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Doctor insights on: Jolivette Birth Control No Period

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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


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Will jolivette birth control sometimes make me skip a period or be late?

Will jolivette birth control sometimes make me skip a period or be late?

Pills and cycles: Pills will usually regulate cycles, but are better at preventing pregnancy than creating perfect cycles. ...Read more

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I'm on jolivette birth control pill and take it at the same time every day. We also "pull out". My period is "late". Should I freak out?

I'm on jolivette birth control pill and take it at the same time every day. We also "pull out". My period is "late". Should I freak out?

No. Freaking out is: Never the correct answer. If taking ocp as prescribed, pregnancy is unlikely, but not impossible. Instead of freaking out, why not buy a home pregnancy test? ...Read more

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My periods were not regular until the doctor put me on birth control I hadn't had a period in 5 months then I started the use of jolivette I started.

My periods were not regular until the doctor put me on birth control I hadn't had a period in 5 months then I started the use of jolivette I started.

Not unusual: Birth control pills are often used to help regulate periods, and frequently result in monthly menses in a woman who do not have regular menses. You may have some irregular menses when first starting any new form of birth control. Continue taking the BCPs regularly for 3 months before being too concerned about your periods. Discuss any concerns with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I have been taking jolivette birth control since August and have not had a period since September. I have taken a home pregnancy test, it was negative. I don't know if I should be worried or not. I have taken the pills correctly except for one missed dose

I have been taking jolivette birth control since August and have not had a period since September. I have taken a home pregnancy test, it was negative. I don't know if I should be worried or not. I have taken the pills correctly except for one missed dose

Pregnancy unlikely: Pregnancy is very unlikely in normal women who take birth control pills at the same time each day (plus or minus an hour or two). For those women who can't stop worrying about pregnancy, they can buy a big box of pregnancy tests, and just do a test every 1-2 months if they are having sex with somebody. That way, there will be no chance they will accidentally miss a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you take bacopa with jolivette birth control?

Ayurveda: Bacopa monnieri is used in Ayurvedic medicine to help with mental functioning. Jolivette is a product of Western medicine. I am not sure if it is possible to adhere to different belief systems and reap the benefit of both. Having said that Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cancer Center's Guide to Botanicals, Supplements, Complementary Therapies, and More does not list Bacopa. ...Read more

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Could you take a lavender oil capsule and jolivette birth control together?

Could you take a lavender oil capsule and jolivette birth control together?

OK: Please be very selective and sure about what over the counter supplements you take. Not all advertised benefits are true or well studied. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking penicillin VK and on the birth control called jolivette. I had unprotected sex, will taking plan b be effectiv?

I'm currently taking penicillin VK and on the birth control called jolivette. I had unprotected sex, will taking plan b be effectiv?

Not needed: It is common to hear that all antibiotics will prevent birth-control pills from working. In reality most common antibiotics such as Penicillin, Erythromycin, Zithromax, and Ampicillin don't change the effectiveness of OCPs much. Less common antibiotics such as Rifampin have been shown to cause problems. But use is uncommon. You probably don't need to take Plan B. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I got a acne from my birth control pill, jolivette (norethindrone). What should I do?

I got a acne from my birth control pill, jolivette (norethindrone). What should I do?

Options: Norethindrone is an androgenic (testosterone like) progesterone, so changing to a less androgenic pill may help. Also, other medication options are available, best to consult either with your GYN or dermatology ...Read more

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Is there a difference between errin and jolviette birth control pills?

Is there a difference between errin and jolviette birth control pills?

Same drug: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time. When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name. This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary somewhat from the original brand name. ...Read more

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Does stopping Jolviette birth control cause pregnant type of symptoms? I feel pregnant, am 6 days late but home pregnancy tests come up negative.

Does stopping Jolviette birth control cause pregnant type of symptoms? I feel pregnant, am 6 days late but home pregnancy tests come up negative.

Stopping the pill: Can have your hormones a bit out of sync. However if you are worried, go have a blood test done (beta hcg). It is much more accurate ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control no period, why is this?

Enjoy!: Some women stop having periods on Birth control. Is that a bug? Or a feature? When at first it happens, you need to make sure you aren't pregnant. After that enjoy it! It won't hurt you. If it scares you and you want to have that period every single month, then you need to switch to a different pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Took next choice while on the placebo window of birth control--no period?

Took next choice while on the placebo window of birth control--no period?

Emergency contracept: Side effects can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify your doctor if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and I have PCOS and I'm on birth control no period but having white jelly like discharge. What could it be?

I'm 22 and I have PCOS and I'm on birth control no period but having white jelly like discharge. What could it be?

Increased estrogen: It is likely ok. Depending on the BC pill you are on, you could get an increase in cervical mucous. And its ok to have a light to nonexistent period on the pill. Check a pregnancy test to be sure and if it is negative then its ok to monitor and continue the pill. If you are concerned about STD exposure you should be checked sooner. ...Read more

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I'm 33 y.O., on birth control, no period for 3 months. Not pregnant (took tests). Is this normal? Possible reasons? (besides pregnancy)

I'm 33 y.O., on birth control, no period for 3 months. Not pregnant (took tests). Is this normal? Possible reasons? (besides pregnancy)

Gyn eval: I do not know the reason that you have not had periods. But if you were previously regular, and have been without a period x 3 months, it would be appropriate to seek evaluation from your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have irregular cycles after birth control no period for a year. I had menstrual like cramping for 3 days only on my left side then went away. Why?

Not quite normal: While it's normal for you to expect to have irregular cycles for several to 6 months after stopping birth control, a year seems a little excessive. The cramping you are feeling is likely your body trying to go through the motions of a cycle and you could see some spotting, but I would recommend sitting down with and talking to your doctor about options going out from here. ...Read more

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Second month ever of Birth Control. No period and I'm on my 5th day of placebo pills. Should I be worried about pregnancy? My periods are irregular.

Second month ever of Birth Control. No period and I'm on my 5th day of placebo pills. Should I be worried about pregnancy? My periods are irregular.

Can do a preg. Test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 wk after when conception might have been) or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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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