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Missed periods, on levlen ED birth control - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm on levlen ed and I always skip my period, I would be day 11 in my cycle right now- since day one I had on and off period pain (?), 2 days ago me and my partner had unprotected sex- the nex day I experienced bleeding (more than spotting) and decided not to take the pill. (cause last time I had spotting and continued with the pill the spotting continued for weeks). I remembered tonight that the sex was unprotected (I was a bit worried cause my period didnt starts) so I took the 2 levele ed that i would have missed (60 hours late) I had a restless night and now 5 hours later I've woken out of my sleep and am nausious and have been vomitting.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   19
Doctor :   the reason for you feeling nauseated and vomitting is because the double medication you took caused hormonal imbalance and the most common side effect of this medication when used as a emergency contraception is nausea vomiting and irregular periods
Doctor :   To prevent nausea and vomiting, you can take the non-prescription anti-nausea medicine meclizine (also sold under the brand names Dramamine II or Bonine)
User :   I've done this before and it hasn't happened, should I continue on levlen ed as normal?
Doctor :   you should wait for sometime till your body adjusts
Doctor :   you do need to see a gynecologist so that you can get back to your regular periods
User :   I will do, thank you for your help.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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