Is it less likely to work since I took them so close together? i had the 1st one a day after my period ended and then my period started up again right away...maybe 2 days later for 4 days. Then i had unprotected sex 3 weeks later and took the pill withinthe 1st 24 hours and have yet to have a period.Its been exactly 3 weeks since I took the pill. Ive been having cramps for the last 4 days but still no period. IM SCARED
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Q: I had unprotected sex twice in a month and a half and took the Next Step contraceptive both times.
What contraceptive did you take? Maybe I'm not able to find the name you are giving. Probably just me. Do you mean, Next Choice?
Anyway, you do mean a morning after pill, right? In that case you probably weren't using them too close to each other. The manufacturers just generally say that they shouldn't be used as your regular form of birth control.
No method of birth control short of abstinence is 100% effective, though the morning after pills are very effective the closer taken after intercourse, the better.
As for your worries. It's a little too soon to worry. If your next normal period is late by more than a week, you can take a home pregnancy test, or be tested by a doctor. Also, there are numerous reason your period may be delayed, and contraceptives can play a part in that. It's possible the drugs were responsible for your bleeding so soon after your last period and making you next due period late. As I said, there are more reasons though, like stress and worry.
You can read about some of those in this article by Merely Me, a writer and community leader for this site, titled, Reasons Other Than Pregnancy for a Delayed Period. It can give you information and help you decide when to seek a doctor's assistance.
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