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mu_girl93
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ok so long story. i was on a zpack of antibiotics about a month ago. i had sex and the condom broke but he never finished. i am on the pill but since antibiotics apparently cancel out birth control i decided to take plan b. i got a very early period about a week after. about two weeks after that i had sex (no condom, pulled out). i was due for my period two days ago but just got brown discharge. is this just because plan b messed up my cycle so much or could i be pregnant from the antibiotics still throwing off my birth control pills? freaking out please help
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Heather
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Antibiotics don't cancel out birth control pills, just so you're aware. They CAN interact with the pill, and it is possible they may make it less effective. That's why backup is recommended.

But less effective doesn't mean NO effectiveness.

Am I getting right that the intercourse you had was NOT while you were using the antibiotics? And that you do take your pills properly AND your partner didn't ejaculate?

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Robin Lee
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Hi mu_girl93 and welcome to the Scarleteen message boards,

It's actually not accurate to say that antibiotics cancel out birth control pill effectiveness. Studies have shown that some antibiotics interact with birth control pills, and that some antibiotics can reduce effectiveness. Did your doctor discuss with you, when your antibiotics were prescribed, whether they could interfere with the effectiveness of your birth control?

The only way for anyone to know if they're pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Having said that, with you taking Plan B, and also taking daily birth control pills, it's not surprising that your cycle is altered right now, and it may be off kilter for a few months.

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mu_girl93
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it was about three weeks after the antibiotics and plan b, i take the pill everyday at relatively the same time, and he pulled out
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Heather
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So, between the pill, withdrawing, and the Plan B, you can rest assured it's not even remotely likely a pregnancy happened here.

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the only reason I'm still concerned is because i missed my period but I'm hoping that is because the plan b caused me to have an early light period a few weeks ago
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Heather
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Since you're still concerned, why not take a pregnancy test?

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