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I'm on birth control, and my period has not come

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My period was suppose to come last week usually on wednesday. Now it is Sunday and the placebo pills have been finished. I was worried I may have been pregnant because me and more boyfriend had unprotected sex the weekend before I was suppose to start the placebo pills. I was freaking out and I didn't have Plan B so I heard from one of my friends to take a week of birth control all at once, which basically has the same dose as Plan B pills. I do not recommend this. I took two pregnancy tests two days ago and they were both negative. Could my period just be off track because I took all of those pills? I will be starting a new pack today and continue taking them regularly.
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replied June 21st, 2009
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Your period will definitely be influenced by taking that many pills all at once, as will Plan B affects your cycle.
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replied June 21st, 2009
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I did something similar to what you did once-- but, I took a recommended dose. Please do NOT just take pills randomly again. There are websites that can tell you exactly how many of what type of pill you should take. Each pill is different, because each pill has differing amounts of hormones in it. You could have taken too many or not enough.
I would try to post a link to the site with all the pills and dosing information, but ehealthforum does not like it when I post outside links. Google "emergency contraception" and click on the princeton site. It has a complete guide on how to use your regular birth control pills as emergency contraception.

But, yes, your period will be very off track. You just ingested a large amount of hormones; your body has not received its "cue," or the placebo pills, which signal a drop in hormones and a withdrawal bleed. Instead, you took more hormones, so you may experience no bleeding at all for a while, spotting, or even what seems to be a regular period at an odd time (i.e., in the middle of your next pack).

I just have one question-- why did you take emergency contraception if you are on the birth control pills? When you say "unprotected sex," do you mean REALLY unprotected sex, as in no condoms, pills, or anything? Or just no condom? Sex while on birth control pills IS protected sex...
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replied June 22nd, 2009
i also feel really bloated. I dont know what that could be a sign of.
I just dont want to worry any more about being pregnant, but i took the tests and they were negative so i have nothing to worry about, right?
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replied June 22nd, 2009
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Right
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replied June 23rd, 2009
my period still has not come. i keep thinking i am pregnant though, should i take another test? maybe i should get a different brand would make a difference?
Also, i feel like a have more gas than usual. what could that be?
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replied June 23rd, 2009
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A test will not be fully accurate until taken 17-18 days after unprotected sex.
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