Doctor insights on: Eyelid twitch caused by birth control

Share
Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,394 Doctors shared insights

Contraception (Definition)

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


5

5
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?

Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?

No: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) has a steroid in it, so use it with caution. However, very little actually enters your blood stream so it shouldn't affect birth control. ...Read more

7

7
Will antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medication applied topically to the eye for infections and irritations of the eyelids and ocular surface. It is not significantly absorbed into the systemic circulation. ...Read more

8

8
I am struggling with mild acne, seems to be hormonal. I have tried different types of birth control pills, Tetracycline and accutane (accutane worked but damaged my eye sight and my acne came back after stopping).?

I am struggling with mild acne, seems to be hormonal. I have tried different types of birth control pills, Tetracycline and accutane (accutane worked but damaged my eye sight and my acne came back after stopping).?

ConsultDermatologist: With problem with Acne even at the age of 30 and having had problems with treatment with Acutane and Tetracycline.I suggest you consult a Dermatologist who uses other modalities like lasers to treat your acne ...Read more

9

9
How can one ease breast pain caused by birth control?

How can one ease breast pain caused by birth control?

VIT E can help: You need to make sure nothing is wrong with your breasts, assuming there is not, at your age you should be on the lowest dose bc pill I rec and use in almost all of my pts your age loloestrin, it is the lowest dose combo pill, only 10 mcg estrogen, and hardly any of my pts complain of breast pain with that pill and if u do not want fertilty, I would offer u an in office tubal takes 5 minutes. ...Read more

10

10
What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

None: The hormones in birth control pills, or Progesterone shots ("depo provera") are not thought to cause birth defects. Many women inadvertently take birth control after they have already conceived and their children do not seem to have any increased risk of birth defects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
How do I get rid of water retention caused by birth control?

How do I get rid of water retention caused by birth control?

Change pills: This is usually due to too strong a pill, talk to your doctor about changing the ratio of hormones in the pills. ...Read more

12

12
What are powerful ways to reduce breast pain caused by birth control?

Fibrocystic changes: This is very common. You can try decreasing caffeine. You can also try vitamin e or evening primrose oil tablets. If it is unbearable, speak with you gyn about changing medications. ...Read more

13

13
Do you think I should take gas x for my bloating caused by birth control?

Do you think I should take gas x for my bloating caused by birth control?

If it helps: There are many over the counter treatments that are formulated to help with menstrual symptoms, if they work for you then you can certainly use them and if gas x works the same logic applies. ...Read more

14

14
Will breakthrough bleeding caused by birth control take the place of, or alter my period?

Will breakthrough bleeding caused by birth control take the place of, or alter my period?

MaYbe: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. Extending the cycle increases risk of btb. Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help breakthrough bleeding. After btb, most periods then come on time during placebo pills. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Could heavy bleeding complications be caused by birth control pills?

Could heavy bleeding complications be caused by birth control pills?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

16

16
Is it possible to have a safe healthy normal pregnancy after suffering bilateral PE caused by birth control?

Yes - but w/ caution: Yes-- you can a have normal pregnancy, but you have to talk in detail with your eventual obstetrician and/or your current internist to see why a young 25 y/o had b/l PE's to begin with. Was it all attributable to being on the birth control Rx, or are there other factors such as "hypercoaguable state" that you have, inherited or otherwise, that should be investigated via good history and labs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What can be done to lower high blood pressure caused by birth control pills?

What can be done to lower high blood pressure caused by birth control pills?

Stop them: If the pill truly raised your blood pressure and it was not elevated by other factors then do a trial and stop the pill and see it your BP goes down. Please use an alternative contraceptive during that time frame. If the BP stays elevated, it was NOT due to the pill and you need to see a MD for evaluation and/or Rx. It is most uncommon for a 16 year old to have essential hypertension. ...Read more

18

18
How do I reduce bloating caused by birth control?

How do I reduce bloating caused by birth control?

Drink lots of water: All bloating are treated the same. Take your BCP at night. Eat an early dinner and take a walk prior to going to bed. Drink lots of water. Eat small portions and frequent meals. Eat foods that have less yeast in it including bread. Eat less dairy. Every one will find their own good diet that prevents bloating. Some Yoga exercises are good to decrease bloating. ...Read more

19

19
What should I do about vomiting caused by birth control?

What should I do about vomiting caused by birth control?

Call your dr.: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but possible side effects include nausea, and less often, vomiting. Typically, this gets better after the first 1-3 months, but I tell my patients that if they're having symptoms that are "miserable" (and I include vomiting in that category), they should call, as a different pill may help. ...Read more

20

20
How can you reduce bloating caused by birth control pills?

Patience, then switc: For most women, the symptom of bloating that can be experienced with taking a birth control pill will go away after a month or so of taking the pill, so, if possible - try to give the pill 2 months of a chance to see if it improves. If not (could try taking at nighttime), or you could switch to a different formulation (different type/amount of estrogen/progestin combination).
May help. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
4 Doctors shared insights

Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more