What happens if you overdose on birth control?
I have only known one person who overdosed on birth control pills. When my friend OD on BCP she kept throwing up and had severe abdominal pains and was bleeding heavily for several days.
She was bleeding heavily and experiencing pains and sickness because she took way too many BCP and due to all the hormones her body brought on a "forced" period which was very painful for her.
No, birth control can not be used for abortion. An overdose of birth control pills can have adverse side effects such as excessive vaginal bleeding, rash, mental changes, vomiting etc. If you overdose on birth control pills, you should seek medical help or contact the poisons information line. Should you have an unwanted pregnancy, you should speak with a medical professional about your options.
You will probably get a withdrawal bleed a few days later. If you have been taking birth control pills regularly you should not BE ovulating. It's possible to use some birth control pills as emergency contraception; perhaps that's what you were attempting. For more information, see the link to the related question, below.
Because BC pills are hormones, the overdose of such medication can lead to what is known as birth control poisoning. Symptoms can include: * Excessive vaginal bleeding (2-7 days following the overdose) * Breast tenderness * Discoloration of urine * Rash * Nausea and vomiting * Headache * Drowsiness * Mental changes If you are experiencing any or a number of these symptoms, please contact a physician right away, as such side effects can cause…
No it does not. Birth control and/or emergency contraception pills do not work that way. They will not affect a pregnancy once it has begun. If you do not wish to continue your pregnancy seek help though your local Planned Parenthood or women's clinic. Taking an "overdose" also will not stop an existing pregnancy.
Sometimes your periods are late or non-existent on the birth control pill. If you have missed pills or are concerned you can take a pregnancy test. Missing birth control pills will decrease the effectiveness of them preventing you from becoming pregnant. The birth control pills will not make the pregnancy test come up positive.
When you stop taking birth control you can now become pregnant. If you had an irregular period before birth control pills, your period will go back to irregular periods. Heavier and longer periods may occur as well. You may also experience withdrawal bleeding which your body's way of ridding the birth control hormones.
If you took your birth control correctly and didn't have withdrawal bleeding during the pill-free week, there is probably no need for concern. Hormonal birth control can lighten the amount of flow to the point that there is no bleeding. If you did not take your birth control correctly, or are experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, take a test to make sure.