If You Get Your Period A Week After Taking Plan B, Does That Mean It Worked?


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Tracy Koroma answered
Plan B, or the morning-after pill, can really mess with your menstrual cycle for a month or two. It’s really common for your period to start soon after taking the pill.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s worked.

The only way to be sure that you’re not pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. In most places, this is free if you visit your doctor.

What Are The Side-Effects Of The Morning-After Pill?
  • Disturbances in menstrual cycle
  • Nausea
  • Depression and mood-swings
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
I hate having to take the morning-after pill, as it makes me feel really down for about six weeks, and it completely messes up my cycle.

How Effective Is Plan B?
Plan B is more effective the sooner you use it - if you took the pill within 24 hours of intercourse, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be pregnant now.

You have four days to take the pill before it stops being effective at all, but you should still take it as soon as possible - the effectiveness decreases dramatically as time goes on.

Do I Need To Take A Pregnancy Test?
It's up to you - I would, though, for peace of mind. Most doctors will recommend taking a pregnancy test shortly after a week or two, just to make sure that you’re not pregnant. It’s unlikely, but it’s still a risk.
wilbert u can call me sue Profile
Most likely it worked and will mess up your period for a cycle or two, but things should go back to normal in a few months' time.

In the meantime, be careful, as this is by no means a form of birth control.

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