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Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?

Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?

Hormonal Change: Some women are very sensitive to changes in their body hormones and respond by getting a headache. When you go off oral contraceptives you may experience this. See a provider if it does not go away! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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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I just started my birth control 5 days ago and my face is breaking out Badly! Someone told me it gets better after 3 months but I'm not sure if I wait?

Typically dose: Combination birth control pills do usually have a positive effect on acne over the long term. They work by decreasing the amount of circulating male hormone. ...Read more

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I was on birth control still, migraines and head aches constantly. Time to switch?

Possibly: There are too many factors to address here, so simply put, see your doc. It may very well be due to or exacerbated by your birth control. If you can't be seen soon, stop ocps, use condoms and/or abstain (no sex), until your visit. Good luck and get treated. ...Read more

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How to control breakouts on face during birth control placebo week?

How to control breakouts on face during birth control placebo week?

Change pills: You might consider talking to your gynecologist about trying a different type of pill. Normal facial cleaning with an astringent will help also. ...Read more

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Switch birth control brand from microgestin to Junel. 3 days into Junel, my head feels buzzed and I faint. This due topill or isthis a bigger issue?

Switch birth control brand from microgestin to Junel. 3 days into Junel, my head feels buzzed and I faint. This due topill or isthis a bigger issue?

They are identical: If you look at the list of ingredients they are absolutely identical in type and amount. The difference is the spelling! So any difference in effect is due to something else. Speak to your doc. Maybe switched because of cost. ...Read more

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30yr old female on birth control&buspirone w/anxiety. I get hot when I do anything. My face feels very hot&i sweat. Could this b hotflash&what totake?

30yr old female on birth control&buspirone w/anxiety. I get hot when I do anything. My face feels very hot&i sweat. Could this b hotflash&what totake?

Hot flashes: Depending on the dose, could be side-effect of Buspar (buspirone) or anxiety due to change of efficacy of Buspar (buspirone) from addition of bcp, or direct effect of both medications. ...Read more

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is the depo really a birth control thatll get you fat or its all in the head or is it the hormones is has? whats the best birth control to avoid preg.

is the depo really a birth control thatll get you fat or its all in the head or is it the hormones is has? whats the best birth control to avoid preg.

Weight gain: There is indeed an average 10 pound weight gain per year with DepoProvera. This is an average and I have had patients gain far more and others actually loose weight on it. There is no one best contraceptive for everyone. That is one reason that it is great to have so many choices so you and your doctor together can choose the best one for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a head cold cause your period to be late even on birth control?

Can a head cold cause your period to be late even on birth control?

The common cold is: Usually fairly mild. Normally think of illnesses which are a little harder on the body acting to delay period. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why does birth control give me a rash on my face?

Doctors can you tell me why does birth control give me a rash on my face?

It is called melasma: Melasma is a facial rash that covers the checks and forehead as a result of either pregnancy or the hormones in oral contraceptives and their use. I goes away after pregnancy and usually after pill use. ...Read more

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How do I prevent the enlarged cheek fat or puffiness of the face from taking birth control pills?

Not a side effect: Most women have no problems with birth control pills, but occasionally side effects such as breakthrough bleeding, nausea, headaches, mood changes, or breast tenderness. Most women do not gain weight with the pill. "cheet fat/puffiness" is not something that i would say is likely to be due to the pill. ...Read more

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Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Hair Changes Tricky: Hair can change due to a number of factors. Stress, lack of sleep, new medications, changes in nutrition, scalp infections, changes in shampoos, etc. Hair changes typically happen a few months after the causing event, so if the hair changed a few months after starting the pills, then it may be related, although that is not a common complaint from my patients on OC's. ...Read more

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Taking birth control but lately i been feeling really sick to my stomach and broke out on my face but only on the left side of my face?

Taking birth control but lately i been feeling really sick to my stomach and broke out on my face but only on the left side of my face?

Change the pill: You need to talk to your doctor about changing the dose of your birth control pill or switching you to another method of birth control . Hope this helped ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more