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How Long Will The Nausea Effect From My Birth Control Pills Last
Give it time.: The nausea associated with the birth control pill is often due to the estrogen. This should go away after a month or so. If after 3 months you are still having problems then it makes sense to change pills to a lower estrogen dose or consider an alternative. You can also try taking the pill at a different time of the day, such as before bed time or taking the pill with some food. ...Read more
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
Last pill of fluconazole and on birthcontrol pills. When is my birth control completely effective after the last pill! please help. Important!
Z-pak yes: A Z-pak alone can certainly interfere with bcp's. Use protection until the start of the next cycle. ...Read more
How long do the side effects (mood swings) of the birth control Depo-Provera continue to occur after discontinuing?
Varies: These may be directly related to the medication and so be short live. In addition they may simply decrease over time. However and importantly they may have triggered a pre-existing pattern which may need continuing medication. \ask your doctor about this, be sure your lab works are normal. If necessary get a consultations from someone who specializes in mood swings. ...Read more
I need to take my last shot of gradasil, but i am on birth control. Will the shot affect the pills effectiveness?
How long can a woman take tamsulosin? Will it have any effect on Depoprovera shot for birth control?
Tamsulosin: This medication will not affect Depoprovera. Then duration of use will depend on what problem it has been prescribed for. Contact the prescribing physician and clarify why it was given and the instructions for use. ...Read more
After 13 weeks of the Depo-Provera birth contol shot. Discontiue taking it. Will my appetite will decrease ?
Maybe : If you can say with certainty that the shot corresponded with an increase in your appetite that was persistant then you likely will see a decrease. Everyone is different and for many people there is no change in appetite. If you were using for contraception and not just menstrual symptoms have a back up plan to take its place as pregnancy definitely causes increased appetite and weight gain. ...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
How long does nausea from birth control pills last? On second month, can the anitibiotics for a UTI be making it worse?
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
7 days after: 7 days after you have finished the course of antibiotics. ...Read more
4 weeks: Birth control pills are out of your system about 7 days after you stop them. One would expect a period about 4 weeks after cessation. If you are sexually active and do not want to be pregnant consider restarting or starting a different birth control method ...Read more
Can i take amrix while on birth control? (loestrin 1.5/30 fe), or will it decrease the effectiveness of the pill?
Yes: Amrix (extended- release cyclobenzaprine capsue) is a muscle relaxant and does not affect the effectiveness of the loestrin fe 1.5/30 birth control pill. Some common side effect of Amrix include drowsiness, fatigue, headache and dizziness. Be careful when driving or performing tasks that require a lot of attention and reduce/avoid alcohol while on amrix. ...Read more
I just switched to nuvaring from oral combination birth control pills. How long will it take for the nuvaring to prevent pregnancy?
No waiting: If you switched straight from the pills to the ring without missing any active pills or being late starting the ring, there should be no waiting period. ...Read more
I took my birth control half an hour late. How will this affect me? Will its usual effects change?
Depo and Alcohol: Alcohol does not seem to affect the depo-provera or birth control shot directly. However, the more use of alcohol, the more reduction in inhibitions, the more likely to have multiple sexual partners, and the more likely to have sexually transmitted disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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