What Are the Most Common Plan B Side Effects?

Plan B is an emergency contraceptive than can be taken after unprotected sex or after a chosen form of birth control has failed to prevent unwanted pregnancy, making it a highly desirable birth control method but also a controversial one. We talked a little bit about what Plan B is and why you may consider taking it in another article but for this one, we’re just going to focus on the potential side effects of these pills so you can make an informed decision as to whether or not this is the right option for you.


What Are the Most Common Plan B Side Effects? (Side Effects of The Morning After Pill)

As with any medication, there are Plan B side effects you should be aware of before you consider taking it. Not every woman will experience these side effects but it is still important to know any potential problems you may encounter after you take your pills. Some of the most common Plan B side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • A change in your menstrual flow (either heavier or lighter)
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Tenderness in the breasts

Most of the symptoms women encounter after taking Plan B are mild and don’t require any sort of medical attention. They last a fairly short amount of time during which the woman is able to go about her normal day to day activities. Although most women will still get their period on time, some women will in fact find their period is delayed for a few days. It’s important to keep this in mind as, obviously, a late period is one of the most recognized pregnancy symptoms. Because Plan B is not 100% effective though, it is important to make sure you take a pregnancy test if your period is more than a few days late. You may be pregnant and if you are, you’ll want to find out as soon as possible to weigh your options and take action based on your choice.

What Are Some Less Common Plan B Side Effects?

Having already talked about what Plan B side effects you can expect to experience after taking the pills, it’s important to get into some of the less common, more serious Plan B side effects that have been noted. At this point though, I’d like to remind you that these side effects are uncommon and few women who take the pills will experience them. Some less common Plan B side effects include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Migraine
  • Vomiting
  • Late periods
  • Allergic reaction
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy

Clearly all of these side effects are far more severe than the ones we talked about in the section above and while they are more rare, they are possibilities you need to be prepared for. Of all of them, the ectopic pregnancy is clearly the most worrisome. An ectopic pregnancy takes place when a woman’s egg is fertilized by a man’s sperm but instead of the fertilized egg implanting itself in the uterus, it implants itself in another location. Ectopic pregnancies can be life threatening but there are treatments available for ectopic pregnancies and the success rate for those treatments are as high as 94%.

When Should I See My Doctor About Plan B Side Effects?

In the vast majority of cases, woman who experience side effects after taking Plan B will not need to seek medical attention. As I mentioned a few moments ago, most Plan B side effects are mild and can mostly be ignored. There are times when that isn’t true though. If you experience severe cramping in your stomach or pelvic region, you may have an ectopic pregnancy and you will need to make an appointment with your doctor immediately. While these pregnancies can be treated and the success rate of those treatments is significant, the success rate lowers the longer you wait. Don’t gamble with your health. There could be absolutely nothing wrong but it always better to be safe than sorry.

Beyond abdominal cramps and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, you also need to see a doctor if you present with symptoms of an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • Skin rash
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling
  • Labored breathing or wheezing
  • Hives
  • Trouble swallowing

Allergic reactions can be severe but like with ectopic pregnancies, they can be treated. If you seek help immediately, the chances of making a full recovery are in your favor. The longer you wait, the more severe the reaction could become, sometimes leaving you with permanent damage or possibly even creating a life threatening condition.

Plan B Side Effects: The Statistics

Most women who take Plan B will experience at least one of the more common Plan B side effects. There are women who will experience none and women who will experience all of them. Making an informed decision means knowing what you could potentially be in for. To make the information a little clearer, I’ve decided to include the statistics for many of the more common and some of the uncommon Plan B side effects.

  • 23.1% of women who took Plan B experienced minor nausea.
  • 17.6% of women who took Plan B experienced minor abdominal pain.
  • 16.9% of women who took Plan B experienced fatigue.
  • 16.8% of women who took Plan B experienced minor headaches.
  • 13.8% of women who took Plan B experienced a heavier than usual menstrual flow.
  • 12.5% of women who took Plan B experienced a lighter than usual menstrual flow.
  • 11.2% of women who took Plan B experienced dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • 10.7% of women who took Plan B experienced tenderness in their breasts.
  • 5.6% of women who took Plan B experienced vomiting.
  • 5% of women who took Plan B experienced diarrhea.

As of right now, there are no statistics available on the more serious side effects we spoke of a moment ago, but all of those more serious side effects were observed less frequently than any of the side effects listed above. It is important to mention there is now a single dose Plan B option available on the market that works basically the same way as the traditional two dose version but has different statistics as far as side effects go. The statistics for Plan B side effects associated with the newer, single dose version are as follows:

  • 30.9% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced a heavier than usual menstrual flow.
  • 13.7% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced minor nausea.
  • 13.3% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced abdominal pain.
  • 13.3% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced fatigue.
  • 10.3% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced minor headaches.
  • 9.6% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • 8.2% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced tenderness in their breasts.
  • 4.6% of women who took single dose Plan B experienced a later than usual menstrual cycle.

If you aren’t sure what side effects you may experience or are concerned about how Plan B will work for you, discuss the option with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to offer you the best possible medical advice and will help you decide whether or not Plan B is the best option for you.


114 Responses to “What Are the Most Common Plan B Side Effects?”

  1. Taylor says:

    I had intercourse with a condom. We didn’t realize it broke until 5 mins into it. So the next day I got the plan b pull and took it at 4:20 pm. I have no had any side effects since then and I only have had bad vaginal Oder and thick discharge. Please help. Im Confused

    • Katie says:

      Taylor, it may just be a yeast infection. Any pill that messes with your hormones can also throw your PH out of balance in turn causing a yeast infection. If you try to remedy it and it does not go away see your GYN for testing of STI.

  2. Mung O'Serin says:

    The bad odor and discharge was probably because your “man” was a dirty dog — real talk. When men sleep around with different women, they carry different little organism and bacteria that thrive in a woman’s vagina… much like the petri dish in science lab. Now don’t even THINK about the STD’s they safely carry and can pass along to the vagina’s “petri dish”! Just be thankful you made it out alive…if you did?

  3. Samantha says:

    this may mean that you have some other type of infection of STD even, but always ask your doctor to be sure.

  4. Jenny says:

    Is it normal having some bleeding after taking the plan B pill?

  5. Dora says:

    My boyfriend and I had sex a month ago. We were both under the influence and I can’t remember if we used a condom. But just to be safe I went and got the plan b pill and took it within 13 hours of the incident. I experienced a super light period, cramping, fatigue, and breast tenderness. However my period for this month has yet to show itself. I’m a few days late now. I’ve taken 2 pregnancy tests and both are negative. Could I be pregnant? Should I take another test this weekend if my period doesn’t show up?

    • Cameron says:

      hey dora my girl had the same problem but that was back in the month of May and she didnt have her period until july but now is having her period on the regular. i bought this pill in the past for many women…and i can say this everyone is different. some have their period early, some heavy some light but the effects go away after a week.

    • Terri says:

      I have been experiencing some side effects from taking plan b but I am worrie that they are pregnancy symptoms. I bled about three days after taking the plan b pill so I figured that it worked however now (about two weeks after) I am experiencing swollen and tender breasts and am also very moody. I’m extremely worried that I may be pregnant. I took two pregnancy tests but both came back negative I’m worried and confused

  6. ashton says:

    In regard to Mung O’Serin comment how can you fix this probelm? Is their a solution?

  7. Casey says:

    ok i had protected sex with my boyfriend and we noticed when we finished the condom poped. Well i asked my neighbor to get me the pill and it took her about 3 days to get it. Is it to late to work? and i have had some side effects such as headaches so far. I’ve also noticed some bloating. Please someone help im 16 and already have a kid i dont need another 1

    • LadyK says:

      You can take it up to 5 days and they may give you two pills to “double down” ( basically take one today and then tomorrow). But know that in the event that this does happen again you can go to Planned parenthood yourself and get the pill. It is free and confidential even though you are only 16. But the sooner you take the pill the more effective it is going to be.

      • Leah says:

        it’s 72 hours. And the percentage of it working decreases the longer you wait. 5 days is way to long! Read the package. That’s why instructions are there for.

    • tammy says:

      I know you are only 16 but are you for real? If you already have a child and don’t want anymore why don’t you open your mouth the way your open your legs and take a pill every morning! I can’t believe how ignorant some people can be!

      • es says:

        Are you serious! She is a young women who is asking a question. There is no need to shame her!

        Also not everyone reacts well to the pill.

    • Tim says:

      Wow you are 16? You already have one child and you are working on another? sounds like you have great parents if you are that easy. Remember boys will always go after girls that have kids because they are easy. you just provide that point.

  8. krystal says:

    So i took the pill the next day after having sex and maybe a week later i got my period but it lasted for a day and a half should i be wirried about being pregnant?

  9. Danielle says:

    Hey. So my boyfriends and I had sex the day after my last period. W didn’t notice that the condom broke. We went and got the pill right when we found out and I’m having some of the side effects. I’m not taking birth control but I will like to have some reassurance.

    • A dad says:

      It is very unlikely that you can become pregnant the “day” after your period or even for a couple days after your period or for that matter a few days before your period.

      But you should keep the timing of sex to yourself, otherwise your dog of a boyfriend will be all over you on those days pressuring you for more and more. And since you have to keep good track of your cycle and know a lot more about it, you should NOT attempt to time sex in your cycle or you will wind up pregnant. Why take the chance. You are trying to outsmart nature and Nature has been doing this for billions years while you just got started playing a game and you are just starting to learn the rules.

      Nature has designed a system to get you pregnant. That is the purpose of sex – to make babies. The pleasure in sex is nature’s way of making you both think having sex was a good idea – even when it was not. A woman’s desire to have sex increases as she ovulates. Nature makes her get careless. She believes a guy “love’s her” and will be there for her to care for her and the baby, and even when he has no intention to or really just is not ready for that kind of responsibility or commitment.

      I would suggest in the future NOT being alone with your current or any boy pressuring you into sex. Go out together with other friends or with a parent.

      There is a great song by the rock group Meatloaf called “Paradise by the dashboard light” that sums up well the boy vs girl pre-sex dialogue and its likely consequences for the unready and uncommitted.

      True love is about the sacrifices a man will make to be faithful to HIS WIFE. And it should involve a minimum $30,000 a year job, a place to live for the both of you and your children, a nice ring, and a life-long devotion to you. The sacrifice is two-way. You owe your lifelong devotion to him too and to be a good mom to his children.

      Now, if your current boyfriend doesn’t last, no great loss, you have saved yourself the total embarrassment of attending a class reunion twenty years from now, accidentally bumping into, and being forced by circumstance to awkwardly introduce an old sex partner to husband. Believe me, your future husband wants to be your only one and does not want you to have been someone else’s teenage dream.

  10. TaKäah says:

    I took the pill and my period came on about 4 days later.

  11. Gigi says:

    Hi, I had sex with my boyfriend and the method we normally use is a condom. At this time we had unprotected sex and we used the pull out method. While he say that he didn’t cum in me, just to be sure I had taken plan b (this being a week ago.) Yesterday,I noticed very little blood (literally it was practically nothing) just for the day. Today I have a little bit of a stomach ache and I feel a bit of nausea. I am one who rarely ever gets my period but the day before we had sex, I had just finished my period cycle (1st time in about 4 months). I know this is a pretty unique situation, but any insight will help. Thank you.

  12. judi says:

    i had sex with my boyfriend a day after my period when up and i took the pill right after we had sex but now a week later im bleeding like if i was on my period its this a bad thing im really worried :/

  13. Kayla says:

    My boyfriend and I had sex with a condom, but when he pulled out to cum the condom was still inside me and he cummed a little bit above my vagina and I took the pill 15 hours later. But I think I may be ovulating. Do you think I have a chance of being pregnant ? If so how great of a chance ?? /:

  14. Cora says:

    Hey guys, me and my boyfriend had sex today, and he felt the condom break and pulled out right away. A few seconds later he came. The condom broke on the side kinda towards the top. I was thinking about getting Plane B tomorrow. Anyone have any insight on the situation? Please comment. I really need to hear someone’s opinion. Thanks.

  15. Becky says:

    I had sex with my boyfriend on the 27 witch I was Ovulating , he bought me the pill the next day and gave it to me at night .. The next day during the afternoon I went to the bathroom and I got a huge brown stain in my panties and it does not smell or look like my period. Ever since .. I had it and really strong… This is the second time I drink this pill and the first time everything was normal and this time it’s obviously worring me. Also my Brest hurt when I touch them. Can anybody help me figure out what can be happening please?

  16. andie says:

    I had unprotected intercourse (unexpected temptation) with my bf 3 wks and 2 days ago within 23hrs I took plan B. He told me and I even saw it that he did not try to let his precum…. inside me. He also did not cum however it is still unprotected sex and he tried to put it in after he pre-ejaculated his precum then… after a week I have my heavy flow period that started from spotting—spotting—light–heavy—light—heavy—spotting—done.
    On my second week I felt dizziness, light headache, tiredness, and not likely to eat coz I felt that theres something odd after I ate food.
    On my third week I feel very weak, dry throat, nausea, dizziness (feels like am gonna pass out “BUT NOT”), lower abdominal pain, and very light headaches.
    =I do not know if this symptoms are normal and because of the pill NOT because am preggy (I also tried preg test from walmrt it is negative after 1 week and some few days ago after period)=

  17. melissa says:

    I took the pill also & about a week later im what it seems to be on a light period that looks brown.

  18. John says:

    I had sex with my girl friend and the condom broke she was on the last day of her period and she put her ring in a hour before we had sex. I had her go take plan b the next day and a week later she woke up with very bad stomach pain and it lasted all day. She started spotting a little and the stomach pain came back again but didn’t last as long. I don’t know what to do or what is wrong

  19. Jade says:

    I u to have a three day period now it won’t stop

  20. Sarah M says:

    I had unprotected sex last week on Friday. He pulled out, and i used the morning after pill. Im supposed to start my period this week (it’s a Wednesday) and I’m really scared. Ive had lower stomach pains, abdominal pains, and diarrhea. I need help!!!! Last week I started on the 13th and now it’s the 12th.

  21. Ashton says:

    I had my period like two weeks ago and I took the pill a month before that and I just recently took the pill again in the past week and now I have started another period. A super heavy one and I am wondering if I miscarried. Anyone know?

    • Confused says:

      This is the same thing I’m going through. I mentioned it to my friend and she said that it was probably an egg that was gonna b a baby but didn’t make it…i said it’s probably the plan b bc I recently took another one last week but idk. I’m confused. I’m just gonna see how long this cycle lasts and if it’s more than a week, I’m going to the doctor.

      • tammy says:

        Plan B is not to be used like birth control. It is an emergency situation solution. why don’t you just get on the bc pill or take the shot or get the implant there are all different forms. Plan B can be dangerous if used on a regualar bases. Read the BOX ladies!

  22. chriss says:

    So i went to a house party got a bit too drunk met a cute guy and well got caught in the heat if the moment, he didnt pull out..i know stupid me! So i that happened on saturday since planned parenthood is not open on sundays i waited till monday took it and no side effects except minor fatigue and some cramps. So met with the same guy next weekend and to my luck the same thing happened again! i know so dumb! so i took it again and good thing they gave me an extra one, this time the cramps were a bit stronger but tolerable. Over all it worked i got my period a week later.

  23. Sarah says:

    My boyfriend and I had sex in september. I took plan b the day after. I had a period before i took the pill than another one after I took the pill. Could i have miscarriage? It’s December now and ever since i havent had a period . I took 2 pregnancy tests and both came out negative. I get cramps occasionally and sometimes feel bloated but no period. It’s been 3 months. Is this normal?

  24. Aubrey says:

    My bf and I had unprotected sex in October I took the pill 2 days later I had my period a week later but since then I haven’t gotten my period. I know for a fact I’m not pregnant but I mean is this normal?

  25. Samantha says:

    So I had protected sex with my boyfriend but as far as we know the condom didnt rip but since it was my first time i had sex i went and got the pill on tuesday and i had sex Saturday just yesterday i got a light red/brown stain on my underwear is that normal? and today i have tender breast and it feels like im on my period but idk.
    just that everytime i get my menstrual period it comes heavy and last for about a week im scared someone help x:

  26. Princesz says:

    I had unprotected sex around the time of ovulation which was the 2nd and took plan b maybe a hour later I got what I thought was my period on the 9th but i wasnt due for my period until the 18th. I had a couple more accidents the 16th-19th and 22nd-23rd then my period ended up coming the 24th what’s going on?!

  27. Kaye says:

    My sense of smell has been hightened. I only had sex three days ago. Is this normal and due to high progesterone levels in plan b?

  28. Sprinks says:

    Okay, so I took plan B, 2 days before new years.
    After that I got a weird smell and discharge 2 days after new years. LIke it’s chunky and the smells just gross.I’ve been dating the same guy for 2 years so it’s no an std. So when I didn’t think anything can get worse, today I started getting really weird pains in my stomach. Now I’m having heavy bleeding and it’s blood clotty. I took plan b multiple times and I’ve never had anything like this. My period doesn’t come till the 17th of this month so Iunno what to do. I’m a bit worried. Any ideas, or advice? Should I go to the doctors for this?!

  29. Christina says:

    I had just had my period on christmas eve, and I had sex on the 29th of december, we used a condom but when I got off the condom came with me, there was stuff all over me. We weren’t sure if it was his or mine so he got me the plan b the next day. Yesterday I started spoting, and today its a little more than spoting but not like a period. But what worries me is I just had my period about 2 weeks ago. Should I be worried? Does anyone know what’s going on?

  30. Christina says:

    Sprinks I’m going through the same. Plus loss of apitite, fetige, light headedness, and I’m super emotional. Idk wtf is going on!

  31. Eden says:

    This plan b has got my body all f**ed up & confused. My b**bs are so fu**ng sore & I’ve been spotting for like two weeks. I took the plan b pill a month ago & my stomach is all freaked out too. Idk what to think at this point.

  32. Sprinks says:

    I’m never taking plan b again. Ever.
    Worst experience ever, I’m still gushing blood.
    The pain in my stomach comes and goes, and I’m really moody now. And always tired. Is it possible to be loosing to much blood? Seeing as I’m anemic too.

  33. sick of it says:

    Im so sick of this pill, i’ve never wanted my period to start as much as i want it now, its been 2 month. And my eye has been red every since i took the pill, i want this over. Has anyone had a red eye from taking the pill?

  34. lele says:

    I was suppose to get my period about twoor three days ago. But I had unprotected sex about 5 days ago. I went and took plan b the next day after I had unprotected sex. My period is now late and I have no regular symptoms of my period (tender breasts, cramps) advice please! Is this normal? Should i be worried?

  35. Teeteeha says:

    So , I went to a party (on friday) got a bit to drunk but my friends who were less drunk then me & one of them was sobber watched me the whole time so the next day I woke up they said I got it in with this one guy (I’m still a virgin) so I got super scared so my friend gave me the plan B pill but later after I took it they said they were playing & I even asked him if we did he said no I dont fuck while I’m drunk, but now it’s Monday & I’m feeling gassy and I feel kinda burning down there with a slight pain & in my lower tummy mind you know I just go off my period but when I was on it I felt the same burning . I’m just really worried & don’t know what to say or do can I please get help!.

  36. choochoo says:

    Me and my love had sex for about the 6th time since we both lost our V card. We tried a new condom (Trojan) it was good at first the we tried a new position ( I was starting to get a little dry ) so the condom started to create friction. Then we heard a pop & we knew what it was right away so he pulled out VERY QUICKLY. The next day I took the pill and i started feeling the bad stomach pains, dizziness, nausea, & my nipples are always hard now….oh and i feel like i have a knot in my tummy. My period it suppose to start on the 17th. But I’m just happy to hear people are having the same symptoms as me. I feel a little relieved.

  37. lissa says:

    my boyfriend and i had sex on Friday (jan 18) and we used a condom. it didn’t pop or rip or anything to our knowledge; everything looked in its rightful place i guess you could say. Still being worried i took the plan b pill within the 72 hour frame and i’ve started to get slight cramping and nausea. If one were to go by the 28 day cycle i would have gotten my period on January 16th but i never did and this isnt unusual for me because my periods are never regular. but i am a still bit worried. does anyone believe there could be a possibility i am pregnant or am i just being over paranoid especially after using a condom and taking a plan b pill.

  38. Girl says:

    I took plan b two months in a row. The first time I took it I got my period a few days early thn 3 weeks later as usual… The next month I took it again and thn didn’t have my period for 4 weeks and 4 days. Recently I took a pregnancy test cuz I was supposed to get my period on the 20th or a bit later AND it said negative. My breasts are a little tender off and on… Is that a good sign? And since then we’ve had protected sex and the pull out method once about 2 weeks ago, but still… Nothing. Ps lately I have been extremely stressed with school and work and I have had a fever twice within the last month. Opinions?

  39. Nothin :( says:

    I made loved to my bf on the 17 &* took the plan b the next morningin school but I haven’t had my period but I haven’t had my period last month either I took a test last month but it turn out I wasn’t pregnant but I since I took the pill I’ve been tired feelin nausea :( could I be pregnant?

  40. student says:

    I had unprotected sex w/ my boyfriend recently. I am on birth control but wasn’t using it very appropriately, so i got plan B just in case. I took i on the 3rd day (w/in 72hrs w/ about 10hrs to spare). I am worried I was supposed to continue taking my pills but since I took the plan B i just stopped (and wasn’t taking it normally anyway). Usually when I stop it before the placebos come my period comes soon after. Its been a week and still no period. My period would normally come tomorrow though. Should I be worried??

  41. shae says:

    I took the plan B pill within 24hrs and I still ended up pregnant.

  42. i feel like a wog says:

    Men are just greedy pigs . Full of lust and semen. Nobody wants commitment.
    Don’t sleep with your bfs then you wont need a plan b.

  43. flo says:

    My menstrual cycle has always been stable around 30-32 days each cycle. I’ve taken Plan B before in the past and had various reactions towards it, sometimes no reactions at all. This time, I took Plan B few hours after sex on 31st December. My ovulation date would be on 3rd January. Nothing happen after taking Plan B and my next period came as predicted on 17th January. It was normal (heavy to light flow) and lasted about 5 days.

    After my period had finish for 2 days, I was scheduled to have my wisdom teeth surgery and was put on general anaesthesia. Few hours after that, I begin to had some light bleeding here and there. Sometimes it would be quite heavy and sometimes only a little bit for the whole day. There has been no clots, but bright red watery blood. Have been bleeding like that for over 10 days already, not including the 5 days from my last period. There is no pain, no cramps and I feel normal, no symptoms of anemia.

    I’m not exactly worried about pregnancy, I’m more worried when will my cycle go back to its usual stable cycle or is there something else behind this irregular bleeding. Also, should I see my doctor? What can the doctor do if it’s due to Plan B?

  44. dee says:

    hey all, my partner and I had sex with a condom around 4am on Valentine’s day. We then had sex around 8am the same day with a condom but this time the condom slipped off at some point during but we aren’t sure when. He definitely ejaculated and some did get inside. I took the plan b one step on Friday 7:30pm. It’s only been a five days but I am very bloated and I am having cramps with a clear/whitish discharge. I also have back pain. I read that the cramps and bloating are normal and should stop soon. But I also read that if you take plan b near ovulation it looses some effectiveness. Since this happened midway through my cycle I’m just wondering if the plan b has failed anyone? I saw that it didn’t work for shae above. Anyone else take the pill near ovulating? I know that no one can be sure when they ovulate but I know it was near the window.

    • sh says:

      Same happened with us…can you please share your result here…my gf was also in the middle of her cycle…the condom broke…but there was no e#eculation at that time..we stopped there but we had plan B just 3 hour before…

  45. Joanne says:

    Hey guys, so i took the plan b pill about in december two days after i had unprotected sex ( was pressured in to it) and i got my period like usual . It is now Febuary and I am experencing symptoms like swelling to my breasts and cramps. I took many pregnancy tests but all ended up negative as well as got back on the birth control pill last week . Could it be because of my pills or could I be pregnant?

  46. grumpylady says:

    Becoming depressed, moody, irritable, and overall a hot mess is also a side effect. Warn your boyfriend that he may feel alienated. And don’t dump him or say anything you’ll regret under the influence. Avoid any stress at all costs. Plan B did a number on my emotional health for a good week. Also, it messed with my period. Not fun. I hope to never again need to resort to this.

  47. can it mess you up says:

    I took the plan b pill on sunday and today we had another mishap during sex the condom fell off inside me it has only been three days sense i took plan b is it safe to take it again or could it mess me up now or in the future?

  48. Alice says:

    I had unprotected sex with my husband a week after the first day of my period. (I’ve been waiting to get an IUD and have been off my birth control pills). I was worried so I took the Plan B pill about 36hrs later. The next day I had the worst stomache ache and that night I became extremely moody. I was feeling so anxious and upset that I didn’t even sleep that night. I know I’m very sensitive to hormonal changes, but this was rediculous. Then yesterday, four days after taking the pill, I started to bleed a little bit. I woke up this morning and had soaked through a super absorbancy tampon and now the bleeding is like having a normal period for me (which is very heavy). I’m pretty bummed out about these side effects. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, did you get your period again at the expected time?

  49. jhale says:

    I took the pill Plan B around March 2012 a year ago and now around this month 2013 I been having pain on my lower stomach and pain Breast / nipple I havent gotten my period but also me and my boyfriend have had protected and unprotected sex. Help

  50. Drice says:

    Everyone is talking about bleeding after taking the pill, which I am doing now. And everyone is also talking about not starting your period for a while. But did y’all eventually start your period and did everything get back to normal?

  51. Nicholas says:

    Is it common to have your breast leak milk ? When your test says your not pregnant .

  52. De'Doll says:

    I took the pill 5 days ago I haven’t started bleeding yet but my emotions are all f*uck up. I was crying and everything feeling like it was the end of the world. I haven’t been able to eat much at all. And I’ve been really tried. I also have a slight fever. So if I could help anyone before they take this pill, ill say if you’ve ever suffered from depression please beware. Bc this pill REALLy affects your mood.

    My question is do anyone know how long it will be before I start to feel normal again???

  53. Elizabeth says:

    For everyone worrying about having an irregular or late period, DO NOT FREAK OUT YET! Long story short, I took the Plan-B within 12 hours after having unprotected sex.

    My regular monthly cycle was supposed to start 20-21 days from the day I took the pill, however, it started 22 days after…kind of. 22 days later on the 17th of Feb. I had very slight spotting. I did not spot again until the 22nd of Feb. and the 2nd of March. I was very concerned because the bleeding was so light and infrequent. Also, I had no side effects with regard to my period the first time I took Plan-B.

    To be sure I took a few HPT’s and they all came out negative.

    Thankfully, I FINALLY got my regular period at my expected this month. Basically Plan-B totally threw my cycle off for a month.

    -I’m on Birth Control: Beyaz (although I had not been taking it properly the time I took Plan-B)
    -I have regular periods

  54. Roxy says:

    I had sex with my partner Saturday march 16 and I want to know when is the last day I can take plan b???

  55. Savannah says:

    Bf and I didn’t have s#x, just gave a partial bj and he heard his parents coming so put it away (was through his boxers) he said he wiped his hand off and then fingered me. This happened Sunday, yesterday I started feeling icky so I decided to go out an buy plan b. so far only a minor headache, could I possibly be pregnant from this incident?

    • Dee says:

      you can only get pregnant if there is semen inside of your fallopian tubes, once semen is outside of the body it no longer survives, you cannot get pregnant.

  56. Kaylee says:

    I had unprotected s*x last Sunday morning, so I went and took the plan b pill about 65 hours later. I got my period as expected, but it only lasted less than a day, and was very light. Was does this mean? I’ve taken the pill before and my cycle was always normal. I’m sure it’s just a side affect?

  57. lacy says:

    So…i had unprotected s*x with my boyfriend, while on my period, very, very intoxicated. I took the plan b pill about 24 hours later, what is the possibility of pregnancy?

  58. Joseph says:

    Me and my gf had unprotected s*x, not long maybe a few seconds even because i did not think it was right, i was far from an orgasm but i may have pre cu**ed in her. I know this can carry sperm but i had urinated maybe 2 times before this incident and had pre**mmed multiple times. Im not sure if that is enough to get her pregnant because on paper it doesnt seem like it but we are planning on getting the pill for assurance. Is this a good idea? We did this sunday night and hoping to get the pill on wednesday. Please give me your opinion

  59. kaylea says:

    I took plan b on the 3rd day at the beginning of march, and I have yet to have my period. I’m scared that I may be pregnant, I have taken a test and it came back negative but since I have not had my period yet I’m thinking that the test may be wrong. Can plan b make you skip a period? Or should I go to the doctors and take a test there? Please help

  60. dani says:

    I need some advice. So me and my boyfriend had unprotected s&x and i didnt know this but it was my ovulation day and he finished inside me. I took the plan b pill the day after…do you think the pill will work???

  61. Ro says:

    I’m reading all of these comments and I can’t believe what people put themselves through..all of this anxiety and worry about pregnancy and side effects. You are slaves to the lies of this world. Set yourselves free. Don’t have sex until you’re married and ready to have a family. I saw a comment by a “dad” and he was absolutely right about everything he said. Sex is for married people. Sex is for making babies. What are you doing to your bodies trying to prevent what nature intended?

    • Ben says:

      Either you have never been laid or didn’t have a good partner. It’s not a lie when my gf blows my mind over and over. Preach somewhere else

  62. Snook says:

    How long does headache’s, dizziness, and lower stomach pains last. its only been a day my lower pains come and go but im so dizzy and stuff I just want to sleep I slept from 10pm-12:15isham.. I hate this feeling.

  63. Keith says:

    Me and my girlfriend had s#x on April 13 and the condom ripped but I did not notice nor did my girlfriend and as I was pulling out I e$aculated in her a small amount. We got the Plan B pill within an hour and a half,she has been having cramps and has discharged a thick light red discharge. Has anyone else had this happen to them? I would be very happy to receive any sort of response

  64. Kaitl1n says:

    My boyfriend and I had s%x about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately the condom broke on us. I took the plan b pill the very next day. The only side effect I received was breast tenderness. But now, 3 weeks later I’m experiencing very strange abdominal pains. They happen 2 to 3 times a day. Very sharp and very sudden and then it’s over. Also, I haven’t gotten my period yet but I have bled just a little bit here and there. This has gone on for about a week. Is this related? Could I be pregnant?

    • Mayra says:

      I don’t want to worry you but if you’re having abdominal pain you should see a doctor asap. That can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. It’s really rare you have one but just to be safe you should be checked because they’re extremely dangerous. That’s what Im most worried about now that I took the pill.

  65. Christain N. says:

    Hi. My boyfriend and i had s*x on this past saturday. We used condoms but in between having s*x we didnt use protecton. We both made that mistake. I had know idea and he was just as upset as me. I took the pill a hour later after the incident. Im terrified of having kids and im in college. My parents will kill me. My only symptoms are nausea and a fishy odor. Does that mean something is wrong with me? Should i get a pregnancy test? Please help.

  66. ali says:

    My boyfriend and I had s#x, then when done we had realized that the condom broke. I went out right away the next morning and got the Plan B pill, I took them how it was directed. It has been almost a week now since I took the pill and I am just now starting to have light spotting. I have also felt sick all through the week, very tired, and some stomach cramping. My boyfriend and I are very worried. I don’t know if its just in my head or not. Has anyone else had any of these same things? Or known of anyone?

  67. Tabitha says:

    Okay.. Can you get the Plan B pill from your local Health Clinic.. .I live in a small town and the only real pharmacy we have is Walmart but Walmart doesn’t sell this pill.. I’m planning to have s#x and whether we use protection or not I want to be able to have a back up.. I’ve already been pregnant once and had a c-section I don’t want to go through that again.. atleast not for a long while…

  68. Amanda says:

    I’ve read all of these comments. I would suggest that if you’re having unprotected sex that you go on a daily form of birth control as plan b can be damaging to you. If your having sex on a regular basis even with a condom I think birth control pills would benefit. if your too embarrassed to talk about sex and birth control with your parents you shouldn’t be. I would hope that they would give you birth control to protect you. If your guardian does not agree you can have a family member sign for you. Also, you won’t have to stress about the potential of being pregnant if you take a form of birth control correctly. It’s your sex life, so take advantage of it. Getting abortions is also damaging to your body. Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted std’s. I’ve been here, and with birth control I feel a lot less stress worrying about the possibility of being pregnant.

  69. Hayden says:

    Okay so I had unprotected sex on the night of April 27 and took Next Choice One Dose on April 29, I took a pregnancy test which came out negative on May 5, I took Plan B within a few days of expecting my period, my schedule is:
    Jan 4-11
    Jan 22- Feb 1
    Feb 17-24
    March 13-20
    March 30- April 6
    April 6th was my last period, am I pregnant or did the next choice delay my period?

  70. Sofia says:

    I took the plan b pill being unsure if my boyfriend came on me or not. He didnt have a condom on. I took the pill the next day and a couple days later i was bleeding like if it was my piriod but i had had my piriod a week before the was the 7th of last month and now we are in the 9th and i still dont get my piriod. I need help?

  71. MIKI says:

    Ok I had unprotected s*x with my fiancee. Even though i knew that I was on a day i would not get pregnant due to my calendar days, i was still afraid of getting pregnant so i made him buy the plan b for me the next day. It was his idea of course so i made him buy it lol i am a regular bleeder however my two last periods have been odd. I had the spotting two weeks after the pill then had my normal period another two weeks later. It was super heavy. Now the current period, i seem to be bleeding lighter….but longer. Its been a week. Its like one day i decide to bleed. Then the next day no but small amounts. Can anyone help me out here? Is this a side effect of plan b or is something wrong?

  72. Pooja says:

    Hey uhm my boyfriend and I had unprotected s#x on the 16 of May and he came in me .. the day after that I had my friend get me Plan B .. I’ve been getting stomach pains and a thick discharge after that .. is there something wrong or are they part of the symptoms ? Please reply back as soon as you can .. I’m really scared ..

  73. ella says:

    On March 21 me and my xbf had s#x two days after my period were had protected and unprotected s#x I took plan b immediately. Around that week till the 28 I started to feel cramps like if my period would show last month my period did show up it was normal, but the date wasn’t I usually get it around 13-16 last month I got it around the 27 and this month I haven’t g ot it at all but through out this whole entire month I’ve experience cramps sometimes they don’t show up sometimes they are soft also my Brest felt heavier a several days ago but now they normal when I get the cramps I do feel a bit of nausea. Pleated help me thank u.

  74. Jammie says:

    I took the plan b pill right after I had s#x and now I am spotting? Is it normal? Please help!!!!!!

  75. Eric says:

    Me and my girlfriend had unprotected s#x on may 17th. We thought the birth control would keep us safe, but later found out she was on a medication that lowered the effectiveness she took plan b one dose within 36 hrs. She had her period on schedule a week later. She then had unusual spotting the next month of june. She was scheduled to get her period this week june 18.She went off trying to get her period a week early and did not get it. After 7 days on plecibo she went back onto birth control. She still has not had her 2nd period to this day june 26. She is now just having stomach aches but noother symptoms. I believe it is from her nervousness and stress.. And also she has been working out very hard and has a lot of pressure on her. I believe this is prolonging her period and sheis still on birth control. So her body is trying to have itsperiod but she is on birth control, will this cause pain? Will plan b cause pain 6 weeks out.. We have token great caution and took 6 different test of pregnancy tests, they were all negative. So that is a kind of relief but we are still unsure. Will someone help us out and make things clear that the pain qill go away and things will go back to normal? Pls help us.. it is now 38 days after sex and all negative results no symptoms just stomach aches… Thankyou

  76. young girl says:

    I had unprotected sex Sunday night around 8 . I couldn’t take the plan B pill until about 24 hours later and he came inside of me. Plus I think Iwas ovulating. was waiting 24 hours too late???

  77. anna says:

    My period started on Saturday July 13 and ended around July 18. My boyfriend and I went too far and had unprotected sex on July 22. Now, we only did it for about a minute before I stopped it. The next day I was really stressed because of it because I’m 16. I was finally able to get the Plan b pill on Wednesday the 24 at around noon. (12 pm)I didn’t experience any weird side effects, until today (Friday July 26) my lower abdomen hurts a bit. Is this because of the pill or is it because of other reasons? Did the plan b pill work? I’m so scared and I messed up and I’m scared that I might have to spend the rest of my life paying for one mistake. So is it side effects or is it because of other reasons?

  78. Erin says:

    I took the pill about a week or so ago & I was drinking last night, heavily & now today I noticed a little bit of blood in my pants & I’ve been having pains in my lower stomach like period cramps. I’ve already had my period & I’m just scared.

  79. lyndsey says:

    I’m on the bar (impalon) but had unprotected sec and i was so terrified that i might be pregnant so i went and got the MAP . I took it about a day and a half after the sex and still have lower abdominal pain its nothing seirous its more like peirod pain . But im still freaking out thats i could be pregnant ? Ive read that people have got pregnant on the bar but thats its like a 0.05-1% chance , should i be worried still ?

  80. jacqueline says:

    I took plan B right after our condom broke.. 3 weeks later I found out I was pregnant… Then I found out the baby was in my right tube. I had to get surgery and my right tube and ovary removed… DO NOT TAKE PLAN B…

  81. Dar says:

    I’m 22 years old I had sex with my boy friend it has been a week and four days, I had taken the pill after that But before a week I was suppose to have periods but not? I thought that the pill did not worked out Alter I went to clinic and had two pregnancy test. Urinal was negative even blood (test scored 1.20 ) showed the same. I’m having serve fever headache pain in back since periods stops Is these signs of pregnancy ???

  82. brit says:

    On August 17th my fiance and I had unprotected sex. He pulled out just as he was about to release. Neither of us believe he ejaculated in me but to play it safe we took plan B pill about 27hrs later. My period was due that week and i did recieve it on the 19th as it was suppose too. My period was quite heavy day 1 but then spotty for the next 7 days (pd tends to normally last 5 to 7 days) . Freaked out with our wedding in 9mo we took the pill and to reassure ourselves i took pregnancy test on August 30th which came back negative. Now for the last week i been experiencing yeast infection like symptoms with some uncomfortableness in vaginal area along with the thick odorless discharge. I have been having tender breasts the last two days which i get about a week before pd due. Pd is only due in 12 days. What are the chances of being pregnant? Is it possible my pd is put of wack due to taking the pill and maybe come a week earlier hence for breast hurting?

  83. Katie says:

    So beginning of August my boyfriend and I had sex with a condom, when we finished we realized it broke so about 12 hours later I got plan b, about a week later I got my period regular flow lasted about three days, then around the 27th of august I got my period again when I usually do regular flow lasted 4-5 days, now I haven’t gotten my period this month don’t know if that’s normal or if I might be pregnant!

  84. someone need help says:

    hi im having all this side effect and was wondering if i should go see a doctor i took the pill on a tuesday and we are thursday im really tired of this migrain how long will it stay ?? helpp please
    Dizziness or lightheadedness

  85. ctctctc says:

    I took plan b and still got pregnant :(

  86. Anthony says:

    Hello everyone, I just have a question!

    So my girlfriend and I had Intercourse and the condom broke. She kept constantly saying she was able to get one, and I trusted her to do so. She kept “forgetting” and I had enough, so on the third day, right after intercourse, I bought her the pill and she took it. Ever since she took it though, nothing is happening. Did it work? She said she feels completely normal and fine.

  87. Mandy says:

    Hi, So I took Plan B Tuesday, and now my discharge is white and thick. It doesn’t have too much of a smell from it that I can get, I know this means I probably have a yeast infection, is it okay for me to use Monistat to treat it after just taking the pill Tuesday?

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