When was the unprotected episode? if it has been within 72 hours, you can take Plan B of Next Step (same thing) to help protect against possible pregnancy.
As far as how long to wait. Definitely consult your gyno...he/she would have that information. All I could find is that you should definitely stop taking it...one site said six weeks prior to conception...another site said as soon as you find out you are pregnant. If you just had the unprotected sex (it takes about a week to conceive and implant)...you already have three weeks clean from the drug. That is assuming the unprotected episode leads to pregnancy.
Gail: out of curiosity...considering all the warnings i have read about this drug and pregnancy, why does it have only a category C FDA pregnancy rating?View Thread
I know certain medications can cause sexual side effects. What comes to mind are anti-depressants. I am not certain what all would be considered in the definition of sexual side effects, but I suspect inability to feel/climax would be one of them.
Have you talked to your gyno about this? Perhaps there is something hormonal at play. Maybe a thyroid check is in order.
Personally, i experience inability to climax or feel pleasure. This is a recent issue for me and i believe mine is related to an anti-anxiety medication i am on and perhaps hormone changes after having a baby.View Thread
This is going to sound crazy. My son (16-months) had a leaky diaper the other night (didn't discover it until morning). we washed his bedding immediately on hot along with other clothing items, his toys, etc. When I went to place the bedding back in his crib (it acts as a liner he sleeps upon), I noticed a few bleech spots. There was absolutely no bleech used in that load of laundry or multiple loads before. This bedding (quilt) has been washed multiple times with hot water without any adverse effect on the quilt. Nothing else in the wash was affected. Could his urine have caused the quilt to bleech in some places?View Thread
what was the doctor's/technician's response to this? I assume it was a vaginal ultrasound. I am confused why your hcg levels would be rising if you weren't in fact pregnant. I would ask for another ultrasound.View Thread
As a part of a general physical, I had my thyroid checked via blood draw (about a month or more ago). It was normal. At my dentist visit today, the dentist noted that i had a pronounced thyroid...but said it was probably just because I was very thin and had a longish neck. now i am nervous. If my blood test came out normal, could I still have something wrong with my thyroid? and is it true some people have more pronounced thyroids, and that doesn't mean there is a problem?View Thread
I have been told for years "drink more water" for every complaint i have...dry skin, headache, constipation, etc. So, I decided to really challenge myself and try to get 8 cups of 8 ounces in a day. The problem is...I dislike water. Truly. So, I started to add crystal light in my water and found i could meet my quota! HOWEVER, I have found out that crystal light has citric acid in it which is apparently like brushing your teeth with battery acid. So, I am back to square one. Any ideas? I want a low calorie mix for my water that doesn't hurt my teeth. I have considered just adding stevia or another sweetener.View Thread
the sticky substance could be cervical mucus-an indication that you are ovulating. when was the last unprotected sexual encounter? if it has been three weeks...a negative pregnancy test is accurate. Take a couple to be sure. I agree, you should talk to your gyno as to why you might be missing your period. some women lose their periods when they lose a lot of weight, for example.View Thread
did you follow your pill's instruction booklet as to how to take those missed pills? For example, I am on ortho tricyclen lo and my pill pack says that if i miss two pills in a row, but make them up (they outline specifically how) that my contraception's effectiveness should not be compromised at all.
Chances are you are fine. And if it has been two-three weeks post accident a pregnancy test will be accurate.
I mention when you missed the pills because anytime the hormone free window is lengthened...greater chance of ovulation (right before or after your placebo week).View Thread