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Do Birth Control Pills Trigger Attacks Of Svt
Probably not: It is unlikely that your pills would be causing your svt. Talk to your doctor about whether your arrhythmia increases your risk for blood clots. If it does, you should make sure you are not using a contraceptive method which contains estrogen. You can consider the iud, condoms, progesterone-only pill, or injectable (depo-provera), none of which contain estrogen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Yes can contribute: Certain women (about 1/3) have a pattern of seizures related to their menstrual cycle called catamenial epilepsy. Designated based on the time of the cycle, it is related to the dynamic changes of estrogen and progesterone. I would advise that you keep track of your cycle and the seizures to see if there is any association. Then present this info to your neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: They are stamped with an expiration date for a reason...Don't risk it! ...Read more
Is there any other way to regulate my period without taking birth control? Age 18
birth control pill used: sprintec
If : If you mean anything other than birth control pills, then yes there are other options. The NuvaRing is a good birth control method that can help regulate your periods. The ring is inserted at the start of you cycle, it stays in for three weeks, then is out for the last week. If you meant a natural method, then unfortunately there is nothing you can do other than maintain a healthy weight. Best of luck. ...Read more
Because they aren't: Birth control pills, even morning after pills are not abortifacients. They are contraceptives. This is commonly misunderstood. An egg can be fertilized in the fallopian tube, if it does not implant it is not an abortion or miscarriage, it is a contracepted event, not a pregnancy. ...Read more
Be careful!: Taking the pill can make migraines better, worse, or may not affect them at all. Taking the pill may increase your risk of making blood clots. If you have migraines, ask your md about other forms of birth control before starting the pill . Inform her/him of any family history of clotting disorder, stroke, heart attack , lung clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking the birth control Alesse 28. Will vitamin B12 reduce the effectiveness of my birth control?
Birth control: no you are fine to take that ...Read more
Does anti-depression medicine affect the effectiveness of birth control pills? Take other precaution to prevent pregnancy?
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
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
Who are the 1% of people on birth control pills that become pregnant? Missed pills, medicines failure?..Etc?
Missed pills: You're exactly correct! there's theoretical effectiveness vs real life. Former assumes taking medications exactly as directed while latter is well, subject to human failure. If you read this website, you'll find many questions on what to do b/c someone forgot to take her pills. That's why tubal ligation, shots & iuds have a higher real life effectiveness, closer to theoretical. ...Read more
Progesterone: Because that is the active pharmaceutical agent. ...Read more
Can omega-3 pills cause birth control pills to fail(qlaira) or breaktrough bleeding in the middle of cycle.
never missed any of bcp?
Unlikely. Only EPA =: eicosapentaenoic acid, https://www.google.com/#q=eicosapentaenoic+acid, from phytoplankton, at ~750 mg/day dosages (much higher to ? triglycerides) has evidence of reducing all cause mortality (vs. placebo) in many clinical trials, not the other omega-3 fatty acids. Effects on clotting remain somewhat unclear & largely minor & regarding your concerns, not likely significant, despite marketing. ...Read more
Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?
Barrier methods?: Well, depends on which side effects you're asking about, all methods have their own side effect profile. Barrier methods like a diaphragm have no side effect, and iuds have no estrogenic side effects. ...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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