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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in Psychiatry
Great question!: If we knew exactly what's behind the placebo affect it might be possible to reduce a great deal of medication used the world over. Some things that ma ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Rare today: When we were discovering medications for previously-untreatable illnesses, we needed to compare the results in the treatment group with results in peo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes you can.: If you take the placebo pills early it may make your cycle irregular. It may take a month or two to regulate. Make sure that you use a backup method f ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Inactive substitute: Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the pa ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Periods: Periods mean you are not pregnant. The color of the blood is meaningless. It is blood.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, it does not. In fact some methods of using birth control pills rely on skipping the placebo pills for two packs in a row and then taking them for ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes if: You are protected if you have been taking your birth control pill every day as directed and if you start the next pack at the appropriate time.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Research lacking: The acai berry contains antioxidants called anthocyanins & flavonoids which are reported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from som ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: There is no known interaction but buyer beware of these over the counter weight loss supplements. They are not well studied or well testing.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: Birth-control is highly effective when taken correctly. The withdrawal method is very ineffective. If you are using birth control correctly then addin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: It may not make a big difference wether you skipped the placebo pills or not. Either way you would be protected from conceiving. Break thru bleeding i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No they will not but they are also not likely to help you in any way. Artichoke pills are not proven to provide any health benefits.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Possible effect: Breakthru bleeing may occur in low dose BCP, not so much in the full dose BCP. Happens at times in normal too. If rrecurs, gynecologist and check for ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are continuing to take some form of birth control pill, you will still be protected.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guolin Wen
25 years experience in Pharmacology
Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, i don't know about oxyelite but i ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction w ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Placebo pills: Placebo pills do not contain birth control pills. Are you sure you were prescribed placebo pills. I have not heard of that.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They're effective.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That does not affect it.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Please clarify: Please be more specific. Which pre workout supplements are you asking about?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Although I am not : Familiar with this particular product, in general this type of medication should not interfere with the efficacy of your oral contraceptives.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Take pills correctly: You don't sound like you are taking your pills as scheduled. Why did you take 2 active pills when you started spotting after 4 inactive pills? I would ... Read More

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