Have you ever had to take Plan B?

kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Just curious because this is the first time I have to take it..the condom broke last night I probly won't get the plan b until 3 or 4 pm today don't have a ride,too far to walk and I'm sick to my stomach,ibs bad.
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kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
Just curious because this is the first time I have to take it..the condom broke last night I probly won't get the plan b until 3 or 4 pm today don't have a ride,too far to walk and I'm sick to my stomach,ibs bad.
I don't want to be pregnant..It doesn't help my boyfriend said he would be pissed off if he got me pregnant.
03/04/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
I don't want to be pregnant..It doesn't help my boyfriend said he would be pissed off if he got me pregnant.
If your partner cannot accept responsibility for the actions you two choose to engage in (no precaution is 100%) and the subsequent results, then maybe he's not the right person. A real man would step up and take responsibility. However, you should probably look to using a method of contraception besides just condoms. Pills, Nuva Ring, the implant, Mirena... there are lots of options.

But no, I never had to take it because I've never had sex without both condom and pill when I wasn't actively trying to get pregnant. Now my tubes are tied.
03/04/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
If it's consolation, Plan B will work within 72 hours of unprotected sex, however the sooner you can get it in you the better it'll work. And just a forewarning, the Plan B can make you very, very nauseous because of the high dose of hormones. Don't let that dissuade you. Temporary discomfort is better (and cheaper) than an unwanted pregnancy.

But to answer your question, no I've never had to take Plan B. But as a pharmacist, I've counseled patients on how to take it and what to expect.
03/04/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've never taken it, but I know a few people who have. When my sister took it, it whacked her hormones out so bad she didn't have a regular period for I think 6 months.

And for what it's worth, I agree with BBW here. Definitely look into going on some other form of birth control, there are programs that can help you get it for little to no money.
03/04/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
If it's consolation, Plan B will work within 72 hours of unprotected sex, however the sooner you can get it in you the better it'll work. And just a forewarning, the Plan B can make you very, very nauseous because of the high dose of ... More
that sucks because my stomach is already upset how long does the side effects last? have you had to talk to someone with severe ibs? did it affect them or just cause nasea? if you could please tell me how to take it before I get it later today that would be great so I can hurry and down it cuz I don't want to be late for work if I recieve it and its cutting it close I can't be messing around reading.
03/04/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
If your partner cannot accept responsibility for the actions you two choose to engage in (no precaution is 100%) and the subsequent results, then maybe he's not the right person. A real man would step up and take responsibility. However, you ... More
well he would help me. But he would get pissed off because he doesn't want that right now...he has had alot of experience as his mom has like 7 kinds and a 3 year old who he has had to help take care of..
03/04/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I took it once when we just wanted to be sure. I was on birth control but our condom broke so we just didn't want to take the chance. For me I didn't have any real side effects. I wasn't very nauseous, but I could tell something was a little different in my body due to the high dose of hormones. After a few hours it went back to normal. The package has all the instructions, and just make sure to follow them. The directions are easy and not too long. Good luck!
03/04/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I've taken it once because although it was my with my fluid-bonded partner at the time, I simply wasn't thinking and forgot that it was my month off birth control (I take a break every year or so). It never actually cause nausea or pain with me, but it did screw up my menstrual schedule for about 3 months.
03/04/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
The very first time I had sex was unprotected. My much older partner should have known better. The jerk. I was so worried that I went to planned parenthood for morning after pills. So, not plan B, which wasn't available then, but a similar idea.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I've taken it. I am one of those women who gets nauseous very easily and it did NOT make me nauseous nor upset my stomach.

We were having sex one night and he thought he was in the backdoor, and he was actually in my vagina. I thought he knew, and he came. I told him that night and he was panicked (we have kids, one out of college, one in college and one who is still a child, My Man is in his 50s, we are too far along to be parents again)

I told him the next morning I was going to get Plan B. I called Walgreens first (in my state they have to sell it to you, or they lose their license) I went, made sure I had my ID (you have to be 18 to buy it in our state, I look MUCH older than 18, but the guy carded me anyway) and I went home and took it.

I got my period on schedule, no problem, no issue no fuss.

If you have a sex accident, and are not ready for a child or a pregnancy, it is the responsible thing to get Plan B and take it. The sooner you take it after the event the better it works, but you can take it up to 72 hours after the event.

Call you BF, have him make up a freaking excuse to get out of work and have HIM take you to the pharmacy to get it. (Don't give me a "yeah, but" just DO IT!) It's HIS responsibility, too. MAKE SURE they have it first, if they don't call an other one and an other one until someone has it. Or take a taxicab. OR call a pharmacy that might deliver it.

It's the responsible thing to do.
03/04/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
that sucks because my stomach is already upset how long does the side effects last? have you had to talk to someone with severe ibs? did it affect them or just cause nasea? if you could please tell me how to take it before I get it later today that ... More
It's really easy to take. If you ask for Next Choice (the same drug as Plan B but a different brand), it will be a little cheaper than Plan B (still about $50, but still cheaper than a baby). Next Choice is two pills. You take one right away and the second within 12 hours; the pills are identical, so it doesn't matter which you take first. You can take the two together if you want, especially if you think you'll forget the second one. Some people think that taking the two pills separately will decrease the nausea, but this is not actually the case; same amount of nausea both ways.
Every woman is different, but the nausea can last anywhere from a couple days to a week. If you take the pills with a meal, it might "cut" the nausea a little bit. Dramamine or Bonine are available over the counter and may help with that; when you go pick it up, the pharmacist or one of the techs can tell you where those are located. It can also cause headaches, breast tenderness, fatigue, and it can mess your period up for a few months. Again, it affects everyone differently so it's hard to say exactly how it'll affect your period, but if it's more than a week later than you expected it, you should take a pregnancy test.
It should not affect your IBS, since IBS is generally just in the intestines, but it will cause nausea.
They might ask for your ID, so have that ready (you have to be 17 to buy emergency contraception without a prescription). Also be aware that a pharmacist has the right to refuse to dispense emergency contraception based on their own values (Dumb, I know.). If you are refused, they are required to get another pharmacist to dispense it (if there is more than one pharmacist working) or refer you to another pharmacy where you can buy it. This isn't incredibly common, but be aware that it can happen.

To echo BBW and Sam, you may want to look into another form of birth control. Also every woman who is sexually active should be getting an annual pap smear anyway, and this doctor (or nurse practitioner or PA) can prescribe birth control.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
It's really easy to take. If you ask for Next Choice (the same drug as Plan B but a different brand), it will be a little cheaper than Plan B (still about $50, but still cheaper than a baby). Next Choice is two pills. You take one right away and ... More
I have IBS and Plan B caused NO nausea in me. (I've used it twice.)

It only cost me about $18.00 in Illinois. Have you taken it yourself? In some states they HAVE TO sell it to you, "personal preference" or not.

The new Plan B is ONLY ONE PILL. ONE, and in most women it doesn't cause nausea. That was the old "emergency contraception" that was estrogen plus progesterone, like Tuesday was talking about. Most women do not get nauseous from progesterone alone. Even with that, the nausea only lasted about a day or less, never a week.

But, Plan B should NOT cause nausea. It is only progestin. And it is now only one pill, you can take it any time of the day or night.

Sunshine, some of your data is outdated, I don't want to scare Kinky Girlfriend. It isn't that expensive, it shouldn't cause nausea (there is NO estrogen in it) and most pharmacies carry it.
03/04/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I have IBS and Plan B caused NO nausea in me. (I've used it twice.)

It only cost me about $18.00 in Illinois. Have you taken it yourself? In some states they HAVE TO sell it to you, "personal preference" or not.

The new ... More
Well, she's a pharmacist, so that's probably the info/price in her state.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Well, she's a pharmacist, so that's probably the info/price in her state.
$50.00 is a lot of freaking money. Plan B is still only one pill now.

Here's a link to Plan B. link
03/04/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I had to take it twice. Both times we were using a condom, and it malfunctioned in one way or another.

I've never gotten nausea from it, but both times I took it, I got my period the next day, and then got my regular period on time. (So two that month).
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Well, she's a pharmacist, so that's probably the info/price in her state.
I'm a nurse, I'm also familiar with the real world use of this drug, having taken it, as well as helping patients choose it. I guess some places charge more than others. Most Planned Parenthood Clinics will also have it for much less. $50.00 is a lot of freaking money, although certainly cheaper than a kid or an abortion! Plan B is still only one pill now.

Here's a link to Plan B. link

a quote from the Plan B website

The Plan B One-Step™ Advantage

The sooner you take emergency contraception, the better it works. Plan B One-Step™ is the only one-pill emergency contraception available over-the-counter, so you get what you need right away.

And Plan B One-Step™ can reduce the chance of pregnancy when taken as directed up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex (if your regular birth control method fails, or if you've had sex without birth control)
.
03/04/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I have IBS and Plan B caused NO nausea in me. (I've used it twice.)

It only cost me about $18.00 in Illinois. Have you taken it yourself? In some states they HAVE TO sell it to you, "personal preference" or not.

The new ... More
I agree with most of this, but where I live it's still around $50 (NJ). Is there a generic available that some pharmacies offer and some do not? Even on drugstore.com whose prices are normally reasonable based on volume, it's right around there.

There is a coupon on their website at the moment though - link

The site also lists where you can get it near you.

And like you, P'Gell, EVERYTHING makes me throw up - including some antibiotics - and PlanB caused NO stomach problems at all, just a little spotting and what not over the next couple months and that happens every time they switch my birth control or anything like that - I'm very sensitive to hormonal adjustments.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I agree with most of this, but where I live it's still around $50 (NJ). Is there a generic available that some pharmacies offer and some do not? Even on drugstore.com whose prices are normally reasonable based on volume, it's right around ... More
I am also SO sensitive to hormones, even my vaginal estrogen creme made me nauseous, and I am fine with Plan B. I can't believe the prices in other states, though. Illinois has a very good women and children's health program, so that might be why it is so much less expensive here. Also, the pharmacist has to sell it to you, and there is a phone number RIGHT at the desk to call if he refuses or tells you "we're out of stock" and doesn't give you a close by alternative.

I saw the $10.00 coupon! Very good idea. Every woman should have this stuff in the house, if she isn't on the pill and not trying to become pregnant. You never know when something will happen.

I keep a packet of it on hand for myself and my sexually active dd's use, if necessary. Better than running around when you are already stressed.
03/04/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I am also SO sensitive to hormones, even my vaginal estrogen creme made me nauseous, and I am fine with Plan B. I can't believe the prices in other states, though. Illinois has a very good women and children's health program, so that might be ... More
Yeah, it's real expensive where I lived when I took it. The first time, we paid $85 for it, and the second $65!
03/04/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm a nurse, I'm also familiar with the real world use of this drug, having taken it, as well as helping patients choose it. I guess some places charge more than others. Most Planned Parenthood Clinics will also have it for much less. $50.00 ... More
I never said that you don't have accurate information from your experience with Plan B, nor did I say that you don't have the professional credentials to give professional advice.

However, I used to be a pharmacy tech, and it's the PharmD's job to know all the side effects, info, and price of the drugs they dispense. I'm simply stating that Sunshine's info is correct for her state/pharmacy. It's also her professional responsibility to outline every major possible side effect when giving advice and to give the full information of other alternatives that might be available.

I agree that $50 is a lot of money. Yeah, I wouldn't be able to afford it, but at the moment I wouldn't even be able to afford the $18! I guess it's good that I took permanent measures and no longer have to worry about getting pregnant as an egg would have to travel through two gold clips on each of my fallopian tubes to make it to my uterus. Likewise, a sperm would have a helluva time too.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Red Vinyl Kitty
Yeah, it's real expensive where I lived when I took it. The first time, we paid $85 for it, and the second $65!
Wow! It's still better than getting pregnant, that's for sure! Kids are money drains.

My oldest DD bought the box we have in our bathroom, as I bought her last box about 2 years ago, so I don't know what she paid for it. I know it wasn't anywhere near $85.00.

Probably a good idea to get that coupon. I think I'll print one out today!
03/04/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I am also SO sensitive to hormones, even my vaginal estrogen creme made me nauseous, and I am fine with Plan B. I can't believe the prices in other states, though. Illinois has a very good women and children's health program, so that might be ... More
I agree. I had the one I took in the medicine cabinet, having bought it a few months earlier just in case.
03/04/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I have IBS and Plan B caused NO nausea in me. (I've used it twice.)

It only cost me about $18.00 in Illinois. Have you taken it yourself? In some states they HAVE TO sell it to you, "personal preference" or not.

The new ... More
Next Choice is the generic of Plan B is still two pills. In the states that I have lived and worked in, both Next Choice and Plan B are $40-$50, with Next Choice being a little cheaper. Also, in the states I've worked in, pharmacists have a right to refuse sale of anything. Seeing as how I don't know where she lives, it seemed like pertinent information. I'm not trying to scare her, but I'm not gonna sugar coat anything either.
03/04/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
well he would help me. But he would get pissed off because he doesn't want that right now...he has had alot of experience as his mom has like 7 kinds and a 3 year old who he has had to help take care of..
I apologize for implying that he wouldn't step up. I can understand being upset and this isn't what he would want; however, if having a baby is not what either of you want, then taking multiple measures to prevent pregnancy is the responsible thing to do.
03/04/2011
NaughtyNikki420 NaughtyNikki420
If you have a Plan Parenthood go there they can help with the money issue.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I think we can all agree the cost of drugs is nauseating.

Good idea about PP, Taylor. They work on a sliding scale. And most PP clinics will see you immediately if you tell them you need emergency birth control.
03/04/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by NaughtyNikki420
If you have a Plan Parenthood go there they can help with the money issue.
Yes! Planned Parenthood is an excellent resource!

They will even give you FREE birth control pills and condoms if you don't have insurance! There are so many options available and I hate that PP gets such a bad rap.
03/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Yes! Planned Parenthood is an excellent resource!

They will even give you FREE birth control pills and condoms if you don't have insurance! There are so many options available and I hate that PP gets such a bad rap.
I LOVE PP. My girls get quite a good price on their Nuva Rings. I was astounded at what conventional pharmacies charge for them.
03/04/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I LOVE PP. My girls get quite a good price on their Nuva Rings. I was astounded at what conventional pharmacies charge for them.
ok everyone...thanks. my dad is picking it up for me after work my boyfriend lost his id and u have to have an Id...its $55 in this town for plan B. I will be taking it less than 24 hours afte the condom broke..so how accurate are my chances for not getting prego? about 5 hours less than 24 hours of it all happening.
03/04/2011
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