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horsesforever5675
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So I had sex for first time ever 2 weeks ago and he used a condom , DID NOT finish inside me, and I took plan B just because I was feeling paranoid. I got my period a week early, and it has just finished today. But my boobs are feeling sore. Can plan b mess up hormones??
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Robin Lee
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Hi Horsesforever5675 and welcome to Scarleteen,

Plan B can have an impact on hormones, yes.

Here's some more information:

Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning-After-Pill)

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I know i am not pregnant bc i got a really good period, i mean it was about 5 days long which is usual for me. but I noticed my boobs are sore and I just feel out of whack. I will get on the pill but have not been able to make an appt
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You might want to take a look again at the listed possible side effects for Plan B in the patient information you will have recieved with it. Breast tenderness is certainly one of those.

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Nodding... It doesn't feel good to feel out of whac. For people who do experience hormonal changes after taking Plan B, those changes tend only to last 2 or 3 months and sometimes less than that.

With making an appointment to get birth control, do you already have a healthcare provider or are you still trying to find one?

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Would a girl be more likely or less likely to become pregnant a day after period ended?
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I have my college health center that is outstanding. they are wonderful and made me feel like it wasnt a bad thing to be experimenting with this guy who I like. They also really keep it quiet and are awesome. I have to be careful though because I take an SSRI and I have to make sure it doesnt affect that
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Fertility cycles are very individual. So, for someone who ovulated a few days after a period, that would be high risk, but for someone who did more mid-cycle, it would be lower.

But unless you chart your fertility, via cervical mucus and/or basal temps, we could not estimate that risk for you by that token.

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Your healthcare provider will consider any other medications you are using when evaluating you for a birth control method. That is part of their job.

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I just hope my hormones will balance back out, and such. I am glad I took the extra precaution though
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Hormones fluctuate and change pretty much every day in our bodies. That includes if and when we use medications with hormones. So yes, you can be sure that any change you are having right now is temporary.

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Good! Its only been 2 weeks so I guess my body has not adjusted to this massive amount of hormones I had taken!!!
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There are not massive amounts of hormones in Plan B, just so it is clear. It is basically the equivalent of six minipills.

But even minor hormonal changes or shifts can cause breast tenderness, including when those shifts are organic, like during the menstrual cycle.

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Yes, I will not worry now, I will just focus on school and getting my degree and accept that plan b can mess everything up! I am happy I got my period, however
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I just hope this boob tenderness will go away, this period was really heavy and not fun at all!!!!
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I will never take plan b again unless absolutely necessary! i do not enjoy this feeling
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