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Anxiety Symptoms From Birth Control Pill
I suffer from anxiety disorder and my last birth control pill made me feel atxious whatss the best birth control for me to take without that affect?
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
No reports: No - there should not be a problem. Antibiotics can weaken birth control effectiveness and while taking them, additional protection is recommended, but not your medication. If you worry - take them a few hours apart in case a nausea reaction causes you to vomit. Don't worry, you should be safe. ...Read more
I have OCD and i also have anxiety, do any medications for OCD or anxiety affect the birth control pill?
Some may/ most no: The question is rather broad because there are so many different medications used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and i see that you live in australia. You probably have other medications that we do not have available in the United States. I would simply recommend you talk to your psychiatrist prescribing physician about which ones interact with your birth control medication. Your doctor can easily find information regarding that. ...Read more
How to get rid of nausea due to anxiety after stopping birth control pill and how long will it take to feel normal again?
It depends: If you are so anxious about becoming pregnant after stopping the pill, either get back on it or take something else to prevent pregnancy. If your diagnosis is correct, no anxiety, no nausea. Otherwise, I would suggest that your nausea is more likely because you are pregnant since stopping the pill. In that case, perhaps a pregnancy test is indicated. ...Read more
Do the supplements 5-HTP and L-TYROSINE affect the birth control pill? I am on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED. I'm taking the supplements due to my anxiety and depression.
Ask your OB: I don't see these meds on the contraindication list for this combination pill, but I think the prescribing doctor should have explained what to avoid if you told them what medications you are currently taking. Just to make sure, ask the prescribing OB GYN if this is alright ...Read more
Stopped the birth control pill 5 months ago and have experienced severe anxiety and panic attacks and constant nervousness. What is the cause?
I'm on the birth control pill, recently become bad with health anxiety, how much of a heart problem risk does the pill cause? Is it drastic? Thankyou
Heart and BP pill: The risk of having a heart attack or stroke is low for most women, but it increases with age. At your age it is low risk, but over 35 the risk is higher. Also, women who smoke have a higher risk of heart disease. I would recommend no smoking if you are on the pill. Also, your blood pressure should be taken before starting the pill. High blood pressure is a risk for heart disease. ...Read more
I'm 21, overweight but working on that, on the birth control pill, I'm so so scared of having a heart attack, any advice for health anxiety?
Since I turned 44 I have sleep anxiety that wakes me up multiple times. I feel worse on an estrogen birth control pill, better on a progesterone only pill. But because I have a large fibroid, I have heavy bleeding on the progesterone only pill.
Truncated question: Sorry please ask a specific question for this format, or see your doctor to get a question answered. ...Read more
Regular periods: Not sure i understand the intent of the question. The benefits of using birth control include regular periods, shorter bleeding, less cramping, less risk of infections and ovarian cysts, . Side effects can occur that include irregular bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, frequent yeast infections, nausea, etc. Both lists are too long to include here. Please clarify the question. Thanks. ...Read more
I need to switch birth control pill in the mid cycle due to side effects can I switch will I have symptoms?
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea to switch to different type of bcp in the middle of your menstrual cycle.But do discuss with your doctor if it is ok i will suggest that you wait for your next period to start the new pills and if you can not take the pills due to side effect than use alternate method of birth control till you have your periods and start your new pack. ...Read more
The lowest dose : As is true with most medications, taking the pill that has the lowest dose of estrogen or progestin may also be associated with the lowest side effect rate. There are several pills that only have 20 ug of estrogen, and one that has only 10 ug of estrogen. However, some of these lowest dose pills have other effects, such as sl. Increase in spotting or no menses. Depends on the specific pill. ...Read more
Birth Control Pills: Some birth control pills will cause pregnancy symptoms, especially when starting them for the first time. After a while your body adapts to the pills and these symptoms should go away. Still, if you are concerned, you should get a pregnancy test done to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I have endometriosis and unable to tolerate ultra low dose birth control pill. Will mini pill help decrease symptoms of endometriosis?
Birth control pill. Is excessive saliva a bad symptom? If I switch to the ring 1 wk in, do I only use ring for 2 wks instead of 3 bc pill? Thank you.
No: Unless you desire to get pregnatn i don't recommend that you stop your bcp's. Unless you are having side effects or there is another reason for stoping them. I would discuss this issue with your gyn. Whty do you want to stop? Do you want to get pregnant? Other methods of treatment for pcos? Etc etc. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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