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Pregnancy and Levonelle

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SandBetweenMyt0es Tue 13-Sep-16 21:36:01

So DH and I realised the condom had split after sex on Friday evening. On Saturday late afternoon I took Levonelle MAP and thought that would be that. However, I know when the accident took place was around ovulation time and the last couple of days I have just felt different. I feel sort of full in my lower stomach with tenderness, I have extreme tiredness (like when I was pregnant with DS) and today I literally had to walk out of my gym class because I just didnt feel right and couldnt find the energy to do it all. I'm now getting a bit paranoid that it might not have worked. I have not had any kind of break through bleeding since. When is too early to do a pregnancy test? If I was pregnant it would be a little daunting for practical reasons but not the end of the world. However, I do know that DH doesnt want another child at the moment...Also, if I were to be pregnant, is there a chance I have done any damage to the baby by taking the MAP? I would never forgive myself sad

Mango5000 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:47:35

The morning after pill only works to stop ovulation so if it's around that time & you had already ovulated it wouldn't do anything.--from experience--
If it's less than a week you'd be highly highly unlikely to have symptoms yet though.
I'd have thought a couple of weeks before you can test. Hope it works out for youflowers

Mango5000 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:48:27

I believe also unlikely to have done harm. Sorry, missed that bit

SandBetweenMyt0es Tue 20-Sep-16 20:02:09

soooo... no period and no test yet. Just sore boobs and feeling tired. This limbo is really hard- I just want to know one way or the other. Do you think it is still too early to test? Anyone else had any experiences of pregnancy after Levonelle? My DP is going to be very freaked out if I am...

pinkpixie83 Tue 20-Sep-16 20:11:01

I think the earliest you could test is 2 weeks from taking the pill.

I'm afraid I'm another one it didn't work for, took it around ovulation time as far as I know. And I have a healthy four year old because of it.

SandBetweenMyt0es Tue 20-Sep-16 20:24:16

Thanks @pinkpixie83 well for what its worth I'm actually now hoping that I am in a way. Don't know why I even took the stupid pill! Oh,I do actually. DP.

So youre telling me I have to wait another 4 days before testing!!!! Time has never gone so slow!!!

Ariel03 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:58:54

I hope you manage to get through the next four days until you can take a test. You must be worried 😯

It is possible that the symptoms you are experiencing are a side effect of taking Levonelle. Fatigue, abdominal tenderness and breast tenderness are all side effects of Levonelle.
When I took Levonelle, I had very sore boobs and a low heavy feeling in my stomach which lasted for a few weeks until my period came.
Your next period can also be delayed due to taking Levonelle.
Best wishes x

SandBetweenMyt0es Thu 22-Sep-16 05:38:46

So I just did a digital test and iv just sat in disbelief staring at it for about half an hour. 1-2 weeks pregnant.

ScarlettB18 Thu 22-Sep-16 05:47:43

just saw this and didn't want to leave you with no reply! Have you told OH yet? hope you're okay and good luck!xx

BugPlaster Thu 22-Sep-16 06:00:16

How are you OP?

ArthurFoulkesayce Thu 22-Sep-16 06:02:17

How are you doing op?

SandBetweenMyt0es Thu 22-Sep-16 06:02:30

Thankyou for replying. No I haven't- I'm a bit scared to. I'm just letting it sink in myself first I think. Do you think I should go to an early pregnancy unit and get checked over because I took Levonelle?

SandBetweenMyt0es Thu 22-Sep-16 06:06:23

I'm feeling such a mix of things... Mainly excited and happy but also terrified, worried I may have harmed the baby, and guilty that I took the pill. And now concerned I have affected the pregnancy. Definitely concerned how dp will take it too. I want him to be happy and excited but I have a horrible feeling he might not be.

BugPlaster Thu 22-Sep-16 06:12:25

I think you are right to let it sink in. And no, I don't think you need to get checked out yet despite the MAP. Take the next few days slowly.

BugPlaster Thu 22-Sep-16 06:14:00

And I'm so glad you are happy and excited. flowers

babymouse Thu 22-Sep-16 06:23:35

MAP is just a super dose of pregnancy hormones, basically. You don't need to go to the epu over it. Good luck and take care.

pinkpixie83 Thu 22-Sep-16 07:05:07

Hope you are ok.

I went to the Drs after finding out I was pregnant after taking it as the leaflet said to but they did nothing other than ask if I wanted an abortion.

Hope you and you other half can get your head round it.
I can reassure you that my 4 year doesn't appear to have had any ill effects from being a MAP baby, other than being a massive shock to me. Take as long as you need to get used to the idea tho, and please no guilt.

SandBetweenMyt0es Thu 22-Sep-16 07:26:25

Thankyou pink you're so lovely and encouraging xxx

pinkpixie83 Thu 22-Sep-16 07:45:07

Your welcome sand, I remember the feelings I had when I got that positive test after taking the pill and being honest it took me a long time to get used to the idea.
I wouldn't be without now tho and my MAP baby certainly completed my family and I know for sure I'm done.

Good luck to you both

SandBetweenMyt0es Fri 23-Sep-16 08:41:44

Help! I'm now so confused. Did the other clear blue digi test this morning just because it was a two pack.. And this one said "not pregnant" ??? What does this mean?! Could this mean I'm not actually pregnant afterall? I still feel like I am but I've heard these digital tests are really accurate.. I'm on a rollercoaster here!

Ohb0llocks Fri 23-Sep-16 08:49:46

I remember reading somewhere you're far more likely to get a false negative than a false positive. Not sure how much truth that holds though. Maybe worth visiting the docs?

Desmondo2016 Sat 24-Sep-16 14:43:38

The normal clear blue tests are less sensitive so I think you can disregard that negative if the digital said positive then it's positive. If it were me, I'm a POAS addict, if go but a supermarket own 2 pack and pee on one now and one in the morning. Have you told DP yet?

SandBetweenMyt0es Mon 26-Sep-16 15:21:00

Just an update. I was pregnant. But miscarried yesterday. Was this due to levonelle? I guess I will never know..

Ariel03 Tue 27-Sep-16 21:15:10

So sorry to hear your news OP. I hope you are ok flowers
From what I have read, there is no link between Levonelle and miscarriage. Levonelle can prevent implantation, but you would not have got a positive pregnancy test without implantation.
I hope this is of some help to you.
Take care xx

Kmxxx14 Sun 09-Oct-16 06:50:48

So sorry to hear. My son was a MAP baby & I done so much research into the effects the pill could have and there is zero harm done by the pill so please don't think you had any part to play in the miscarriage.

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