I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?

Sprintec is one . Of many useful tools for pcos. It contains a low androgen progestin norgestimate which is useful for women with pcos and androgen sensitivity. Sprintec and tri-sprintec are the generics for ortho cyclen and ortho tri-cyclen. Sounds like a reasonable plan. Give it a try!

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Recently diagnosis with pcos and prescribed low dose birth control for tx c major breast pain, mood changes acne-. Can metformin be a better option for me?

Maybe. The hesitant response is because metformin wont protect you from getting pregnant and it will not decrease your circulating testosterone which is one of the benefits of birth control pills. Not all pills are created equal, i would suggest trying a different pill. Read more...
How long? How long has it been since you started the low dose birth control? If it's less than 3-4 months, give it some more time for body to adjust. One of the risk factors with pcos is increased circulating estrogen which can cause increased risk for endometrial cancer. If you skipped periods before, your doctor is trying to protect your uterine lining and prevent cancer. Another idea would be Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Read more...
Yes. I would definitely recommend to start metformin and weight loss program. Please discuss the options with your doctor. Good luck ! Read more...

Can meprate help me with acne I have pcos birth control gives me migraine?

Probably not. Meprate is a synthetic progestin (medroxyprogesterone acetate) used to control bleeding or sometimes in pcos to induce menstrual bleeding. There are a variety of side effects that can be annoying. Acne is one of them so meprate is not a good choice for controlling acne. Management of elevated testosterone in pcos may help. Read more...

I have pcos diagnose a month ago started metformin and ortho tri cycle I came on cycle may18 back on 29 I missed 3 birth control pills and started?

Birth-control pills. The first three months of birth control pills can cause irregular "breakthrough" bleeding. The symptoms are always worse if you are not taking your pills daily as directed. When you miss pills you will have spotting and bleeding and the pills are less effective. Once you've been back on track for a couple of months, things should regulate. Good luck! Read more...

Could I be pregnant? I have pcos, and was late taking a birth control pill a day before having unprotected sex. Also on metformin for pcos.

Take the test. If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. Read more...

I have pcos and can't afford birth control or metformin is there anything else beside losing wieght and good eating thatll help?

Exercise. Exercise is very important for pcos. It helps increase your body's metabolism. With pcos, diet alone is usually not enough for weight loss. Exercise 3-4 times per week for 30 minutes can be very helpful. Read more...
Cheap meds available. Walmart and some other pharmacies offer a good birth control pill called sprintec for $4 a month or $9 for 3 months. They offer metformin for the same price. Read more...
PCOS tx. Remember that pcos may by itself cause infertility, so bcps or oral contraceptives may help the disease but not the fertility. Metformin and some bcp are really the lower cost options besides losing weight. If expensive in usa try to get it from canada or other country with a reliable pharmacy. Read more...

I have pcos and experience acne infection every year in rainy season can I take a course of antibiotics every year as birth control gives me migaine?

May be better option. Acne is common in patients with pcos and may be due to excess male hormone (testosterone). There are other drugs that may be helpful such as spironolactone which is an anti-androgen. There are very low dose and extended cycle ocp options that may not cause migraines. Repeated courses of antibiotics may not be the best option. Consult a doctor with experience treating pcos fo other options. Read more...

I have PCOS, taking metformin 1000mg twice a day with aldectone 100, got my period twice in June 2015, had birth control pills twice that month after sex. Not getting periods since then. Gaining weight now. Want early periods! HELP ASAP!

Unclear. It is unclear what you mean by taking "birth control pills twice after sex.” I think you mean that you are taking emergency contraception. If so then that explains the irregular bleeding. Have you considered taking a regular birth control pill daily to help regulate the cycles with PCOS? This is a common approach. Read more...

I have pcos already have kids unable to conceive suffered ischemia stroke from metformin and hormonal birth control should I try Clomid (clomiphene) or femara?

Maybe either. In the us these drugs are only available by prescription, so i'd direct you to ask your own doctor. If they are available without prescription, it's your call. There are risks and side effects you should be aware of, but again its usually with a doctor to guide you. I'm afraid that discussion is not doable in a short online answer. Read more...