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Getting Off The Pill
I want to get off the pill I been taking it for 3 months am on my last packet shud I finish it and wats my highest chance to concieve right away? (:
1 month: If you had regular periods before starting the pill, then they should return to your normal cycle after stopping it. ...Read more
Now is the time: Cyclic birth control pills (the kind where you still have a period either monthly, or every 2 or 3 months) allow you to menstruate simply by substituting placebo, just inert saccharine with no hormones, for the hormone pill during period-time. So if you're menstruating now, then the pill you are currently taking is placebo. Essentially you've already stopped birth control. ...Read more
If you get off the pill and your spotting and have unprotected sex and your period comes for only 2days what does that mean?
If I take a sleeping pill to help go to sleep on time as a start, will that help when I get off the pill to do it naturally? What can I do? Thank you
No: Sleeping pills should be used for only a brief time and for a stressful situation which is not normal. Sleeping pills alter the stages of sleep and quickly lose their efficacy creating "rebound insomnia" where one goes to seep briefly but then awakens and cannot sleep. The Stanford Sleep Center is a world expert on sleep and advises against sleeping pills. See their recommendations for more info. ...Read more
3 month delay common:
Over half of all women ovulate right after stopping the pill. Roughly a third require up to 3 months to start ovulating and 10 percent require 6 months or more.
Luteal phase defect, where ovulation occurs but pregnancy-supporting hormones are low, is common after stopping ocps.
A good strategy is to wait 2-3 months after stopping the pills to try to conceive. ...Read more
It's one method: It's a common method. Saboxon is another one. ...Read more
Can methadone be used to help someone get off pain pills, how does it work if methadone is also used for pain?
Yes: Methadone is very cheap and very potent. It has a complicated pharmocology so an expert should be involved in prescribing it. I more or less always use Methadone to detox patients off other opioid medications. It has a long fairly stable halflife so dosed 2-3 times a day with a slow taper should prevent most withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Can methadone be used to help someone get off pain pills? How does it work if methadone is also used for pain?
How can I get off pain pills safe way without harming myself. I've been on prescribed pain medication for the past three to four years.
I am sorry to hear: That. The safest way is to enlist the help of the doctor that prescribed the medicine. If you prefer a different doctor, there are pain doctors who can help. You do not want to stop cold. Too dangerous. ...Read more
Yes: Although not all studies have shown it, there seems to be a slight increased risk of polyovulation (multiple ovulations) the month after hormonal contraception is discontinued which can result in twins. Twins, while alluring, are high risk pregnancies with increased costs, weight gain and complications. Best to have them one at a time and perhaps best to wait a month! ...Read more
When getting off the pill after a couple years is it still possible to get pregnant the first month after been off the pill? Or the chances are less?
The chances are: Are likey a little higher. Since the ovaries have been resting, once the signals from the brain (that have been not active due to being tricked by the pill) hit the ovary, ovulation is improved. There is not a wash out period with the pill nor are you storing hormones from the pill. Good luck, remember to take your folic acid. Good luck. ...Read more
Would you recommend I get off BC pills because I'm 27, new Dx hypothyroid & starting synthroid, (thyroxine) and may want kids in next few years?
Does taking birth control for many years lower you chance of getting pregnant when you're ready to get off the pill and start trying?
Hooked on herbal water pills. Trying to lose water weight and an addiction to salt. How to get off water pills and normalize kidney function. Help!
Just stop.: You are actually harming yourself I you take water pills instead of staying on a healthy diet low in salt. Talk to your doctor and let him know about your problem. It is dangerous to tamper with OTC drugs without notifying your doctor especially if you are taking other medications. ...Read more
I have a sleep disorder and have been taking Ambien (zolpidem) to help me fall asleep. I want to get off these pills.?
I just found out im pregnant I take percocet for my back problems I need a safe answer to get off the pills I need to get off pecocet with out a meth program I have been taking for for pain period not to get high I have had some bad problems with my back
See addiction MD: It is not safe to go through "cold turkey" withdrawal in pregnancy. It risks both your safety and the safety of your unborn child. Depending on how many Percocet you were using, a variety of things could be done, ranging from a supervised detoxification to maintenance with Buprenorphine (suboxone/subutex). All this has to start with seeing an addiction specialist-asam. Org or aaap. Org can help. ...Read more
Had atrial fibrillation, too much thyroxine, on 150mg, down to 100 straight away, on beta blockers and aspirin, will I get off these pills?
No: No there are no withdrawl symptoms at all. ...Read more
No: It is not advised to stop without consulting with a doctor to see if you are ready and come up with a weaning schedule. If you do, you greatly increase your risk of having recurrent problems that can be even more severe. ...Read more
Just depends: You could simply resume your previous cycle pattern, you may have a delay in beginning your next cycle or you could have more cramping or bleeding. Often it will take a few months to know what you "normal" pattern will be. ...Read more
Getting pregnant...: Shouldn't be any side effects to stopping your birth control pills, aside from getting pregnant. Well, it also depends upon why else you might be taking bcp eg acne, menstrual migraine, irregular menses, hirsutism, etc. Regardless, stopping your bcp shouldn't cause any side effect alto what ever condition you had prior to starting pill may/will return. Don't forget to make him wear a condom. ...Read more
How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?
Varies 1-2 months.:
Those that do decrease in size, often vary.
Could be a month or more and depending on the length and type of BCP. ...Read more
After getting off the bc pills, I m getting breast tenderness on left breast and sometimes in right one. This time it has been 10 days m overcoming?
Stop bcp: Breast tenderness may occur after stopping birth control pills but if prolonged tenderness occurs it's best to check with your obgyn. Breast tenderness is quite common just before a menstrual period and your body is gearing up to start the menstrual cycle, but you shouldn't have to put up with prolonged breast discomfort. Your obgyn is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more
How long does it take for periods to get regular after going off the pill? I got off the pill by august. Getting my periods once in 2 months since.
Can you tell me how one get off 12-15 tramadol pills per day. I tried going cold turkey twice and almost didn't make it. I?
Weaning off tramadol: Tramadol s a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. The best way to stop using tramadol is gradually to taper off by 10% daily. The drug is a lot more complicated than many experts first believed and professional help may be needed. Take care. ...Read more
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