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Will My Birth Control Pills Be Affected By My Herbalife
I am on birth control pills (trinessa)and was interested in starting oil pulling for my oral health. Could this affect my birth control effectiveness?
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Possible: Any time there is a significant change in hormone levels, like starting the shot for birth control (or getting pregnant, or after delivery, or starting or stopping birth control pills, etc) the normal cycle of hair growth and replacement can be affected. The most common change noted is an increase in hair loss - it should be a transient change. Within a few months the hair loss should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on tri sprintec birth control and recently started taking c l a supplements for weight loss, will this affect my birth control?
Probably not: But who knows what's in the supplement, no matter what it states on the label. By the way, it's a waste of your money and the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Learn to eat properly amd exercise for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Probably not: Any commonly prescribed oral contraceptive pill will be safe for most healthy young women when used correctly. "Drastic" adverse effects are rare. Different forms will be tolerated differently though and may be more or less effective at controlling spotting, menstrual pain, heavy bleeding, etc or may have varying impact on mood. A trial and error approach is often used to find the best fit. ...Read more
While i was on birth control pills, i lost my sex drive and did faint once. Do any other birth control pills will have the same side effects?
Bcp: Not necessarily. Depends on type of hormones in the pill. Consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more
I've been on birth control pills bout a month now but have missed pills will that affect how they work on my body?
Yes: The pill will only work if taken as prescribed. I tell my patients to pick a 6 hour window, like, 6 am to noon, noon to 6, or 6 pm to midnight. Be consistent, set your phone alarm, whatever you need. But if you dont take them every day, they wont work. Another good option is a skyla iud, or nuvaring. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I skip my period due to being on the first month of birth control pills 21 pack or my thyroid medicine levothyroxine?
Yes: The first 1-3 months on the BC pill can be irregular while your body adjusts to the hormonal change. ...Read more
Currently, I am taking birth control pills. I was wondering if the diet pill Garcinia Cambogia would affect my birth control in any way? As in, would it make my birth control pill less effective and thus, creating more of a chance to get pregnant?
No: it will have no effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will diet pills negatively interact with the birth control insert nexplanon? I know it won't with birth control pills but was curious about the insert
Can you take mega t green tea pills with birth control I have been on birth control for 3 years now, and was wondering if i can take this pill with birth control
Green : Green tea pills are not regulated by the fda (food and drug administration) therefore there has been no formal studies as far as interactions are concerned. From a medical standpoint i don't see how they would interact with birth control pills, but i could be wrong. You should note that supplements such as the one in question are not controlled or studied by the fda, therefore be extra cautious when taking them. Best of luck. ...Read more
Does amoxicillin(500mg capsules) effect the birth control pill? I'm worried it will make my birth control be less effective and result in pregnancy.
I have previously been on the birth control enpresse, but it messed with my emotions and made me too hormonal. Are there other birth control options?
I was on antibiotics while on my period, and for 2 days during my new birth control pill cycle. Should i be using alternate methods of birth controll?
Yes: Although if you miss just the right pills, it can induce you to ovulate instead. ...Read more
I just took my birth control pill and now i'm drinking a beer will that kill the birth control pill?
I plan to take Pueraria Mirifica by Nature's Answers which contains 100mg/caps (my weight is 53kg). Will my birth control pills treatment be affected?
Pueraria mirifica: Yes, pueraria can diminish the effect of your birthcontrol tablets ...Read more
If i have a fever and I'm not taking any kind of medicine, are my birth control pills still affected ??
Hi, I'm taking Aubra Birth Control Pills and I wanted to know if my Herbalife natural sleeping aid affects the effectiveness of Aubra?
No but check w ur dr: It's best to consult w/ your primary care or OB-GYN specialist. Aubra is a combo of estrogen and progestin which may cause high blood pressure and increased risk of strokes in women over 45 and those who smoke. Herbalife sleep aid has melatonin, valerian and passionflower. Valerian may stimulate GABA receptors like benzodiazepines but is less addicting. There shouldn't be drug interactions. ...Read more
Are there any non hormonal ALT to birth control pills out there? My milk production was greatly affected by the pill & I do not want another baby yet
How many period cycles are affected by taking birth control pills?I took during my last cycle & got my period,however this cycle is delayed by 8days.
Confused : Your question is confusing. Are you still on the pill? ...Read more
Do Herbalife shakes interfere with the effectiveness of Lo Loestrin fe birth control pills, since the shakes are made of soy protein?
No: Just don't use the shake within one hour of ingesting the pill. ...Read more
Power went off in my house due to storm will my birth control pills be okay? Air is on 79 no AC??
Your birth control: pills will not be affected.Get a more detailed answer ›
How many days after taking ciprofloxacin will my birth control pills become affective again. I am taking the placebos now due to period Starting soon.
Next package: Anything that effects the effectiveness of oral contraceptives pretty much does so only for the pack you are on while using it. If you simply continued your pack while taking the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you should be protected when you start the new pack as long as you didn't miss any pills. Hope this helps. ...Read more
D you still have a chance to conceive whien you have used birth control pills for the past 6 months?
Yes.: Even with optimal use there is a 0.1-8.0% risk of undesired pregnancy on oral contraceptive pills (ocps). Ocps are completely reversible contraceptives, meaning that once you desire a pregnancy you can stop them and anticipate normal fertility for your age to follow within a few weeks. ...Read more
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more
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
How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more
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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