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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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My first month on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills. I am to have much worse PMS on birth control than off of it. Should I stop taking it?

My first month on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills. I am to have much worse PMS on birth control than off of it. Should I stop taking it?

See obgyn ASAP: Generally medications should not be stopped unless the dr. Tells you. Call the office and make an appointment. Such things as checking your gall bladder, liver, uterus for endometriosis,
pancreatitis interaction with other medications even otc. Or supplements need to be reviewed, perhaps the dose is just to high or not high enough or it is just not the one for your body. R/o ectopic pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can birth control help your emotions during pms?

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Can birth control help your emotions during pms?

Pms BCP: Birth control pills prevents cycling activities of ovaries thus can help prevent or minimize pms. But bcp can cause side effects on emotions too. Doc can distinguish side effects from your own primary emotional problems. ...Read more

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I am on birth control and I've been getting PMS like symptoms for the past 3 weeks. Is this normal and what could be causing it?

I am on birth control and I've been getting PMS like symptoms for the past 3 weeks. Is this normal and what could be causing it?

Not PMS: Pms is a very specific syndrome where the drop in the hormones right before you have a cycle causes these symptoms. Pms would not happen for 3 weeks while on birth control hormone. Schedule a visit with a primary care doc and investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control get rid of all PMS symptoms?

Maybe: Birth control pills (especially monophasic pills--or those that have the same dose of hormones every day of the hormonally active pills) may be helpful in relieving some premenstrual symptoms--such as bloating, cramps, breast tenderness, or even mood changes. It's not easy to predict who will have a benefit, and some women have worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please! Is birth control good for PMS and ovulation pain?

Help please! Is birth control good for PMS and ovulation pain?

Usually: Ovulation pain usually is eliminated because you should not ovulate when taking most birth control. Because of the lack of ovulation, we usually don't have the grand mood swings with the cycling. ...Read more

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Do you still get symptoms of PMS if you're on birth control pills?

Do you still get symptoms of PMS if you're on birth control pills?

PMS: Birth control pills may alleviate pms but not always. There are conditions associated with symptoms of pms that need to be treated independently, and require antidepressants or anxiolytics besides the hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for PMS that does not cause nausea?

What is the best birth control for PMS that does not cause nausea?

Well: Generally speaking, any medication can cause nausea. The only way to know if it causes you nausea is to take it and see. ...Read more

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How do I reduce bad PMS symptoms without going on birth control pills?

PMS: Lifestyle changes, diet, hormones & ssris. Examples of the above include aerobic exercises, cut down sugars & caffeine & salt intake, increase fiber, adequate rest & sleep, supplements such as calcium & vitamin e, prozac, oral contraceptive pills, progesterone, diuretics, clonidine, nsaids, chasteberry, st. Johns wort, essential fatty acids, & evening primrose oil. ...Read more

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Tips on how to balance PMS hormone "fluctuations" without hormones or birth control?

Tips on how to balance PMS hormone "fluctuations" without hormones or birth control?

Who told: You that you have "fluctuations" in hormones, and which of your body's thousands of hormones are out of order? There are medications which can help pms; see your doctor. Don't assume it's due to "hormones". ...Read more

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Is it normal to get PMS symptoms about a 6 days before your expected period if you're on birth control?

Is it normal to get PMS symptoms about a 6 days before your expected period if you're on birth control?

Yes: Pms can be made better or worse with oral contraceptives. If you are experiencing those symptoms, try a different formulation of bcp that contains a Progesterone different from the one you are using. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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I am 36, I have had three children and have been off of birth control for a yr. My PMS and periods have gotten a lot worse. Is this normal?

Yes: PMS is uncommon in teens and tends to increase with increasing age. Pills make it better in 1/3 of cases, worse in 1/3 of cases, and don't change it in 1/3 of cases. They do make periods shorter and lighter with less cramping so periods get worse when pills are stopped. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 30 yo, 5'1" 92lbs, not on birth control. My cycle has become irregular this year w/bad pms. When I do menstruate, it's heavy and very painful.

See your doctor: Irregular periods have many causes. Painful periods also have many possible causes. It's important to figure out the cause to best be able to treat it. Hormonal birth control options like the pill can help, but an exam, possible blood tests, and possibly an ultrasound can help sort out the cause and then find a treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suffer from lack of PMS symptoms on birth control?

Is it normal to suffer from lack of PMS symptoms on birth control?

No: Oral contraceptives are ofttimes prescribed to help lessen the symptoms of pms. ...Read more

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How can I reproduce twins, Is there a type of drug to use to reproduce more than one egg? I just stop birth control got a PMS oct 29 still Novemb no AF

How can I reproduce twins, Is there a type of drug to use to reproduce more than one egg? I just stop birth control got a PMS oct 29 still Novemb no AF

Not available: There is no drug that is used for increasing the chance for twinning. Twin pregnancies are inherently more risky and more complicated. It is much safer for mom and babies o have singleton pregnancies. ...Read more

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Which pills are better for treating PMS? Birth control pills or pills that make you no longer have periods?

Which pills are better for treating PMS? Birth control pills or pills that make you no longer have periods?

Birth control pills: Yes birth control pills are ok if you did not feel better after starting this fir couple of months try the other route ...Read more

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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


Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more