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No rebound: There's no rebound but you'll lose the benefits. Why were you taking those meds? Are you sure you want to sacrifice the benefits they gave you? ...Read more
Pop errin for 5 weeks to help control endometriosis. Endo symptoms improved but frequent headaches, constant bleeding, and fair loss. What now?
Many options: There are many options both medical and surgical to deal with symptoms of endometriosis. If ocp's work for you but you don't like the side effects you could try a different pill. Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also be effective. You should consult with your doctor to arrive at the best solution for your symptoms. ...Read more
Can errin, witch is the progestron only mini pill, be used as the morning after pill and if so how many should you take?
No: It cannot be used as a morning after pill. Ask your physician for an approved pill. ...Read more
Same drug: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time. When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name. This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary somewhat from the original brand name. ...Read more
I've been taking Errin for 6 months. Period was really light this month, almost like spotting for 5 days. Not pregnant. No pain. Is this normal?
Errin is an oral: Contraceptive that has only progesterone in it. It's sometimes referred to as the "mini-pill" b/c, unlike the "combination" pill, it doesn't contain estrogen or estradiol. It's very common for menstruation to become lighter or even cease altogether after a few months on Errin. Menstruation (and fertility) return within a few months of discontinuing it. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Had baby 1/19/13. Been on errin since 2/2/13. Had light brown bleeding/discharge for 4 days started 4/24. Now lower back and abdominal pain & bloating?
This may be normal: This type of birth control pill is usually used when you are breastfeeding. If you are not, irregular bleeding is more common and this pill is slightly less effective in preventing pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, irregular bleeding is common during the first 2 cycles. If the irregular bleeding and abdominal pain persist or gets worse over the next month, you should see your doctor, . ...Read more
Can the birth control errin cause irregular bleeding? I was on it had my period then two weeks later what seems like to be another period.
Had csec 1/2013. Had period 3/2, 4/2. Then brown light bleeding/discharge 4/24-28. On errin. Cant take estrogen. Count 4/24 as early period as none for 5/2? Always b irregular on bc? Cant breastfeed.
Could be: Could be just an irregular period- you. Should follow up with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Taking Errin and Spironolactone (100mg) for birth control/acne for more than a year. I have developed anxiety and want to discontinue. Is it safe to?
Talk: Your doctor before stopping any prescribed medication ...Read more
Rashes on areola, biopsy says no sign of infection or psoriasis. Could it be a side effect of Errin birth control (mini pill)?
Rash: The rash on your areola could be duebto errin ...Read more
Having abdominal cramps, lower back pain, & had brown discharge for 4 days a week ago. On errin. Had c-section on 1/19/2013. Still cramping & backache?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more