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Why am I sort of bleeding? I was really sick starting on feb 22 and on the 23 I went to the doctor and she told me to take amoxcillian 3 times a day for 7 days. I have also been taking brevicon since november 2011 or december. I am showing signs of having
When: When you are under stress (illness in your case) this can affect your hormones thus causing irregularities in your cycle. This often presents as spotting. Your period should follow shortly thereafter. If it does not, take a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant then expect your period to normalize over the next few cycles. ...Read more
Brevicon allergy: Brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is an oral contraceptive. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/brevicon-drug. Htm ...Read more
Check a PG test: Assuming that is negative, many pills do not build up enough tissue in the endometrium to cause a period and the way to show that is a pelvic ultrasound that I do in my patients to prove there are no problems. If that is normal you can either continue with the pills, as you do not have to have a period on the pills (many women like that) or switch to a higher dose pill to get periods. ...Read more
Probably normal: Presuming your not pregnant, it is not uncommon for some pills to suppress uterine lining proliferation so much that there is no significant sloughing at the end of the cycle and, therefor, no period. "pill amenorrhea" as it is called, is normal and should not cause alarm. ...Read more
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How much weight can you gain on the birth control pill called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
Please read this: Weight gain is certainly a concern to many women. However, they need to ask about other, more serious side effects of any medication. Here is a noncommercial source of information about Brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) with some warnings about potentially life-threatening complications from blood clot formation: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601050.Html. ...Read more
How much weight will you gain on the birth control pill called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
I started a new birth control called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone). Why am I not haveing a period at the end of the pack?
My period is due in 7 days and I would like to delay it. Can I start bc, progesterone, brevicon, (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) depo shot? I am not currently on any bc
Nothing effective: Assuming you are correct in your timing, the only thing that will delay your period is pregnancy. That is clearly not the solution you are looking for. For future reference, you would need to start the pill, ideally, 2 months ahead of time and at least at the beginning of your cycle. ...Read more
Took oral contraceptive on my 2nd day aftr menses and I wason isotretinion drug for last 20days. Periods late by 13day not pregnant. Plz tel me solution?
Good news: Good news that you're not pregnant while taking isotretinoin. Many doctors will recommend (2) forms of birth control while on drugs like that. If you're not pregnant and you haven't missed a pill, then you're likely okay. Could be your period is late due to lining of uterus being thin secondary to oral contraceptive use. See a doctor for blood test to confirm no pregnant, discuss lack of period. ...Read more
Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more
Very little interact: Interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug. Not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read more
Transgendered: There is nothing in your file to indicate why a man would want to take oral contraceptives. Are you asking because you are transgendered and want to change genders? If you are not asking because you want to become a female then the answer is no. There is no reason to take estrogen and progresterones if you are a man. Birth control pills would not be used in a man. ...Read more
No: Grapefruit does not make oral contraceptives less effective ...Read more
Extended cycle pills: Many women do this in order to skip a period. It's perfectly safe. ...Read more
Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now. I decided to take it for long term now. Is it bad?
No: But there are other long term contraceptives including shots, implantable contraceptives, IUD's, individual diaphragms, etc. You can read up on them and discuss them with your OB. ...Read more