I have been on birth control for about 4 or 5 months now and the condom broke the day before i am suppose to start my period. So the next day i went ahead and took next choice emergency contraceptive, which was yesterday, but when i went to take the second pill, this morning (12 hours later) i realized i took tablet2 first instead of tablet1, i went ahead and took the other on time as directed.
I was suppose to start my period yesterday, and havent. Will the pill still work the same? Or do i need to buy another? I have taken next choice once before and my period was normal. I usually can time it down to late evening around dinner when i start my period. Is the Next choice why i havnt gotten my period on time? Thank you for your time!
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Mixing up the order of the two Next Choice emergency contraceptive pills is perfectly fine. The pills should work as expected. With any kind of morning after pill, it’s hard to predict whether your next period will come on time, be late or be missed altogether. To an extent, it may depend on when you took the emergency contraception (i.e. how close it was to your last period or how close you are taking it to your upcoming period). A girl may take Next Choice one month and have her period on time but then the next month she takes Next Choice again and misses her period completely (and is still not pregnant). Simply put, it’s not uncommon to have your period delayed or skipped after you take emergency contraception; however, it’s also not something that is going to happen for 100% of girls that take the pill. A delayed or skipped period may happen for, perhaps (and please don’t quote me), for 10-20% of girls.
So, yes, my bet is that your taking Next Choice is why you haven’t gotten your period on time. You also said that you have been taking birth control for the past 4-5 months? Is this a daily birth control pill? The “ingredients” in Next Choice are similar to what is found in many birth control pills, except in a much, much higher dose. Your period could have been delayed or skipped due to the combination of your regular birth control pills plus the emergency contraception.