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A 50-year-old female asked:

Would birth control pills help my 15 year old with bad pms? 2 weeks before she gets headaches , fatigue and awful crying spells . her problem isnt so much heavy bleeding or irregularities but some physical symptoms and awful crying spells . thanks?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
BCP ?'s: Aside from contraception, bcp's can stop all ovarian hormone production, and be taken in cases as described for longer than the typical one month packs, without the drop in estrogen after the active pills are stopped. The drop in estrogen prior to even a bcp "period" can also cause "PMS", so four packs of "active only" pills can be taken consecutively w/o the emotional component.
Last updated Feb 22, 2021


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