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How To Get Off Birth Control Without Acne
I am on Sprintec birth control to help with my acne. I dont want to be on any kind of birth control though. How can I get off it without breaking out?
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
Make the phone call: In the USA, you have an absolute right to get birth control from your physician without your parents being told. Most parents won't have a problem and be glad you're using birth control. Some will have a total meltdown over it. Your physician is your guide. Best wishes. ...Read more
Nowdays you can get: At this point in time , birth control pills are available over the counter . There are some issues you may need to consider before getting them since those pills may have some serious complications .The most serious complication being blood clot particularly in the brain ...Read more
Need birth control!: Accutane is a very effective treatment when other treatments have failed. However, this medicine can cause terrible birth defects. You should be on two forms of birth control to use this medicine, and most states put restrictions on which doctors can even write for this medicine. These concerns limited to female patients, but also some warnings regarding patients with mental health issues a well. ...Read more
Usually 4-6 weeks: When you stop birth control pills, it often takes 4-6 weeks to get back to a normal cycle. In some women, it takes a lot longer than that. You can release an egg (& get pregnant) before you have the next period after stopping the pill, so you could get pregnant as early as 2-3 weeks after stopping the pill. Only about 15% get pregnant with any one cycle, so don't count on getting preg right away. ...Read more
1-12 months: 85% of couples will achieve pregnancy after 1 year of trying. This is the natural fertility cycles. Just like it takes some people longer to get pregnant naturally, some women will get pregnant sooner than others after going off of the pill or ring, or taking out the iud. It will take longer if depo-provera was your birth control as the medication may be in the system for several months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would not recommed: I would recommend if you see your family doc to have a very good history , physical examination and any risk factor against taking the pill. It is also important that the right kind of pill should be selected and given to you. Pelvicc examination is not mandatory but pregnancy test need to be done and breast examination also should be done ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor can give you a prescription that you then fill as a cash pay patient at a discount pharmacy or one with a low cost formulary (krogers sells most pills for 9$/month). Or you can go to planned parenthood. ...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
Please tell me how long it takes for to start ovulating again after getting off the birth control pill?
Usually 2-4 weeks.: The body should resume normal ovulatory function, and production of eggs/cysts right after stopping the pill. Should get a normal cycle after 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Either your regular PCP or an OBGYN should be contacted if you choose not to use OTC products.(Spermicides, condoms,foams). Plan on having a pregnancy test run (routine) and a formal pelvic exam to assess the equipment. After a review of your medical history and exam results, the provider selects the type of birth control that should work well for you. ...Read more
How to get rid of nausea due to anxiety after stopping birth control pill and how long will it take to feel normal again?
It depends: If you are so anxious about becoming pregnant after stopping the pill, either get back on it or take something else to prevent pregnancy. If your diagnosis is correct, no anxiety, no nausea. Otherwise, I would suggest that your nausea is more likely because you are pregnant since stopping the pill. In that case, perhaps a pregnancy test is indicated. ...Read more
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