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Does The Pill Cure Pms
Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?
No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more
Very little: Even though the pill makers would like you to think differently, they really aren't that different. Think of pills as cars....The nuts and bolts of how they all work is the same. Some people prefer one car to another. Some people make like on pill over another but this is trail and error. In my practice i generally prescribe the ones that are less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on whether you can be sure you're not pregnant--no sex in the last month, consistent birth control. If no risk of pregnancy, you can do a "quick start" and start anytime. Many doctors advise starting on the first day of a period. Use back up birth control for 7 days if you start anytime other than day 1 of your period. ...Read more
When birth control pills DECREASE libido, does that effect last for the duration of pill use, or does it subside after the first few months?
Continues: The decrease is because estrogen increases the sex hormone binding globulin( one of the many proteins produced by the liver).It can then bind more of the testosterone which is the hormone of desire.Only the free, unbound testosterone is available.As long as you are on the pills, the free testosterone and desire will be decreased.There are several progesterone only contraceptives or lower estrogen ...Read more
Is it ok to take birth control on an empty stomach?.. How does it affects the efficacy of the pill?
Yes: You can do that. It makes no difference. ...Read more
Is there a type of birth control pill that doesn't prevent implantation? (Just ovulation/fertilization?) Thanks
When birth control pills INCREASE libido, does that effect last for the duration of pill use, or does it subside after the first few months?
Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Diflucan 150mg (for a yeast infection) affect the effectiveness of progestin only birth control pill (mini pill)?
Probably not: Fluconazole (Diflucan) is not known to have any such affect. Indeed, the whole business about antibiotics and hormonal contraception is mostly an urban myth. The vast majority of antibiotics, taken for short courses (under 2 weeks) in the usual doses, have no effect at all. Virtually nobody ever gets pregnant on account of taking antibiotics. Don't worry about it! ...Read more
Is the pill Norethindrone Acetate usable as an effective birth control? If so what exactly does it do to prevent pregnancy?
Progestin: This is a progesterone mimicker. Its mechanism of action is to inhibit secretion of gonadotropins from pituitary gland and prevent lollicular matuaration. and ovulation. Other effects are to stimulate growth of mammary tissue. Many women will have some irregular bleeding with progestin like products. ...Read more
What is the effectiveness of birth control? After i start taking the pill, how long before it will be effective?
Excellent, but...: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year.Effective after 7 days.If you have a hard time remembering daily meds, ask your doctor about long-acting reversible contraception(larc)--iuds or an implant under the skin-easy, very effective, lasts 3-10 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer