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My friend told me that that that 2 birth control pills equals the plan b pill so she gave me 2 of hers and now i have a light period,cramping and been feeling nauseous is that normal?

Certain brands of birth control can be used as emergency contraception, but without knowing what kind of pills your friend uses, we can’t tell you if you took the right kind or the right amount for emergency contraception. Check out this handy chart on the Emergency Contraception Website to see what kind of brands can be used and how to use them. Nausea and an irregular period are normal side effects of emergency contraception. But if you notice any other symptoms you’re worried about, like severe abdominal pain, you should see a health care provider right away.

(By the way, we hope your friend didn’t skip taking pills in order to give you some. That could put her at risk for unintended pregnancy, too.)

Tags: the pill, morning after pill, emergency contraception, birth control