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer, and heart disease.

Iím sorry for all the pain and suffering and not knowing what happened for all of you. Thatís part of their marketing scheme Ė to play with language and pretend that life doesnít begin at conception. These are the same people who will tell you later that you should have a surgical abortion if the chemical one fails. They donít care about you or your child. thatís why they will do untold harm to both of you – and pocket the profits.

Anyone in here thinking of taking it, I hope I warned you what those profiting from this crap will not. Read what happened to others and be forewarned. If youíve already taken them, please see a doctor ASAP and donít beat yourself up too bad over being lied to.

August 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm
(421) Anna says:

(Bhutto) Fact: I am NOT from a pharmaseutical company. Fact:YOu don’t know a thing about what you are talking about. Fact: you are sending women to websites on how to use hormone therapy to get pregnant when they don’t want a baby. Fact: these websites are ran by church organizations look at the credits. Fact: you talk and no one listens. All the women on here experiencing problems with this pill it is becuase of the hormone absoultly but, if you read the product insertion found inside the box it tells you of these risks no one is trying to hide that from these women. You have a very paranoid conspiracy theory going on in your twisted mind seek out therapy quickly before it destroys you.

August 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm
(422) worried says:

hi everyone, it’s worried again. my period is due on friday, took an HPT today. guess what? got a faint positive line. headed to planned parenthood next week.

August 24, 2009 at 9:46 pm
(423) Bhutto says:

Anna, you’re grasping at straws again – and it really shows. The Mayo Clinic, Oxford Journals, the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, and the World Health Organization are all church groups trying to fool women? Only your buddies at Planned Parenthood and Barr Pharmaceutical are telling the truth?! LOL!

First, I’m not bigoted and extreme enough to presume that every person or organization associated with a church is out to lie to and kill women. They make no money from giving women the medical scientific facts. And I don’t talk about religion in my posts.

Only you and yours in Big Pharma and the abortion industry rake in the cash by spreading breast cancer, blood clots, cervical cancer, birth defects and stroke to women while trying to fool them into thinking you can make the first 2 weeks of human development vanish simply because it suits their convenience and your profit.

Ladies, please look into the real, medical science in medical journals online yourselves – and don’t fall for the lies and misinformation that these ghouls told you to sell you more abortifacient, cancer causing steroids.

August 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm
(424) Anna says:

(Bhutto) Go piss up a tree! We are here to help each other not listen to an idiot conspiracy theroist! I give advice from my own personal knowledge and seek out other information for the women and girls who are asking for it on here and so far I have helped several women on here who have asked for it. That is what your missing quit trying to convert people!

August 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm
(425) Anna says:

((Worried)) I am sorry to hear that but, a little ray of hope: I have heard of having a fasle positive test close to the time of your cycle because your hormones are so strong during this time. So I think that the doctor is probably either going to have you do a blood test or a ultrasound to be sure. Good luck and i’ll keep you in my thoughts.

August 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm
(426) britt says:

okk.. this is kind of complicated but please someone with advice help me.. i have been on birth control ( pill form) for about 3 years now.. havent missed a pill ever..about 2 weeks ago i was on antibotics, which i believe cancelles out the pill.. anyways while i was on the antibotic which was for seven days, i got my period. this past friday i was stupid and allowed my boyfriend to go inside of me. first and last time. i went and took the morning after pill on sunday. and today is the day that i should normally get my period, its my no pill week, and i always get in on tuesday. haven’t gotten it yet and im a super worry wart. do i have anything to worry about? i wasnt sure if because i had my period while on the antibotics i wouldn’t get it now, or if the morning after pill is messing with me or what….

August 25, 2009 at 4:21 pm
(427) Anna says:

(britt) You had your period while on the antibiotics right? I was wondering first of all did the doctor tell you it would counteract your pill? I am just wondering because not all antibiotics mess with birth control. I have taken antibiotics while on birth control and it not effect them. So now you are on the no pill week and haven’t bled this could be just because you had bled the week before. Heres the thing our bodies react weird if we have some kind of infection that causes us to need antibiotics. I have gotten really bad sinus infections and had my period start early and the docor said it was my bodies way of healing and that a woman bleeds to help clean out impurities in the body aside from allowing us to get pregnant. I don’t know for a fact but I don’t think it has been long enough since unprotected sex for you to already be experiencing a missed period from a pregnancy. You have so many other factors in the way it’s hard to say. What i’d do is if you are really that scared of being pregnant then do a test and if it’s negative i’d start my next pack of pills on schedule.

August 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm
(428) britt says:

yes, he did say the birth control would be less effective. and i was going to take a test but i thought it would be to early to take one.. because i know i am getting a little to worried too soon.

August 30, 2009 at 11:30 pm
(429) Erryn says:

hey I took the morning after pill about two weeks ago about an hour after id havd unprotected I felt really sick and couldnt get out of bed and than about a week and a half after I took a pregnancy test and it showd up positive but today I started bleeding and I had only just finished my period 2 days before I took the morning after pill can you help me whats goin on.

August 31, 2009 at 9:48 am
(430) Caitlin says:

I had unprotected sex last Wednesday night (during my most fertile time), took the Plan B pill around 4 pm on Thursday but didn’t take the 2nd pill until around noon on Friday..my breasts are SO sore and they’ve definitely gotten bigger in a short amount of time (I can’t fit into my bras anymore, without my boobs spilling out, and I went two weeks ago for a fitting!!).

My period isn’t due for another two weeks or so and I am SO TERRIFIED that I might be pregnant! I haven’t had any spotting yet. I have been nauseaous late at night and when I wake up in the morning.

Are these just side effects or do ya’ll think I might be pregnant? I’m worried that because I didn’t take the 2nd pill twelve hours after the first one, that the Plan B just didn’t work at all…

September 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm
(431) kailani says:

hey all. :)
I had sex last night + to cut a long story short; I’d missed a pill last week, I was late for college yesterday so I didn’t take my pill when I normally do + then we got a little carried away. sounds bad, I know, but people make mistakes. I’ve taken the Levonelle pill once before so I kinda knew what to expect; weird spotting, nausea, etc. what I wanna ask is, how long after you’ve taken Levonelle can you take a pregnancy test + get an accurate result? I’ve been told you have to wait three weeks, in ‘normal’ circumstances, isit the same in this situation?
oh + to all those self-righteous ‘women’ who come on here to shoot others do for doing what they want with their bodies, who the hell are YOU to tell them what they can + cannot do? my auntie is a doctor so I know what the morning after pill does, it is NOT an abortion pill – any fool knows that! jus’ because you like to biblebash + preach to people who have no interest in your opinions does NOT give you the right to tell others what is right for them, you do NOT personally know them or their situation so you can NOT judge them. period. you don’t like the morning after pill, then why the hell are you commenting on a page designed to help those worried about being pregnant? grow up, stop living in medieval times + get a life.
sorry for rambling but I hate people like that.


September 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm
(432) Anna says:

Hi Girls sorry i’ve been away for a while been sooooooo busy. Anyway,Ok (Erryn) you should not take a pee pregnancy test so soon after taking MAP because it can give a false positive because of all the hormones in your urine. (Caitlin)You sound like you are experiencing side effects. If your period is late then worry about taking a test. But just a little F.Y.I. the Map can make you late… kinda sucks huh because your waiting for your period to know your not pregnant and the damn MAP makes you late it’s not very fair.(Kailani) I wouldn’t do a test yet because the MAP can give you a false positive wait until you actually miss your period then do one but just an F.Y.I. you can still get a false postive even if you missed your period because of the hormones in your urine. If you are that worried I would go see the doctor just in case. Also thank you for what you said about the self righous jerks. bhutto has pretty much been stalking me on here saying i’m from a pharmasetical company trying to do damage control I think that that person is psycho and needs to get their head check out. I am here to offer advice from my own personal experiences and from what i have seen or read. I hope I was helpful.

September 5, 2009 at 7:21 am
(433) Kaitlin says:

I just took the pill yesterday…The doctor told me that these side effects could be present for up to 14 days, and that spotting was normal. It doesn’t indicate whether or not the pill is effective. It’s only a side effect of the pill itself, so not to worry. As to abdominal pain, I’d say just ask your doctor.

September 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm
(434) lol says:

i took the morning after pill about 3 weeks ago, i had my period on time, but i finished a week ago and ive been still having what can only be descirbed as brown discharge everyday its almost been a week now? is this normal

September 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(435) Galla says:

Im totally scared to take the Morning After Pill and Plan B after reading all your comments But i think i really need to take something im not on the pill and i dont always have a period every month but my man friend is begging me to take it its just scary i really dont want all these side effects you girls had i dont know what to do im only 18 and for sure dont want a baby but the doctor told me a couple years ago that it would be hard for me to have a baby i just dont want to mess up my chances in the future having a baby Im just scared!!

September 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm
(436) Ashlee says:

I took the pill on August 23rd and had hot flashes and horrible diarrhea the day of. I know this is normal, but I’ve been successively losing more weight. Two weeks later I had what I think is my period, which is more blood than I think I’ve ever bled in my life. Also, my food doesn’t even seem to be digesting anymore. My boobs were really sore leading up to my “period” and have grown a little bit. Also I have random stomach and sometimes abdominal cramps. Is this normal? Should I take a pregnancy test?

September 7, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(437) Melissa says:

I didn’t have any sexual intercourse, but because my boyfriend ejaculated on my vagina (or at least I thought it did), I was worried so i took the morning after pill 4 days ago. I’ve been experiencing diarrhoea, lower stomach pains (pains in the are where you would normally feel during your menstrual period). It felt a bit cramped around there too. I’ve had back pains but im not sure whether that’s related to bad posture lately or the pill. At the moment I’m really stressing about falling pregnant. Like extremely worried. At the same time, I’m going through an exam period (uni) and I cannot seem to focus. It sorta makes me feel better that there are other women out there in the same boat. Can you stil be pregnant if you get your period (or heavy bleeding) a week after u take the pill???

September 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm
(438) Heather says:

Ive been having really bad symptoms since ive taken my pill about 24 hours ago. My stomach is cramping so bad i dont want to move. Ive been feeling sick and have had no apatite since ive taken it. what do i do?

September 8, 2009 at 8:17 pm
(439) Diane pratt says:

How long does the pain and Bleeding last ? my peroid is 2wks late and i took a pregrency test and it says not pregrant, but i have never been this late on my period, i have been on it just by like 3 days at the most not 2wks. I just want to take the pill just in case, but i dont want the side effects to be longer then 1wk.

September 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(440) Sandy says:

Scarey stuff! You girls all need to fully inform yourselves before taking any drugs that have such serious side effects. Many of the women who are taking the MAP have no idea what the pill actually contains, each table contains 750 micograms of levonorgestrel. This dose is 50 times stronger than standard progestogen-only contraceptive pills. This is a synthetic hormone concocted to interfer with your own regular hormone patterns. There are absolutely no long term studies done on the MAP to see what long term effects will happen to women.
I cannot believe the amount of people on here who are encouraging women who have had unprotected sex to pop these tablets without the thought of long term consequences on their bodies!
When I read the side effects you women are having – sore breasts, headaches, mood swings (caused by huge doses of progestogen), hot flushes and the list goes on. I wonder what has become of our own common sense to realise when something that is supposed to help us has such horrible effects, can possible be good for our physical and emotional well being! What is more abhorrent is the fact that many are using these pills as a regular contraceptive choice. Our bodies are a gift and we need to start treating them as though they are – not a place to pollute with high dosages of synthetic hormones!!

September 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm
(441) jade says:

i took the morning after pill around 3 weeks ago my period was around a week late but it still came and only lasted the normal amount of time, but the other day i felt really bad pains and i needed to go to the toilet quite alot but this was in very small amounts and it was sore and burnt! ive also been haveing very small amounts of blood, im not too sure what this is all from:S anyone know? is it just still side effects from the pill near a month after, or is sumthing wrong with me :S? replies appreciated!

September 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm
(442) Jennie says:

OMG!! I just took the MAP about 4 hours ago. I only read what it was for and how it work and me and my bf decided to get it.. Now that im sitting here reading all these comments I feel horrible. I had no idea of what it would be like.

September 14, 2009 at 12:04 pm
(443) stephanie says:

i took the morning after pill 4 days after having sex (where the condom split) since then i have had light bleeding ever since it started last monday and is still happening i am not due on for another two weeks im a bit worried about what this could mean. any ideas?

September 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm
(444) littlesquirt says:

i never have taken it was just looking it up on line to see about it and i found this site that said this, hope it helps all those who have left comments.

The most common side-effects of the morning-after pill are headache, nausea, painful breasts and irregular vaginal bleeding.


September 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm
(445) Josie says:

I took the MAP about 9 days ago. And I still havent got my period. I am a little nervous only because perviously I was on birth control (Depo) and when I was on it I barely had my period it would just be slight spotting every now and then, so I dont know when my period is going to start. after I took the MAP was when I just missed my due date for the depo shot so I’m not sure if I’m suppose to get my period right away or wait. Right now I am experincing nasuea, breast tenderness and abdominal pain. I know these are all similar to everyone elses experince but If anyone has had any experince taking depo birth control and also taking the MP please get back to me. Thanks.

September 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm
(446) Anna says:

(Josie) I have had that same experience. This was many years ago though. I don’t know if the depo is the same or different now. I took Depo for years until I started to get migraines all the time and the doctor took me off. My experience was that I had forgotten that my shot was due was in a committed relationship so we never used condoms. I realized two days later I was late for my shot so I went out got the MAP from Planned Parenthood. I did not have a menstural for about 6-weeks which really sucked because I couldn’t get my next shot till i had a period and then a negative pregnancy test. GOOD LUCK I WHISH YOU WELL.

September 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm
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September 20, 2009 at 8:42 am
(448) April says:


September 22, 2009 at 7:50 pm
(449) NIkky says:

OMG!I’ve been reading about the side effects of the Plan B Pill,and to be honest I am afriad to take it.I had intercourse almost 48 hours ago and the condom broke.I already have three children with no plan or for any more in my life.However reading about the painful side effects that alot of you women experiencing,I do not know what to do.Having a abortion is so out of the question(if that makes any sense),any positive outlooks will help.

September 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm
(450) Mercedese says:

i took the morning after pill the day after i did it and then a few days later i got my period and it still has not ended it has now been about 10 days what does that mean? it is not heavy just relly light……

September 29, 2009 at 10:08 pm
(451) GG says:

I took the morning after pill 20 mins after i had sex and the condom broke since then i got my period 6 days later (it was 3 weeks early) and i still have it (a week later) is this normal? its a light jell type of period and im not sure when its going to stop

September 30, 2009 at 11:17 am
(452) Amber says:

I took the Morning After Pill The next day after having unprotected sex with my boyfriend who failed to pull out. I took the first pill but I was a few hours late with the second one. A few days later I got my period or what appeared to be a period and it lasted for 12 long days I experienced cramps, nausea and bloating. Now it has been 50 days today since I’ve saw a period. One time I had lower abdominal cramps and I thought for sure my period had come but nothing was there I am so worried. and I have been craving food like crazy. Can anyone help?? Will my period ever return?? Could I be pregnant??

September 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm
(453) Anna says:

Ok ALL you girls that experienced bleeding after the MAP it is NOT a period. The MAP causes bleeding for up to 6-weeks. Once you stop bleeding and your period is due the MAP can cause your next period to be up to 2-weeks late. If your period has not come on by then do a EPT. If you experience any one sided abdominal pain in the mean time (with or with out blood) seek out medical treatment NOW! This could be a result of a tubal pregnancy and if it ruptures it can kill you. Hope I answered all of your questions if not post them here and i’ll answer as many as I can.

October 1, 2009 at 5:54 pm
(454) Bhutto says:

These steroid MAP pills CAUSE ectopic pregnancies, and mask the symptoms as they do so. An abortion will be necessary if you are ectopic. Of course, the pills cause abortions also – so again this is the worst of both worlds. Don’t screw up your own body just to destroy your child’s with this crap. You’ve never met a solitary mother who ever said a child ruined her life, did you? Only women who look back on a chemical or surgical abortion and “live with it every day.”

October 1, 2009 at 9:41 pm
(455) kiana' kailani's big cousin. says:

ok 1st things 1st, to BHUTTO ? i think u need to sort urself out, people come here to get help not to have their heads filled with nonsense about ‘abortion pills’ – my mums a doctor so i know alot about these pills & they certainly do NOT ’cause abortions’ nothin’ can ’cause’ an abortion anyway, stupid – u mite believe all this crap but it dont mean u can force it upon others, i hate people like u. also the mornin’ after pill does not ’cause ectopic pregnancy’ the risks of havin’ an ectopic preg are a LiTTLE higher, but it certainly dont cause it. a mornin’ after pill simply stops ur ovaries from releasin’ an egg to be fertilised, if thats already happened then the pill stops the egg attatchin’ itself to the linin’ of ur womb. thats it – thats why u bleed, thats why u get cramp, thats why u feel sick – cause its jus like havin’ a period. an abortion is not like that at all. to SANDY ? i havent read 1 comment on this site where anyone is encouragin’ people to ‘have unprotected sex’ or ‘pop these pills’ – sort urself out love, ur jus as bad as bhutto & quite possibly the same person. to AMBER ? pullin’ out aint an effective method, im the end result of pullin’ out so i know it dont work girl. to ANNA ? ur doin’ a fantastic job, well done. :) to KAiLANi ? love u baby cus. :) x

October 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm
(456) Anna says:

Thank you for your nice comment Kiana. bhutto is psyco and she/he babbles on for days about crap. I have tried to inform this person of the facts and their just too simple minded to hear them. This person really makes themself look like and idiot especially to those of us that do know the truth. This is a forum for us to help one another and to find some confort in knowing others are going through what we are (not that I want anyone to have side effects) but still we can talk to each other and support one another. So anyway thanks again for the vote of confidence.

October 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm
(457) marcia says:

i had to take the morning after pill about a week ago due to unprotected sex…the next day i started to have cramps and 2 days later i started to spot. now it has been 7 days in and i have been bleeding for 4 days…mind u i had my period 1 week before all of this happened. it seems as though this may be happening to every1, but i am still very worried. i haven’t yet went to my gyno but my pcp said it was called “breakthrough” bleeding, but didn’t explain it in detail. She said it was very common side effect of the hormone in the morning after pill. good luck to all in pain and discomfort and bleeding…we’ll all get through this soon…hopefully.

October 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm
(458) Devin says:

my ex once took a morning after pill, she suffered 2 weeks of heavy bleeding, and depression, but thats about it; everything worked out, and her next period was on time.

October 6, 2009 at 3:02 am
(459) thankful says:

Hi Anna,

I just want to thank you for setting this up and helping all the worried and stressed girls out there. It’s unfortunate that people like Bhutto pollute these sites with their beliefs when all us girls really want to know, is what we are going through okay or do we need to seek further medical advice.

Bhutto: A lot of these girls have already made the decision to use MAP and just seek answers, not to be bombarded with your beliefs and guilt trips. They are obviously researching it to have come across this site – they will discover all the facts themselves without your bias.

All the girls reading this:
I’m sorry if you are experiencing a lot of side effects and if you have NOT used MAP before and are curious: please know that these side effects do not happen for everyone! I’ve taken it before and I was completely fine. The only effect I experienced was the worry of whether it worked.

This time around, 2 days after I took MAP I’ve had slight cramping in the abdominal area and 5 days after, brown blood discharge.

I wish you all luck and hope the side effects disappear soon. Just remember, the best way to avoid falling pregnant and being in this situation is to always make sure you are prepared and have protection.

If it’s not on, it’s not on!

October 7, 2009 at 5:41 am
(460) anonomous says:

hi had an accident on the friday night i then decided to get the morning after pill on the monday and then got my period half an hour later what does this mean

October 8, 2009 at 5:56 am
(461) no name says:

hi evry1! i took the morning after pill on the 16th of sept nothing happen but then i had sex on the 30th of sept and now its oct 8 and i have menstrual like bleeding except its 3wks early and lower back pain and i feel nausea. not sure if im pregnant or not(hopefully not cuz my parents will disown me), if anywuld pls help.

also to every christian in this discussion- a month ago i would have agreed with you on abortion. but when you are faced with having to raise a child at 19, not being able to have a career because you made one stupid mistake, or knowing that your family will NEVER speak to you again- you begin to think of abortion. i know what the Bible says but my life will be ruined and i cant deal with that. i hope im not pregnant cuz that would be my next choice. peace out

October 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(462) yo says:


October 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm
(463) jes says:

I took MAP two hours after unprotected sex. My major side effects have been INCREDIBLY sore breasts and the worst depression ever. Then again, the depression could be caused by anxieties that I could be prego. This has been hell and I’m never having sex again!!

October 11, 2009 at 10:56 am
(464) Layla says:

i had sex on the 5th and 6th of october and i havent gotten my peiod yet which i suppose to gotten today which is the 11th of october, did anybody take the pill and had their period one week later? i would appreciate the comebacks!

October 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm
(465) misty says:

I took the m.a.p. last month, I had just gotten off my period and had sex with my bf the day after I got off of it… We brought the pill the next day.. I got my period again at the end of last month like the 29th and got off my period on the 3rd, now I am on it again and today is the 11th so a about 2 weeks after my period.. Has this happened to anyone else??

October 12, 2009 at 6:55 am
(466) Ali says:

On my hols I needed to take a morning after pill (Levonelle 1500 mic). Before I took it I went on to this site, to read the reviews on it. I wish I never as there was more neg then pos. Well I still needed to take this pill, and there was no neg. Did not feel sick, no bleeding, no tender breast, and no headache. So donít let this site put u off in taking the pill.

October 13, 2009 at 1:49 am
(467) mareshah says:

I took the morning after pill a week ago, have had abdominal pain not as bad though and back pain, and bloating.
Im also bleeding but dont think its my menstrual period.
Ive also experienced a miscarriage earlier this year (may 12th).
I took ae pregnancy test and it showed a finer line not strong though but 2 lines i think.
am really worried would really like to know if this may lead to an ectopic pregnancy.

October 18, 2009 at 10:31 am
(468) Bredine says:

I took the MAP about 9 days ago. I have a little bit of discomfort in my ovaries and my left breast is a bit tender, it’s funny. It’s nothing that i can’t handle. I took the MAP before and always a week later i get my ‘period’. Im still waiting for my ‘period’ this time around, is this normal??

October 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm
(469) Vivan says:

I tooked the pill like a week ago and like 2 days ago a started to bleed like if I was having my period… when I already had it like a 9 days ago! is it normal that this thing happen?

October 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm
(470) SamanthaMAP says:

I had sex on the 4thOctober and 5th october, unprotected but he never came into me. We made sure it always came out on the towel. But then the 4th October was my 14th day cycle and i was scared of becoming pregnant because I hear pre-cum can make you pregnant. I took the morning pill on 6th october. I haven’t had my period yet. I felt really tired and just a bit nauseaous. But the week after i had diahrrea from 14thoctober until 19th october. everything i ate just ended up in diahrrea and i was a bit sacred. I took clear blue to check if i was pregnant and it came back negative. the last time i took clear blue was on the 20th october and it came out negative again. but could I still be pregnant? has anyone experienced, diahrrea too after taking the pill? thank you all

October 22, 2009 at 4:33 am
(471) Itcouldhappentoyou says:


9 Years ago I took the morning after pill about 36 hours after having unprotected sex. I took the 2 doses exactly as the instruction said and I felt fine. I had no nausea, no pains, nothing. If anything I felt better but that was probably because I thought my worries were over.

About 4 weeks later, on New Years Day, having slept through most of Christmas feeling inexplicably tired, I realised something was up. I realised I hadn’t had my period and I got really really scared. I went to the chemist, got a pregnancy test and came home and did it. My worst fears were realised – I was pregnant. I had horrible morning sickness all day everyday and I ended up miscarrying 3 months into the pregnancy but that was apparently not related to the pill.

THE FACT IS THAT EVEN IF YOU TAKE IT PROPERLY IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK. I think what happened is that the egg implanted really quickly before I took the pill and my body balanced out the hormones so it survived.


October 22, 2009 at 8:05 am
(472) nana says:

wel i had the morning after pill like less than three hours ago after 13 hours of unprotected sex and im already bleeding ..not entirly i have blood …thats all ..and i feel sick….is that over when is it gonna be over and im suppose to have my period in six or less days ..am i gonna have it ? ah im afraid gettin all anxiety attacks

October 22, 2009 at 8:11 am
(473) nana says:

i also wanna ask about weight and acne ..i already have acne as it is so is gonna be all worst and what about gaining weight ..i cant gain weight …i also read that the bleeding and all the symptoms will saty for another three months …please i feel real bad and my doctor is not availble untill another 5 to six days ….

October 22, 2009 at 11:31 am
(474) na_1978 says:

Has anyone ever had any other kind of allergic reaction? I took the morning after pill on Monday and had a fever that night. Then on Tuesday these bump, that looked like spider bites, started to show up around my mid section. Since I thought it was spider bites, I washed all my sheets and comforter, pillows etc. only to wake up the next day with more bumps. Last time I was on the Nuvaring I had a similar reaction but thought it was spider bites then as well. Has anyone had anything similar?

October 25, 2009 at 7:46 pm
(475) megan says:

Sex with someone on the 4th day of my period. ( I have a short cycle, so the blood was almost all?
Posted: 23 minutes ago by MateskeM Topics: condoms, little, break, inside, plan, sex, cycle, blood, after, bits Details:… gone when it happened) He had a condom on and he was only inside of me for a little bit. The condom didn’t break & I took plan B 2 days after. When I was due for my period, a few days before, I started having brown discharge and light pink blood. It was only a little drops every once and awhile. Then the blood became slow more and mroe red as it became closer to my period. I kept having back pains, sever stomach cramps, nausea (not thats gone) and pelvic pains (which are basically gone now) I had regular colored blood yesterday, even though it was in small portions, but today, there is nothing. I had been going to the bathroom a lot (but I had that problem before this incident even occured) but one time, when I went, the toliet was filled with some blood and tiny bits of blood.. Im still having back pains..and Im scared it could be an ectopic pregnancy. Am I just crasy, or could I actually be pregnant? Remember, I did have protected sex on my period, no cum inside, and plan b…

October 29, 2009 at 2:29 pm
(476) c hinagirl123 says:

i took the morning after pill on september 31 had my period oct 14 and it was fine but but yesterday i started spotting is that normal?

October 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm
(477) Floss says:

Hi, I took Levonelle about two maybe three months ago now after a mishap with not knowing antibiotics cancel the pill. I experienced some small spotting during the next four weeks.

After a negative pregnancy test result, I was told the spotting was a normal side effect.

I’ve since started a new pill packet after having a 7 day break. Just over a week in, I’ve experienced light spotting everyday for about 3 days now.

Is this still a side effect from the Levonelle?

October 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm
(478) nina926 says:

i had unprocteted sex te same day i got off my period and that same day i took the next choice pill as indicated,exactly a week after i started bleeding again i called a clinic and they told me that the was normal i been feeling really sleepy and tired and im wondering if im pregnant or those are just side effects its been about 12 days since i took the pill.

November 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm
(479) Yo Mama says:

You’re griping about stomach pain and discomfort? That’s y’alls payback for being nothing but a bunch of w h o r e s.

November 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm
(480) Paula says:

Just want you to know, I took Plan B 6 days ago.
No side effects, just a little tired.
I took it while ovulating. I then read AFTER I took it that it is really not effective if taken when ovulating or after and that really pisses me off as most women are taking it to prevent pregnancy and I feel it is false advertisement! We used a spermacide condom that got stuck inside when he was done. So now I am feeling pinching AND my boobs are swollen. I guess I’m pregnant? This sucks. Someone needs to get the word out that Plan B wont really help you when you ovulate.
Most women take it when they don’t really need to take it so of course the effectiveness can be up to 95%.
I want to hear of women who took it when ovulating and DIDNT get pregnant… THAT seems to be hard to find!

November 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm
(481) Alex says:

I took the morning after pill on a Sunday night immediately after having unprotected sex and today is a Tuesday night. I’ve been experiencing really bad nausea, lower back pains, lower abdominal pains, and dizziness. I don’t know if this is normal. I haven’t been able to eat much because everything makes me gag. The sight of food and different odors make me sick. The nausea gets really bad at night to the point where I’m huddled near the toilet in case I vomit.

November 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm
(482) ANNA says:

((YO Mama)) If you come back here which I doubt you will you sound under educated and moranic. You obviously are having some issues of projection (putting your life or feelings onto someone else) in other words you are a whore and feel the need to belittle everyone else or you had a baby at a young age and everyone calls you a hoe either way you are an idiot for sure. Anyway to all you girls on here it sounds like you are just having regular side effects from the hormones don’t worry until you miss a period or have a + on a test. Sorry been gone so long i’ll try to keep up to date more frequently. Love Ya and keep a happy face life may be rough right now but one of these days you will look back and smile because you’ll know that you learned something from this experience!

November 11, 2009 at 11:03 pm
(483) Faith says:

Does anyone know how long bleeding will last after taking the mornign after pill ???
…im stressing out
ive been bleeding for almost 2 weeks now after taking the pill

is this normal
thanks guys :)

November 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm
(484) Anna says:

Hi (Faith) the bleeding can last up to 6-weeks.

November 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm
(485) suga83 says:

So I took the pill two weeks ago on Thursday…started to bleed the following Wednesday…and i’m still bleeding 9 days to be exact….I’m sorry but I must ask, WTF?!! This is abnormal….no…no….this is some paranormal activity if you ask me. I would like to be blood free down there….What the hell is going on? I’m definitely going to the doctor tomorrow. I don’t believe I should be bleeding this long. It seems like an eternity.

November 17, 2009 at 3:40 am
(486) honey82 says:

Well i took the morning after pill when it first came out, i will never take it again. I take Birth control now, so i dont have to worry. But the i had an allerigic reaction to the morining after pill. i broke out all over my face around my mouth and body, i was itchy for like two weeks. my mom is a nurse so she figured it was something i had taken because i broke out around my mouth first. Then i told her i took the morning after pill, she said the hormones must have been to strong for me. Best thing is to take it if you have to , then get on some sort of birth control.

November 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm
(487) lucy says:

i took the morning after pill about month and a half ago, and have had my period twice since, but every time afte rmy period i get pains in my back and belly, and get quite a few headaches, is this just a normal side effect of the pill or do i need to go see someone about this?

November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm
(488) S says:

well, let’s start at the beginning. i started my period on the 13th of October, and it ended on the 19th. Soon after it ended, i had unprotected sex with a friend twice. In between these two instances, i took the MAP.

at first, i felt fine. i remember having some cramping and being a little dizzy, but other than that i felt no side effects. however, 9 days later (29 October) i started bleeding again. this was more like a normal period, and lasted exactly 8 days, which is normal for me.

i had sex on halloween, (3 days after i started bleeding) and the period finally stopped exactly 8 days later, on the 5th of November.

Now, here’s the kicker:

Exactly 8 days after ending my period, i got it again, after having had sex twice during my “dry spell”. i was shocked to find that i was bleeding again on the 12th of November, and i have been to this day (17th).

at first, i flipped out thinking that it could be implantation bleeding, (the blood spots some women experience when pregnant) but after thinking about it and reading through a few articles, i’m almost 100% positive that i’m not pregnant. the blood has been dark and thick, and has lasted almost a week, as opposed to the 1-2 day bleeding/light spotting pregnant women experience. even though the blood colour is similar, it’s been way too long.

yet this doesn’t feel like a regular period. on one hand it’s lighter than normal (though still dark), but on the other hand, it’s heavy enough so that i have to wear a pad and can’t ignore it. i’m also feeling rather itchy near my vagina, which is strange because i’ve never had a yeast infection in my life.

i took a pregnancy test today, and it came back negative. however, since my periods have been so out of whack the last few weeks, i have no idea when i’m supposed to start my real period again. so, i have no idea when to take another pregnancy test, just for the sake of accuracy. advice?

i’ve been bloated, moody, and exhausted all week. could this bleeding i’ve been going through now, as well as all my other symptoms be attributed to the MAP, rather than being pregnant?

November 19, 2009 at 10:50 am
(489) Hayley says:

Hi All,

Have been reading through alot of your comments to try and get some assistance. Anna I hope you can help me alittle here.

Unfortunately last night I was forced into unprotected sex – I am still trying to get my head around the whole thing, and luckily have a very very close friend with me every step of the way. I am now concerned and am after some advice, I managed to get away before ejaculation would you still suggest that I take the Morning After Pill??

I am concerned for obvious reasons and would appreciate your thoughts on this.

Many Thanks

November 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm
(490) kerry says:

hayley very sorry to hear about your situation i suggest u still take the morning after pill sometimes siemen leaves the man before they ejaculate so be careful honey.i took the morning after pill 5 days ago and i have had alot of discomfort in my tummy feel sick and dizzy,i guessing this must be normal because most of u on here have felt the same.

November 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm
(491) Anna says:

(Hayley) Kerry is right you need to take the MAP. I actually have been in a situation similar to your when I was 17-years old. I was raped while sleeping and awoke to it happening to me. The person was an ex that broke into my home. Unfourtantly I was not on birth control because I was not in a relationship at the time and had no need for it. I was instructed by the doctor that did my physical to take the MAP because I could have gotten pregnant from the pre-cum. I did as instructed and never had any side effects besides bleeding. This also was back when the map had both hormones in it, it now only has one. Anyway, thought I’d share a little I have only told 2-people my whole life about that and my husband is one of them. I wish you the best of luck Hayley and if you need to talk i’m here for you.

November 23, 2009 at 2:42 am
(492) Hayley says:

Kerry, Thank You for your advise.

Anna – Thank You for getting back to me! Knowing That someone who has been through the same thing is there to offer help and support means a great deal to me! I am trying to carry on as normal as i can, some days are harder than other but i am sure i will get there. I appreciate you being open with me – that must have been a huge step for you to put that on here, i hope you had the support you needed at the time.

Many Thanks

November 24, 2009 at 3:04 am
(493) cinderella says:

I had unprotected sex just after my periods with my boyfriend in the night and he came inside me and then i took the morning after pill the next day at around noon time.
I have been feeling weird and lethargic since then. Dont know if this is psychological. Today is the second day after the the day i took morning after pill and i feel somethin weird in my clitoris. I have an urge to pee and when i pee theres a sense of discomfort..please help me!

November 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm
(494) Anna says:

(Cinderella) you may have a bladder infection. Sometimes some women when exposed to large amounts of hormones at one time i.e. pregnancy have the tendancy of getting bladder infections. I would drink lots of cranberry juice or take a cranberry supplement (as directed on the bottle) if your symptoms become worse or don’t go away in 24-48 hours I would then go to your local clinic and get a pee test done to see if you have a bladder infection. Hope this helps!

November 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm
(495) amy says:

i took levonelle1 4 days ago at 4pm and i feel terrible. i have nausea, belly pain, dizziness, tiredness. nausea comes in waves, so i feel sick every now and again. it is so frustrating. when will it end?

November 26, 2009 at 11:47 am
(496) confused lady says:

i had y period about 6th of october and was out of it by the 12th…on the 21st of october i had an unportected sex with my ex bf, and he did cum inside me….i freaked out and was so mad for i knew i was fertile that time…a few hrs later (about 4 hrs), we got a birth contol pill and i took one immediately…as soon as i got home i researched on the net about my situation and came across a site saying that regular birth control pills can be used as emergency contraceptives

the particular brith control pill i had was “trust pill”, according to the site i should take 4 pills (equivalent to 1 dose of ecp) and the next 4 pills after 12 hrs…i immediately took the remaining pills i missed…and took another 5 pills 12 hrs later and another 5 12 hrs later and the remaining 6 pills (of the 21 pack) 12 hours later.

i know i took more than what the site suggested, but i was so afraid of getting pregnant and i wasn’t sure if taking regular birth control pills could actually be used as ecp, but the site i came across at did anyway…but to make sure i get the amount of dosage needed i finished the 21 pack in 3 days…i might have overdosed myself but i think that would be better than not getting the ample dosage to prevent pregnancy…

i was aware that side effects will be experienced while you are still in the “process” of taking the pills, but i guess i was lucky for i never really experienced nausea or vomitting while on it…

on the 28th which was 7 days later, i had bleeding and it seemed like my regular period ( not light but not heavy either, i think it was an average flow) and it lasted till about nov 2…it was a relief to get that period, for i know that the pills worked…

but the succeeding days after that, i started to worry, for i was feeling different…
- i was always sleepy in the afternoons
- i feel tired all the time
-my lower back was painful
-my legs and arms were getting some numbness
this symptoms made me worry and made me think that maybe i am pregnant, for i have never taken such amount of pills and im not really aware of the effects of ecp…the stress went on as as the days went by more symptoms of early pregnancy began to show like:
-feeling like throwing up while eating
-fuller breasts
-sensitive nipples
-frequent urination

last nov 16 i took a pregnancy test early in the morning, and it turned negative but the symptoms i was experiencing didnt go away…i was expecting my next period to be on the 24th of november if ill base it on the bleeding i had a week after i tool those pills, but i am now 3 days late and i am still experiencing those symptoms plus more palpitation, hot flashes, cold feet and hands…this is really stressful and im worried sick

ive been reading a lot of thinking regarding what im going through on the net and im grateful there are forums like this, but im still confused because i get different information form different links…i need some answers to my questions!

!) is bleeding a week after taking those pills a sign that ecp worked?

2) how come i am experiencing all pregnancy symptoms despite that i had bleeding or my period after taking ecp and even if my test turned negative?

3) is there a possibility that im pregnant coz im now 3 days delayed for my next period after that “period” i had a week later taking ecp?

4) if these are all side effects of the pills how long will i suffer from these? it been over a month now and i still feel sick?

December 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm
(497) jan88 says:

Hi…i had unprotected sex today and my boyfriend climaxed inside of me. My menstrual is due to come in the next 3 days. I was thinking of going to get a morning after pill, but i wanted to wait and see if my menstrual would come. If i wait longer than three days and my period does not come, do you think the MORNING AFTER PILL will still be effective?

December 3, 2009 at 9:53 pm
(498) Pharmacy Help says:

These are all normal symptoms of the morning after pill. It is different in each person and can cause heavy, thick bleeding or it can make people late. It messes up your cycle all together and it might take a month to get back into it. Other people can take the same exact pill with no side effects.
Jan88 No it would not still be effective!! I hope you took it.

December 4, 2009 at 11:23 am
(499) confused lady says:

i was late for my next period which suposed to be nov 24. and since then i had tender nipples and breasts seemd fuller and on the 28th i had few drops of brown spotting then stopped about an hour then same spotting on the 29th and 30th, then all stopped…i took hpt dec 1 and still showed negative…its now dec 5 and still no sign of my period but the nipple tendernsess subsided, but just early this evening i could feel some tingling sensation on the side of my left boob…my palpitations havent stopped, i still get cold hands and feet and im going crazy trying to figure out if im pregnant or not! i will take another test next week! is this still normal and all symptoms of the pill??? this is driving me nuts! been checking my body all the time…i feel bloated, or maybe this are all stress related! anyone experienced this?

December 6, 2009 at 10:21 am
(500) Jessie says:

Hi i need some help, i had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend last week sunday 29 nov night, unprotected sex. the next day i took the MAP. now its 6th december night and i’m having slight bleeding. now its way too early for my period to begin my period ended a few days before 29th novebember night. Am i having implantation bleeding? or is it just normal?

December 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(501) Amanda says:

I just have a quick question…I had unprotected sex on my second last day of my period and the condom broke. Right away the next day I went to go and take the morning after pill and I went to the bathroom right away not to puke but to use it. Then I thought to myself that nothing is happening no stomach pain no nothing. Now I thought I should take the pill again so I took the pill and now I have stomach pains and nausea is that whats suppose to happen or should I have never took the pill the second time?

December 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm
(502) LiLi says:

I have taken the morning after pill on 3 different occassions in the past 1.5 years. Everything was normal until this last time. I feel all the symptoms of beginning my period but it is now 1 week late. Can multple uses cause your body to freak out? When they say it can cause irregular bleeding can that also mean late bleeding as opposed to constant or more frequent bleeding? I am not sure if it is too early to take a pregnancy test or not. Just a side note…can this pill make you sterile if used too often? Where can I find more detailed information on all of the possible side effects other thatn stomach and back pain and irregular bleeding? Thanks for your help:)

December 8, 2009 at 2:12 am
(503) stephanie says:

i have unprotected sex last week but my bf cum it outside, after 4 hours i took morning after pill from the doctor, everything seems to be normal then the next week i started to bleed and the day after i have little bumps on my breast, i took the pregnancy test and it showed negative

is it normal?
am i getting pregnant?

please answer me im really freak out!

December 10, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(504) silly girl says:

i had unprotected sex when i lost my virginty… I took the morning after pill the next day… I got my period seven days later… I was silly enough to have unprotected sex again under the influence of alcohol but we both didnt climax and was no way near close… I had that one seven days ago but was experiencing these changes five days ago… I am now due for my next period in seven days but i got tight pains in my stomach like a knot but when im relaxed i am fine and my breasts are getting quite sore… I was wondering if this could just be because my period is coming… Or could it be the pill? Or could i be pregnant?

December 11, 2009 at 10:13 am
(505) mk says:

i was having sex with my bf and th condom broke.i took the pill nxt morning and 5 days later i had my period.now,5 days after my period ended i feel moody,bloated have abdominal pain and have dark noticable spotting.i am worried…

i wish good luck to everyone :-)

December 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm
(506) mycompass says:

I was on Yaz and stopped. After one week, I had intercourse and took PLan B to take precautions from being pregnant. Three weeks later, I havent had my period and I have breast pain and am bloated.

Are these common side effects from Yaz and Plan B this long after? I had read these as side effects before or for a few days, but its been three weeks.

The logical advise would be to take a pregnancy test, but Im in a rural village without access to that and wont have access for three more weeks.

Would like to hear insight from other.

December 18, 2009 at 11:49 am
(507) Claire says:

Hello, i had a simliar panic to alot of you last night but many replies do not give reassurance. This one will hopefully help.
I had sex a couple of weeks ago and had messed up on my contraception pill so was unprotected. I took the morning after pill a couple of days after having sex to be safe. A couple of days ago however after 2 years of not having a period i started bleeding and am still doing so. I also had painful breats. I panicked the same as many of you that this could be inplantion bleeding but two tests today show that i am negative and so not pregnant. From reading alot of your posts i think this could be a side effect of taking the morning after pill, the morning after pill is immensely strong and can really change the body so does cause side effects such as these, (however i am not a doctor and so the best way would be to go and get a test just to put your mind at rest).
For any girl hestitating to take the morning after pill and that has being scared by alot of comments on this page, dont be, take it. Most women do not experience any side effects, i have taken the pill before and not experience anything. The pill puts extra hormones in your body and so may cause changes, but they are not extreme changes and if your are not ready to have a baby then it is best to be sure. Then for future take good precautions
I hope this reassures some of you.

December 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm
(508) lisa says:

I took morning after pill on Monday, no effect, of Tues wed sore stomach, sore back, now its sat. and still have this roving burning sore lower back

December 26, 2009 at 1:02 am
(509) erin says:

i took the day after pill oct. 23 2009 i have had pain in my lower back and really bad stomach cramps to where i can’t move and i’m in tears. i also bleed so heave on the 3rd day of my period that i’m changing my tampon every 20 to 30 minutes. its december now cramps stoped but i’m still have 2-3 periods a month is this normally for this pill

December 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm
(510) Fiona says:

Girls I read all these comments yesterday before going to get the morning after pill and it scared me silly!!! But I got it today and took it with food I am totally fine no problems, no symptoms at all. The Doctor said side effects are the exception and not the rule, she said I might feel sick but I didnt and its been about ten hours later. I just said I’d post that its not always a horor story!!

January 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm
(511) Emotionally going crazy says:

Ok so I took the pill 2 days after the occurance. I was expecting my period on Dec 31st and havent got it. I know its only 2 days late but Im paranoid. Ive been feeling sick, but I know Im not! I took a preg test and it was neg. I cant be preg I didnt want it! I was taken advantage of and am married. I cant have a kid to remind me of that horrible experience. I want more kids, but not like that. Will taking this pill cause possible infertility in the long run? I really hope not.

January 4, 2010 at 12:08 am
(512) Frannie says:

I used the after morning pill and had no side affects my period was a day late but that is it.

January 5, 2010 at 5:20 am
(513) alice says:

its been 6 days since i have take the morning after pill.
i felt perfectly fine the first two days, then the third and fourth day i started get stomach aches, back pains , soreness and MASSIVE severe mood swings. I cry a lot, i get angry and i feel very depressed. i m hoping i will get better.

January 6, 2010 at 2:04 am
(514) Alexandra says:

I took the morning after pill a week ago i got my period today on the day i was due to get it. I took the pill 24 hours after so i took it at 10pm on the 30th. The next morning i woke up with cramps.. This past week i have had cramps, nausea, and lower back pain. I thought it would cool down once i got my period, do not get me wrong im so happy i got it but the cramps have became worse and i still feel very sick, nausea and back pain. I am surprised i have not thrown up yet its probably because i hate it so badly.. I can not wait for these never ending side affects to finish :/

January 6, 2010 at 9:07 am
(515) Louise says:

I took the morning after pill a week ago now.
i had no symptoms for 4 days. Then started feeling sick and ive been bleeding ever since. im not due for my period for 2 weeks. So i hope it dosnt last this long. I also got a urine infection ?

January 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm
(516) lucy says:

i took the map on oct 1st 2007 on rhe 14th oct my groin swelled on one side then the top of my thigh i have had hospital appointment after hospital appt in a lot of pain had to give up work some days cant walk because of swelling not attractive just had lymph node biopsy awaiting results on 27th jan just a word of caution ! you maybe preventing a pregnancy but what are yo inviting in
all medicines have side effects not all of them are known or understood and we all react differently just think about what you may be doing to your body i would rather of had a baby than this hiddeous lump for the last 2 and a quater years and it may never go

January 10, 2010 at 12:46 am
(517) BD says:

Hello, I got off of Birth control 2 weeks ago, then had unexpected sex, 65 hours later, on the 7th, I took the plan B, then exactly 12 hours later I took the second dose… about 16 hours later, I had extreme swelling in my lymph nodes, with the right side being worse than the left. I can barely swallow. I’m wondering if I’m having an allergic reaction? I’ve taken it 3 times before with cramping and bleeding only.. no swelling. Or is it possible I’ve caught some kind of virus at work (strep is going around)
If it is an allergic reaction, should I do anything for it? Or simply wait for the swelling to do down?

January 10, 2010 at 8:26 am
(518) Millie says:


I have been reading a lot of comments here and thought I’d share my story.

Back in September my boyf and I had been having sex, we were using protection but it slipped inside even though he didn’t think he had come, I was worried because I knew the date was my most fertile so next morning within 7 hours, I went to the chemist got took to the side room where I was asked some questions and then I was given levonelle 1500, which I took right away. I had no side effects until about 7 days later when I noticed a bit of light bleeding, my periods are not very heavy normaly and last a couple of days so I just thought it was early and about to start but it never about a week later I was expecting it but it never appeared however I was feeling premenstrual cramping so just thought the pill was maybe delaying it but did think it was coming because of the cramping. A week later still nothing so I mentioned to a friend who said as I was starting to get paranoid that the worry might be delaying it so I took a pregnancy test and it gave back positive, did another same. I initially panicked what was I going to do? Felt I had no choice but an abortion so I told my Boyf he was not happy and so we agreed an abortion. So I made an appointment with the docs, had to wait two days however in that time I started to feel pregnant, I started to realise that these changes in my body were the new life growing and I realised I could not have an abortion. Now my boyf was not happy, we have split up and he wants nothing to do with the baby, but my family friends doctors have been amazing and so supportive. I not on here to judge just to say that if you find yourself in my position even though you took all responsible precautions do not feel pressured into anything take time to know what is right for you because despite everything that is written here there is a big difference in trying to prevent a pregnancy and then having to go through the trauma of the choice of what to do. Some would say I have been unlucky and even I would have initially but I now feel so blessed to have this opprtunity and support around me. I’m 17 weeks and everything is going well, fingers crossed. Sorry I have rambled on but I hope this might help some others.

January 11, 2010 at 3:39 am
(519) cath says:

I took the first morning after pill on the 8th and the second on the 9th. Today is the 11th and I have been feeling nausea all afternoon. I am also extremely bloated and constipated. What next?!

January 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm
(520) ty says:

i got my period 3 time in the one month. 4 days on 4 days off after taking the pill. ive had the worst abdominal pains, i felt so weak and sick everyday for 2 weeks, i didnt know what was wrong with me at first, but then i took the pill again a week ago and have the same side affects.

January 12, 2010 at 6:54 am
(521) lele says:

I have recently taken the MAP and experienced the same problems as you all. In doing more research i found out that the hormones in the pill cause an early or late period.if your still worried you should contact your GP.

January 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm
(522) cdr says:

i had sex on saturday about almost midnight…. the condom was on and then out of no where it was gone… so being scared got the plan b about 10 hours later… i took the second one before the first one is that ok?? i didnt know they both looked the same… its been for days and now i am nauseated, constipated, gassy, hungry, andi have the worse cramps ever… i didnt start yet, but i am spotting some light brown stuff… it gets worse everyday.. can i be pregnant for taking the pills in wrong order??? i hope not please someone comment and let me know

January 15, 2010 at 2:02 am
(523) Kiki says:

I had to take the Morning After Pill about four months ago. I was on the last day of my period, so not being sure what my risks of pregnancy were I decided to play it safe and take it. The next month I didn’t get my period. Took a pregnancy test, it was negative. The second month after the pill I had my period, but ever since then I have had two periods back to back. They each last my usual normal 3 days, but as soon as I’m over my first one, I get my second period. My 2nd period is not as heavy as the first, though. Is this normal? Should I be worried???

January 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm
(524) Bhutto says:

This may seem like the most obvious question, at least to rational or ethical people, but have any of you considered that you are taking a cancer causing steroid that can both prevent AND END a pregnancy?

Do any of you think the harm you are doing to your bodies by expelling anothers body is worth it? The harm may last the rest of your life, as it has for many (not all), while you sit back and wonder if if you starved and expelled your own child.

If indeed you believe the pharmaceutical abortion ghouls who come here to promote and sell their products, then you have to also believe that twins do not exist – because twinning happens at the same time you are trying to get rid of am embryo that may have already twined (or tripled, …).

Unless any of you can prove that you were never a one or two week old embryo, or that you were not you (DNA, sex, blood type, hair color, ect.) at that point and you would still be typing here had you been aborted at any point – then you have nothing to go on. Nothing.

Please take a step back and consider that people make money from you harming your own health and possibly destroying your own child. We were all embryos once, and we were all entirely unique. Doctors who purposefully give these terrible steroids out ought to be forced to take them themselves. This is not health care, it is health destruction. For you, and your child. This is horrible stuff that CAUSES blood clots, permanently disrupted cycles, and ectopic pregnancies.

Is it really worth it to you? We know that it is worth it to those raking in huge profits from selling it. But is it really worth it to you. Consider the harm that may be done to your child if he or she does survive this crap. Think of it as drinking and smoking a lot to try and harm your own child – and yourself.

Human biology will not change due to human ideology!

For those of you who have already taken this human pesticide, I know it is too late to turn back the clock. i hope you don’t feel as bad as I did once I learned the truth. I simply suggest that you speak the scientific truth to other women as a way of countering this terrible political/profit regime that peddles this human pesticide like candy – and covers up the countless horror stories is produces. Science and health over politics and harm.

January 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm
(525) Jayne says:

(Bhutto) Is one of your favorite passtimes kicking people while they are down ? (oh and this is a rhetoric question seeing as you seem incredably ignorant )

I ask because thats what you are attempting to do on an emotional level to the women who post and read the messages left on this site.

Ill make it simple for you ;
Women who visit this site are looking for confirmation that their experiences after taking the morning after pill are not unique. They and myself want to know that they are not alone in what they are going through and that there are others we can speak to for reassurance.

I along with many others on here didnt arrive at this site to find out if i should take it. I, along with many others on here all ready have.

We have allready made our decision and we have allready taken action to try to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. A responsible and brave thing to do.

To make it simple for you to understand i have pasted the origional question below.
Morning After Pill Side Effects
Wednesday August 25, 2004
Is This Normal?
I took the morning after pills 2 weeks ago and since then having stomach discomfort, pain and backache every now and then. A week ago, I had my menstrual. Unfortunately still having the same discomfort and pain after 4 days. Is what I am going through normal?

There are women on here who have been sexually assaulted, teenagers who are scared and women with health issues which mean pregnancy is dangerous.

Yet you still post emotional blackmail, moral judgements and use scare mongering to make these vunerable women feel guilty during a realy difficult time.

All you are doing here is upsetting people. There is nothing productive we can gain from your input during our time of need.

But you know that dont you.
Youv had enough angry and upset responses from women on here to make that very clear.

You continue to post on here simply upset and make women feel guilty for what they were brave enough to try to do; behave responsibly and prevent an unwanted pregnancy. We dont want to know how you feel about our decision or your opinion or your value judgements !

Women fought and died for the right to controll their fertility and not to have to end up using back street abortions as a last resort. Your judgement is not needed by women who have decided to use that right.

As for your science !!! Its a joke. Get your facts right.

(1) The morning after pill does not terminate pregnancy it prevents it.
(2) Abortions are what terminate a pregnancy.

(one is pre implantation the other is post implantation.
thats not too dificult for you to understand is it ? )

These are two completley different courses of action, both of which a woman has a right to choose whether you personally like it or not and thats the Law.

Your comments are insulting to these people and you should be ashamed of yourself.
I am not supprised you have had no support from women on here. Your insensivity is unbelievable.

As you do have a right to express your views i feel you would be better finding a site which deals with people still in the process of making their decisions.
Unfortunatly we both know your on here to hurt people for doing something you disagree with.

You are not wanted here. You should stop trying to make people feel guilty.

Ever heard of shutting the door after the horse has bolted ? Weve allready taken the pills….. Just get over it.

Regards Jayne.

January 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm
(526) jayne says:

Thank you to everyone who has posted on here. i was a little concerned untill i read that what was happening to me was no different to what others were going through.

had unprotected sex in the middle of my cycle so took levonelle and started to bleed 4 days later…. still bleeding now 5 days after that.

never bled like this befor …its like iv cut myself, bright red, no clots and a steady flow.

have felt sick and tired and had headaches since taking the tablet. havent had any appetite but have woken up in the night starving, tried to eat and felt sick !

boo hoo i feel lousy ! realy blaaahh :(

still glad i took it though and feel reasurred that im only going through what so many others are. that makes me feel much better, i am at least ‘normal’.

Thankyou again.

January 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm
(527) mannie says:

ok so i took the morning after pill december 21 i was supposed to get my period december 27 i did with no problem but theis month (january) i havent gotten my period and i am experiencing some symptoms like drowziness and stomack pain is it possible that the side effects from the pill just started reacting this month
i would appreciate it if anyone can give me usefull information

January 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm
(528) Jayne says:

Hi mannie, Have you taken a pregnancy test ? sometimes the bleeding you get after taking the MAP is the bleeding it can cause and not actually a real period.

If youv taken a test and its negative then yes its very likely that taking the MAP has disrupted your cycle and it may take a while for it to settle down again.

As your due a period now and your hormones/cycle are disrupted that could be why you are feeling drowzy and have stomach ache.

If you are realy concerned then a visit to the doctor cant harm can it ? Personally i think that if your test is negative then its just the disruptive effect of taking such a high dose of hormones.

thats all i can think of, hope it helps. : )

February 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm
(529) susie says:

I took the MAP “Next Choice” brand about a week ago and just started having symptoms yesterday evening. It felt like my left ovary was very sore and crampy and it almost feels kind of “full” or something. It still feels bad today but is better. Did anyone else have delayed symptoms? I normally take Nuva Ring for birth control but planned parenthood was closed for a holiday so I put it in a day late, which is why I bought the MAP. Do you think the delayed problem has something to do with being on birth control?

February 2, 2010 at 10:29 am
(530) withlove says:

i have the problems that most of you girls facing.. i has my MAP bout 1-2weeks ago, and i been having 3 times of MAP this month ! i just had my period, few days before period i felt really depress and stress for no reason.. i started to have a lot of negative thinking and crying very often.. i hope i can get over soon..

after reading all the comments here it make me feel better because now i know it is because of the MAP !! i will never take it anymore in my life !!! the depression is killing me ..

girls.. be strong :)

February 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm
(531) meee says:

do you girls know how long will the depression last? ihad my MAP more than 1 week ago, and my period just ended but somehow i feel very depress and keep having negative thinking.. i link everything bad together and i can barely breath sometimes because of the depression.. i really cant take this anymore..

February 3, 2010 at 11:48 am
(532) Emma says:

I took the morning after pill a week before my period was due i was a few days late but had cramps and spotting from the day after i took it. My period has been really heavy with super size clots and im flooding, its showing no sign of stopping and its winding me up now !!!

February 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(533) Han says:

Hey everyone, been Reading through and would really appreciate it of some one replied. Well I have not had sex but me and my boyfriend did stuff. He comed on my arm and I’m not sure if it reached my hand. An hour later he was back in the mood and guided my hand down to my vagina. but I did nothing. Apparently it is possible to get pregnant like this. I took lavonelle a week ago and had a bit of discomfort the second day then nothing really. Now five , six days on I am experiencing slight lower back pain. Breast tenderness and some abdominal pain. Is this normal guys? Please Help! I need some body to talk to. I have no one

February 8, 2010 at 3:26 am
(534) wad says:

I have the exact same problem but it was when my boyfriend touched my hands after masturbating.

February 8, 2010 at 11:37 am
(535) stress sis says:

hey i don’t think its possible to become pregnant in that way as sperm usually dies when exposed to air and will not work but talk to your doctor if you are worried..i had unprotected sex 5days ago and took the pill 33hours later and then had unprotected sex again whislt drunk 13hours after takin the pill and I don’t know if im pregnant or the pill will cancel out any pregnacy. I am also experiencing abdominal pain and back pain and its sore and painful when I urinate. Could anyone help me out please as I am scared

February 10, 2010 at 8:18 am
(536) Lisa says:


February 11, 2010 at 8:18 am
(537) liz says:

I also took EC (next choice) eleven days ago and I’m having the same pain as everyone else. It is painful when I urinate and is sore. stress sis says is the only one that seem to be feeling the same. I have a dr. apt today. i’ll let you know what they say.

February 13, 2010 at 2:03 am
(538) 062208 says:

i have taken the plan B 4 times but stop takin it because everytime i took it my boobs hurt much….but i have a question can i still have babies.im scared of not being able to have babies later on …..???????please comment me back…..

February 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm
(539) Unique31 says:

Hi Ladies I’ve read all your comments and believe me this is all normal especially the back pains and lower stomach pains, breast tenderness, and the vomiting. I’ve said it many times.. taking that pill gives you pregnancy effect. I have 2 kids of my own now but if you don’t have children now you know how it would feel through out the nine months. I’ve taken it so far 3 times in the last 3 years. It seems once a year I get careless…and each time no joke i have to sike myself out and drink it with a large red bull or something to keep me going because I know what to expect. Last night was a little differnt I couldn’t tell if the person pre-cum they pulled out but like an idiot I don’t trust this person enough to know if they did on time or not. The worst part about it is that they cummed on my stomach and part of my private just on top..(the outerwall) my question is .. am I still safe or do I still have to take the damn thing

February 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(540) Steph says:

I have to admit that I’m worrying about these side effects too :( My husband and I were using a condom but it slipped off. So on Monday morning I got the morning after pill, but by Friday night I felt these sharp pains at random. I still get them now, but bleeding has started as well… Is this normal? Does it go away? These other comments are very worrying.

February 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm
(541) AmericanA says:

Hi. My bf and i had sex 2 weeks ago and the condom broke after he had ejaculated. We decided not to take the pill even if i was in my first fertile day. A week past with no symptoms of pregnancy. Exactly a week after, i had sex again and the condom broke again so i got the pill.. Im not worried for the second time but for the first time where we didnt get the pill..Im having cramping, realy bad stomach aches and realy feal that my period is coming. My breasts are more soar than ever and have a small pain. Im hoping these symptkms are from the pill.. and not pregnant symptoms from the first time where we didnt get the pill..my period was due to come today but it hasnt come even if i feel its coming. Please respond..thanks.

February 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm
(542) Pedro says:
February 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm
(543) Andrea says:

if you check on side effests things like abdominal pain, bleeding, headaces etc is normal. But i took the morning after pill about 3days after my period within the 72hrs and i started to bleed ,3days later (today) i am bleeding more than my normal period, its safe to say that this is the heaviest period iv probably ever had. If anyone knows how long the bleeding last please comment back.

February 22, 2010 at 11:10 am
(544) Paula says:

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to write again as i did back on Nov 10th.
I had taken the Plan B, i thought maybe it didn’t work but I had gotten my period on time that month so I was fine.
I am unfortunately in the exact predicament where the condom came off after my bf finished, at the same time I started ovulating. I took plan B again, and as last time I only had tiredness so far… I’m not sure if it works as well the 2nd time but I hope this helps others… It would be great if a doctor or something could answer us all…

February 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm
(545) Maggee says:

I took the Choice ECP on Feb. 12th. Felt a bit crampy, mildly nauseous and very tired for a few days. On Feb. 21st I bled a little but haven’t bled since then. I definitly feel cramps, bloating, heacache, etc…
After reading many of the posts I feel this is normal. I just took a huge amount of hormones, my body is sensitive to hormones so I expected something.

This is the price we pay girls- If you take it and your feeling crappy for a few days or even a couple weeks… Remind yourself of the alternative!! You could feel crappy for 9 months and then be non-stop crazy bizzy taking care of your new baby.

February 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm
(546) hmmmm??/ says:

OK i took the morning after pill last month and it gave me 2 periods las month…this month i have nothing….is this normal???

February 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm
(547) Arianna says:

I took the MAP within 56 hours of having unprotected sex. It has been exactly a week since I took the emergency contraceptive and during this week, I have experienced non-stop abdominal discomfort, back pains, I’m hungrier than normal,I have an incessant knot in my throat like my food isn’t being digested properly, Ive been tired and had dizzyness the first three days. I also noticed that my nipples are extremely tender and they hurt and my urine is unusually foamy. I have been pregnant before so my nagging fear is that the MAP did not work, but it has only been a week since I had unprotected sex and these pregnancy symptoms don’t appear within the first week, do they?? I’m so afraid, but reading these comments has givien me some comfort…I hope this really is just normal…

February 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm
(548) Avesuran says:

Hi All,

I made a mistake and took the two pills at the same time instead of 12 hours apart. I would like to know what could happen. Is there a chance I could still get pregnant since I didn’t take them properly.

Thanks a lot!

February 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm
(549) Kate says:

Hi All,

I made a mistake and took the two pills together instead of 12 hours apart. I would like to know what could happen. Is there a chance I could still get pregnant since I didn’t take them properly.

Thanks a lot!

February 26, 2010 at 3:39 am
(550) OnePill_ManyProblems says:

Hi ladies, posting here for the same reason you all posted before me -just sharing my story. I took Plan B- only ONE pill in december 09, as a preventative measure (condom broke) It is the end of Feb 2010 ( close to 3 months after taking Plan B) and I still have ALL of the symptoms listed: very long periods (close to 2 weeks each) with dark blood clots and pain! My period just ended, but I am still in pain as I am expecting to have a period again at any moment. My back is killing me, hot flashes on/off, very and annoying cramping and abdominal pain for the past 2 months. I have seen a doctor, he told me that my ‘system’ is messed up and all that was caused by the PILL. Do not freak out if you have bad symptoms those are the side effects from taking Plan B. I wish I knew how bad it can effect a woman’s body before taking it :( We do forget how fragile a woman’s body really is. I wish you all good health and hope everyone recovers fast !!

February 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm
(551) Cynthia says:

I took plan b in December of ’09, then I took it again in January ’10 and My period came as normal, well I began having extreme abdominal pain, I couldn’t eat for 5 days, I was vomiting I had dizziness, and I took 5 pregnancy test all came back negative. I decided to go to the doctor and they told me I had damaged my liver and now only 40% of it works. In February I got an EXTREMELY light period, and now my back is starting to hurt, my boobs are getting tender, and I have cramps, and they wont go away. I am on Birth Control now, I am just waiting for this period to come in 2 weeks. I really hope this all just goes away. I regret taking those two pills I have to be careful for the rest of my life.

March 1, 2010 at 11:10 am
(552) sanfh says:

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March 2, 2010 at 4:43 am
(553) Dayna says:

The morning after pill brings on your period so that if an egg was fertilized it drops along with your flow. I took the morning after pill and i had to leave work because i was so nauseated and dizzy and i had the worst cramps. I didn’t get my perioud but it seemed like the pill began my period work a couple days early if that makes sense. The morning after pill IS NOT good for your body thats why they dont recommend it as contraception.. it is simply for emergencies. Because its so hard on your body.

March 3, 2010 at 5:06 am
(554) Susan says:

Me and Hubby had intercause the last day of my period, was finished without protection. I immediately took the morning after pill, and immediately started with my period again. This was Friday. I am still bleeding. abnormal amounts of blood and need to change every hour. Is this normal. I am worried and really need advice before making an appointment with my gynie??????

March 8, 2010 at 3:05 am
(555) Lucy says:

To anyone here who is having a period longer than 6 of even 7 days, please go to the Dr., even if it is the free clinic or something if you can’t afford more than that. The blood coming out needs to be monitored once it gets past the normal length of time, otherwise you could become anemic, which can cause all kinds of problems. Even normal length periods can cause an iron deficiency in some women, and iron is something your body needs.

I took the morning after pill almost 8 years ago, now, and I don’t remember the exact effects, but I know that my period was never cramp free again. Follow up with a dr. after you take it. The uterus is a big organ. If something goes wrong with it, it’s something that you need to get fixed so it doesn’t put you in the hospital or something.


March 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm
(556) sm says:

I think the symptoms listed above are suppose to happen. Although on the pamphlet it says to expect these, it also says these symptoms shouldn’t last long and many people will say the Morning After pill has no long term effects. I took the morning after pill months ago. I have cramps even when I’m not menstruating. And when I am menstruating the cramps are so unbearable I can barely move. I have pains in my back and and sometimes the pain feels like it’s inside of my vagina. I have large amounts of blood clots and I spot fairly often now. Also my ovulation has started a lot earlier and my moods are more unpredictable, I have horrible constipation and my period is never on time.
I didn’t expect this when I took it. These details should be made known to people before hand. The pain is almost unbearable at times. I am more angered by the fact that people always say how they’re no long term effects by taking this pill, obviously there are but the people who are effected by it are either so minimal in comparison to the ones who don’t that the people who sell it don’t feel its important enough to tell the people buying it what can happen to them in the long run. Honestly, if I would’ve known my whole life was going to be more painful and I could possibly get a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots from this pill, I would’ve taken my chances that I wasn’t pregnant.

March 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm
(557) Amber says:

well i had sex with a guy earlier today and I took the pill 8 hours later. I was feeling fine for a couple of hours then about an hour ago i started getting really bad breast pains. I dont have any other symptoms but from the stories I have read it looks like i will really soon. Im really scared can someone tell me if they felt this the exact same day they took it?

March 16, 2010 at 9:42 am
(558) Sonya says:

Hello, I am having some of the same symptoms. I took the MAP 2 weeks before I was suppose to start my period, and then I started my period a week early. It didnt bother me to start early, I just figured this was a normal reaction to the pill, and it seemed like a normal period just earlier. I bleed for about 6-7 days, which is normal for me. Well after about 2 days, period free, I started bleeding again. At first it was just a lite period, but with lots of cramps. Then I had a few blood clots. Well its been a week now since I started that lite bleeding, and Im still having it, sometimes its moderate, and sometimes it lite, but no matter what it is, Im still bleeding, and having major cramps. If this is a normal side effect to the MAP, then they need to tell women this, so that we can be prepared and not stress so much over it. Anyways…thats my story.

March 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm
(559) Elaine says:

i took the morning after pill 22 hours after having unprotected sex. the day after my period stoped i had sex and he came inside me. so i took the pill and its been exactly a week and now my period has some again ? and it heavier then ever, its never been like this before and im scared. ive throw up, back pains and had cramps(never get them). idk if this is usual is this a sign that the pill worked ? idk if this is a good thing or a bad thing, and im scared . please help.

March 31, 2010 at 9:49 am
(560) LA says:

March 12 i took the next choice brand of ECP. after taking the pill ive experienced some cramping and nothing more. however, my period has not come on as of yet? Ive shouldve came on on the 26th of March but still no sign of my menstrual! at the present time my breast have become very much sore to the point were i have to take of my bra every few hours throughout the day. along with that ive been just a little tired and i feel no need to take a pregnancy test because i took the pill! Ive read some stories on here however my “symptoms” seem to be lastings quite long do u think?!

April 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm
(561) AL says:

I took the Next Choice ECP 4 days ago, approx 42 hours after intercourse. I was ovulating and he didn’t pull out. I was told by the nurse I would start bleeding after taking the pills, but it’s been 4 days and nothing. The only symptoms I have are dizziness, increased appetite, bloating, breast tenderness, headaches and extreme fatigue. Has anyone not bled? should I wait a little longer?

April 2, 2010 at 7:05 am
(562) Sonya says:

Hi Al, I have taken Levonelle one step and I havent bled, I took it on the 23rd March and I am waiting! My period isnt due until the 11th of April but I’ve felt sick a few days after taking it, had cramps, was so moody basically just not feeling myself. Dont worry because not everybody bleeds! My friend also took it and they didnt beed – so dont panic!

April 2, 2010 at 7:11 am
(563) Sonya says:

LA its been more than five days since your period was due – I think you should take a test just to be sure and Al dont worry because you havent bled – some women do some dont. I took Levonelle on the 23rd March and havent bled I had cramps, felt sick, faint, tired and still feel pressure in my lower abdomen area – im waiting for my period to come on the 11th of April.

April 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm
(564) Suzanne says:

I took the pills last week, after an accident… and my boobs got HUGE and they were hard and painful for 2 days, my waist also expanded like crazy. I felt like I gained 10 pounds overnight! But it beats being pregnant. I also was very lethargic after taking the pills. I just got my period today a week early and have a headache, bloating and lots of cramping which isn’t entirely unusual.

April 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm
(565) jello says:

on feb 18, i had a little accident with my bf, he ejaculated and then the condom sliiped and remainedinside me. so i took the MAP about 11 hours after the mishap. i had my period as scheduled on feb 27, no unusual thing happened. i usually have a 31 to 32 day cycle, but it is now april 3 and i still don’t have my period. could this be because of the hormones that passed through my body when i took the MAP? and if so, when can i expect my next period?

could i still have been pregnant because of the feb 18 incident even though i had my regular period after that which was on feb 27?

April 4, 2010 at 11:07 am
(566) Lise says:

Just wanted to say thank’s to everyone. I have been reading your blogs and have been able to take much comfort from them. I have been freaking out for a couple of day’s now. I had an accident during sex with my partner on day 6 of my cycle, took Levonelle One Step within 24 hours. At first everything seemed fine, just like it said in the information leaflet. Slight feeling of nausea but not actually sick and very tired. Then all ok. Now 8 day’s after, I have tender breasts and constant nausea, so much that I can’t bare the thought of eating and am realy struggling with food smells. I was really beginning to worry that I may be pregnant, but some of your comments reveal similar symptoms to mine so I’m going to try to push it out of my mind until my preiod due (20th April). I’ll report back and let you all know how i got on.

April 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm
(567) Katie says:

I have a slight problem. I took Next Choice and didn’t have any symptoms…in the beginning of taking it. I did, though, take the pill a couple days after my period and after I took the pill, 5 days later, I recieved another period and i’m not sure if it pushed my period foreward to the date where I had the second period. I’m also feeling a little sick, the symptoms of a soon-to-be period, and other side effects on the label (nausea, upset stomach,cramps) only near my next period. Is that normal? Another thing, I took too ClearBlue tests (I trust them to the “T”) and both showed a negative sign of pregnancy. What’s going on?

April 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm
(568) chocolatevibe14 says:

I took the MAP on the 2nd of february and was due for my periods on the 6th but they came about 2 weeks late. I didn’t see my period in March and not yet this month, i took a pregnancy test and it was negative….i am getting concerned to when i will start my periods.

April 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm
(569) joejoe says:

My girlfriend took the pill 4 days ago and she’s having abdomina pain, but we’re still scared cuase we think she’s pregnant. We dont know what else might happen. But if she has side effects does that mean it worked? PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER

April 13, 2010 at 12:43 am
(570) Loavejoiciota says:
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(571) Loavejoiciota says:
April 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm
(572) Jackie says:

I took the Plan B pill about 8 days ago and am still having some slight symptoms, such as moodiness, decreased libido and very heavy vaginal discharge (but no bleeding). I know these aren’t very obvious symptoms but they’re worrying me since they can also be signs of pregnancy… Has anyone else had moodiness or sex drive problems?
PS- I also had strong abdominal pain for a few days after taking the pill, i think it may be normal..

April 14, 2010 at 12:22 am
(573) Brittany says:

Someone please help –
Ill make this as detailed as possible.
I finished my period on Thursday April 1, had unprotected sex Friday night, sat night and Monday night.. I took the morning after pill Tuesday morning, meaning i have no protection for friday and very little protection for sat from the pill.
Now, I have been bleeding slightly heavier then my normal period for 3 days, extremly bloated, consipated, fatigue, my sense of smell is very high.
I was pregnant in Oct 09 and miscarried, I feel very similar to the way I felt when I was pregnant then. But it has to be too early for me to tell. Its only and 12 days since I had unprotected sex. Is this the pill?
I really hope someone can give me answers.. thanks

April 15, 2010 at 8:38 am
(574) Jackie says:

Thanks for clearing up for some people that this is not an abortion. But sperm can usually only live for 72 hours, that’s why it’s very important to take the pill within 72 hours. After that it’s not really effective anymore.

April 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm
(575) Sonya says:

Hi Guys, its Sonya comment 563. Just want to update – I got my period on the due date and I am so relieved! Also took a few pregnancy tests just to be sure!
Anyways what I want to say to everybody out there who is going through this is try not to freak out! I know its easier said than done but it wont help the situation it will only make it worse. I was an emotional wreck after taking the MAP, first few days were fine, then about four days later I was having weird pressure tummy pains, needing to pee all the time, pains in my back and sides, fatigue, headaches, mood swings and my boobs shrank lol! I didn’t bleed but many people do so that kinda worried me because I didn’t bleed! I really thought I was pregnant because the side effects are nearly the same as pregnancy symptoms(which really does not help the matter!)
But from reading all the comments every body is different and it effects people in different ways – it doesn’t effect some people at all! Lucky them! Your side effects may go away in a few days like the maufacturers say but sometimes they stay longer! EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT SO DONT WORRY…. :) All the best ladies x

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April 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm
(578) JB says:

Hello my dear sisters.

I too took the pill and have been having side effects or at least thatís what Iím hoping they are. I had sex the last weekend of February in which the condom broke. The next day I took the pill and followed the directions perfectly. One week later I started my period, but it was unusually light the entire time and lasted around 5-6 days. It wasnít spotting, but it was a light flow. The color was more brown than red and I had a lot of cramps, breast tenderness, low back pain and was tired. Now itís April and Iím about a week late this month. Iíve had cramps off an on, but thatís about it. I read in one of the comments above that they even noticed a difference in their digestive patterns. Normally, I would consider myself pretty healthy when it comes to digestion, but it doesnít seem that way lately. The only time I get nauseated is when I think I could be pregnant. I have taken two at home pregnancy tests and both are negative.

It is so silly that we put ourselves through this; kind of sad in some ways. I mean, I understand that not everyone on this site is in my situation, but I had decided to try abstinence about three years ago and then this February I made a bad choice. It just reminds me why sex is so much more enjoyable inside a committed monogamous marriage. Scares like this really make me think. I have decided if I am pregnant I will not terminate the pregnancy, but it still scares me. I mean Iím 28 years old and I fear things like what will people think, will it hurt me professionally, how can I afford the expense, what do I say when people ask who the father isÖ All these thoughts and then some run through my mind. Recently, Iíve decided that at this point there is nothing I can do but give my worries to God. Only He can comfort me right now and worrying about it only hurts me mentally and physically.

I must say the comments attacking the pill and saying that is an abortion appalls me. If your logic believes that birth control is an abortaficient than I might be okay listening to your arguments; but if you see nothing wrong with birth control than your logic is silly. MAP is an extremely high dose of birth control taken all at once. Now, my only concerns at this time regarding MAP is that it is very easy to obtain which means women can take it repeatedly and may not realize the long term effects of its repeated use. I have taken MAP a total of three times in ten years and I fear the effects it has on my body. This will be the last time I take it because the side effects I have experienced this time are worse than ever. I just want to warn the women reading this to realize the pill is for emergencies and to not use it as a form of birth control on a regular basis. Itís as simple as this, the more you take the pill, the more risks you take and the larger toll it may have on your body. I am proud to be a woman and to have the freedom to take care of my own body. Therefore, I must love and respect my body enough to stay away from sex outside of a committed relationship or ideally marriage. At the same time, it is much easier to say this than to commit to it, but I just have to remember what this feels like.

Whatever you choose, just realize how special and valuable each of you are and while you are terrified that you might be pregnant it is important that you find someone that feels safe to talk with about your fears. Honestly, just reading all of your comments hear has truly comforted me. Thank you for sharing. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that one day in the future when the timing is right I can enjoy taking a pregnancy test and hoping its positive. Isnít that what most of us hope for one day anyways? So from here on out I am going to cherish my body and its amazing ability to give life and go back to abstinence. Iíll be back to give an update.

Much love, my sisters!

April 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm
(579) Jackie says:

Just an update-
I had written about increased discharge and extreme moodiness and wondered if I could be pregnant, and it turned out that I have had my period. So if anyone else experiences these symptoms without other major symptoms, like the bleeding some of you have described, it could be that’s also just a side effect of the pill, so don’t freak out.

April 23, 2010 at 12:27 am
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April 23, 2010 at 12:38 am
(581) Liz says:

I took the morning after pill yesterday and today my legs are almost completely numb and ache really bad like I just ran a couple miles and am super sore. Why is this and is this normal? should I got to the hospital?

April 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm
(582) JB says:

I am not a medical professional, but I would say it wouldn’t hurt to call your doctor or the pharmacy where you purchased the product. Many times they can talk to you over the phone regarding basic information.

I hope you start to feel better soon. :)

April 25, 2010 at 10:48 am
(583) Dezi.Fuggetta says:

I took the pill about 70 hours after having sex. and it has been a couple of days and i havent felt anything yet.. i think i am worried now.

April 26, 2010 at 12:52 am
(584) dont worry says:

hello, i had unprotected sex, 42 hrs later i took the morning after pill, just in case, one week later i started bleeding, and i bleeded for 16 days, about one month later my period came back again….
it is very common that you bleed one week after taking the emergency pill, and bleed for more than 4-5 days. my point is it is horrible to feel pregnant, or think your pregnant (if you dont want a baby)….. so girls dont worry its not that easy to fall pregnant, i mean just imagine the amount of people that have sex, imagine if every time they didi it they got pregnant……. i just post this because when i was going thru this i read many places and people just posted questions or porblems, no one posted the after part of their stories, so there was mine………..

April 26, 2010 at 11:40 am
(585) meg says:

I too had an accident in March…..right after my period ended…I had the sicky feeling and some cramping…two days after taking plan B I started to bleed….I was completely freaked out and instead of driving myself crazier than I already was I went to the Dr. She said this bleed was most likely due to the high amount of hormones in my system from the MAP and that I just needed to relax. This mid month bleed lasted about four or five days….then I had my reg. period the first of April the first two days were light and then extremely heavy for the next five(seven days in total)much longer than usual. I was fine and felt great and mentally free…..then I got a yeast infection which is now cleared up but I’m having a lot of cramping a week away from my period…..I believe this is due to the high hormone intake last month….I feel like my vagina is a gong show that is never ending…..I have made another Dr.’s appointment but think I may cancel and see how things go during this next period…..I’m starting to feel like this has taken over my life…..if my best friend and mother hear about my vagina one more time I think they may take a hit out on me…lol…..So ladies…try and stay calm….I believe the side effects last longer and are more of a head game than the breaking condom that starts this whole show…….

April 26, 2010 at 11:59 am
(586) meg says:

Just to explain what I wrote above…I took the MAP and I am happy I did in the situation I was in…..I just wanted to share my on going side effects because I was really going crazy and I didn’t find this site while I was going through that mid month bleed. If I have had found this site..it would have made me feel so much better….that what was happening was normal and that others were sharing my experience….as woman we go to all kinds of places in our heads and reading the posts gives comfort even now…….I’m not used to having these issues so everything that seems off is a huge deal……the thing to remember is the massive amount of hormones in these pills can effect your body and emotions for longer than any of us expect.

April 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm
(587) ky says:

So I had an accident with my boyfriend yesterday and then something happened and i ended up have unprotected sex last night. My bf is freaking out and begged me to take the pill..i wasn’t sure about it but so for it has been good i have only been tired

April 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm
(588) Lea says:

Ladies please be very aware of what your body is telling you. I took the morning after pill just like you and I did not pay enough attention to my symptoms. When my normal period didnt come I began to get worried. I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I freaked out. Im recently seperated and have children already but wasnt in a position to have another baby. I started spotting and was having the pains all of you are describing. I was to late. I had an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured and nearly took my life. I lost two liters of blood before they even started surgery. Ive never had a problem with any previous pregnancy so I did a bit of research and I believe this was caused by that pill. Dont get me wrong, Im sure this works for the majority of woman. I just hope that those that dont feel right about something get checked out.

April 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm
(589) KM says:

I took Plan B on Sunday 4/3. In the past week I have experienced backaches, my ankles and feet are swollen and I feel and look like I have gained 10 pounds. I am so tired during the day. And I haven’t had my period yet. I feel like I have been PMsing for 2 weeks. I hope these side effects end soon. They are affecting my work and quality of life. Any suggestions?

April 29, 2010 at 12:06 am
(590) JB says:


I just wanted to give an update. I had taken the morning after pill the end of Feb and was a little freaked out because I had a period the week after and then was two weeks late for my next period. I had taken two pregnancy tests and both were negative. As of last Friday I started spotting and then had a full on period. It was such a relief.

Here is my advise to anyone thinking about using this or already have: See your doctor. Go to your local health department or your personal doctor and ask questions. Get checked out. I know for certain now that because I was so afraid of all of the “what if’s” it put a lot of stress on my body which in many ways probably delayed my period. However, I am still planning a follow-up with my doctor. While it is very nice to have easy access to the pill I am concerned with the amount of misuse that might take place. I just want to encourage you ladies to NEVER be ashamed of the circumstances in which you find yourself needing this pill. The best person to talk with regarding your health is your doctor. He or she should be able to talk openly and honestly about any concerns you are having. Of course this isn’t always the case, but I hope you all can just take a deep breath and try to allow your body to do its natural course. Keep in mind this pill is a stress on the body since it is a very high dose of hormones so the more we stress the harder it is for the body to go back to normal functioning. (all personal opinion.) Bottom line, if you are concerned see your doctor.

Good luck to everyone. :)

In reference to KM:
I think your symptoms are a combination of the pill and stress. Like I said before, see your doctor or if you are afraid to talk to them you can always call 1-800-395-HELP or 1-800-395-4357. I called them and they offered me a place that was close to me that could give me a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. Or you can always call your local health department.

Good luck!

May 4, 2010 at 11:47 am
(591) Sally says:

Hi i took the morning after pill 5 days ago, Im on the pill anyways but due to an upset belly was using condoms, after a very drunken night i woke up ( i new we had used a condom, i just didnt know if it had spilt or anything) and decided i best get the morning after pill just incase.

i was due on my period on sunday, but it didnt arrive, monday night i started spotting, and this has carried on, ive taken a test but it came up negative.

I knew i should have carried on taking my next pack of pills but i had left them at home (Im at uni) and didnt expect having sex. my upset belly only lasted a day, and it wasnt full on diarrhoea. but it was near the end of my pack of pills.

What to doooo? What to doo?

May 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm
(592) Unknown says:

Took Plan B 30 Hrs after non-sexual intercourse and no more side effects?
Hello everyone,

I took Plan B 30 hrs after non-sexual intercourse. The man who I was intimate with did not even penetrate me or come inside me, he ejaculated between the top of my pubic bone and my belly button, and when he was done I immediately wiped the sperm off of my body.

I took plan b to be safe and I had vomited alot, irttiability, cramps, crying, but no bleeding, etc. However, for the past two days I have had no side effects at all. My period is due some time this weekend or early next week.

Does anyone think I have anything to worry about?

May 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm
(593) cocopuffs says:

i had unportected sex march 19 and ma boyfriend bought me da morning after pill and i took 2 of them like 14 hr to 17 hr after having sexs,but that night when i got home i went out to eat and i vomited.i had gotten my period march 5-12 and i had ma period again april 3 -7 but for this month which is may im already late 4 days should i be worried?

May 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm
(594) Toni-Ann says:

I recently turned 18 and made the “adult” decision to start having sex with my boyfriend of 6 years.

The condom slipped off and we didn’t notice till we were done and so we decided to buy the pill. Now, 8 days later. I feel awful, my back is killing me, and so is my stomach, i’ve had hand cramps, chest pains and spotting. But my period ended 2 days before i had sex, 72 hrs before i took the pill.

I can see this normal for a lot of first time users like me. But does this mean i’m pregnant or that i was pregnant?

And when will this pain and bleeding stop?

Can someone please answer this. I’m scared and confused.

May 11, 2010 at 5:21 am
(595) goodgirl10 says:

Please someone help!!!! My period ended on a Friday and I had sex on Sunday night round 11pm and my partner came inside me…(stupid I know) but I didn’t take the 1st NextChoice pill until Monday round 9pm and the 2nd pill til Tuesday round 3pm…can I still get pregnant? Seeing how my most fertile day was Wednesday(two days after I took the 1st pill) please does anyone know……FYI: I’ve use EC before and it didn’t worh

May 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(596) deanna says:

my sister in law took the morning after pill and had the same problem as you…she thought she wasnt going to make it through the pain so id say its normal for some…

May 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm
(597) jana says:

had my accident saturday morning 8th may…took MAP (levonelle) sunday evening 9th may. I have since had NO side effects and I have read so many on various sites like this that I am even more freaked out! I wish I was experiencing some kind of pain or spotting of some kind as my period is not due until tuesday or wednesday so I must at least wait until then. if I dont get it wednesday I will take a pregnancy test.

I truly dont mean to make less of your experiences but if I could take your pain I would do so; for selfish reasons of reassurance and for more selfless reasons of sympathy. I hope you all feel better soon and please hope for me that I get some symptoms soon.

And to (524) Bhutto….I really hope you found a better way to spend your time!

All the best to you all,

May 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm
(598) jana says:


I dont know if I am looking into things or not but….today i have had serious lower back pain and cramps similar to period cramps….and the saddest thing is, I am so relieved! I am taking this as a sign that the MAP worked, hopefully! I will keep you updated as although I have no answers to any of the questions above, hopefully my experiences will help the next person who finds this site.

thankfully to add some humor the other half is joking about suing durex just for the mental anguish – whatever the outcome lol!

to anyone who looks at the comments here please remember, taking the MAP is not the killing of a life. It is however an adult response to stop the process of human science before it begins. It is nothing to be ashamed of, it is a huge learning experience that will eventually benefit you and those around you, particularly your male and female friends who may learn from your experience. If you think that god will judge you just think to yourself “then why did god invent science if not for our use?” ;)

Stay happy, safe and mature girls!

May 19, 2010 at 10:04 am
(599) JoJo says:

Hi guys,

This was the 1st time I take those pills and I was worried about the side effects a lot. I searched Google to answer my questions and I found this page.

I read many comments of you guys and felt confused. I tried to find more information and this is what I get.

Actually, when you take those pills, it’ll prevent the implantation and what happens is exactly like what the uterus usually does when it has eggs but not fertilization. In another word, you should see your menstrual earlier than the usual. The pills also confuse your menstrual means you can see 2 menstrual periods per month or your menstrual could be longer than usual. Its because of hormone which those pills create to prevent the fertilization.

Additionally, dont use it for long time, it could reduce your fertilisation in the future because it could make the wall of uterus become thinner (Sorry if I use inappropriate word)

If any abnormal thing happens, you should ask doctor for certain.

I think we all have done right. Dont care about what other say. They dont take responsibilities for our lives. We have to do that.

Take care :)

May 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm
(600) jana says:

So hello again Ladies,

After much waiting today I got my period. Safe to say there is much relief. I never experienced much side effects except mild cramps, lower back ache (which is quiet uncommon for me) and one or two days of feeling a little down. My period is a little heavier than usual but it is all very worth it when I think of not being able for the alternative option!

I am very happy with my decision as we all should be as the alternative is not being able to provide either financially/physically/emotionally for a little one with no say.

I cant say I have ‘learned a lesson’ as it was all a very unfortunate turn of events that lead to an accident which I am usually prepared for but however I am now very aware of the stigma that is still out there concerning this. We are all in control of our bodies, men included. We own our bodies and therefore have the only say in what we choose to do. We should be able to talk freely about the protection process from the first step right up to the last step and should advise our fellow ladies from sisters and friends to daughters and nieces about looking after themselves.

Ill keep an eye out for this site and share my future experiences and advise my friends and family to do the same.

All the best to anyone who comes across this site, I have found it to be very reassuring!! :)

May 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm
(601) Lauren says:

Ive taken the morning after pill, i threw up the second pill. Now im experiencing a heavy period, i called planned parenthood and they said its normal. But i have a lower backache, and heavy clotty period. P.s i had a period ten days ago and im having another one, i hope i dont get a third one this month.

May 27, 2010 at 1:29 am
(602) Chris says:

I took plan b (MAP) and I had no side effects (to my surprise) I am one that when the signs and symptoms appear, I get most of them. The only thing that happen was a brownish colour period. That happend on the 1st day. then i was back to normal. I dont know why I didn’t experience any side effects but I do count myself lucky.

May 28, 2010 at 4:32 am
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May 31, 2010 at 12:48 am
(606) jessica says:

hi there i took the plan b twice between two months my period cme twice month of april but nothing on my i am really scared tht i might be pregnant.. help me please.

June 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm
(607) felicia says:

hey so i had sex with this guy on sat nite then about 24 hours later i got the morning after pills and took them we wore a condom but hes scared that i could be prego and wants me to take it again

June 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm
(608) julie says:

hi. im glad im not alone here. basically i took the morning after pill 2 weeks ago and 1 day. but before i took the pill i was on a week before it. in my 1st week i felt ok no blood spottin or nothing but i did feel hungry all the time. coming on to the weekend on a friday night i had really bad pains in my lower stomach,nausea i also started to bleed when i went to the toilet it gush out like water then come 8 o clock went to the toilet again and a big massive blood clot came out. event thou i was still in bad pain it got to the stage where i couldnt walk or move my legs it was like numb and walked by miles everytime i walked i could feel all the muscle tightening.so i phone the outdoctors and went to the hospital. he examine me but said he asked me how my times where i was changing my pad and i said 5 times in one day but mind u my bleeding was like a light period. so i even mention bout the big blood clot and that im scared where as i had an ectopic pregancy before and do not want to go through that again. so he told me to stay ova night. they did 2 pregnancy test. 1 wiv urine and 2 one with a blood test and they both come back negative. they even give me a smear test and eternal examination (where they stick 2 fingers inside you too feel around) and she said its all fine. in hospital i was in gynaecology ward and the docotor there said i cant find anything wrong theres nothing wrong with me gynaecology and medicaly. and that the both test is negative. she said im defo not avin a ecptopic or a misscarriage. im home now but still gor the pains espically in the legs. so with all your symtomps im guessing its normal and its just side effects even the docs reconigse its the side efftects. im still bleedin lighty as if im comin off a period. my blood colour was red/borwn/ orange.. and im meant to be due on my period this week. so ill keep you updated if anything happens and changes oh and im also having this feelin like something moving around in my belly and pelvic area dont know what that is as it only happened today. so ill keep you inform

June 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm
(609) Compassion says:

Unless you were misinformed, you’ve all earned whatever after effects you get – now and years down the road – for being such irresponsible, callous, and selfish people. If indeed you get breast cancer, or live the rest of your fertile years with your menses all screwed up, you have your fervent attempt to flush your own child down the toilet to thank for these repercussions. You have no idea if you did – or if you did not. You could have been pregnant an hour later, or 6 days later.. But you will always know that you didn’t care when you gulped this down this poison.

Hopefully, there will be at least a few women who come to this board and read all these horror stories while they have the pills still in their hand. Hopefully, they will be smart enough, honest enough, and compassionate enough to flush the pills – not their child or their health – down the toilet instead.

June 8, 2010 at 2:04 am
(610) errrrr... says:

Ummm… excuse me!!! But some of us simply cannot have a baby at this moment. Are you perfect? I dont think so. We ALL make mistakes. I am sure you have done mistakes too. The pill should not be taken because it may cause some serious side effects… but in my personal opinion, its better to take the pill if you cant handle having a child at this age.. This is a 16 year old writing…


June 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm
(611) HK says:

I Took the pill June 5th after having sex and the Condom broke i took the pill maybe 5 hours later. Had sex again later that night and had aother condom break. i woke up in the morning feeling sick to my stomach this feeling has contiued still a week and 2 days later i also am depressed and moody when is it going to go away?

I believe that WE are doing the Responsible thing not bringing a child into the world that we wont be able to provide for… i’m not having a child to go on welfare to have other people feed and cloth my child they didnt make the mistake i did. Frankly i’m sick of paying for everyone elses mistakes myself. Its not as if i did it on purpose the condoms broke i WAS trying to be safe. Its our choice.

June 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm
(612) I can't wake up from this nightmare!! says:

Hi there! First of all I’m really grateful for everyone leaving a comment about their experience with the pill… it’s been such a HUGE relief knowing that I’m not the only one feeling like I’m losing my mind! I took the 2 Next Choice pills as directed 41 days ago, about 20 hours after the oops. 5 days later I had a clotty period, about 20 days early. I also had several unnappealing side effects. Over the course of the last month and a half, I have been on an emotional rollercoaster ride from hell! I thought I was really losing my mind there a couple of times, and was beside myself because I couldn’t understand why I felt so messed up inside all the time! My poor boyfriend thought that he could do no right by me for over two weeks! It got bad enough that I actually made an appointment with a therapist, for the first time ever!! After reading through other peoples’ comments though, I feel like I can relax about that a bit, if only just a little. Also, my breasts got extremely tender, and then BAM– grew from a size D to a DD cup! Many of you might be thinking “Wow! how awesome is that?!” But I was pretty uncomfortable with their large size already, and after this I was horrified. And now, about 2 weeks after dejectedly buying new bras, which I accidently bought just a tad too big, my breasts are really tender again and popping out of the new bras!!! WTF?!? Has anyone else had this happen??? I am 24 years old and I am a healthy, active individual! I thought puberty was a thing of the past!! The only reason I am lead to believe that this may be an after-effect of the pill was that it said on the box that it could affect you hormonally for up to two months. 2 MONTHS!!! I am seeing a doctor today or tomorrow to get some insight into this catastrophe. I am so desparately upset! My boyfriend is such an inspiration to me though, he’s stood by me and held me together through all of this craziness! I am a lucky girl to have such a wonderful man loving me. I hope no one else has had to face this daunting situation, but if this sounds familiar to any of you, or if you have any idea what is going on, please give me a clue!! And to all of you ladies with negative side effects, whether or not yours are better or worse, hang in there!

June 18, 2010 at 11:11 am
(613) iamlaw says:

I had protected sex on Thursday May 27, 2010 but I still took the pill about 12 hours later. I took the morning after pill: Next Choice: 2 pills 12 hours apart. Up until this point I had only taken Plan B. In my life I’ve taken Plan B twice: four years ago & took it this year in April. I’d never had any side effects before but taking Next Choice was HELL. I thought I was pregnant. A week after I took the pill I was nauseous in the morning, I bled for two days only which made me think it was implantation bleeding (the bleeding you get when you’re newly pregnant), my back hurt, I was bloated and I never get bloated, and I was dizzy. I thought I was pregnant, I took a blood pregnancy test on June 16th for 65.00 and I found out I was not. I finally got my period today. It’s a relief and a lesson learned. I’m getting on birth control.

Ladies know your cycle, know when you’re ovulating, get on birth control, always use a condom, and make sure you wouldn’t mind having a baby with whoever you’re sleeping with. I for one am dumping my boyfriend because he’s not good enough to be the father of any child of mine at this point in my life.

June 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm
(614) Grateful says:

My boyfriend and I were playing the fool and got ourselves in a compromising position. Although he didn’t all the way we were still a bit concern so we decided that I would take the ‘morning after pill’ suggested by a friend not realizing this is an ABORTION PILL. As a result I experienced tremendous side effects of nausea, back pain on my left shoulder, emotional distress for two full weeks. At one point I thought I was pregnant and took two test. Although it was negative my mind was not at ease. Ladies abstinence is the key that was God ordained marriage, cause it’s not worth all this pain. My periods came one day late and breathing a lot easier. I am going to wait so that time can be special and I will not need any of those tablets.

Take my stupid advice… abstain you won’t regret it!!!

June 26, 2010 at 6:15 am
(615) Fernanda says:

First of all, no one is killing anyone here by taking the pill. You ovulate every month, every month you have the chance to produce babies, if you don[t do it so, are you a killer by nature then? You want to believe in that, go forward and don`t use it. Put a baby in the world who will not have a good structure cause its mother is too young or not prepare to do it. Ms “grateful – Although he didnít all the way …” , c`mon…you thought you were pregnant because you saw his penis? Get a life, or study more. We all know that is really stupid to have unsafe sex. Why? Pregnancy is the least of the problems, the main one is STD – Sexually transmitted disease, but that[s ok, we are here to talk about the morning after pill. Each one reacts in a different way to it. Are you worried? Put your catholic guilt aside and go to your doctor. Internet will just make you more confuse. Don[t feel guilt or ashamed, they deal with that all the time. Is the most common thing ever.Dont want to share with your mother? Say you think you have a fungus or anything, then talk to your doctor alone. People, really? Doctors now! Stop suffering!
If you already have a partner with whom you checked (tests) that is safe to have unsafe sex, at least go check your period schedule to avoid wich days to fool around. I mean, if you didn’t decide to take the birth control pills yet. Come on people! Speak with your doctor! Best thing ever. Women have the tendecy to feel guilt about those things. DONT! Go for proper advice! Ask the doctor everything! Even how to abort if needed. Just dont mess with your health wondering what is happening. Go for proper help. And just one more thing, normally who comes for information about those things on internet are going through some problem with it. Some of us, whom take the pills dont even bother cause it just went fine! Dont panic. Go to your doctor and you will be fine.

June 28, 2010 at 9:20 am
(616) kim says:

hey i took the morning afta pill and 3 days afta i hav been getng this pain in ny breast on my nipple its soooo sore is this normal? should i go see a doctor?

June 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm
(617) jessica says:

What all you women are going though is normal. The morning after pill or plan B. Is a very strong pill. It kill’s what could of been a baby. It is very painful. The effects of not being smart. I know mistakes happen, just learn to be wise next time. I have taken the morning after pill 4 times in less then a year. I still haven’t recoverd from it. I now have blood clots in my legs and always have back pain. The saves way is no sex. Why should the women be responsible for not getting pregnant, the man should pull out when he is about to come

June 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm
(618) Ann says:

I’ve taken the morning after pill today (within the 72 hrs limit) but had an upset stomach about 3 hrs after i took it,
I’m a bit worried that the pill didnt get digested properly and got flushed down the toilet :S is it possible?! I’m kinda confused.

July 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm
(619) Bhutto says:

Destroying your own health, while perhaps destroying your own child. Did you kill twins? Triplets? Did you kill your little girl, or your little boy? Did you kill one of each?

It’s not hard to feel the results of these breast cancer causing steroids, is it? But a lot of you are fooling yourselves into thinking that they are only temporary, and that steroids don’t also create cancers many years later also.

It is a mental illness that we suffer from that makes steroids for boys illegal and terrible, but we gulp steroids for girls down like candy. When the pill arrived in the USA in 1960, breast cancer affected one in 25 women. It now affects one in 8.


July 3, 2010 at 12:04 am
(620) laura says:

i took the morning after pill and didnt get any side affects, i called the pharmisist and asked if its normal and he said yes..but i have taken it before and had all the side affects..so why is this different?

July 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm
(621) Cat says:

I’m really grateful to know that other people are going through the same things. (And terrified of some of the above comments.) I have taken Plan B in the past (2x) and the symptoms were always just some abdominal pain, bloating, sore breast and a fairly dark period. I took Next Choice 8 days ago, 24 hours after taking it I had severe cramps. And about 2 days ago I started clotting very dark brown stuff and still have some slight annoying pain in my right lower stomach. I just about started so panic thinking ectopic pregnancy, but 1. it’s too soon and I just had a period and 2. from reading the above comments these seem to be “normal” side effects and I feel much less stressed about it. We are normally really carful, but the condom slipped off and I would rather deal with some discomfort that an unwanted pregnancy.

July 4, 2010 at 2:28 am
(622) lee says:


I’m really worried. I’m 17 years old. I took the pill within 24 hours that I had sex.
We had sex for a few minutes without a condom, but then we put one on afterwards.

After a week of taking the pill, I started experiencing some bleeding. It’s been 3 days since the bleeding started and it still hasn’t finished. It’s lighter than what my periods normally are…

Is there a chance I could be pregnant?
This is my second time taking the morning after pill. The first time I took it I experienced no side-effects, so I’m really worried this time around…

July 4, 2010 at 11:00 am
(623) Desiree says:

I took plan b 26 hours after unprotected sex using the withdrawal method two days after I got off of my period. I did experience the bleeding about a week later which included cramping. I WANT to consider that my period because it lasted about a week, but like I said, it was nowhere near time for my period. So here I am, 28 days later and counting: no period, but also no breast tenderness, no back pain, no nausea or dizziness, no cravings, no sensitivity to smells. Am I freaking out over nothing? Or should I get an HPT just in case..?

July 6, 2010 at 2:33 am
(624) Lol says:

What’s with all the idiotic pro-life comments? This is an advice thread for women curious about the morning after pill, not a place for irrational bitter ranting.

Might I suggest that the nay-sayers truly concerned with “baby killers” dream up some “birth control” pills, shots, anything… for MEN to take? Hmm? Nobody wins anything through preaching and control attempts.

July 6, 2010 at 11:25 pm
(625) Abby says:

I took Next Choice about twelve hours after my unprotected sex with my sixteen yr old boyfriend.. I’m 18. My urine is having a distinctly stronger smell.. I haven’t read anything about Nect Choice causing a change in the smell and I’m worried that maybe it has changed because I’m pregnant. Does your urine smell change when you get pregnant? I took the pill yesterday at 12 pm and 12am. (It came with two tablets I had to take twelve hours apart) I haven’t really experienced any of the symptoms besides a bad headache last night and the difference in the smell of my urine. Any helpful words of comfort to ease my mind? I’ve just got awarded a full scholarship through the Navy to be a nurse and I don’t think I can still go if I’m pregnant and I don’t have the will, nor the money, to abort my baby if I do end up being pregnant.

July 7, 2010 at 11:20 am
(626) da says:

okkie im 16 years old i had unprotected sex July 4th but took the plan b pill the next day.&today is July 7th and i have had no effects or anything im an unsure if it really did work.

July 11, 2010 at 4:41 am
(627) Kandis says:

Bhutto your an idiot: to reply to your comment “Destroying your own health, while perhaps destroying your own child. Did you kill twins? Triplets? Did you kill your little girl, or your little boy? Did you kill one of each?”

Umm nothing is being “killed” in your words…to your research before ranting about something you obviously know NOTHING about! Thanks!

July 11, 2010 at 7:19 am
(628) josie says:

are side effects good or bad ?

July 15, 2010 at 8:57 am
(629) Em says:

Some people are so Judgemental, when all the ladies want is advise and support.

July 16, 2010 at 2:08 am
(630) Jennifer says:

I took the pill one week ago and when having sex last night I had white discharge come out and I was a little bit sore during sex. I thought it may have been the condom, but after reading the posts, I think it’s from the pill. I don’t know if it’s yeast or bacterial infection. I am getting headaches now and didn’t know it was from the pill until reading. I didn’t get backaches or stomach aches though. but, it takes me longer to get in the mood. Now I know why.

July 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm
(631) G says:

Hello ladies, I took Levonelle 1 step last Saturday and now a week later have started to get the symptoms described above. Boobs are so sore and getting cramps (worse than usual period pains) I’m also peeing every 5 minutes and can’t stop eating! Heads a bit achy but not too bad – and I took a nap this afternoon – really not usual for me. As with everyone else here, I really do hope this is side effects of the MAP – however, will do a PT next Fri.

Good luck everyone!

July 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm
(632) qtb says:

ok here is the thing i had sex on the 13 of July and then took the ”after morning pill” the next day im expecting my period on the 22 of July im not displaying any real side effects apart from being a bit tired so im wondering if it has worked and by when can i expect my period

July 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm
(633) scared 16 year old senior says:

hey i took the morning after pill next choice and i am expeiencing side effects 2 weeks later the first week i felt nothing such as i have a loss of appetite my breast are sore my lower back hurts and i have diarehha i read all these posts but not a lot of people have a loss of appetite and diarehha so i just need reassurance that these are side effects that can come from taking the pill i am only 16 and this is my senior year and i just cant have a baby i will die really i will…and i also took a pregnancy test that came out negative but i think its because i took it too early but im going to save the second one and take it saturday hopefully it will be negative again can somebody just please comment back and help me i am really scared andc paranoid!

July 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm
(634) Liz says:

I’m 22 years old. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend during the first weeks of July but he would use the “pull out” method. I know that method is not 100% effective; therefore, I took the “Next Choice” morning after pill on Wednesday, July 14th. It has been one full week today since I’ve taken the morning after pill. After a few days I only had a little abdominal pain and back pain. After 6 days I had diarrhea, a little shortness of breath, and a little nausea. Then next morning I had a lot of diarrhea and then I got really dizzy and threw up. I’ve been sleeping pretty much all day and I have diarrhea frequently and nausea. I think I’m supposed to get my period tomorrow, hopefully! I bought a pregnancy test just in case I don’t get my period tomorrow. I also have a doctor’s appt. on July 30th to get a pregnancy test and birth control pills. I have also experienced a decrease in appetite. I try to stick to the B.R.A.T. diet which stands for bananas, (white) rice, apple sauce, and (white) toast; this diet is supposed to help the diarrhea symptoms. Also, I drink a lot of water and I’ve been taking pepto-bismol last night and today. I hope the best for everyone!

July 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
(635) Ebony says:

I had sex Sunday morning around 12 am then I took the pill at Monday 2am. I since then have been having back pain stomach pain , discharge, moodswings upperside pain,and I have to pee alot plus I am hungry alot. Today is Thursday i can’t be pregnant because it’s too early for those symptoms do you think it’s just the pill? I can’t get pregnant I don’t want to lose my contract. That’s what I get for drinking. I will never drink again until I am forsure ready for the effect of what I could do.

July 25, 2010 at 10:24 am
(636) Kate says:

Hi everyone. I’m glad that so many people are willing to post their experiences with the morning after pill. It does help to ease my mind, although I’m still a little worried.

On June 16 I had my regular period, which lasted until June 20. On June 25 my boyfriend and I had sex and he pulled out. He didn’t think he came in me but I was nervous nonetheless and went to Walgreen’s to get their morning after pill. I think it was Next choice? It came in the pack of two. I took the first pill less than 24 after I had unprotected sex. Almost a week after taking the MAP I had some heavy bleeding which lasted for several days, including some clots on the first day I bled. Since then, however, I have not had another period. I have also been having cramps in my lower abdomen for the past week or two. I haven’t had any more bleeding or spotting, just white discharge. Maybe the pains and cramping is because I ovulated? I took a pregnancy test two days ago which came out negative but I’m still a little scared. I feel like I should be getting my period sometime soon now, but if another week goes by and nothing shows up, I might go to a doctor.

Side note: I took Plan B earlier this year too, in early March. I know I did have some pain associated with that too, but I did not keep track of my bleeding, etc. as I have been doing this time. I feel like the side effects of Plan B were not as long lasting as this Next Choice MAP, but maybe it’s just worst this time because I’ve taken these pills two times in a period of less than 6 months. From now on though, I will no longer have unprotected sex. I want to start taking a daily birth control pill and I will have to try to talk my boyfriend into using condoms. The few times we tried sex using a condom he said it was so uncomfortable so he’s just been pulling out instead. Lesson learned though. I do not want to have to go through this physical discomfort and mental anguish ever again.

I’ll try and give an update soon.

July 26, 2010 at 2:09 am
(637) Trsmess says:

Ok so here it is, Whats wrong with all of you! First your having sex as if you were going out to lunch with a friend then you take a pill that messes with your body and health and that’s not the worst your taking this pill to end the life of a person you chose to lay down and make in the first place!(You all know that sex can and dose lead to a baby) Whats wrong with you all your not animals you know right from wrong so why are you all acting like a pack of wild uncontrolled animals! Not that I don’t care that you hurt but think about the life you just ended did you care that you were hurting another person that you are choosing if someone lives or dies! So if your going to have sex then take a med that isn’t safe for you not to mention end the life of your unborn then I think you should stop making a fuss and deal with the it!

July 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm
(638) bellamarie says:

i took the plan B pill 3 days after the condom broke, it says you have 72 hours to take it , although i havnt experianced bleeding i have had pains in my stomach , headaches and im depressed,this wasnt suppose to happen and i wasnt even dating the guy he was my ex and it just happend, he freaked out at me and screamed and made sure i took the pill…im scared that becuase ive waited so long to take it that it might not work now theres only a 50 % effectiveness now ..guess we will find out in 2 weeks if i get my period right

anyone ever been in this situation ?
any help i mean im only 18 im scared

July 28, 2010 at 1:05 am
(639) anonymous says:

When you take a life you bleed forever

July 29, 2010 at 11:23 am
(640) Melany says:

I took the plan B pill, and my back is killing me, my shoulders and i have really bad cramps… also i have my period…. WHat does this mean? any1 i need help….

July 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm
(641) Help says:

Ok girls i need your help… I had sex with my bf but it wasnt really unprotected just the first time without it when he first prenetrated me and at the end it came off and the tip of his penus was getting big meaning that he was about to come inside me… but he didnt cuz he penatrated me only once… so I took the MAP on the 3rd day…. on time and everything.. that was on a monday… on friday I woke up with a horrible back pain… and on tuesday i got my period…. now im reading all of this and im seriously concern with the ECTOPIC PREGNANCY topic…. do you guys think that I am having the ectopic pregnancy? I NEED ANSWERS PLIZ>… ;(

August 2, 2010 at 12:51 am
(642) Kate says:

Hi again ladies, it’s Kate from post #636. Just letting you know I FINALLY got my period yesterday. There were some dark brown clots mixed with fresh red blood. What a relief, let me tell you! So as you can see from my story, what you’re going through is probably totally normal. MAPs have a pretty low failure rate, and the symptoms you’re encountering are probably quite likely occurring due to the strong dose of hormones. If what you’re going through sounds anything like what I experienced, I hope my words will give someone a little peace of mind. Just don’t stress and don’t worry so much. You will be okay :)

August 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm
(643) Vicky says:

Just to let you know, Kate I am really pleased for you that you got your period! I know that it is something that us ladies do not look forward to but from my experience, I have never been so pleased to get my period than last month!

For all you prats who say that we are killing our potential children, you ought to do a little more research.
The MAP is designed to prevent the egg from attatching to the lining of our womb where it will embed itself and grow into a baby. The egg is not technically a baby when it does not attach so we are not aborting a child. It takes up to 72 hours for an egg to fertilise – hense the MAP being effective for up to 72 hours after sex. So ladies, do not worry, you are not aborting your potential child, you are being sensible in preventing a pregnancy, not ending a pregnancy that has already started.

I really hope that all you ladies get the results that are hoping for!

With Love, Vicky X

August 10, 2010 at 6:29 am
(644) csr says:

i took the map next choice last jul 28 2010 my first of my last period is july 17 2010 we had unpro sex he did pull out im freakin out when he came coz im thinking he came inside of m e but i saw after his done everythn is in his hands…just got scared maybe he came inside a lil bit i freaked out so he bout me next choice i took 24 after unpro i didnt have any side effect after but around 5 days later i can feel my breast a lil bit felt like poking inside and until i had tender breast until now my back hurts my abdomen a lil bit comes and go headache nauseated…is this normal i didnt have any bleeding yet hopefull on 17 i can have period i have moods too i never felt this way before pls help..if anyone has been like me thanks…im bloated to in my stomach too

August 12, 2010 at 8:15 am
(645) voldemort says:

I started my period about two weeks ago, ended it about one week ago, and had sex about a week ago, in which the condom broke. Initially I wasn’t scared because he didn’t finish inside me or anything, but I took the Next Choice pill just for safe measure. A few days later I had really heavy, thick red bleeding for maybe three days. Now my breasts are really tender to the touch, I’m having sharp poking on my left side, occasional cramps, and extreme gas. I’m not sure what’s going on with me and have been panicking for the past few days. I’m going to the gyno today and hopefully she has some comforting news. Anyway, if you have any words of advice they’d be greatly appreciated.

August 13, 2010 at 12:28 am
(646) alex m says:

i took the after pill an 1hr after i have unprotected sex with my boyfriend he said that he was sure nothing happen, now is 3 weeks since that day and last week i finish my menstruation i am started to feel pain in my abdomen and in my lower back also nausea is that normal? is that like a side effect of the pill? i am really scared please help me out!

August 13, 2010 at 11:10 am
(647) Jennifer says:

Hi, my name is Jennifer.I’m only 16. My boyfriend and I had sex about 5 days before my period.The condom broke and he swore he didn’t do anything but he made me take the pill.Will I skip my period?It is a week late now, and I took two pregnacy tests and they were negative.Also I have cramps and period symptoms but no blood.I’m scared…Could I be pregnant?

August 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm
(648) Vicky says:

Jennifer, I would not think that you are pregnant. The MAP can make the menstrual cycle a few days early or a few days late so you should not worry too much. Also, even if you where pregnant, then taking a test too early can still say negative. You are best taking it 3 weeks after the unprotected sex. Seeing as you had the MAP you should be OK. If you are not already, then may I suggest you go on the Contraceptive Pill? The MAP is not a substitution for real contraceptives as it does not provide cover.

Also, to Jennifer, Voldemort and Alex, these symptoms are entirely normal with the MAP and should settle down. Worrying is not good as this can also bring on some of the symptoms that are very similar to pregnancy – If you tell yourself that you are then you do start to feel it. I have suffered this myself!

I hope that you all get the reactions that you are hoping for!
Love Vicky xx

August 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm
(649) Vicky says:


The ‘Pull out method’ does NOT mean that you will NOT GET PREGNANT.
Just because a guy does not come properly does not mean than semen does not come out of his Penis when he is inside you. This is called ‘Pre-Come’ and contains more than enough sperm to fertilize an egg.
So just by pulling out, neither of you are ensuring that you will not get pregnant.
You have a much higher chance of getting pregnant by using the Pull Out Method than you do with using condoms or the contraceptive pill.
So please, take my advice. Go on the Contraceptive Pill AND use Condoms. Even if you do not want to go on the Pill then at least use Condoms and be safe.
It really is better to be safe than sorry.

With Love, Vicky X

August 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm
(650) sara says:

i used the morning after pill a day after me and my boyfriend had sex because the condom broke,he pulled out and i took the pill just to be safe, its been a week later and im feeling some pain in my breast and my period is schedualed for the beggining of next month. i dont know if its the side effects from the pill or i may be pregnant,i need some answers NOW

September 7, 2010 at 8:36 am
(651) will be having safe sex next time! says:

i have taken the one starting with L. Have had dioreha (first couple of days), nausea,loss of apetite, fatigue, upset light cramps in stomach and headaches for 8 days now. After reading everyones comments this is normal and cant last from anywhere from a couple of days to a whole 3 months. I am fingers crossed its not a whole 3 months! Am a little worried by these comments about all the bleeding and abdominal pain i hope that isnt yet to come! I took the pill within 12 hours of unprotected sex, i had only finished my period three days before unprotected sex and my partner did pull out. But we didnt want to risk it as we dont want anymore children at this stage. I have taken the morning after pill a couple of time before and have never had any sideeffects and at first just thought i had a bug untill reading all your posts. thank you for all your post they have helped alot.
My last comment is that have noticed alot of people talk about the cost of the pill and of fixing entopic pregnancies. I am from New Zealand. the pill costs $5 and our health care system is free so if anything further happened i wouldnt need to worry about money or insurance.

September 9, 2010 at 4:11 am
(652) Hermione Granger says:

Hey, Hermione here, I’m commenting on behalf of my witchcraft. I was conducting a spell with Ron the other day, somehow his penis slipt into my hairy vagina. not harry potter… Anyways, i spoke with Hagrid and he says as long as Ron pulled out in time things are okay???…. god Ron’s fire crotch really does turn me on. i wanted to put my wand in his butt hole but he took his wand and put it in himself… LOL SORRY CAPS Scabbers keeps having dioreha (two days in a row) all over my face when i’m sleeping too,. but im still having the same problems as you vicky! your such a help though, should i cast my abortionado spell and abort the baby? or just keep it and tell Ron my harry gaping vagina is his forever? please respond.. the quidditch match is starting tomorrow and i want to be able to sit on the bench with out blood pouring all over everyone under neath me. even though little Ron would love to lick it up…

oh, and can i tell you ladies something? when we filmed the sorcerer’s stone… Hagrid put his huge braughtworst into my little booty. i pooped then next day and saw all this black hairy cum covering my poops.

please help…

yours forever…

September 13, 2010 at 12:20 am
(653) Joan says:

I took the after morning pill on July 24 and two weeks later i started spotting but didnt get my regular period..I also started haing very bad abdominal pains for weeks now i have been to emergency room twice and it’s going to be two months now.. still no periods and my pregnancy test is negative…Im still in pain and mybreast are tender.. I have no idea what is happening….

September 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(654) Ashley says:

Ok.. So I took the pill after unprotected sex with my bf, and the only reason i did was because this time we both werent sure so better safe then sorry. Any way I took the pill like 35-39 hours after sex and the first week I was fine, bloated and a little nausea but thats it. I started my normal menstrual about 2 weeks before i took it and today i started bleeding again!!!And it looks like a normal menstrual with cramps and everything. So Ive taken the pill before and never experienced any of these symptoms but for some reason im not scared anymore after reading these comments because i think its just normal.But I also feel that me and my bf were right and i was probally going to get pregnant, and maybe thats why i experienced the bleeding. So i guess i just aborted a fetus. But to be on the safe side, im making an appointment with my gynecologist asap to be safe.

September 21, 2010 at 2:16 am
(655) Curious George says:

Hi, from what I’ve been reading, a lot of people have been experiencing what I am going through, but I just need answers from someone. I recently just started my freshman year of college and I had sex with my boyfriend for the first time on September 7th. The thing is, I had my period a week prior, and although he wore a condom, I bought the plan B pill just to be safe the next day….I took it in the normal time frame, and a few days later my boyfriend and I had sex two more times( ALWAYS WITH protection), but about a week later, I got another period, and it was really strange….It would go from being like a normal flowing period, to no blood at all, to some spotting and discharge of like a weird brownish color….Its been almost two weeks since I’ve had sex for the first time, and I am still experiencing stomach cramps, bloating, stomach sensitivity, gas, and I feel as though my stomach is getting bigger. I don’t know if I am just being paranoid, but are these typical side effects of Plan B or should I consider buying a pregnancy test?

September 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm
(656) sarah says:

so what if you already have irregular pds and your not on any birth control? the previous times i’ve taken the plan b pill ive bleed a week or so after. the last time i took it which was like 2 weeks ago i didnt bleed at all!!! does that mean it didnt work and if i can even get preg which im not sure does it mean i am?

September 26, 2010 at 5:03 am
(657) Hillary says:

I had unprotected sex with my bf last sept. 6 and I took morning after pill last sept 8 and I don’t get and side effects until now, but I have menstrual discharge last sept 14 but it lasts only 5 days (the first 2 days were red and the rest days turn to brown). I had also take the pregnancy test last sept 21 and it came out negative… Anyway my last menstrual is august 20 and the next was supposed to e in sept 19 to 21 but because of the morning pill I took my menstrual didnt came last sept. 20.. What this it means?? Am I pregant?! Did I take pregnancy test early?????

September 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(658) tm says:

I took it 6 days ago and experienced major mood swings, i.e., depression, anger, and anxiety really bad, coupled with low back pain and bad cramping.

September 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm
(659) LOU LOU says:

I am 47and have regular periods. my hubby got carried away last sunday and didnt use a condom although he didnt ejaculate. I took Levonelle monday morning.I was fine at first ,but early hours of friday morn started with peeing blood frequency and burning then the abdominal cramps started and severe back ache. I also suffer fatigue and sleep disturbance have spent most of the weekend in bed as felt better laying down have also had hot flushes and got the shakes saturday and felt cold. Loss of apetite and bloating too. I could hardly manage at work today. how long did it take for other peoples symptoms to abate??

September 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm
(660) kayla says:

About 7 days ago I slep with my boyfriend and the next moring i took the morning after pill… two days befor i slept with him i finished my cycle, which lasted about a week. Now I am bleeding again, i dont understand why? I am having pain in my stomach and back. Is this normanl? PLEASE HELP ME !!

September 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm
(661) Alle says:

Ok me and my boyfriend had sex and he nutted in me without knowing. and well i took the plan b howver ive been spotting since then and my back hurts my breasts hurt and when we had sex last week it hurt in my abdominal so bad plz plz someone give me advice plzzzz!

October 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm
(662) irynz says:

hi , i took the map for the first time in may and did not have any side effects i became careless in july and again took another one, my periods were normal that month, the problem started the following month in sept wen i had heavy periods which lasted for more than 9 days with most of the above symptoms like headaches, back aches, feeing sick but not throwing up, very unbearable crumps.thought it will last for only 1 month but the sept month has also been even worse i nearly passed out with pain. my question is how long does this last coz i cant take it any longer, been bleeding for 8 days and its still going on. my gp reffered mi for a scan which will take place next week,

but it is a nightmare so far, just want it to end.

October 3, 2010 at 2:15 am
(663) may says:

Oh my God stop freaking taking plan b pill like its a birth control pill please!!! iT CAN RENDER YOU INFERTILE if you keep taking it constantly. ‘Irynz, the reason why you feel this way is because you have taken it so many times within a short period of time. what does it cost you to go on birth control pills? seriously, you have done enough damage to your insides. if you want to have kids in future and you do not want to have your insides removed, stay off plan b

October 11, 2010 at 8:52 am
(664) elaine says:

Took the morning after pill on Saturday, feel so bad, stomach cramps and bloated, lose of appetite. Is this normal can anyone help, thanks

October 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm
(665) Matlhodi says:

I finished my menstruations on 5 Oct and on 6 Oct I had a protected sex with my boyfriend but along the process, the condom burst. I was scared that I would be pregnant and then me and my boyfriend agreed to get the MAP within 24 hours. After taking the pill, everything was okay and suddenly I saw some blood coming out on 09 October. I was not that worried because I knew what the reason behind was. I thought the blood will soon stop but unfortunately it carried on until fifth day and it is coming out as if water coming out from a tap. My other worry is that the blood is too deep red. Since the bleeding, I have been experiencing severe abdominal pain, have no appetite, experience pain on my left side, feel tired and have back ache. Constantly I hear as if there is bubbles in my stomach. My worry with the whole thing is that I am loosing a lot of blood and I would need it sooner than later. I was on the verge of going to see the doctor but my boyfriend advised me to research the side effects of the MAP before consulting. This causes discomfort and it irritates me. I am at my early fourties and do not have a child. I only met this guy three weeks ago and we had not planned on the baby yet. He does not know if I have a child or not and we have not even discussed it. Do you think that this whole thing will have an impact on the chances of me having a baby in the future? Please help!

October 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm
(666) MD says:

I finished my menstruations on 5 Oct and on 6 Oct I had a protected sex with my boyfriend but along the process, the condom burst. I was scared that I would be pregnant and then me and my boyfriend agreed to get the MAP within 24 hours. After taking the pill, everything was okay and suddenly I saw some blood coming out on 09 October. I was not that worried because I knew what the reason behind was. I thought the blood will soon stop but unfortunately it carried on until fifth day and it is coming out as if water coming out from a tap. My other worry is that the blood is too deep red. Since the bleeding, I have been experiencing severe abdominal pain, have no appetite, experience pain on my left side, feel tired and have back ache. Constantly I hear as if there is bubbles in my stomach. My worry with the whole thing is that I am loosing a lot of blood and I would need it sooner than later. I was on the verge of going to see the doctor but my boyfriend advised me to research the side effects of the MAP before consulting. This causes discomfort and it irritates me. I am at my early fourties and do not have a child. I only met this guy three weeks ago and we had not planned on the baby yet. He does not know if I have a child or not and we have not even discussed it. Do you think that this whole thing will have an impact on the chances of me having a baby in the future? Please help!

October 15, 2010 at 12:45 am
(667) passing along says:

MD, go and see a doctor if the blood hasnt stopped. You have lost too much blood. For your own safety, you need to have it checked out.

October 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm
(668) Heath says:

Can anyone tell me how soon after taking the Next Choice pill they saw side effects?? I took them about 3 hours ago and am anxiously awaiting th onset of side effects..if any. (could I be that lucky..lol) Thanks in advance ladies.

October 22, 2010 at 10:57 am
(669) kev says:


Try using condoms!!!

Better still use a vibrator :-)

October 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm
(670) concernedmom says:

I accidently stumbled onto these posts and feel the need to answer a couple of your questions….

1. Morning after pills(from what I understand) are similar to birth control just much higher levels of hormones which are needed to stop the pregnancy from advancing. Since, if your egg was fertilized by his sperm, you are already pregnant when taking these pills. (According to research egg fertilization can occur within 15 minutes of ejaculation)

2. Pregnancy test take 9-14 days because the hormones your body produces when you are pregnant increases as the pregnancy advances. The hormones have to reach a certain level before the test can accurately detect it.

3. As previously mentioned you are introducing high quantities of hormones into your body and this CAN have adverse side effects.

4. It is still POSSIBLE to be pregnant after having your period, whether early or late. Getting your period is NOT a guarantee you are not pregnant!!!

5. No birth control works 100% of the time and as we all know getting pregnant is not the worst result that can come from not abstaining.(P.S. to the girl who believes she has symptoms of Chlamydia, until you are tested you can not possibly know that it is impossible. SEE A DOCTOR & GET TESTED!!! 1 in 4 men with Chlamydia DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS)

As the mother of four (I delivered twins less than 30 days after my 17th birthday) the idea that so many of you have no one to talk to about this is scary. Find a health care provider(even if it is at your local health department) who you can voice your concerns to. They can not disclose information to your parents, or boyfriend, regarding your sexual activities. There are tons of Planned Parenthood Centers out there who provide birth control, pregnancy tests, counselors, and other assistance for women.

PLEASE remember that abstinence is the only 100% prevention when it comes to pregnancy and STD’s. Know yourself and know your partner and please be careful.

October 26, 2010 at 1:24 am
(671) Dre says:

Two days ago I had unprotected sex w/my bf &the minute he finished in me we both got scared &rushed to Rite Aid to get Plan B One Step… I took it in 30 minutes after the sex &im scared cuz I havent experienced any side effects at all. Did the pill work? Am I suppose to feel any pain?

November 2, 2010 at 2:27 am
(672) plan b is bad for you says:

I know cause I took it at the end of august. To all of you worrying, Plan b is very very effective, it works nearly 100%, the bad side of it is it makes you feel like crap. Im a living testimony. i regret it. i took it end of aug and today is nov 2, im still feeling the effects, its very terrible cause it mimicks pregnancy symptoms, so if you are still having cramps, nausea, back pain, bloating, breasts soreness or enlargement, and hunger or even constant peeing, then know that these are all and could be side effects of plan b.

I nearly died worrying if i was pregnant or not, i even did 3 blood tests and it all came out negative, i went in for my pelvic scan today and i wasnt pregnant so im 100% sure im not pregnant after experiencing 2 months of pregnancy symptoms, pain and stress. i would never take it again. my advice to you all is quit worrying, you are not pregnant, the only time you may be pregnant is if your period doesnt come at the right time or for a few weeks after its supposed to come…then take a home pregnancy test, if it says negative, then stop worrying about it. whatever pain you re feeling is plan b side effects. my boobs wnt from 34b to 36dd and veins appeared on my breasts, my uterus swelled, i had bloating, i had hunger pangs, mettalic taste in mouth, nausea till now.. all because of one stupid small pill…uuuurrrrrggghhh!!!!q

Hope i helped anyway. pls go on the birth control pills, otherwise make sure your partner uses good condoms, its not worth the stress and pain please
goodluck all!

November 2, 2010 at 2:50 am
(673) mary says:

Hello! My last period started Oct 15 and ended Oct 20. two days later i had unprotected sex and took the morning after pill on oct 24. i did not have any side effects, but then on oct 29 i started bleeding like a normal period. is this normal? cause it feels weird to have my period again a week after my last one ended. although from some of the comments i’ve read it seems normal.

November 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm
(674) kimberley says:

ive just taken the pill, needed it as the condom we used split, but after reading all of these comments im scared as to whats going to happen, cant really afford to be losing sleep if i have bad pains as ive got a 16 week old baby and a 19 month old to see to plus my 5 year old and if it makes me bleed im going to end up with thrush as wearing sanitary pads causes this, really wish my doctor had explained these things to me as i wouldnt have taken the pill

November 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm
(675) sarah says:

Hey “kev” (#669)…go suck it unless youre here to help. Some of us DID use condoms, they FAILED, which is why we’re discussing the morning after pill. Unless you’re a woman and/or are here to help, shut your mouth.

November 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm
(676) Rachel says:

Hey ladies…I have taken the morning after pill many of times and most of all the symptoms you are experiencing are completely normal. The morning after pill jump starts your period, so the bleeding is suppose to happen. Also, if you have taken more than one morning after pill in one month, sometimes it will not jump start your period because there isnt another egg to drop. Lower back pain, dizziness, nausea and vomitting is also common, along with headaches and breast/nipple sensitivity. These can all make one paranoid about symptoms from pregnancy instead of the morning after pill, but just relax, 9 times out of 10 its from the pill. 8 out of 9 woman will not become pregnant after taking the pill! YOUR GOOD! lol YAYAYAYAYA!

November 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm
(677) Mariah says:

I took the pill the same night about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I am still having cramps, discharge, and bloating. I hope it doesn’t last much longer and I hope it ends soon for you as well

November 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm
(678) Medical Science says:

Some people sure are fond of cancer causing steroids. No wonder we have gone from one in 25 women getting breast cancer to one in 8! Google ‘progestin breast cancer” and see why.

The people making money from destroying your health don’t tell you this of course. These are the same people beheading infants in utero and throwing the dead bodies in the garbage. These human pesticides just do it earlier if conception has already occurred.

I don’t mean to be mean to anyone here who has already made an uninformed mistake by taking this crap (you already know how horrible it is for your body), but in order to embrace the anti-science that it cannot cause early abortions, you also have to never say the word twins again when referring to anyone. Twins no longer exist if you think the first two weeks of human development can be deleted from the science books. Your heart started beating at 3 weeks, by the way. And it is still your heart, and it is still beating – because nobody killed YOU in utero. You were not dismembered at 8 weeks, nor were you chemically aborted at 8 days. These steroids stay in your system a while before they poison our fish downstream of water treatment plants.

Wise up, people. The facts of science and medicine matter. Have another look in your toilet and end embrace that reality.

November 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm
(679) mandiepandie says:

My boyfriend of a year and I had sex on October 29th, but the condom broke. He did not ejaculate inside of me, but there was a bit of pre-***. We got nervous and so he went out to the drugstore and bought me Next Choice. I took it 8 hours after we had sex and took the second pill 12 hours later as directed. I had finished my period the day before we had sex and I’m due to get it on Friday. It’s been nearly 3 weeks since I’ve taken Next Choice and I have experience hardly any side effects. I mean, my breasts were a bit sore, but only for a few days and I had slight stomach cramps yesterday and today, but I always get little cramps before my period. If I don’t get my period on Friday like I’m supposed to, I am going to take a pregnancy test, just to make sure. Hopefully it turns out to be negative. I’m 20 years old and still have 2 1/2 years of school left and while my boyfriend and I are in a very stable relationship, we are not ready to have a child at this point in our lives.

But let me tell you, my boyfriend has been my saving grace through all of this. He bought me the medicine when I was embarrassed. He’s held my hand and dried my tears when I worried. He’s been so great and I feel so blessed to have someone who loves me so much.

For everyone who posted here, I wish you all of the luck in the world. I hope everything works out for you.

November 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm
(680) Charlene says:

Hi, I took the Plan B pill back in October, I got my period for October and November, but I am constipated, feeling sleepier than ever, and nausea like I want to vomitt. I will be going to take a pregnant test to see, but I hope not. My body haven’t been the same since then.

December 3, 2010 at 1:58 pm
(681) BB says:

I took Plan B for the first time ever the Monday before Thanksgiving, a little over 24 hours after having sex. On Thanksgiving, I started bleeding lightly and got extremely bloated. I’ve also experienced moderate light-headedness and breast tenderness. I know a lot of these are common side effects, and I wasn’t really too worried about it, but it has been almost two weeks since I have taken the pill and I am still spotting, still EXTREMELY bloated to the point that I am constantly uncomfortable, and my breasts are still really sore. When will this go away? Is there anything I can do to help the situation aside from wait it out??

December 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm
(682) MB says:

My cycle came on the 5 of NOV was off by the 9th I had sex on the 11 of NOV and the condom bust. I took the morning after pill the morning of the 12 two dose I took the first pill and the other one 12 hours later. I started spotting on the 15 and the 16 it was like an period with an different color then my normal period I stop bleeding on the 19 of NOV. My next cycle was due around the 3 or 4 of DEC its now going on four days and my period has not come yet I have taking two pregnancy test and both have read negative. I feel tired all the time, has anyone experience this? Cycle being late like this, and when do it become normal again?

December 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm
(683) Pink says:

I am so thankful I found this site. I took the morning after pill w/in the hour of having unprotected sex. I took the second 12 hrs later as instructed. Everything was fine until 6 days later, I woke to the most severe stomach cramping in my left side. I couldn’t get up to get a drink of water or anything, it was that bad. I was very nauseas and had achy legs as well. I slept and cried all day from the pain and fear. This a.m. I woke to the pain being about 40% less but I am so bloated. My stomach is gigantic. I have a history of eptopic pregnancies on my left side as I have Lumbar scolios and my pelvis is twisted a little. So I am terrified it is an eptopic pregnancy. I have taken this pill once before and had no symptoms. I am wondering if the symptoms this time vs last time are the difference between being pregnant and not being pregnant. If I am miscarrying then obviously I expect to pass something like blood and clots or tissue. I didn’t know this pain was caused by the pill, but after reading these comments, I’m relieved to know that this is common.

December 22, 2010 at 6:09 am
(684) mak says:

PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
I took it, but the pregnency happened before i took in just few hours, i had ectopic pregnency, and ENTERNAL BLEEDING for 20 days, i went to the doctor, and he told me i had one litre of blood inside and if i bleed half more, i would be dead, they put me to surgery immediately!!!! made 3 holes in my belly botton, and womb area and I lost one of my fallopian tubes cuz it exploded from the internal bleeding and the ectopic pregnency, now my chances of having kids in the future are 30% LESS
I hope that you all came out fine from it!!!!

December 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm
(685) Me says:

I took plan b one step over two weeks ago. Ever since I first took it, I have had nooo appetite, i get nauseated after anything and everything. I have no energy from the lack of nutrion, so I’m sleeping all day and all night! I’ve had my period, and it was heavy, so I know I’m not preg, but I still took a test and it was negative. How long is this going to continue because everything I read says it lasts only five days! Help!!

December 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm
(686) S says:

I took next choice about 2 weeks ago, and didn’t experience a lot of side effects…I did feel bloated a bit, I had butterflies in my stomach, and felt a little nauseous at times. I thought I was pregnant, I was paranoid…reading your posts late at night scared to death. I got my period today, exactly on time, normal ..except I’m more excited about getting it this time than months on the past. My best advice is: 1- CALM down, take a deep breath, sometimes our mind plays tricks on us and we believe things that aren’t necessarily true. 2- don’t make the morning after pill a routine happening…use it wisely, it will alter the hormones in your body (causing scary side effects some of you write about) 3- Be responsible (we made the choice to have sex–there will come a time when the “oops” pill won’t work and one of us will end up pregnant…let’s make pregnancy is beautiful and welcomed, not shamful and scary!) Get on regular birth control, and use condoms (don’t let those guys tell you they’re uncomfortable–so is carrying a child in your belly for 9 months, or bleeding for 20 days straight) 4-Be confident..there’s a plan for every single one of us, nothing is a concidence. If you need help getting through a tough time ask–sometimes it’s best to get help from a complete stranger!

December 29, 2010 at 1:52 am
(687) Angela says:

so I had unprotected sex, got the pill abt 10 hrs after it happened, took it, after 12 hrs had the secod one. This was abt a week ago. I’m still bleeding a dark brown discharge, it’s going away slowly, but still happening, I’m eating like a pig, I’m bloaded, I’m emotional and overall like crap. It also hurts to pee, I don’t know if I’m just swallen or what but I also have bumps in my vagina. I’m going to see a doctor tomorrow to check and prey to God I don’t have an std, however I was reading some of the comments and a couple of girls mentioned they had the same thing happen to them, does anyone know what’s up with these side effects?

December 29, 2010 at 10:06 am
(688) ???? says:

So I took I took the pill on nov 27 a week later had a dark and thick brown discharge for 2 days and now I still haven’t had a regular period. Is this normal?

January 1, 2011 at 10:12 am
(689) Evelyn says:

I did the pull out method with my BF on December 24th ( yes i know bash me for being reckless) and took the pill at the 17 hour mark, so i took it within the first 24hrs. My period ended on the 24th as well. So i took it on the last day of my period. on the 29th i started having the symptoms of the sore ovaries like you girls said. The for the past 4 days i have had this pressure in my lower and upper abdomen and back pain! It feels like someone is pumping air into my tummy i have a pulsating sensation in my upper abdomen and my leg tingles and ive been sleeping all day because thats the only time i get relief. Has anyone else had the symptoms of sleeping all day, pressure/air in the lower and upper tummy and loss of appetite????!?!?!?! please let me know!

January 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm
(690) Adriana says:

I took the morning after pill about a month ago and i have been on birth control but at the time i was on the sugar pill… i have not started my period…i was wondering if not having my period is a possible side effect. i took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. does anyone know what this means????

January 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm
(691) M says:

Took my first n hopefully last morning after pills, yesterday. Back has been killin and lower stomach to. Dont feel great about the whole expierence.

January 4, 2011 at 7:47 am
(692) star** says:

i had sex with my bf on 14th days to my periods…i took an i pill within 24 hrs….my periods are delayed by 8 days now n i also took a pregnancy test n m gttin a faded positive line…..what does it mean….plzzz some1 help me….

January 5, 2011 at 11:54 am
(693) L says:

i think i have over dosed on the morning after pill. i took one about 4 weeks ago and my period had just finished but came back a few days later for a while. Then i took one about a week ago.. the day before my period was supposed to have arrived and its now 7- 8 days late too! i am away to get a pregnancy test tomorrow but i just hope its not the case. I just hope i havent damaged myself by taking it too much.. someone please help

January 6, 2011 at 9:07 am
(694) help !!! says:

I was due to start my period nearly two weeks after i had unprotected sex, i went and got MAP but didnt take it straight away cos we were silly and wanted to have sex again where we could jus relax and enjoy it without me panickin (i know im silly) even before this incident we were using the ‘pull out’ method. however i took the MAP and wen i i did eventually have my period i started takin loestron 20 but my period lasted 11days normally lasts 4 days. since i started takin loestron iv been feelin sick constantly and my although i was still eating i was still feelin sick. the last 5 days my appetite has gone and iv not eaten anythin. keep havin little pains in the side of my abdomen and constantly feels tired and emotional. can anyone help please

January 6, 2011 at 9:39 am
(695) Help!!! says:

i also did not bleed in the 7 days break either it has been 11 days now since then ???

January 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm
(696) Mya says:

I took the morning after pill 1 week ago and started to bleed very heavy 2days ago. I haven’t experienced any back aches but cramps for sure. I was very scared until I read these comments I feel a little bit better.

January 11, 2011 at 1:45 am
(697) S says:

To Adriana (690): you do not need to use the MAP if you are taking you’re birth control regularly and are on you’re week of placebo’s. Their are still hormones in your body and it still prevents pregnancy. If you’re still concerned, I’d recommend using backup birth control (condoms etc), but they make it that way for a reason.
As for my story, I had unprotected sex yesterday morning (stupid I know, but it wasn’t planned and it’s been a while since the last time I had so I wasn’t on the pill). I took the Plan B pill at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon with a Pepto (not sure whether or not that was a good idea, the pharmacist recommended gravol but when I got home realized I didn’t have any). Nothing I can’t deal with so far, just a bit of a strange crampy feeling all day today. Will update if/when other symptoms start happening.

January 11, 2011 at 2:17 am
(698) S says:

Oh yah guess I could also mention I just finished my period yesterday as well, so I know it’s not likely but decided better to be safe than sorry.
To all those spouting off about this being an abortion pill, get your facts straight. There is an abortion pill out there but it is NOT the same thing as the morning after pill. They are two different drugs.
And no the MAP is not very effective (if at all) if taken later than 72 hours. And for those questioning how often they can take it, just go on the pill already. It’s horrible to pump that many hormones into your body at one time (& according to the insert that came with it the max you should take it is 6 times a year). This is my 1st time taking it & hopefully my last, plan on getting back on the pill immediately :-S

January 11, 2011 at 8:59 am
(699) S says:

Let’s add crazy nightmares to my list of side effects, don’t recall seeing any other posts about that.

Ok I had my facts wrong about time frame – apparently there’s another type of MAP (not Plan B or Next Choice – those are still only 72 hours) that is effective for 120 hours after called Ella that sounds like you need a prescription for (but I don’t know anything more than that, whether or not it has the same side effects or anything like that I have no idea) got that from ec.Princeton.edu

January 12, 2011 at 10:26 am
(700) Samantha says:

I took the pill on January 1st & I’m still having the same symptoms except i’m having chest pains along with mild cramps and backpain..kinda freaked out.is that normal??…Also my period ended Dec28th then i got it again after taking the pill on Jan5th..will i still be getting my period at the end of the month???

January 18, 2011 at 3:26 am
(701) Mary says:

I took the pill a week ago (about 30 hrs after contraceptive accident – broken condom) and felt no side effects except some MILD nausea. Now, a week later, I have some minor cramping, but after reading these comments it seems that this is normal – I’m not due to get my period for another week, but here’s to hoping I do!

I wasn’t having sex on a regular basis, so I didn’t think I needed the pill, but in hindsight, it can’t hurt! (or one of the many other methods of birth control). If you’re considering birth control – TAKE IT! Better than driving yourself crazy like I am doing now! :S

January 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm
(702) nancy says:

I took the morning after pill yesterday. I took the 12 hour one i feel no pain, but I’m wondering would I get my period?

January 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm
(703) Leslie says:

I’m glad to see I’m not alone. I took the plan B like 9-10 days ago. Then like 4 days later I began have light bleeding/spotting. It is now like 9 days later and I’m still bleeding and experiencing a little bit of sharpness and cramping in my stomache. I’m hoping this will stop soon because I haven’t even had a heavy blood flow just continuous light to medim bleeding everyday. I’m going to the doctor just to check my ovaries out.

January 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm
(704) G says:

Hello ladies,

This is the first time I’ve ever posted anything on the internet, but I thought it was important to share my story. In 2009 I was pregnant. My baby was born prematurely, but he did not survive. Burying my son was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Now I really believe the complications were a result of the abortions I’ve had, and the morning after pills I’ve taken. I thought I was taking the easy way out, and NEVER thought of the consequences. God allows us to make our own choices, but we need to make the rights one to live a fulfilling life. The doctors told me I will never have a normal pregnancy. I also have a painful fibroid in my abdomen, and was told it was caused by hormones. I am in my late thirties and do not have kids. Because of the damage I’ve done to my body, there is a big possibility I will not be able to have kids at all. So PLEASE ladies, especially the younger ones STOP POLLUTING YOUR BODIES!! God gave us one body and we need to treasure it.

I really wish those commercials for MAP would list the serious side effects, the reason WHY it should never be used as regular contraceptive, and the possible long term effects. In my opinion, the commercials come across too casual like they are telling us “go ahead and have as much sex as you want, but if you have an “accident” no problem!! Just take this pill, and everything will be perfect again!” But I know they will never change those commercials because they will lose profit, and profit to them is more important than the lives of women. Thank you for letting me share. Good luck and take care ladies.

God bless you all.

February 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm
(705) clare says:

hi all…
i took the morning after pill 2 at once…24 hours after i had my period 2wice within a 2 week period both normal periods no clotting or anything 2 abnormal it is now been 6 weeks and no period … is this normal ?
i have takken a test and shows negatif for pregnancy

February 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm
(706) Sam says:

Hi everyone, I also never posted anything on the internet but htink this may be worth it. I took the next choice pill Jan 20, about 20 hours after having unprotected sex. I had just finished my period Jan 17th. I got my period again Jan 29th. Today, Feb 2nd started with really dark brown bleeding, and by this evening its starting to get bright red. I am also concerned that I have given myself a miscarriage. They say they honestly cant tell if it really causes miscarriages because theres no proof either way. I know I wont take it ever again.

February 3, 2011 at 12:40 am
(707) Anon says:

Took plan b Jan 21, 10 hours after accident with condom. No breast tenderness, but have extremely heightened sense of smell (usual pms symptom for me, just more so now) has anyone else had this symptom? Due for period this weekend and will test then if it is late. Have read that plan b may not work if you are at ovulation day- I was at or very close to. Worried! Very worried!

February 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm
(708) Anon says:

I have done a lot of research (reading medical journal articles on PubMed) about MAP. Plan b and the like (progestin) are shown to delay ovulation, but studies have not shown that they stop implantation and definitely do not cause spontaneous abortion if implantation has occured. Meaning, plan B and the like are NOT abortion pills (not to be confused with RU 486). In the studies I reviewed, women who took plan b on days -5 through -2 (day zero being ovulation day) had zero pregnancies. Pregancies were reduced in some cases when plan b was taken on day -1, but there was little evidence that plan b (or similar EC) was effective if taken on day 0-ovulation day, or once a woman has her LH surge. Just and FYI for everyone, the pill does not cause abortion!

February 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm
(709) Anon says:

Just wanted to correct the above, the study actually found that women who had UP intercourse on days -5 through -2, and took plan b on day before or day of ovulation had zero pregnancies, taken after ovulation seemed to have no effect. It was only a control group of 99 women, but the three pregnancies that resulted were b/c EC taken after ovulation. Hope that helps some of you. Keep in mind that it is no longer accepted that women all ovulate 14 days after their period, but is more generally accepted that ovulation occurs approximately 14 BEFORE the first day of your period. Thiseans unless you are very regular, am on a 28 day cycle, you could ovulate earlier or later than 14 days after the first day of your last period. Sperm can survive approximately 3 days in the body, and after ovulation an egg is only viable for about 24 hours. Also, progestin is simply a synthetic form of progesterone, a hormone produced by your body at ovulation, if you become pregnant the body will continue to produce prgersterone, if not, progesterone levels will drop
and you then get your period. The large dose of progesterone arms to be the mechanism by which plan b delays ovulation, and likely also explains the many pregnancy like side effects, as well as the delay in getting your next period. Hope that helps some to understand EC Amd how it works.

February 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm
(710) loveispatient2 says:

Hello all. I am having the same issues as the rest. I took the pill about a week and a half ago. Just this week (5-6 days later) I have been feeling stomach cramps, and I have just experienced spotting today. I have also been extremely tired and sleeping as much as possible. I, along with my friends, do not believe that I am pregnant but I am scheduled to take a test tomorrow. Is it normal to receive side effects of the Next Choice pill almost a week later? I guess tomorrow will tell..

February 4, 2011 at 12:49 am
(711) Anon says:

EC is a high dose of the synthetic hormone progestin. While te half-life appears to be about 30 hours (meaning after 30 hrs half the amount of it in your system is cleared) because it alters the luteal phase of your cycle-often shortening it if taken before your ovulation, yes, side effects up to and through your next period are not uncommon. Normal menses seems to return in the next cycle in most studies I have reviewed. Progesterone can cause swollen breasts, dizziness, constipation, and various other symptoms very similar to those experienced in early pregnancy or with PMS. Hope that helps.

February 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(712) Anon says:

Checking back in (posted above) to say got my period, one day late! Had plan b side effects for 2 weeks after taking it that felt like early pregnancy symptoms, so, just hang in there and test if you are more than a week late.

February 7, 2011 at 2:51 am
(713) Jenn says:

I took the pill 3 wks ago. I had some discomfort after taking the 2nd pill and I thought it wasnt that bad. After that day though i have had a very weird discharge. Its light brown and smells very bad. Just wanted to know if this is a side effect or if there is something else wrong? And how long will it last? Its really making me feel gross!!

February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm
(714) blah says:

I took the morning pill and now it’s been 2 weeks since then and I am on my menstrual but is it normal for it to be like extremely short, there isn’t as much bleeding as there used to be before. Is that normal?

February 10, 2011 at 5:35 am
(715) Sarah says:

To the Anon that posted all that great info on EC – Thank you very much, after reading through all these comments it was awesome to find some sense at the bottom of the page.

I too have taken the MAP two weeks ago, just waiting for period to start. I’m feeling a lot of pg symptoms which are probably just from the progesterone. But from your comments Anon, I believe I have taken it just after my ovulation so that makes things interesting! Stupid condoms – I can’t believe they can break like that.

I also know what pregnancy feels like – I’ve got 3 kids and just had my last baby 15 months ago so not ready for more yet. This feels incredibly like early pregnancy, sore boobs, strange cramping etc. So hopefully it’s just the effects of the MAP.

And to the weird pro-life types – most of these girls on this forum are not ready for motherhood and what child deserves that start in life? None. Yes it might be a bad situation but I don’t see the point in making a bad thing worse by bringing a child into the world that isn’t wanted. It is a preventative not an abortion. And judging from the long list of bad side effects, most girls would be learning their lessons.

February 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm
(716) regretful says:

the condom broke on monday at about 5 pm. By 830pm, i had taken the plan B pill. my boyfriend of over a year, was not sure if he had finished, but didnt want to just blow it off. I wasnt worried, but i took the pill because he wanted me to. I took the pill right before bed and woke up with pms like symptoms, such as sore back and light spotting.
I woke up this morning, unable to sleep well. I felt like my head was ready to explode, and my back and neck and joints were very stiff and sore. I was freezing last night and had the cold sweats this morning. i have noticed a change in emotions also. Are these side effects normal? I have heard that it was rough on your system, but i didn’t know id feel this bad.

February 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm
(717) Scared! says:

Hey everyone,

I took the morning after pill (levonelle) 2 hours after I had unprotected sex.
The next day I got my period (or started bleeding, not sure?)
it’s now been 2 weeks and I am still getting irregular bleeding & have no idea what to do or what this means!
Please help or let me know if this is normal!

February 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm
(718) tess says:

WOW & WOW again. There is NO reason why you should have to resort to the internet to address your concerns. WHO gave you the pills? They should be there to answer your questions and support you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a nurse and know protocol.
I have major issue with Planned Parenthood just handing those pills out! They should pre-screen, follow-up and do a risk benefit analysis.
I also feel like they target minorities from their website…no white girls there! What is this another form of genocide? Be careful! Sometimes things are not as you suspect. They seem like they are trying to ‘help’ you but there is sometimes a hidden agenda.

February 28, 2011 at 9:20 am
(719) Sarah says:

I had unprotected sex with my husband on 4th Feb and took the Morning After Pill on the 5th Feb. I didn’t get any side effects straight away. My last normal period was in the last week on January. Since about the 14th Feb I’ve had some very strange symptoms. I feel nauseous on a morning as soon as I wake up and it fades thoughout the morning. My boobs feel sensitive, I’ve been getting cramps in my lower abdomen. I bled for one day on the 19th Feb then had a bit of spotting on 23rd Feb. I’ve gone off coffee, I don’t even like the smell of it anymore. I feel very tired and slightly drained. I this normal???

March 1, 2011 at 6:41 am
(720) bella says:

Hi everyone,

I took the MAP almost 2 years ago. Less than 2 hours after taking the pill the first side effects appeared (sensibility of vulva unnaturally increased,white creamy discharge, heavy diarrhea). After some days I started suffering from total sleep disturbance, depressions, panic attacks, mania, unsteady blood pressure, heat waves, heavy sweating, hairloss, discomfort of the gastrointestinal tract, urinating all the time, abdominal/breasts pains, weakness and dizziness. My arms/legs/genitals+nipples got numb, including a erectile dysfunction of the clitoris. Diarrhea turned into total obstipation. My cycle (norm. 28 days) was shortened to 24 days. My period came too early. It bled like hell. Without any uterus contractions, just like my uterus was numb as well. The first half year after taking MAP I was so sick, I could not work and had to employ a help to look after my children. Most of the time I could not even get out of bed. After 8 months my cycle went back to 27 days. After almost 2 years my period is still changed. It is too heavy and long (without uterus contractions)with 3-4 days spotting at he beginning and end . Therefore I suffer from heavy anemia. The numbness got a little better, but still I have no normal sensibility. Pretty much the same for all the other discomforts and pains. No need to say I never got pregnant again. I now know it will take me many years to recover from this pill and it is questionable if a full recovery will be possible. To make it short I am now an infertile and impotent woman with discomforts and pains.

So please all you girls and women all over the world suffering from the MAP, share your experiences with other women. Go on “posting” your experiences all over the internet, as often as you can. Tell your doctors about your side effects. Try to sew the pharmaceutical companies. The world has to know the truth about the MAP and we have the power and duty to let it know!

March 1, 2011 at 11:03 am
(721) Emily says:

I took the morning after pill (levonelle) after unprotected sex and days later i felt exhausted, had stomach aches, spotting, angry, anxious and DEPRESSED..
4 days later still have stomach aches and mood swings but its getting easier..
I did not think it would cause this much pain.

March 10, 2011 at 1:11 am
(722) B says:

I took the Plan-B pill in January, like 15 hours after sex, and I had just ended my period about 2 days before all of that… even then, I got my “period” again a week after taking the pill; it was a full period, 5 days, same type of bleeding as it usually always is, not heavier or lighter.
Anyway, I ended up needing to take the Plan-B pill again in mid-February just to be safe, and the same thing happened; one week later I got my “period” and it lasted for about 4 days and was the same consistency as usual.
So I know that this pill effects hormone levels and your cycle is messed up, but my “period” just ended about a week ago and ever since then I have felt sensitivity in my lower abdomen area. No other symptoms at all, my breasts aren’t sore or anything, but my lower abdomen area feels weird. Not quite like pre-period, but just different/sensitive/sore… what would that mean?? Still just side effects of the pill? He has never came in me, I was just worried about the pre-come which has happened only a couple times, if he didn’t make it out in time. I am hoping it is just side effects of the pill?? Help!

March 10, 2011 at 11:43 am
(723) jane says:

I took the morning after pill because i had not long started taking the contreceptive pill, i was advised to keep taking it as normal and not to stop for 7 days as usual but to keep my next month going right away now i have stopped i have had my period for 2 days and then today in the shower a hugh what i thought clot came out, the biggest i have seen then the water washed the clots off it down the drain but this would not disperse it was very pink in colour and i would describe like a fatty piece of meat (tissue) i am thinking by reading this was the placenta ….am i right was i pregnant??? I am not in any discomfort just want to know if this is normal…????

March 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm
(724) mag says:

Hello everyone,
I had sex on March 5th at about 2:30 in the morning.. my boyfriend had told me that the condom had broken and we went later on in the day about 11 to get Plan B One Step & I took it about 12:30, so 10 maybe even 11 afters after condom broke.. & to this day I am feeling some weird cramping in my lower left abdominal section.. now when i first took the pill i got really warm, my body was constantly over heated, i have had an abdominal problem for about 4 months now and not too sure what is up with that but i am suppose to start on the 23rd, && have a gyno appointment the 21st to figure out my other abdominal problem, maybe then i can ask her what is wrong!

March 15, 2011 at 1:49 am
(725) jen says:

Listen girls, the plan b pill states what’s in it on the box. Its a high dosage of hormone so of court things are going to happen. If a hundred girls on. Here got cramps and backaches etc and yet didn’t get pregnant I’d say it all must b another typical side affect and just b grateful u aren’t pregnant. That’s y u took the pill right? The box isn’t going to list every single side affect in detail. Every medicine in the world affect ppl differently. I took the plan b pill and I had mild cramps, upset stomach also mild and was sleepy. Didn’t care tho, didn’t or wouldn’t have cared if I bled or didn’t bleed or backache or whatever either just didn’t want to get pregnant. I’m sure every age group, every person with good health or bad health will all react differently but it seems quite obvious these are normal symptoms and just thank God there is a pill out there so we don’t get pregnant.

April 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm
(726) Rachel says:

Hey, the morning after at about 2pmish on Saturday, after having unprotected sex at about 1am Saturday morning, I felt pretty ill on Saturday but was fine after, but I’ve noticed a bit of blood, really little amounts, just wondering if everythings going okay? I’m a bit worried because I have a long time to wait until my next period, I only came off the last one the Wednesday before! Should I see a doctor?

April 3, 2011 at 11:50 am
(727) chell says:

i took the generic brand of the morning after pill the day before i was suppose to get my period. when i took it was a little over a hour have my boyfriend ejaculated in me. i got my period 2days after. my period was extremly heavly and very very painful. i also vomited on 3 different occassions. and there has been different occasions when i felt like vomitting from different smells. and i feel really fat.

April 5, 2011 at 1:26 am
(728) Depressed says:

I had taken a one step ECP 5 days before my period was supposed to start which was also within 72 hours of ejaculation. I had taken several pregnancy tests that all said negative but I can’t stop worrying about it.

My breasts are now tender, my mood changes constantly from anger to anxiety to depression, and I get fatigued a lot. Also, I feel very self conscious.. like feeling bloated.. and fat.

It has been more than ten days since my expected period. I have an appointment to see the doctor in a few days.

Is it too early for me to tell if I’m pregnant?

April 12, 2011 at 5:15 am
(729) Jade says:


I take the usual contraceptive pill but I had to go on a course of antibiotics. I had to take the one step ECP within 24 hours, just in case. A day later I started taking my sugar pills to get my monthly but it hasn’t come yet – will taking ECP affect the usual contraceptive pill if i start taking the sugar pills to get my monthly? Usually, on the fourth day of taking the sugar pills I will get my monthly but it hasn’t started yet. Should I be worried if I dont get my period by the end of taking the 7 days worth of sugar pills?

April 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm
(730) JUICY says:

I took EC on March 25th… The same day I had unprotected sex, and I started bleeding on March 30th. I bled until April 4th, it wasnt heavy at all. It was just like spotting but a lil heavier…. My breasts are starting to hurt… I took a pregnancy test on April 6th… could I be PREGNANT.?!!!

April 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm
(731) Confused says:

Hello everyone, I’ve had a rather strange experience with sex in general and the morning after pill.

After having unprotected sex on Nov. 22, 2010 where the idiot decided to remove the protection while i wasnt paying attention, woke up next day with burning in my stomach. Got scared, took the morning after pill a day after the incident and then my nightmare began.

Along with the burning stomach, I began to feel very fatigue, and nauseated. 2 days after taking the pill, I began to experience a fever and abdominal pain got worse, had heartburn, slight swelling under my lip. I felt like my intestines were being squeezed. I couldnt eat for 2 weeks ’cause I was so nauseated and as a result, lost like 9 lbs in a matter of 3.5 weeks. At that point, I thought it was prob an std. Confronted the guy and made him get tested, everything was neg. I went and tested for everything including HIV, all neg. B/w november and now, I thought it was HIV but after testing for it using all sorts of tests and it all came out neg, I figured I looked elsewhere and decided to look up side effects of the morning after pill and lo and behold stumbled on to this page.

My symptoms lasted for 3 months and I still get abdominal pains till this day from time-to-time. It was so bad that I had an abdominal/pelvic ultra sound done and the doctors found nothing. However, my cervix was slightly inflamed and I was given antibiotics for that. Just sharing my experience. I have a thyroid problem history in my family and given that MAP has a whole bunch of hormones in it, I know for a fact that it disrupted my whole system. Anyway, glad I ran into this cuz I would have still be running around thinking I have HIV. I guess it was just an allergic reaction, I hope I can still have children in the future :/ Sry for the long post, have a great day everyone!

April 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm
(732) MAPisHell says:

If you are thinking about taking the morning after pill, please check out the website below. I took it and I now have chronic abdominal pain, weight loss, swollen lip and months later, I’ve noticed a lump in my breast. Beware!! — Http://www.morningafterpill.org/is-emergency-contraception-saf.html

April 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm
(733) Samantha Mata says:

I took the morning after pill Wednesday, April 13 in the evening and took the other one the 14th…that same thursday I started experiencing stomach pains and abdominal pains (not cramps). I didn’t think much of it and then they continued. Then on friday night my husband and I had sex and my vagina felt really sore and uncomfortable. That same night I took a shower and was feeling around my vagina, on the left part is where it hurt the most, it was sensitive to the touch. It was a cyst, most of the left part of my vagina was swollen; it hurt to sit, to stand, to walk and even to be able to sleep comfortably.

At the ER, they said they couldn’t do anything. I had to wait to see my ob/gyn…it’s still sunday and can’t do anything but suck it up until tomorrow.

I don’t know if this is a side effect. Has anyone experienced this?

April 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm
(734) Sonia says:

I took the plan B pill and the next day I experienced sharp pains in my lower stomach on the sides. This went away after a few minutes. Ten days later I was tossing and turning all night and feeling nauxious. That morning I puked my brains out! The same night, I got my period. It was lighter than usual and the pains were different. The oddest part is that it only lasted three days. I believe these were all symptoms of the pill.

May 3, 2011 at 1:20 am
(735) megan says:

heyyy, can someone help me out here? me and my ex bf had sexx, & the condom got stuck inside me, i took the pill march 21st ? and took both of em like im suppose to got reallyy sick and what not? but its now may 3rd, im still sickk and stilll no period, the sickness has gotten worse & i took a pregnancy test bout 3 weeks ago and it came up negative, but im not sure whats going on? has this happened to anyone else? i cant eat & when i do i get sickk i feel like im going to throw up but never do, i have diaherra alot. and crampinggg. and my boobs are tender fromm time to timee.

May 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm
(736) Lauren says:

I have taken the next choice several times and i always experience nausea, frequent urination, acne, and breast tenderness, every time I take it. I also always start my period about a week after taking it. Sometimes these symptoms last weeks to a month after taking the pill.

May 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm
(737) robbing the cradle says:

After being celibate for 18 months I had a lap of judgement… i ended up having sex with a 19yr old and im 26, he was just more comforting and understanding to my needs than my bf but with that being said we had unprotected sex 4 times and I let him cum in me every time… well I took the plan b about 12 hrs later and I felt fine but 3 days later I’ve been EXTREMELY tired and horny… I haven’t bled or anything like the previous women… now its been a week and I’m still tired I’m having very bad back pain I have to pee more frenquently and I’m really hungry… I’m still scared I have 3 more weeks until my period ugh I just hope I’m not preggers, ill keep u posted :\

May 20, 2011 at 11:03 am
(738) Arie says:

I have taken the one step plan b pill twice now. The first time, I didn’t really have any side affects and had my period at pretty close to normal time. Nothing bad. This second time, has been a whole other story, I took the pill the day after the unprotected sex happens, 6 days later I wake up to really bad bleeding. I also am dizzy and pain in the stomach area. ….My question is what is different this time? Or is the side effects that odd that it is different for every person AND every time you take it.

May 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm
(739) robbing the cradle 2 says:

Hiii well update from 737 I’ve gotten my period today 13days after taking the morning after pill, a week earlier than expected. But the pain I endured wowzers. I had servre back pain and my breast were extremely painful. I had a lot of headaches and just a lot of discomforts. But thank God I’m not preggers and I will try not to make that mistake again. The pill worked but it puts u through hell

May 23, 2011 at 1:48 am
(740) Rach says:

Well all in all its good to know Im not alone. I’ve never had to take this pill so this was the first time. I usually get very light periods, which only last a few days. This time I’ve been bleeding super heavily, can only get a couple of hours out of a tampon at most, have major cramps (which usually only last a day) and its the third day of this with no signs of slowing down. The guy with whom the accident happened is no longer around. Its readily available in pharmacies here, they just make you fill in a form, but they dont tell you all this stuff, and the information in the packet certainly doesnt either. It should. Im never going to put myself in the position where I have to take this ever again.

May 28, 2011 at 4:47 am
(741) Lisa says:

I did some reading tonight on the new Plan B One Step pill. I’ve only taken this twice in my life. I’m extremely fertile, as my five year old was conceived 48 hours after my period ended, after I had started a new pack of birth control pills!

Had unprotected sex with boyfriend last week, and the very next day I stared down the Plan B pill, and took it. I think all of you should be drinking 1/2 gallon of H20 a day with this. (Aced my last Biology class, so trust me here.) You’ve taken a chemical for prevention of pregnancy, of course Plan B will screw with your hormones. I’ve been a little bit dizzy with this, it’s been 72 hours since I took it. The more fluids you get into your system, the faster you will rid yourself of the hormonal roller coaster.

My symptoms: Still a little dizzy, that is worse than cramping in my opinion. I am having some mild cramps, more like twinges. Take 2 Tylenol arthritis tabs, and feel better. I have a new solution for my BF……wear a frigging condom, or be castrated. :) Hang in there ladies! :)

May 31, 2011 at 2:12 am
(742) macy says:

help me. pls.
i’ve taken morning after pills 4 times in the past two weeks. and with that two weeks of taking morning after pills, i did not even bleed. is it normal? i’m scared because everyone i knew and heard from was that bleeding was part of taking it. but i’ve been getting nausea and abdominal cramps till today. is there any possibility that i could be pregnant? how effective is the morning after pill? and what are the disadvantages of taking the morning after pill so many times in a short period of time?

pls help me. i’m really worried.

June 7, 2011 at 10:52 am
(743) help me says:

Hi there,
my bf & I had unprotected sex on may 31, I took plan b one step like 30min after sex. To make it worse, we had sex again the day after june 1. Both times, he pulled out before he completely bursted in me. I took another plan b pill like 30min after it. Its been a week & no period. *before any of this happened I already missed my period for the month of may. I sometimes skip months & would get my next period the first week or two after my missed period. But after hving sex & takin plan b I still hve no period. Is something wrong?????? I’m so paranoid.

June 17, 2011 at 3:22 am
(744) Michelle says:

I took the morning after pill a few days ago. I have taken it two times before and the only side effects that I had was that I had really horrible body aches, it felt like I had been hit by a car. But this time it is different, I started bleeding the second day after I started taking it and at first it was a think brown discharge but turned into continuos brown leakage. Then today 3 days after taking the pill my body began to hurt so badly, to the point I couldn’t even move. What really concerns me is that emotionally I am very unstable which isn’t like me at all, I’m crying one minute then yelling then crying again. Going in and out of depression mixed with anxiety and anger and even suicidal thoughts which never happens to me normally. I’m very worried about the emotional effects. I read above that some women have had emotional effects but not to this extent. If this has happened to anyone please help? Also, I took midol because I didn’t have any aspirin for the body aches, could this be what triggered the emotional effects?

June 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm
(745) anan says:

hi…thanks to all girls do comment here.i had unprotected sex on 9th june 2011,i took pill after 48 hours after it,i have bad nausea and vomiting tendency..and smal abdominal pain on left side…is it normal? when i should do a pregnancy test?

i m worried…pls ans on my comment

June 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm
(746) kelly says:

All these symptoms that everybody has experienced are all normal. If you read the leaflet that comes in the box with the morning after pill you will find that everything people are complaining about is completly normal. Irregular bleeding (spotting), abdominal pains, feeling sick etc.

June 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm
(747) Zelda says:

I am shocked at how many people are using the MAP repeatedly. It is obviously very damaging to your bodies and should only be used as a last resort. I know from experience and have had all those symptoms after Map. Respect your bodies and the life you are carelessly creating and destroying. Protect yourself from the get go and save your selves the physical toll and mental anguish of repeatedly going through this. MAP is serious and causes your body a lot of termoil, so please as they say “Take Care Down There!”

June 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm
(748) Be Responsible says:

Here’s what I have to say; if you’re going to have sex, whether it be protected or not, you know the consequences. Rather than being naive and wondering “omfg am I like preggo,” maybe you should try doing research on procedures and pills before engaging in any activity as well as harming your body with who knows what. If someone were to give you a pill randomly and say “here, take this” would you? No (unless of course you’re as dumb as a rock and have taken so many pills your brain no longer exists). If you’re not mature enough to handle the consequences of sex, then that area is probably one you should try to avoid. Not only can/will you end up with a kid, but you are putting yourself in harm of STDs. But of course no one is concerned with that, they just want the thought of being pregnant out of their mind. It’s pretty disgusting. Plan B is a form of abortion, regardless of personal views. If you are using this pill you are not only affecting yourself eternally for the rest of your life, but if something has been created, you’re aborting it. If you are not one who would consider a surgical abortion if faced with the option then maybe you need to reevaluate the Plan B pill.

July 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm
(749) b.o.b says:

ok so my friend took the morning after pill and had minor side effects is that ok ? cuz im like worried hear ….

July 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm
(750) Miss Lady says:

i’m a shamed of my self its only July and i knw for a fact i took MAP atleast 4 times already for the year ……omg my cycle dates been changing on me every month but this is the 1st time i ever bleeded this heavy…..i’m so scared and not sure wat to do ……can yall plz tell me if i should go to the doctor…………i’m in a lot of back and stomach pain ………i hope things get better..FYI i’m having sex with the same person just not ready for a child with him,yea i knw i need to get on birth control ……….PLEASE DON’T JUDE ME !

July 12, 2011 at 9:28 am
(751) scared :'( says:

hello, i recently took the pill about 2 weeks ago. recently i have noticed that my nipples hurt nearly all the time. my moods hav not changed at all, i still eat the same foods, i dont get any back pains but the last few days i have been getting stomache pains. at first i thought i was ovulating but normally when i ovulate, i know when my period is about to start but i havn’t started my period yet. i dont know if my nipples hurting is being affected by the pill that i took or it means something else. my nipples have hurt before but not continuous like this. please help me because i do not know what to do, say or think :’(

ur help and advice would be much appreciated <3

July 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm
(752) Mariel says:

Well, I had almost the same effects but the only difference is, well, i took this pill about a month and a few weeks ago, my urethra hurts as if it wants to pee but when i go it hurts even more and i don’t pee much. This just happened this morning, this happened and then after that I began to sweat cold sweat and I felt as if I was freezing, and then I went sort of blind every thing was bright and I couldn’t see properly, then I fell to the floor feeling nausea’s thinking I needed to puke, but in the end I didn’t. I hope it’s stress, but most likely they’re might be something wrong with me.
Please I need help, give feedback.
Thank you.

July 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm
(753) Concerned says:

Hi girls,

I took the map 8 days ago and I am feeling dizzy, weak, lower stomach pains and back pains. I think the combination of stress and map is causing this. I took it on the day I got a positive ovulation. I think these symptoms also are caused because the egg was in the process of falling and taking the pill blocked it. I took an ovulation test for three days after and still had a faint line, so I know it was having trouble releasing the egg. I’m due for my period next week but because my ovulation was late my period will prob be late. Did this happen to Anyone else?

August 1, 2011 at 6:27 am
(754) Fiona says:

Will the pill work after 72 hours has passed?

August 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm
(755) Dawn says:

I took the morning after pill after having unprotected sex after 4 days i started bleeding and have been bleeding ever since it has been 3 weeks now and sometime i pass clots is this normal I have been expirencing lower back pain and stomach cramps.

Has this happened to anyone else?

August 15, 2011 at 5:05 am
(756) Lars says:

Ive taken the morning after pill several times- one time I had a period that was heavy that lasted a week and then the other times I just had spotting for a few days and felt really nauseous. Considering that it’s called the morning after pill and after doing research on it, as long as you follow the directions I highly doubt that pregnancy is possible. i always use a backup method that I recommend which are the conceptrol applicators that contain spermicidal discs that you insert like a tampon 15 minutes before sex and they last an hour, so whatever happens, any sperm is killed on contact because of the spermicide. taking the morning pill every time after sex even if you use a condom is not good for your body and can supposedly cause infertility if you take it too often- it even says in the leaflets that these pills are not meant to be used as regular means of birth control. everyone’s body will be affected differently, so if you’ve never taken it before, make sure you take it within 24 hours. you will experience a period that will last approximately 7-9 days (i know it sucks) and you will also experience some vaginal spotting and nausea. as long as you follow the directions you will be fine. i mean seriously, if you really wanted to get pregnant, why would you take the pill in the first place? and could you imagine the number of lawsuits there would be if you got pregnant from the morning after pill? It’s not possible. the pill is meant to immediately enter your body and destroy anything that could cause a pregnancy, hence why its called the morning after pill- if anything, always use a backup like a condom or the previously mentioned spermicide applicators. it also sucks that these pills are so expensive, but would you rather pay the money so you don’t get pregnant or money for a baby that you didn’t want to have? pretty bad comment but just being honest and realistic.

August 18, 2011 at 6:58 am
(757) LJ says:

I had unprotected sex on August the 5th it was last day of my period, my partner said he pulled out in time but I wasn’t so certain and therefore decided to go to the chemist the following morning and get Levonelle to be safe then sorry. I had no effects on taking it until about 5 days later, then I started to feel sick with stomach cramps, I had sex again on the 12th of August and then two days later I had some slight trace of blood it was hardly nothing just when I went to the toilet to do a wee I wiped myself and just saw a very light trace of blood I had this for two days till about the 15th of August, however from the 16th of August I have suffered bad diarrhea for the last two days and this morning the 18th of August I had terrible stomach cramps went to the toilet again had diarrhea but also had blood as much as you get on a light period. It goes from red then goes to brown as in when you are finishing your period. I have always been regular as clock work with my periods. Considering I only finished my period on the 5th of August my next one wasn’t due until the 30th of September. So now having this period like syndrome must be a side effect, but like others have said it isn’t a nice feeling at all, you feel like you have food poisoning with a period thrown into it with the stomach cramps, and sickness, not nice. I haven’t been sick just feel very sick but the stomach cramps with it are awful. I am 44 hence why I took it as didn’t want the risk of getting pregnant, the pharmacist said it would be very unlikely that I would have got pregnant as it was the last day of my period, but as sperm can live for 5 days then I could have ovulated straight away and therefore it just wasn’t wortht the risk. I would not like to take this pill again though as it has made me feel very unwell like a lot of other people :-(

August 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm
(758) S says:

I want to leave my story here too, as by now, after reading all these stories and seeing a few similar to mine that made me realise it was the MAP.

I’m 37, married, have 3 kids, and 2 weeks ago the condom busted (never happened to us before).
I’m not on the pill, as i don’t respond to them well… as i should have remembered better.

Our family is complete, so we did get the MAP… 5 days later i got my menstruation, which is still kind of flowing.
7 days after the MAP, i got this huge headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, almost hyperventilating, gas in my intestines and very emotional, to the point that i could not work because i felt so bad. Its now been 11 days since the MAP, and i still feel crap. I hope i can go back to work on monday.
I did a pregnancytest just in case yesterday, which was negative, and i don’t really feel pregnant (been there, done that), just very awful.

I will never take one again, and hubby is going to the clinic, because i’m not trusting condoms anymore either.

The weird thing is that you can’t find anything on this matter on the regular sites. Which is irresponsible, because they say on the leaflet in the package, and online, that the symptoms only last 2 days. Its a disgrace really.

August 21, 2011 at 4:47 am
(759) LJ says:

Just wanted to give a further update, it is now the 21st of August five days on and I am still spotting but I think I am on the tail end of it now GOD I hope so, I have to agree with you S and I to felt very emotional, I am off work anyway at the moment with whiplash but I have asked the doctor to extend my note for another four weeks so I can get myself back to normal as I to was supposed to return to work next week but the way I am feeling there is no way I could cope with 10 hour shifts feeling like this it just makes you so miserable and irritable and I’ve hardly had any sleep in the last week, I feel exhausted. MAP it should stand for miserable and painful :-(

September 4, 2011 at 6:07 am
(760) DF says:

Now it`s two years since i took the MAP. The most terrible years of my entire life. Even after all that time iīm still heavily suffering from the MAP. I have severe damage of my (autonomic) nerve system due to the hormonal imbalance the MAP produced.

At the very worst:

Paresthesia in hands and feets
Pain of the leg nerves / restless legs syndrom
Erectile dysfunction of the clitoris
Dysesthesia at the vulva-skin
Pain in parts of my head
Abnormal muscle weakness
Exhaustion, fatigue, dizziness, weak memory
Hair loss
Mood swings
Problems with bowel movement
Sleep disturbances

My hormonal status shows strong changes in LH , prolactin (very low), testosterone (very low), acth (low), cortisol (high), vitamin D (very low). Like Nr. 753 ďconcerned saysĒ I can take an ovulation test days after my actual ovulation and it still shows two lines. On the other hand sometimes the ovulation test shows two lines only a few hours before the ovulation (not two days before as normally). So there is definitely still something wrong with the lh-peak of my cycle. At the beginning of my cycle (third day) my lh is always very low. No doctor could help this situation.

The MAP is an atomic bomb for the hormonal system with uncertain body-output. The package insert is only one big lie.

Donít take it! It can ruin your health!

September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm
(761) AJ says:


September 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm
(762) MK says:

I thought maybe I was the only one! It’s been about 2 years since I’ve taken MAP. I still have extreme fatigue, lack of motivation, depression, trouble sleeping, and MAJOR mood swings. I’ve never been a real emotional woman and a couple months after taking MAP, I began feeling not quite like myself. I would be happy and having fun, then I’d be crying for no reason. My boyfriend must REALLY love me because god only knows I’ve been driving him crazy these past 2 years and only recently figured out that MAP attributed to all this wackiness. I hope this’ll leave my system soon, because I do not like this new me.

September 24, 2011 at 9:22 am
(763) Ellie says:

I just wanted to share my experience with some of you ladies who have taken the Plan B pill because I think it will help you to stop stressing a bit! I took this pill back a few months ago, bleeding occurred about 6 days later and lasted for approx 3 days. But then for a couple of weeks after that my stomach felt bloated and slightly crampy (this is normal!). The Plan B definitely resets your cycle. Infact they really need to update the “fact sheet” on Plan B pills because they are so out of date and it is no wonder that there are a zillion women out there wondering what the heck is going on and whether they are pregnant. From the day you start bleeding after taking Plan B (this usually occurs within 2 weeks), you tend to get your period exactly 28 days later. It does reset your cycle. So when they say that you should expect your period around its usual time, I do honestly believe that this is incorrect information which only adds to the stressful situation! Plan B does not only prevent or delay ovulation from occurring, but incase fertilisation of the egg has already occurred (which is entirely possible if you were ovulating whilst engaging in unprotected intercourse), it removes the entire lining of your uterus (making it pretty much impossible for the fertilized egg to fix itself to the wall of the uterus which is necessary for pregnancy). I think this is a little more drastic than just your average period which is why it has quite a strange effect on your stomach and this is why you feel a little bit strange for a while.

September 24, 2011 at 9:24 am
(764) Ellie says:

Sorry hadnt finished…

To all the girls out there that are freaking out right now and wondering what is going on, don’t stress! It is VERY unlikely that you are pregnant because the Plan B has not only 1, but 3 whole ways of preventing pregnancy (delaying ovulation, making it difficult for the sperm to fertilize the egg by creating a mucus within the uterus, and finally stripping the entire uterus of its lining incase fertilization has already occurred).

Just sit back and be patient… from my experience, you will feel better soon I promise!

September 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm
(765) LJ says:

Ellie thanks for that I too the MAP on the 5th August being my last day of my period, then 2 weeks later i had like another period for five days this was the MAP doing its work, it is now the 29th of September and I haven’t had another period yet, my boobs hurt and I have had stomach cramps the last couple of days so I am hoping maybe I may start my period soon, but I have read that it can mess your cycle up and it can delay your period, but yes it does knock you about I will just be glad to have my next period.

September 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm
(766) NB says:

I had sex on Wednesday night(the 28th) we had been using a condom but it broke so we went and got the pill the next morning approx 10 hours after. It is now 1 day later. I have been getting nervous because i have not been having any symptoms just that when i pee it is a weird color and smells weird, i have also been having alot of vaginal discharge. I’m getting worried now because i have not had bleeding or anything can someone just reassure me this is normal.

October 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm
(767) LJ says:


I took the MAP on the last day of my period which was the 5th August then on the 17th I had what was like a period but not as heavy as I normally get it lasted 5 days this happened more or less 2 weeks after taking the MAP it all depends when you are due to ovulate as the MAP makes most people have a bleed to stop the egg attaching to the uterus lining, I haven’t had my proper period yet still waiting for it I am about a week late but the MAP can really mess up your system, I was fine after taking it i’ve suffered all sorts of symptoms, my boobs hurting, feeling sick, bloated, stomach pains back pain feeling tired, and even tearful, so if you get any of these symptoms they are normal… i took a pregnancy test i’m not pregnant so i just have to wait for my period to start the pharmacist did tell me if you get a bleed within 2 weeks of taking the map then it’s doing its job of stopping any egg attaching so just sit tight for a while. Good Luck from LJ :-)

October 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm
(768) Marie says:

I took the morning after pill two weeks ago and just three days ago I began to feel tired all the time, dizzy, nausea, pain in my stomach, and my period still have not come down. I am hoping that it is just side effects that will go away eventually.

October 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm
(769) Sarkle says:

This is normal…plan b/next step makes you have (or at least me) more intense periods. I’ve taken it a couple times and every time it’s the same. I bleed in between periods too when I take it. It makes me nauseas the day I take it and starving the next. Not to worry.

October 7, 2011 at 8:48 am
(770) Ellie says:

Don’t worry, I’m in the same boat as all of use.

Whoever that judgemental bitch, judging people for taking the mmorbing after pill..

I’ll just like too say, hunny dont be so jealous, just because youve never been laid .. That is all..

Knowning that everyone has this side effect, makes me feel a hell of a lot better.

October 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm
(771) Lily says:

So I took the morning after pill like about 4 months ago.. I still get my period every month but not the same exact day every time.. is this normal? The past four months every time I get my period I bleed more than the usual and it never happend to me before I took the pill.. last month I only bled for three days just spotting and the month before that it was like a water hose.. Are this still the effects of the pill? I started my perios on the 8th of Oct and today is the 9th and is very heavy bleeding? I’ve never changed my pads so many times like I have the past 4 months.. Can this still be the effects from the pill??

October 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm
(772) Sals says:

I took the morning after peel about three weeks ago. About a week after taking it my period started and I’ve had a period now for two weeks. I’m nauseous, dizzy, feel like a need to vomit and bleeding with blood clots. I know these are normal, but what scares me is, it’s lasted now for two weeks now.

I’m very afraid and hope I don’t have the same side affects two years from now like some of the other girls.

Anyone bled for a long time?

October 15, 2011 at 1:49 am
(773) gamer says:

my gf has taken i pill within 72 hours but still the problem seems to be on my head as her period already delayed by 14 days a and the home pregnancy strip test shows negative. I am very tensed. Is there any way to find out whether she is pregnant or not rather than pregnancy strip.plzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me guyssssssss

October 15, 2011 at 7:02 am
(774) NatCo says:

One of the Plan B Side Effects Is Pain On The left Side, This Could Be Ovarian Cysts. Ovarian Cysts Should Be Properly Diagnosed By A Doctor. But, These Cysts Occur After Taking The Plan B, The Plan B Releases A Hormone That Prevents Ovulation. Ovarian Cysts Develop When Ovulation Doesnt Occur Or Is Disturbed. Ovarian Cysts Can Be Painful And Will Go Away After A Few Cycle. I Will NEVER Take The Plan B Again, It’s Not A Good Idea To Interfere With Our Reproductive System, It Creates Problems. Good Luck Ladies!

October 20, 2011 at 12:02 am
(775) morningaftermadness says:

I had unprotected sex exactly 12 days from my period and took the morning after pill (it was the first time I had sexual intercourse in 2 yrs). It was my last resort and I usually don’t do well with hormones. The next day I had cramps in my legs(they were swollen as well) accompanied by chest pain which resulted in me having difficulty breathing. Thankfully it went away (those are some of the very dangerous side effects of taking these types of hormones which can result in a heart attack based on what the doctor told me). Ever since then I have been suffering from nausea, swollen breast and my sense of smell is very intense.

October 29, 2011 at 4:20 am
(776) heather says:

Iíve been having the same problems as a alot of people here I took the morning after pill within 72 hours
Right now itís been around a month i think and I still have abdominal pain and occational back ache and a head ache
Iím really worried about it

October 29, 2011 at 4:37 am
(777) heather says:

my comment is above this to i also have had times when i did not have my period for almost a year that was like 2 years ago but mine never stay the same some times they will show up every month then none for like 4 could that be part of my problems

November 1, 2011 at 8:34 am
(778) erin says:

wow….maybe we should all learn a lesson from each other…these pills are a lot harder on our bodies than we are told…my doctor said it was no big deal, but i’m having so much pain and bleeding…i feel like a fool for believing this would be no big deal..just an easy “plan b” option…i really hope these effects pass quickly with no long lasting affects….

November 2, 2011 at 10:13 am
(779) sam says:

i took the morning after pill 13 days ago. 6 days after taking the pill i started to feel dizzy i got pains in my head tiredness abdominal pains and a kidney infection. i also had bleeding for a few days and just last nite and today my breasts were swollen and very sore. 1500mg lexonelle is what i took. did anybody else take this pill.

November 4, 2011 at 9:02 am
(780) L J says:

All what you are posting is normal, yes it really messes up your cycle, i took it on the 6th August 12 hours after the mishap happened the 5th being the last day of my period, i was fine for a week no symptoms at all then after 10 days after taking it around 17th August I had what seemed like a period but it was lighter than I normally have, this proved the pill worked as this would have been the time where I would have ovulated, so in having the bleed it stops the egg attaching i.e to prevent a pregnancy… it lasted 5 days so i finished around 22nd August, my normal period would have been due around the 3rd of September but I missed a whole month then and didn’t come on till 3rd of October, had quite a heavy period then, and now back to normal as came on again 3rd November and everything is fine so don’t panic if you miss a whole month like me its just the way it takes your body to get back to normal, but yes I’d never want to take Levonelle again.

November 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm
(781) a4847922 says:

I’ve said that least 4847922 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

November 7, 2011 at 8:54 am
(782) Geovana says:

I took the morning after pill within 24 hours of having sex. I waited 12 hours and took the other pill. No problems whatsoever aside from slight headaches in the front of my head. Most of these comments are from 2007 and 2010 and medicine has advanced since then.

I am also used to taking the birth control pill as I was on it for like 17 years before going off of it so perhaps that is why I handled the morning after pill better..

But it really was no biggie.

November 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm
(783) rachel m says:

i have taken the pill as well within that hour n the other the next 12 hours and ive had my period but i am still bloated and was wondering when will it go away?ive been bloated for 1 week now

November 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm
(784) Rachel S says:

I also took the pill a little over a month ago and now when my period is due i’m experiencing very pains in the belly button area and shooting pains in the pelvic area. I went to the doctor and she said it was just my period coming and that maybe the pill was causing it? I’m still very worried, I’m not pregnant and I have no STI..but I’m worried because i’ve had these abdominal pains on and off for almost a week now..how long did these side effects last for you guys? Is it the MAP that’s causing it or should I be worried its something else?

November 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm
(785) Elli says:

I took the MAP over two years ago. My doctor and the package insert made it look like no big deal. They didn’t tell me the truth.

My nerve system in the brain was overstimulated. I have numb legs and hands.

Only 1,5 hours after taking MAP i got a painfull priapism of my clitoris. My vulva never went back to normal. Ever since i have very strong pains and discomforts at my vulva and vulva-skin as well as a total sexual dysfunction. It is hell. The discomforts and pains are so terrible, it is impossible to concentrate on something else.

My cycle still is a mess. I suffer from very heavy bleedings with watery bright red blood and big clots. I also spot in between periods.

I am agressive and violent. I yell alot. I never was like that before in my whole life.

After two years of suffering i am desperate. I can’t go on living like this. I can’t stand the discomforts and pains anymore. My life is ruined. Every single day is torture.

I have only one wish, i want my healthy “old” body back.

November 25, 2011 at 11:41 am
(786) bebo says:

I will give what happened in a timeline form:
I had unprotected sex two-three days after my period ended,
Two-Three hours later I took the morning after pill (NextChoice, both at the same time)
Had back pain and cramps
6 days after taking pill I bled for four days,
My period (or what i think to be) started two-three days early i had cramps, it was very light, I used one pad and it was spotted with deep red or brownish stains,
took a shower put on another pad, no stains at all, only when wipe, the napkin has blood
I am having severe back pain, and am under a lot of stress i am having suicidal thoughts, my chest hurts, I am feel pressure in my head as if i am dizzy and ears feel clogged from pressure, I do not have medical I can not afford it, please help me, ….am I pregnant?

November 27, 2011 at 4:08 am
(787) Bebo says:

My period came two days early however it was light pink only showed when i wiped and went away two days later? I took a pregnancy test the second day of the light bleeding and it showed negative, my periods are usually 5-7 days and pretty heavy with cramps? should i worry, the period was light pink with brown discharge?

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