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worried_etc
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Around midnight on Saturday the condom came off while I was having sex with my boyfriend. I'm not on any birth control so the next morning I bought plan B. I haven't used it yet because I've got a physical and pap scheduled for tomorrow (which will hopefully lead to me getting an IUD) and I've heard that you're not supposed to take plan B within three days of a pap or it'll mess up the results. I can take it tomorrow (Tuesday) after my appointment and still be within the 72 hours. Does it become less effective the longer you wait? If I take it now would I have to cancel my appointment?
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Alice
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The faster you take Plan B, the more effective it is. If you ovulate, Plan B doesn't do anything at all (Plan B works by preventing ovulation and thus preventing pregnancy). I would advise you to take it right now and then call your doctor's office (leave a message if it's after-hours) asking what they would like you to do about your appointment, in this case.
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worried_etc
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Thanks for the reply! I've taken Plan B now and rescheduled my appointment. One more thing I was wondering - I've taken hormonal birth control in the past and it lead to me getting very depressed and having bad mood swings. I was just wondering if Plan B has the same kind of effect and if it does will it last for very long? I didn't see anything in the pamphlet that said depression was a side effect so I'm hoping it won't be an issue but I'm pretty nervous!
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Stephanie_1
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There's really no way of knowing how anyone will react to plan b, you may notice a change for a day or two, it may not do anything per your mood/emotions. The best thing to do though is take things one day at a time.

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