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Do I need to take the pill if I am nursing?

Do I need to take the pill if I am nursing?

No: Do you need to take the pill while nursing? No. Do you need some type of contraception while nursing? Yes, yes, yes. The old belief that nursing prevents pregnancy is very old and very unreliable. So - condoms, or a progesterone-only-pill (pop), also called the mini-pill, are both good choices while nursing. ...Read more

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Do I still need to take birth control if I am breastfeeding?

Do I still need to take birth control if I am breastfeeding?

Maybe: When you are exclusively breast-feeding in the first 6 months- no supplemental feedings ( of formula or food), feeding every 4 hours, and before your period returns, lactation/ breast feeding can be effective for birth control if used consistently. If you are not following these rules, using birth control is a good idea. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to take the green alesse pill?

How do I know if I need to take the green alesse pill?

Contraception: Alesse (levonorgestrel & ethinyl estradiol) is used for contraception. The pink pill is taken for 21 days followed by the green pill for 7 days. ...Read more

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Forgot to take birth control this AM and won't be able to until 4pm. Do I need to take it ASAP when I get home or what? Def don't want to get pregnant

Forgot to take birth control this AM and won't be able to until 4pm. Do I need to take it ASAP when I get home or what? Def don't want to get pregnant

Take ASAP: It depends on what type of birth control pill you are taking, but in most cases, taking it when you get home should be fine. If you forget to do that, then taking 2 the next day is okay as well. If you are taking a Progestin-only pill, such as Micronor, (norethindrone) then you definitely need to take ASAP. If taking a combined birth control pill (that contains estrogen), then taking ASAP or 2 tomorrow is fine. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to a hospital if i took 4 birth control pills yesterday ? My doctor told me if I missed any days to take all that i missed

Do I need to go to a hospital if i took 4 birth control pills yesterday ? My doctor told me if I missed any days to take all that i missed

Depends: There's no need to go to the hospital unless you are feeling bad physically. For example, severe abdominal pain, severe headache, blurry vision, or swelling in one of your legs. If you just feel a bit nauseous, that is expected. In the future, check the birth control instructions in the package. Never take more than two birth control pills in one day. ...Read more

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If I have been taking diet pills and I decided to get pregnant, how many months after stopping the pill do I need to wait for me to get pregnant?

If I have been taking diet pills and I decided to get pregnant, how many months after stopping the pill do I need to wait for me to get pregnant?

What pills? A week?: Complex question because no specifics of what agents/pills were offered & most "diet pills" have little/no scientific evidence of efficacy. The reason that most pills are recommended on a daily of more frequent schedule is that our bodies are open systems, constantly absorbing & eliminating; most things have a quite short half-life in the blood stream & our bodies. However these issues do vary. ...Read more

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Do I need to take anti-depressants if I am a cutter?

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Do I need to take anti-depressants if I am a cutter?

Cutter: If you are in therapy and diagnosed with major depression, yes. ...Read more

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If I am four week pregnant what should I do? Since I am not ready for it. Which medicine should I take? And I do not want anyone else to know it can i

If I am four week pregnant what should I do? Since I am not ready for it. Which medicine should I take? And I do not want anyone else to know it can i

Unanswerable: Your question is nearly incomprehensible. I am sorry. But, if you are four weeks pregnant it is time to to to your gynecologist. If you want to terminate your pregnancy then you must seek out this service there in india. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take valcyclovir while I am pregnant i want to know if i can take valacyclovir if I have an outbreak while I am pregnant

Is it safe for me to take valcyclovir while I am pregnant i want to know if i can take valacyclovir if I have an outbreak while I am pregnant

The : The food and drug administration (fda) categorizes valacyclovir as pregnancy category b. This category means it has not been studied in pregnant humans. However, it did not appear to cause injury in animal studies. The issue for use of any medication during pregnancy is that the possible risks need be weighed against the benefits. Although, it is often used by women who are pregnant, you should not use valacyclovir or any other medication without discussing it with your obstetrician. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I take zoloaf . Do I have to take it every day? Im confused .Is it something i can take when needed or do I have to keep i level for it to work?

I take zoloaf . Do I have to take it every day? Im confused .Is it something i can take when needed or do I have to keep i level for it to work?

Go see your doctor: I believe you're referring to zoloft, (sertraline) an antidepressant & anxiolytic. If so, you really need to address your question to your prescribing physician. Ask him/her why you're taking it, what's expected benefit, what're common and/or dangerous side effects, and how you're supposed to take it i.e. Daily or as needed. This applies to any patient receiving medication from provider. In general, take daily. ...Read more

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Is it ok if i will take pills? I am turning 23 I have boyfriend and we have contact already. What pills should I take to gain weight or avoid pregnncy

Is it ok if i will take pills? I am turning 23 I have boyfriend and we have contact already. What pills should I take to gain weight or avoid pregnncy

Depends: Pill is one form of contraception. There are many other options: nuvaring, injections, implants in the arm, etc. Pill you have to take at the same time every day. If you skip or take irregularly chances of pregnancy increase. All pills have hormones. Most women do not gain any weight on the pill. But some women are very sensitive and gain with any pill. See a doctor to further discuss your option. ...Read more

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If we want to get pregnant when should I stop taking the pill?

If we want to get pregnant when should I stop taking the pill?

A month: One should be off the pill a month before trying to conceive. It is also important to be supplementing Folic Acid for several months prior to conception. Finally, it's wise to see a gyn for preconception counselling before trying in order to best assure the healthiest odds of pregnancy. ...Read more

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