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Thinking about getting on the birth control pill what's the difference between combination pills and progestin only pills? Which is best for the body?

Effectiveness... Progesterone-only pills are not as effective at pregnancy prevention as pills containing both estrogen and progesterone. For this reason, they are usually reserved for women who are breast-feeding and in other special circumstances. You will most likely want a combination pill unless you are breast-feeding. See your doctor! best wishes! Read more...

What is the best progestin only birth control pill for endometriosis?

There is. No 'one' best pill for this purpose, they all work to some degree and usually it's trial and error finding a 'best' one for an individual woman. Medroxyprogesterone, megestrol, and Norethindrone are all available in the us. There are synthetic progestins not available in the us some consider to be 'best, ' but again their is no proof. Read more...

Took birth control pill 3 1/2 hours late. The pills are a combination of progestin and estrogen. Is it ok to have unprotected sex the same day?

If you want STD/STI. If taking progestin-only pills, it's imperative to take pills within 3hrs of scheduled time each day. In other words, don't wait until 27:01 after previous pill. Combo birth control pills are more lenient tho always better to stay as close to same time daily. However, pills don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/infections. So unless you want a baby or STD/STI, unprotected sex is never good. Read more...

Is a sign of too much estrogen in your birth control pill insomnia? Or is it the particular type of progestin to blame?

No definite answer. Usually more related to progesterone. Even among varying dose of estrogen in birth control pills they are all low doses, and generally even the same estrogen. Insomnia can also be a sign of lowering of your own estrogen levels as women get closer to menopause. So it may not be from the pills. Read more...

Does Diflucan 150mg (for a yeast infection) affect the effectiveness of progestin only birth control pill (mini pill)?

Probably not. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is not known to have any such affect. Indeed, the whole business about antibiotics and hormonal contraception is mostly an urban myth. The vast majority of antibiotics, taken for short courses (under 2 weeks) in the usual doses, have no effect at all. Virtually nobody ever gets pregnant on account of taking antibiotics. Don't worry about it! Read more...