Norgestimate mini pill

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Avatar f tn I was on a triphasic pill for years (Tri Sprintec). It was good for keeping acne under control (which is why I originally went on it at age 20). But in the last few years I began suffering from extreme fatigue, lots of water retention, vaginal dryness, etc, and as all my tests were normal my PCP suggested the pill was causing it. I went off the pill completely 4 months ago and about 2 months after started experiencing extremely oily skin and massive hair shedding, among other things.
Avatar n tn Hellojennilei , how r u doing today ? yeah i will say yes what u thinking ,that pills definately doesn't suit on u coz these pills hv some heavy and some low pressure ,may be u didn't tolrate heavy one ,so take low pressure pills. i am also taking low pressure pills. coz my doctor suggest me this pills.i can give u the name of my pills . i started these pills from this month is good and not irriteted .
274158 tn?1276347187 Is anyone here taking the mini pill? I started it a month ago. My doctor gave it to me because I am breastfeeding. She told me to use a condom for the first month. Then when I talked with her yesterday, she told me I should keep using the condoms!!!?? What is the point of taking these pills? I know they are not 100% effective, but I thought with the combo of the pills and breastfeeding, I would be covered??
Avatar f tn can i take the mini-pill or the depo-provera injection even if i am taking other medicines such as pristiq, clonazepam, and tenoretic for high blood pressure?
689528 tn?1364135841 Just wondering about the mini pill. Is anyone taking it? I saw Tiffie that you are! How do you know when to start it if you don't get a period? Do you have to take it the same time every day? Do you get a period while on it like you do when you are on the regular pill?
Avatar f tn It's my understanding there is next to no wiggle room with the mini pill, which is why it's extremely vital for you to take it at the exact same time each day. Use back up birth control (such as condoms NOT the pull out method) for at least a week or so while the pill becomes effective again. It's hard to say if you're safe or not, but all things considered (BFing as well as birth control) you likely will be.
Avatar n tn m eighteen and recently got my wisdom teeth taken out so I had to take anti-biotics for a week and the doctor told me if would interfere with my oral contraceptives, Sprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, 0.250 mg/0.035 mg). I got the antibiotics at the same time as I started my new pack of birth control and took them both for the first week of my cycle, and I used protection until the next week when my antibiotics ran out (because, of course, things happen).
638579 tn?1233014464 Are you breastfeeding??? I have taken the mini pill after my last 3 kids. My doc only prescribes that for me when I am breastfeeding. He always says that I need a different pill once I stop nursing. And the mini pill made me bleed all the time this last time around. I'd only stop bleeding for 3 or 4 days and then start bleeding full force all over again. It was awful. I stopped taking it before I stopped breastfeeding this last time. I just couldn't take it.
192291 tn?1345400135 ok i just had a baby on february 19 2008. and im on the mini pill. im on the mini pill bc im breastfeeding. ok heres smy question about it, how effective is this mini pill?? and can i still get pregnant while on it??
Avatar f tn told me to stop taking it as it can increase the chance of a stroke - so I stopped, came on my period and stopped on the 29th of Novemember - Had an appointment on the 12th of December (earliest I could get) to discuss what my contreceptions options were, got put on the Micronor mini pill as apparently they are okay with migraines. And I started taking it straight away.
Avatar f tn Ok so i just switched from the iud (mirena) to the mini pill. Just curious do you still get a period while taking the pill. I have never taken the pill just other methods.
Avatar n tn I'm on CD 88. Took Provera and did not have bleeding or spotting within 10 days after. Did blood work and it showed FSH: 6, LH: 1, TSH: 2.54. I did temping and OPKs and I'm pretty sure I did not ovulate. Before that I was on BCP (0.035 ethinyl estradiol & 0.25 norgestimate) and had very regular periods. What next? Clomid to stimulate ovulation? Clomid followed by estrogen? BCP to reset the cycle?
Avatar f tn I have been in the mini pill for the last 8 months and we have decided to try for another baby, i have been off the pill for nearly 1 week and bled for the 1st 4 days which has now stopped. How soon after finishing the mini pill can you get pregnant and has anyone fell pregnant quickly or taken a long time and been told its because of the mini pill?
640548 tn?1340553355 Hi all. I was prescribed the mini-pill for birth control as we are not sure yet if there are more babies in our future. I took it after my first daughter was born and didn't think I had any issues. I was told my the OB that it will not affect milk production, but after doing a lot of reading I have found that there are claims of both decrease in milk as well as an increase in some women.
Avatar f tn Ok, I had my baby Nov. 1st and I exclusively breastfeed my baby and started the mini pill on December 18th and I started my proud on Christmas eve. So my question is, why did I start my period if I'm just breastfeeding and I just started the mini pill. Why am I bleeding already?
3605625 tn?1385017548 So, i know this isn't really a breastfeeding question, but since you ladies are so helpful I thought i'd ask here. At my 6 week checkup i got the mini pill because i'm breastfeeding, and i'd only been on it 1 week when i started bleeding again, like a light period. My baby boy is only 7 weeks old, and i'm EBF. Do you think this is caused from the mini pill? It seems weird to think it was my period coming back, its only been a month since i stopped bleeding post birth!
550546 tn?1249410039 My doctor prescribed the mini-pill for me until I'm done breastfeeding. Hubby and I both have our watches set so he knows when it's time to bring me my pill every night (a ritual we carried over from pregnancy when he would give me my prenatal vitamin at night). I know the mini-pill must be taken the same time every day to ensure maximum protection, hence the watches. =D But I was wondering how many of you took the mini-pill and how effective was it?
Avatar f tn I used to take tri-lo-sprintec tablet generic for (ortho tri-cyclen LO) for the past 6 six years, but in Michigan we do not have it in generic form anymore. Therefore this month i started taking Eth estradi/norgestimate and I feel very lazy and sleepy all the time and I see that I have been gaining weight. My question is is what I am taking now the same as what I was taking before because that is what the pharmacy told me?
568659 tn?1256139982 I've decide to go with Mirena as my BC but my OB wont put it in for another 6 weeks cause my uterus still isn't back down to size so for now he put me on the mini-pill. I forgot to ask when I take the first pill since I obviously havent had a period yet. Can I start tomorrow morning?
Avatar f tn Hi girls. I'm on the mini pill (still bf my 9 month old) and have been on antibiotics for a throat infection for the last week. Just as I finished taking them I realized they might have effected the pill.. Silly I know but gp didn't say anything... anyone know how risky this is? Thanks! Definitely want another bub just not yet!
Avatar m tn Hello! I recently switched from combination pills to the mini-pill because it was what the free clinic had on hand. I've been taking Ortho Micronor (POP pill) during the whole month and I've noticed some changes in my cycle. For example, while taking the combination pill, my period always arrived spot on and only lasted for 4 days. I started the mini-pill on the last day of my past period as my doctor told me to do so.
Avatar f tn I started taking the mini pill, got it at my 6 week check up. My breastfeeding doesn't seem to be affected by it at all.
Avatar f tn Trying to plan ahead for birth control, Dr said IUD or mini pill are my best two options. Never had IUD, any opinions?
2020005 tn?1628125976 My 6 week check up is in 9 days and I'm thinking of getting on micronor or the "mini pill" because I'm EBF'ing my daughter, I've read some things online about it causing terrible mood swings and breakthrough bleeding, and it not being as effective? I have the option of an IUD, which I don't want, this pill, depo, or OTC BC options like condoms, etc.