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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more

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Im on doryx for acne can I start desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Im on doryx for acne can I start desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Doryx (doxycycline): This is antibiotic, Doxycycline commonly prescribed for inflamed, infected acne. It does not prevent Acne with long term use. Why are you starting birth control pills? how long do you plan to be on the antibiotics? How old are you? I'm assuming you are female but you didn't even provide us with that information. All antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills so use barrier as well. ...Read more

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Why am I having spotting and some bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Why am I having spotting and some bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Normal: Spotting can occur for the first three months you are on the pill. If bleeding occurs for longer than this consult your physician. ...Read more

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Why would I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Why would  I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Birth control pill s: It is not unusual as with any pill to have irregular spotting especially in the first few months of use as your body accustoms itself hormonally. Remember to try to take the pill the same time daily as they are low dose and may cause irregular bleeding because of this alone. ...Read more

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What's better for birth control: alesse or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

What's better for birth control: alesse or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Everyone is differen: At your age i would prescribe loloestrin as that has the lowest estrogen dose 10mcg estrogen which is the safes, t the lower the estrogen the less chance of blood clot , etc., but if u do not want fertilty at your age I do in office tubal sterilization, 5 minutes easy to do no incisions, then you can get an in office endometrial ablation - takes 8 minutes so no more periods, u won't need the pill. ...Read more

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While on levlen ED i had no side effects as soon as i switched over to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) i had fatigue moody angry and emotional but Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is lower dose than levlen?

While on levlen ED i had no side effects as soon as i switched over to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) i had fatigue moody angry  and emotional but Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is lower dose than levlen?

Different progestero: There are two different hormones in bcp. Though Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has less estrogen than levlen, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a different progesterone. When women have mood swings on bcp it is usually from the type of progesterone. Sounds like you feel better on the hormones in levlen, and it is a good bcp. Go back to it, or speak with your doc about a pill with the same Progesterone as levlen. ...Read more

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Expert reviews on loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Expert reviews on loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Pretty standard OCP: Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination estrogen/progestin birth control pill that has similar success rates, tolerability and risks as other combination ocp's. Good choice for many patients. ...Read more

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I have taken Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for the last 7-8 yrs. I have had varicose vein removal (leg) and experience monthly migraines. Could Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be causing it?

I have taken Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for the last 7-8 yrs. I have had varicose vein removal (leg) and experience monthly migraines.  Could Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be causing it?

Unlikely: While contraceptive pills may slightly increase your risk of blood clots, this is different from varicose veins which are likely unrelated. If the migraines happen around the time of your monthly bleed, consider skipping the placebo pills of your pack and starting a new pack with active pills instead. ...Read more

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I am taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for 6 months now. I have had gas and bloating for the past 2 months, and diarrhea/ mood swings on/off. Could beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) be the issue?

Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate): Has mood swings as a potential side effects. Gastrointestinal side effects can occur with beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate). I am not sure about the cause of your symptoms - i would discuss this with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Late periods a possible side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Yes.: Yes, as are increased levels of fibrinogen which make clots more liekly, nonethless, very uncommon. ...Read more