It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Birth Control Message Board

  • Do I need a Plan B Pill?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
    dlrubi
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    dlrubi's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2015
    Posts: 1
    dlrubi HB User
    Do I need a Plan B Pill?

    I accidentally took my birth control pill about 6 hours late on I wanna say, Tuesday the 17th. Everyday after that has been right around the time that I usually take it. I had unprotected sex today on Monday the 23rd. He didn't finish inside me, however, I am still concerned if I should take the plan B pill?

    Another question. I've been taking my pill around 10:15-11:45 every night. Is that still effective or should I make the timing more precise?

    To add on to this, I am on my first month of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo that I started on Wed the 11th. 21 hormone pills, 7 placebo pills.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 03-24-2015, 04:52 AM   #2
    Kszan
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Posts: 5,246
    Kszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB User
    Re: Do I need a Plan B Pill?

    No you do not need plan b. Taking a combination pill later by 6 hours does not change effectiveness. Neither does taking it in that window of time you mentioned. You're fine and should not take plan b because all it will do is mess up your cycle and cause you to have irregular bleeding and you've done nothing to warrant taking it.

    Besides which, plan b is meant for women who are NOT on the pill and have an emergency need due to a condom break or something. It was never meant to be taken by women who are already on the pill because it is an excessive dose of hormones which you are already taking and therefore the side effects are much worse.

     
    Closed Thread

    Tags
    plan b, the pill



    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:06 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!