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Mononessa 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
Monday starter: You just become a Monday starter for each pack. ...Read more
Will Zendo dieters tea decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? I am taking Mononessa birth control.
Not an issue: Your pills are absorbed in the small gut and the tea, whose main ingredient is senna, which stimulates the large bowel. The only value the tea has is to remedy constipation and can be a problem if used chronically as you might use as a supposed method to lose weight as it is advertised but not substantiated in anything I could find. ...Read more
If I took the mononessa birth control pill and my boyfriend came inside of me exactly 7 days/ 7 tabs after should I be protected?
1-2 percent: failure rate with birth control pills. SO. No matter how long you have been on the pill, you are at risk of pregnancy. Make your BF wear a condom EVERY time. Even with condoms and OCP pregnancy can occur. In general, the pill should be as effective as it can be after 7 days. ...Read more
Is going to be 4 months being on mononessa birth control its hard to get pregnant since i been on it for a while now ? Or its still possible to ?
Return of fertility: Return of ovulation ; fertility depends on how long you have been on the oral birth control pill. It can take a few to several months for normal cycles to resume, if no spontaneous resumption of ovulation based on ovulation predictor testing then seek complete fertility evaluation. There could be many causes to explain infertility. ...Read more
What are the chances of me getting pregnant? I've been on MonoNessa birth control for almost 5 months.
Relatively small but: Your risks of getting pregnant are relatively small (about 6 to 9 %) . Oral contraceptive pills certainly reduce but do not eliminate the risk of pregnancy. If you want to improve your odds of not getting pregnant, ask a knowledgeable and caring Gyn for an IUD or a subdermal implant which are the most effective Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives. (these LARC's are more than 99% effective) ...Read more
What are the chances of me getting pregnant? I've been taking MonoNessa birth control for almost 5 months.
Very low: A woman who takes her birth control pills properly, and has been on them for more than a month, has a very low chance of getting pregnant. Of course, life can surprise you sometimes. If worried, and not getting monthly withdrawal periods, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. ...Read more
Hi. I just recently started MonoNessa birth control. I'm on day 14 in the pack and I'm having very bad cramps. Extremely severe ?
Yes: The pill can help suppress a functional cyst on the ovary and certainly won't harm an other type cysts. ...Read more
I am taking MonoNessa birth control but I think I'm still ovulating? I start to discharge abt 2 weeks before period. How is this still happening?
this is a 35mcg pill and they usually work fine.
ovulation can happen but is very infrequent.
if you are on constant antibiotics or meds that interfere with the pill it is possible.
if you are very overweight it is possible.
if you vomit a lot it is possible.
generally the pill is reliable in preventing ovulation. ...Read more
I am taking 5 mcg cytomel (liothyronine) and mononessa birth control. Over 6 weeks body temp isn't regulating and I get hot or super cold. Wake up hot. Why?
Is it possible to get pregnant even if your on the pill . . . Am taking mononessa birth control !
Unlikely but : There is 1% failure rate per year , with any contraceptives, which you have to be aware good luck. ...Read more
On Mononessa birth control. Im on 4th inactive pill and no period do have cramps tho. What r the chances that im pregnant? Im faithful to taking pills
I've had sex two days in a row without a condom. I'm on MonoNessa birth control. What are the chances of me getting pregnant?
If past first pack,: If a woman is taking her birth control pills properly each day, and is already past her first pack of pills, then her chances of getting pregnant, regardless of whether or not he is using condoms, is about the same... very, very low. Condoms help prevent infections and some odors, so are good to use. If her monthly withdrawal periods keep coming and look normal, she is presumed not pregnant. ...Read more
If I am taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 2 weeks for sinusitis while on Mononessa(birth control) could that cause me to ovulate and/or breakthrough spotting?
Spotting: Clavulanate can interfere with effectiveness of birth control medication and it is quite possible that it has interacted with the hormone and decreased its effective concentration in your blood which has caused you to spot. This is also why it is always advisable to use a backup method of birth control while on such antibiotics. ...Read more
Have diarrhea and stomach virus. Do I have to use back up contraception? Im taking mononessa birth control pills
Depends: If you are taking antibiotics, you might need a back up method. Some antibiotics increase the metabolism of the birth control pills in the liver so they are cleared from the body faster making them less effective. Talk to your provider for clarification. ...Read more
Is there a prevention difference between TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and MonoNessa birth controls? Is there a difference between the generic and namebrand?
Dosages: They both should prevent a pregnancy with the same efficacy. The big difference is that MonoNessa has the same dosage of the norgestimate component all 3 "active pill" weeks, whereas the TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has 3 increasing doses each of those 3 weeks which can help some women better control irregular cycles, abnormal bleeding, or PMS symptoms. There should be no difference between generic and name brand. ...Read more
Would it be a good idea to switch from Mononessa to Quasense birth control, if I have a history of migraines, and bad cramps during my period?
Likely a good idea: Yes, it is likely a good idea, as you will only have a period every 3 months. The periods not not seem to be any worse than if you have it monthly. ...Read more
Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.
No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more
My partner started taking birth control mononessa 2 days after her period. Does this protector her immediately? ("within 5 days after period"-article)
I recently came off my birth control, Mononessa, and am experiencing extreme hair thinning. Is there anything I can do to stop this?
Hair loss: you will get your hair back as soon as your hormones level out. ...Read more
Started Birth Control mononessa on the first day of my period, which was this week. I'm having some dark blood and a lot of brown discharge. Normal?
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
I started the birth control Mononessa yesterday and took the pill today.When can my partner ejaculate in me without having a high risk of pregnancy. ?
1 week: The answer to that question depends on where you were in your cycle when you started Mononessa. In general, without knowing when you started, you should use a back-up method for 1 week after starting Mononessa. Best wishes! ...Read more
Im taking birth control mononessa my left arm goes numb off and on i had chest pain 2 days ago and this morning i know its a side effect what do I do?
Taking birth control mononessa pill. Had chest pain this morning and left arms goes numb off and on. Is this the pill doing this?
? migraine: While birth control pills can cause cardiovascular symptoms in smoking women older than 35 years, it is very low likely in your case, assuming you are non smoker. It is however far more likely that birth control pills can trigger migraines in predisposed persons. Migraines can cause neurological symptoms of intermittent numbness in face or arm. You did not mention if you suffer headaches. ...Read more
Im drinking burth control Mononessa pills. This is my first pack. I threw up 4 hours after I took the pill. Do I need back up birth control?
30 minute rule: Nope. If you throw up less than thirty minutes after taking the pill you have to take another. If it has been more than thirty minutes you do not need to worry. ...Read more