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Is it normal for birth control pills to cause nausea sore breasts weird metal taste in mouth? I am on my second month so is my body still adapting?

Is it normal for birth control pills to cause nausea sore breasts weird metal taste in mouth? I am on my second month so is my body still adapting?

Yes: It usually takes at least 3 months for a body to adapt to a contraceptive pill. If you are still experiencing these symptoms after three months, return to your gynecologist for follow-up. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic

Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic

Not due to BCPs: Hi. No, constant thirst is not a side effect of BCPs. Diabetes is certainly a possibility, although likely not related to your great granny. Are you urinating a lot? Are you overweight? If you're not overweight, remember there's a bump in type 1 diabetes in the 30s; if you're diabetic, it could be type 1 or type 2 depending on several variables. It's easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills expire?

Do birth control pills expire?

Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills go bad?

Can birth control pills go bad?

Yes: Check the expiration date — if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How do birth control pills work?

How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more

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Can I chew birth control pills.?

Can I chew birth control pills.?

No: It is best not to chew a pill that is not designed to be consumed that way. There is a pill available, generess, that is chewable. ...Read more

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How can I take birth control pills?

How can I take birth control pills?

Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack — so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more

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How do you use birth control pills?

How do you use birth control pills?

Every day orally: Oral contraceptives are taken every day about the same time each day without any other medications. They are one of the more effective means of contraception when taken appropriately. ...Read more

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Where can I go gor birth control pills?

Where can I go gor birth control pills?

U need to see a heal: Health care provider either a board certified gyn or a clinic like planned parethood, u need an exam and pap and make sure you are a candidate for the pills and have no contraindiciations, and i always give my patients free samples to start out with if I have the kind that they need and then they will write u a script for u to get the pills at the pharmacy or mail order pharm. ...Read more

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What do birth control pills taste like?

U should taste them: One pill generess is chewable the rest you swallow and shouldn't be tasting them. ...Read more

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How exactly do birth control pills work?

Hormones.: They trick your brain/pituitary to think that your ovaries are working, so that it stops stimulating them and they no longer produce eggs each month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Hormones: The most commonly used birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin. Birth control pills help prevent pregnancy through four methods. They make the cervical mucus to think for sperm to move. They slow the fine hairs in the fallopian tube that push the egg forward. They thin the lining of the uterus so an egg can't live there. They stop your ovaries from making an egg. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of birth control pills?

What is the best brand of birth control pills?

Depends on which: One is the best for you. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is Birth Control pills a risk factor for?

What is Birth Control pills a risk factor for?

Birth Control pills is a risk factor for:: Blood clot in lung, Cervical cancer, Crohn's disease, Depression in adults, Erythema nodosum, Hepatoma, Mask of pregnancy, Vaginitis, Depression, Yeast infection, Budd Chiari syndrome, Bacterial infection of the vagina, Embolus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Dry socket, Deep venous thrombosis, Major depression. ...Read more

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What can make birth control pills ineffective?

What can make birth control pills ineffective?

Certain meds: Like antibiotics for one if u are on an antibiotic u should use backup that month, other meds u would have to check with your doc. ...Read more

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What order do I take the birth control pills in?

According to package: The package is in order. Start with the first pill on the first row and take each pill along the row daily then to the next row, and continue the same until the pack is empty, then start the next pack. ...Read more

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Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Yes: Birth control pills with high dose estrogen (50ug) have been discontinued given that such a high dose isn't necessary. All doses now are generally fairly low at 20-35ug. If you're worried, consider a long acting method like an implant or IUD that do not contain estrogen at all! ...Read more

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Hello, I'm looking into get birth control pills ?

Hello, I'm looking into get birth control pills
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Other options?: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Have you been on pills before? There are many other options for birth control (which I feel is easier than pills). You should go discuss this with your doctor. You can also contact me to discuss different options and I can help you decide what is best for you.

Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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What is the best way to start birth control pills?

What is the best way to start birth control pills?

Sunday start: Take your first pill on the sunday immediately follolwing the onset of your period. Most pills give you the option of a sunday start or starting on the fifth day of your cycle. Sunday is an easy day to remember every cycle so it is frequently recommended. Remember to use back-up protection (condoms) for the first cycle. ...Read more

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Does birth control pills increase someones weigth?

Yes occasionally : Some people do but weight on with bcp.However, there are many varieties available which may not have this effect. ...Read more

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Should I start my birth control pills immediately?

Yes: This method is called "quickstart" meaning a woman initiates birth control pills immediately regardless of where she is in her cycle. This method is convenient and eliminates the extra step of having to pick up birth control from your pharmacy, therefore delaying initiation of contraception. This method does not prevent pregnancy immediately so women must use backup birth control for seven days. ...Read more

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What will happen if a man took birth control pills?

What will happen if a man took birth control pills?

Once - nothing.: Accidental ingestion of birth control pills by a man should have no clinical consequences. Chronic ingestion could cause endocrine problems and even gynecomastia, poor sperm maturation or libido changes — although I cannot imagine why any man would chronically ingest birth control pills. ...Read more

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How can I be eligible for free birth control pills?

How can I be eligible for free birth control pills?

Income based: If you have a low or moderate income, Medicaid or Planned Parenthood will provide that service. ...Read more

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What will happen if a guy takes birth control pills?

What will happen if a guy takes birth control pills?

Nothing: The amount of estrogen and progestin needed to give a man to overcome his natural testosterone is MUCH larger than that needed by a woman to prevent ovulation. This is not concerning unless he's taking pills consistently and daily. ...Read more

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When should someone start taking birth control pills?

Birth control basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more