ELLA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Emergency Contraception “Hi just want to share my awful exp. I took Ella one on my day of ovulation about 9/10 hours after the deed. At first I experienced no side affects, I almost forgot I took it as I felt no different at all. Fast forward now 30 to days later. Still no sign of my period, very sore, tender left breast, can’t stand without it hurting. Took 2 tests, both negative but experiencing a lot of pregnancy symptoms. I suffer with anxiety and this waiting game for my next period which was due 18 days ago has got me going mad! Very worried although tests read negative. Please be careful girls and use protection and if possible avoid this pill altogether. I am from Ireland and this specific pill cost me €35.”

Dublin (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018

For Emergency Contraception “I have taken the emergency contraceptive pill 3 times in my life. The first time I taken ellaone I had no symptoms so was a little scared, however it is such a relieving type of medication it gives you a piece of mind even if you think you won’t become pregnant. I have recently taken Ella one (Tuesday 6th March) and started bleeding on Thursday which I think means I won’t be pregnant, although I’m not sure if my period will come now as I’ve been bleeding for 4 days now and my period is due next week.”

Lilliv (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2018

For Emergency Contraception “I took Ella one as I had unprotected sex around time of ovulation. I experience nausea very slight spotting and some cramps up to a week after taking it but the worst side effect was the anxiety. I thought I was loosing my mind. I see another girl below commented about the same. I suffer from anxiety already but this was something I never experienced before and was quiet scary. Otherwise, my period was late, 14 days late exactly but I had tested negative from the first day my cycle was due. So yes the pill works and is very effective but be aware of the side effects and don’t worry about a late period. My doctor actually told me to forget about my period for a while because Ella has such strong hormones it can mess up your cycle so don’t worry ladies. Once you get the negative test your clear”

Anon1 (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

For Emergency Contraception “I had protected sex with my bf and he did not ejaculate, the condom had a brief slip . The scary thought was still in the back of my mind, so 48 hours later I took ellaone. It was on day 22 of my cycle.. (usually have 30 day cycles)My period was late by 13 days and when arrived was lighter than usual. However I experienced another bleed around two weeks after this which was like a regular period. Hopefully it worked. (I’m guessing it did)”

Anonymous March 7, 2018

For Emergency Contraception “I took ella one after having sex with no protection (stupid mistake) I’m older and should know better. Even going to the pharmacy to get it is degrading and embarrassing. After taking ella one within a few hours I felt very tired, had no energy, my boobs were tender and sore for about 2 months. Was constantly eating, wanted sugar all the time. My skin broke out in really painful hard spots on my chin which take ages to disappear. My stomach was bloated all the time as if it was about to burst, was peeing constantly, honestly thought I was pregnant? Had a 2 day period which was heavy and didn’t last long. Was still worried after a month of waiting my period is finally here, thank goodness. Always use protection xxx”

Pamela (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2018

For Emergency Contraception “My period is always at the end of month on 30th of January. I had unprotected sex with boyfriend on 15 February 2AM (which means maybe I was at stage of ovulation). I took ella one after 15 hours and didn’t experience any side effects just a little tiredness. Its 5th of March and I am waiting for my period. Hope it come soon. I will do pregnancy test tomorrow. Hopefully its going to be negative”

Mona (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

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