Macrobid and birth control pills

Common Questions and Answers about Macrobid and birth control pills


Ok, I know all about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> antibiotics. This antibiotic has no warning on the bottle about interfering with BC. I have been on it daily since May (the macrobid) because of recurring UTI. So i take one daily. I am also very up on taking my birth control pills. I take them religiously. We have one child, and I had to stop taking the pills to get pregnant with her. So here is my predicament.
There are two ways that antibiotics potentially can reduce the action of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills contain estrogens. Some antibiotics, e.g., rifampin, griseofulvin, cause the enzymes in the liver to increase the break-down of estrogens and thereby can decrease the levels of estrogens in the body and the effectiveness of the pills. This can result in unwanted pregnancy.
and no more worrying about missing pills or other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span>, I honestly haven't even noticed it since that first month.
Just making me extremely exhausted. I am on YASMIN <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have been since i was 13 (for my periods and skin) This is making me extremely stressed and depressed, i don't want to do anything, its taking over my life i am even unable to work. I JUST WANT TO BE FIXED!! My mum thinks it could have something to do with stress as i have just got out of the 4 year relationship (very messy ending).
What was really crazy and confusing was that this would also send my treated underactive thyroid out of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my usual symptoms of my thyroid medication needing to be adjusted were really intensified (dizziness, "hypoglycemia"). I went to no less than eight doctors (multiple GP's, Ears/Nose/Throat + an ear specialist, Endocrinologist, multiple Rheumatologists - some are not nice at all, Neurologist, etc.
Ok up to where I am at this point . . I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills for the last two months to avoid pregnancy so that I could have an HSG conducted. I have not missed any pills but there where a couple of days that I took the pill later than I normally did. I was later placed on macrobid for an UTI. I was told that theis would not effect the potentency of the pill by the doctor and the pharmacist. I only had sex one time with my husband. I am two days late -- never late.
The most common causes of repeated UTIs are kidney stones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> diabetes mellitus. Women who are sexually active, who use diaphragms for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>/or are past menopause are at an increased risk for urinary tract infections. Making a diagnosis of a urinary tract infection includes performing a urinalysis test, which checks for the presence of pus, white blood cells, and bacteria in the urine, which point to a urinary tract infection.
She perscribed more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> gave me estrogen creme to try. I went back two weeks later with the same urertheral pain and she referred me to another urologist. I feel bloated all of the time. I feel sharp painful senations a lot and the area where I urinate is very tender and soar. I don't have to urges to urinate at night when I am asleep. Sometimes the pain is so chronic, it is completely debilitating. Sometimes the pain is more tolerable than other times.
She examined me and said I had slightly low levels of estrogen due to the fact I stopped taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pill. She perscribed more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> gave me estrogen creme to try. I went back two weeks later with the same urertheral pain and she referred me to another urologist. I feel bloated all of the time. I feel sharp painful senations a lot and the area where I urinate is very tender and soar. I don't have to urges to urinate at night when I am asleep.
I have had muscle aches, twitching <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> numbness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tingling in the legs, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes arms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then two days ago, the weirdest foggiest feeling in my head. Flu like symptoms, and lack of sleep. and I have been kind of anxious and depressed. and I am not normally that way. I stopped the Premarin on Wed, and the Nitrofur on Thursday. Am wondering now about the synthroid. I have to call and check. They are blaming this on some weird virus attacking my nervous system that is going around.
Is it because my body is still getting use to the pills or my body just getting use to having periods again. I hate this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so does my hubby. The pills the doctor put me on are progestrone only. He told me that I probably won't have a period with them and now I am on my second period in less the a month and havent even been on the pills for a month yet. Today I am bleeding so bad I can feel it coming out (sorry TMI). I just feel really tired today.
She does take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills. She also has scolosis. Other than that she has been a very healthy, "normal" child. She is socially well adjusted and leads a normal teen life with an after school job. We are extremely frustrated and don't know what else to do. School and work absences are becoming a problem and we feel lost. Any advice?
would the portion <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> not benefits ones tolerances <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ability to still process the few therepeutic meds essential? Of course the answer is yes, butif you'd care to elaborate. Also, why do we read so much about one dose shutting peoples liver's down these days. Like the antifungals do that, some of them. How can people know what's too much for their liver when half the time the docs don't even know.
You can also get acne, hair loss, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bone density loss? Also, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills doesn't get rid of your period completely, right? So when you do have a period, won't your endometriosis come back every month?
Now they have been back on and off since May. I am not on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> (husband had vasectomy) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not noticing any dryness - yet!!! No yeast infections and the usual stress of raising two girls. Never have one when I go to the doctor but if it's still there after my period ends, I will get an appointment and get it checked. I was told a while back that it could be an allergic reaction to scented panty liners and pads so I started using unscented.
I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> at the time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I all of a sudden had this terrible depression hit me. I thought they had caused me to have a severe hormonal imbalance.. It took me MONTHS to put 2 & 2 together to realize I was also on antibiotics at the time the depression hit me. Meanwhile, I had all these other symptoms and the doctor kept giving me more and more antibiotics. I think I did 5 or 6 in a little over a year. Well anyway..
then i went to my gym, all test came back fine, went back a few times with pains in my belly, She sent me for more ultra sounds, found cyst put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> pills, still had the pain (waited afew months) then went back, she done more utlra sounds and viginal ultra sound and they found fibroids, weight was at 199, she told me she could put me on meds to force me into early mentapause (haven't done this yet), wouldn't give me much of anymore info, but suggested i go to a gast.dr.
I am 42 years old and in excellent health. 2 years ago I started having very heavy periods which increasing became worse and unable to live with. Fibroids appeared to be the issue so after a year and a half of exams (d&c hysteroscopy, ultrasound, etc.) and trying various birth control pills to control the bleeding I came to the decision to have an abdominal myomectomy (my fibroids were intramural). I had the surgery 17 days ago. Everything seemed to go great. I had a catheter for approx.
Organizing your treatment is important to avoid and gaps in schedule, prescriptions, testing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so on. But, I also realize that I think that I have more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> than I really do - the tx meds call the shots in the end, I'm just along for the ride.
They found a bacteria in my urine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I went home with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>macrobid</span>. Today is Saturday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am still having bladder infection Feelings. Is this normal? Am I just swollen and inflamed? I'm really worried that it has gone on this long.
As a result, the placenta would not be able to separate at the time of delivery, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hemorrhage could occur. This procedure is not a form of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> another method of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> control must still be used to avoid pregnancy." So it sounds like it can be very dangerous, still!
I have been taking the meds they gave me and I also started taking vitamin c, iron, lysine, zinc, and I have been applying oil of oregano if you try the oil of oregano make sure it is the real deal and only put one drop into four tablespoons of vegi oil and apply directly to ulcers it stings a little but really helps you can also get empty gel tab pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> put it in those <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take it orally I am also taking a multivitamin all of this is to boost my immune system to help fight whatever this is.
I was not treated after I gave <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> neither was my daughter. She is now 14 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> from an early age she was always very sick with croup and fever and they missed the diagnosis of asthma (didn't diagnose her until she was 13, and only because I was so fed up with her constantly being told she had sinusitis and given one antibiotic after another). She saw a pulmonologist and she not only had asthma, but also severe acid reflux that caused vocal cord dysfunction (larynegeal reflux).
an itch between my labia minora <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> majora. I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> but have been on it for years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> this is the first time I have had this problem. I also get same "chapped lips" or rather, cuts. Anti-itch cream is a life saver! But I do not want to depend on it. I do not want to suffer through the Dr if she is going to be as unhelpful as everyone has said. I have changed soaps as well but that does not seem to be related.
I'm taking myself off Ambien too. My doctor told me that I will need to stay on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>macrobid</span>, Simvastatin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Asprin for the rest of my life because of the nature of the heart attack. I wish you all the best, and hope that you are returning to a state of wellness. I know that continual pain is a very hard thing to bear. I hope my report is encouraging.
in fact the doctor who inserted it had to do so 3 times because it kept falling out. Now, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>birth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>control</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have never gotten along well <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I conceived all of my pregnancies (but one) while practicing some form of birth control. Anyway, I did not feel very well at all on Monday (after the removal). I had cramps, body aches and extreme fatigue. In fact, I fell asleep at 6pm!!
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