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Low Ogestrel Birth Control
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
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more
I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. Theres 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?
No studies: I can find no studies which show that Synephrine impacts birth control but buyer beware. These over the counter supplements are not FDA regulated so you never know exactly what you are putting in your body. A healthy diet and a good exercise plan are better than consuming most of these unregulated supplements ...Read more
Diagnosed with pcos. Will low-ogestrel birth control make current hair loss worse since it's high androgen activity? Scared to take the new pill.
Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more