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Have You Ever Taken Plan B?

Emergency contraception, also called Plan B can be a total life saver if your birth control fails you. Contrary to popular belief, Plan B is not an abortion pill - it's simply 2 little pills that contain levonorgestrel, the same hormone found in regular birth control pills, but just a stronger dose. When taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, they can prevent the fertilization of your egg. If the egg is already fertilized, Plan B can prevent it from attaching to the uterus.

Plan B can only prevent a pregnancy that hasn't happened yet. It's also good to know that if you take Plan B and you are already prego, it will not harm the pregnancy.

So with all that said, I want to know...

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
I never took it. I know someone who did. She was definitely pregnant and had to take a few. She was a drinker, a pot smoker and took ecstasy as well. Then she got pregnant. She knew it was not a good idea to have the baby. What the heck would all those drugs have done if she had it? At the time I was married and trying to get pregnant. I just avoided her drama after a while. I felt she had the right to chose though. She wasn't that young and sometimes I wonder when she's ready it may be too late, like many working women out there. They hit 40 and suddenly they change their minds and let the insurance companies dole out thousand for in vitro.
MallyEBeth MallyEBeth 8 years
I've taken Plan B twice when other forms of birth control failed....It made me feel VERY nauseous for almost 48 years, to the point I really couldn't get out of bed...I was tired of using BC so I went and got Paraguard, a nonhormonal IUD...I'm SOOOOO happy with this decision! It lasts up to 10 years and can be removed whenever I decide to have children. Over a long period of time its cheaper than my previous BC pills...I would recommend!! Plan B is just so expensive and the side effects aren't worth it to me
PopCultureJunkie77 PopCultureJunkie77 9 years
It helped me out in a tight situation and would use it again if I really really needed to
kendalheart kendalheart 9 years
I've never had to take it luckily!
lily3484 lily3484 9 years
I was just reading all the posts and cravinsugar, when I think back, I definitly took a series of pills over 3 days or something like that. It's different now? Maybe thats how they have perfected it??
lily3484 lily3484 9 years
Hey guys, I took plan B about 7 years ago (wow it did'nt seem that long ago lol). I was young and stupid and used this as a freak out last minute thing. For me, I will be honest, the symptoms were awful! I was bleeding for like 3 months and had horrible cramps. From most of the post's, it seems that many of you had positive experiences. It probably just depends on how your body reacts, if you are on birth control or not, that sort of thing. Does anyone know if they have changed anything about it since then? I think its great how available it can be and the purpose it serves but I wish the symptoms were'nt so intense.
hexidecimalhack hexidecimalhack 9 years
Walgreens sells it, Sam's Club's pharmacy does not... @amandaaa - the same thing happened with me. ><
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
yep yep. one night, we noticed that the (green) condom wasn't on him anymore, and we freaked. it fell off inside of me. the next morning we went to planned parenthood and paid $50 for the pills. the condom fell out a few hours later when i was at work at a lifeguard. it didn't fall out when i was guarding, but when i went to the bathroom. maybe standing in water helped?
apinkpony apinkpony 9 years
Some regular pharmacies sell it. Walmart I am pretty sure does. Also you can get it from planed parenthood anytime if its an emergency, not just once a year. Or if you are young and on there free birth control plan they give it to with all the other stuff they give to you. I have had to use it once, but it was over a broken condom. It makes you feel a bit gross for a little while but it could be a lot worse.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
they are about 40-50 dollars a box
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
yes they do eeeyore.
eeeyore138 eeeyore138 9 years
just they sell it at regular pharmacies now?
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
I've never had to take it, but I really doubt anyone uses it as regular birth control. It is extremely expensive and from what I've heard, NOT pleasant to use. I do wish ordinary birth control was more affordable and widely available, then we wouldn't have to resort to Plan B as often as we do.
goldilocks goldilocks 9 years
I've taken it before and hope never to take it again. I was so upset over the incident, the nurse was rude to me (as if she was looking down on me) full protection is the way
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
I haven't used it-- It's in my medicine cabinet however. Planned Parenthood gives out free Plan B once a year (that's when I got mine)!
Emiily Emiily 9 years
I've taken them 5 times within the past 4 years. It's nice to have something to quickly be able to use. It can't replace birth control though.
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
i took them before after a scare with my boyfriend but for me it made my tummy hurt alot..i hope i never have to take that agian
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I should add, I don't think Plan B was officially out yet...i was given a pck of bc pills and told to take them a certain way for 48 two at a time twice a day for 2 days or sometrhingt, i can't remember now.
SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 9 years
whoops, i meant she was so lucky she found it.
sass317 sass317 9 years
I was on my off week on my birth control pills, hadnt actually gotten my period yet and the condom broke with my boyfriend. I didnt feel sick and it made me a lot less stressed out, especially since my roommate was already pregnant from having some careless drunken makeup sex with her boyfriend. I went straight to Planned Parenthood first thing the next morning. Actually already having it on hand probably wouldnt have been a bad idea- as a just in case kind of thing- obviously.
SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 9 years
i haven't taken it, but my friend did, and she dropped the pill in grass. she's so lucky, because that was her 4th pregnancy scare. i have sent her so many articles (especially from dear sugar) and she obviously didn't take to them! people need to be more responsible. and Im not referring to anyone who takes plan B, I'm just talking about girls like my friend.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I took it once when i was taken advantage of by some people i thought were my friends. I won't say anymore.
Stella10 Stella10 9 years
I had the exact same experience as Lindsb, was an accident like 3 years ago and I took it once and never again. I wasn't sick off of it, I took some gravol and was totally ok.
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
I took one once, my boyfriend (of 2 years at that time)and I were having sex when the condom broke. I was on birth control, but we didn't want to chance anything.. so .. it was just an extra precaution for two young kids trying to be safe.
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