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Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, macrobid, missed period, negative pregnancy test, continue birth control,?
Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are related to the type of hormone in each pill, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have great support for patients with pcos or similar conditions. Controlling those effects may be more worthwhile than the risks to the pills. Your doctor should discuss each of these options. ...Read more
Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys. ...Read more
Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more
How to use birth control pill yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as emergency contraceptive?
Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more
Any birth control: Pill taken correctly should be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does Zoloft affect birth control (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill in particular)?
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Month 1: If you start the pill the first day of your period then the pill should be effective the first month that you take it. ...Read more
Period will start on wedding day. Can i skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?
How do you distinguish between too much estogen in a birth
control pill causing your side effects or the type of pill (ex.
Monophasic, triphasic, bi. ?
Nausea: There are some estrogen effects such as headache and nausea, as well as bleeding the end of the cycle that can be indicative of too much estrogen. Remember though that estrogen was placed in the pill to prevent thiinig of the uterine lining that causes bleeding. It can take 3 months to regulate the bleeding on an ocp so be patient if just starting. The bleeding profiles ocp's not much different. ...Read more
Would a monophasic birth control
pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my
perimenopause symptoms better
than a triphasic? Still symptomatic
How can I skip my period or delay it for one week when taking tri-previfem (triphasic birth control)? I only need to do this one time
Extra pills for a we: After 3 weeks on your current pack of pills you can immediately start on a new pack for one week. These 7 pills will take the place of "blank" pills at the end of a 4 week pack. Then go off the pills for a week to have your period. At this point it would be best to start on a whole new pack, to avoid confusion. Other option: finish out the new pack to delay menses by 2 more weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on a triphasic birth control pill. I want to delay my period by taking 2 packs at a time. Take all the white pills from 2 packs etc..Is that safe?
Am I protected if I take phase 3 of my triphasic birth control pill twice, have a placebo week, and then start back with phase one to delay my period?
Start OCP: You can start birth control pills, patch or Nuva Ring at anytime mid-cycle. Make sure to use a backup method of contraception for the first week because the pill will not be effective for 1 week. You may have some irregular spotting during the first 1-2 months. Only start mid-cycle if you are certain that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Within a few days: They should start hormonal changes after taking and should be effective within a few days. Please see your doctor before proceeding with the use of oral contraceptives and to discuss the risks further. ...Read more
Varies: Different components, hormones, and strengths. Your doctor will choose which is best for you. ...Read more
No more than cyclic : Taking OC's continuously poses no more danger than taking them in a cyclic fashion. Most women eventually have some irregular bleeding when they use them continuously. I recommend taking a 4 day break every 3-4 months at a convenient time to try to prevent this. The OC's must be monophasic- all the same dose. They must be taken continuously for at least 21 days- then they can be stopped anytime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Birth control pills: Birth control pills can be taken as long as you have risk of getting pregnant.But as you get older your risk og forming clot increases especially if you smoke.So if you smoke or if yoy have family history of clots in legs or lung.You should use a dofferent method of birth control after age og 35. ...Read more
Possibly: The phrase "having a good cry" suggests that crying can actually make you feel physically and emotionally better, which many people believe. There is a type of chemical in emotional tears that acts as an endorphin that reduces pain and works to improve mood. Crying bouts are also triggered by hormonal irregularities, which are triggered naturally or by ocps. ...Read more