Mariana (23) writes: I had sex on 3rd of January 2012, the condom slipped after he came. I cannot remember when my last period was; I think on 27th of december. I was told to take 2 Stediril pills then 2 other as I could not find a morning after pill. Apparently they work the same. So I did. Then took pregnancy test before my period they all came out negative.
My period eventually came around 20-21st of january. It was very heavy and painful. I was so tired I had to sleep. And my breasts were painfully sore (they usually are when I am PMSing but this time they were more painful).
I have been rather tired since then. I am under a stress at work. But the thought of being pregnant stresses me more. I took three other pregnancy tests, in the mornings but they are all negative. I am anxiously waiting for my period now.
The thing is, the last time I was so anxious about being pregnant my period was late, I went to the doctor did a blood test, came out negative. the next day I was so relieved my period came. I do not know whether it is possible to be pregnant after my period came. I have symptoms such as tiredness, backpain, nausea (sometimes I get this because of stress).
Please help me. Should I go to the doctor or will he think I am stupid. Thank you .
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Hmmm … For most birth control pills, the emergency contraceptive equivalent dose is around 4-5 pills for the first dose and then 4-5 pills for the second dose (taken about 12 hours later). See the chart on the bottom of this page for reference. If you have the information sheet or packaging that came with your Stediril pills, perhaps you could find out how much Levonorgestrel is found in each pill. That will give me an idea of how strong each pill is and how effective the 4 pills you took may have been.
Either way, from what you describe, it does not sound like you are pregnant. Have you ever taken a daily birth control pill before? If so, for how long a period of time did you take the pills? Have you taken any regular birth control pills recently?
How long after having sex did you take the first round of Stediril? How long after your first dose did you take the second dose of Stediril?
The symptoms you describe are pretty typical for what women experience when taking a sudden dose of birth control medicine. Couple that with the stress & anxiety you’re experiencing, and that probably helps explain the bulk of your symptoms.
You could go to your doc to make sure, but I strongly doubt that you’re pregnant. My doubts are probably in the 97% or so range.