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What To Do If You Throw Up A Birth Control Pill
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
Lately when I wake up I feel like I wanna throw up. I'm on the birth control pill. Me and my bf have been playing lately should I be concerned?
Take preg test: It sounds to me like you are worried that you might be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test and find out. If it is negative you can see your doctor to discuss morning nausea. ...Read more
If I take my birth control pill at night and throw up the next morning, do I need back up contraception. I am seasonique so my period won't come yet.
VOMITING: Bcp can cause vomiting when taken in an empty stomach (steroid). ...Read more
Should I take the birth control pill tonight? Yesterday at around 1 pm I took my first birth control pill, called apri. A few hours later I felt very sick, nausea, dizziness, etc. I went home from work early because of this, and ended up vomiting up my en
Take at bedtime: Nausea can happen for 5-10% of women in the first cycle. Taking at bedtime may help. It's important to take the same time every day and not miss. Typically nausea improves after the first 1-3 months. If your pill causes vomiting, call your doctor to ask about a different pill. There are many different pills with different doses or different hormone combinations. ...Read more
Took Plan B a month ago, taking my birth control pill, period came on time, pain under right side of rib. Vomiting, nausea. Could I be pregnant?
Probably not, but...: If worried, can test. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is usually presumed not pregnant. ...Read more
I was on birth control and it made me throw up every month so I got an IUD. I keep getting painful cysts from the IUD. Should I switch back to pills?
LARCs are best: Long-acting-reversible contraceptives (or LARCs) are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancies and may be your best choice. Consult a caring and knowledgeable Gyn about a subdermal implant or a copper IUD (not a hormonal IUD). Either one may be your best option...so try either one; this would be much better than "switching back to oral contraceptive pills". ...Read more
My stomach hurts and I'm on birth control pills. I just started to take birth control pills (im on week 3) and my stomach just started hurting really bad and I feel like im going to throw up, what is going on?
Yes: Yes, but you will need a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more
Several days: Birth control pills are sometimes used to stop a prolonged period. They work to stop the period most of the time, and should do so in 3-5 days. Some women will continue to spot despite being on the pill, and some women will need to take several pills a day for 3-5 days to get the heavy bleeding to stop. Good luck. ...Read more
Please discuss this: With your gyn as your gyn knows u and your medical history and gyn history my #1 pill I put my pts on is loloestrin since it is the lowest dose combination pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen so least amount of wt gain, bloating, chance for blood clot etc. And I always give my pts a few samples to make sure they like the pill, and it agrees with them before they ahve to spend money. ...Read more
If you forget to take a birth-control pill and the next day take two doses, can the ovulation still occur?
Is it normal to be spotting after missing a birth control pill? I take mine at night but forgot, so I took it when I woke up
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 found a birth control pill that I must have not taken and I don't remember which day it was, but I do know it's from my current cycle. Will I be ok?
Missed pills: Missing birth control pills decreasing the effectiveness. Since we don't actually know if you forgot to take one then it is not possible to guess. If you are having trouble remember pills consider a more effective and easier option such as a Mirena/Skyla IUD or the Nexplanon implant ...Read more
Hi. I realized today that I missed a birth control pill about a week and half ago. I just totally skipped over it. (I am on the 28 day pills). So bas?
Missed pill: Usually missing one pill isn't an issue with the exception of the very low dose pills (the 20mcg estradiol pills), so I wouldn't worry too much. However, it won't hurt to check a pregnancy test before starting the new pack ...Read more
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