Seizure medications and birth control pills

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Avatar n tn Also, some medications (e.g., some anti-seizure medications) can affect how the pill is metabolized in the body and make it less effective. Discuss these issues with your daughter and the physician who prescribed her the birth control. Best regards, Dr.
Avatar f tn If you're really worried about pregnancy, consider a copper IUD or just use condoms with the birth control. I am on 200 mg lamotrigine and birth control pills right now.
1346146 tn?1299364097 I cant take the pill because any kind of birth control with any hormones aggravates my seizure disorder and autoimmune disease so we are looking into surgical options and since this would be my last Im ok with that. Just didnt know if anyone knows of any non-hormonal bc thats new or what your gonna do, I know im nosey and BORED!
1653487 tn?1303527762 Some women have catamenial epilepsy, or epilepsy which is directly related to hormones, and thus take birth control pills to help regulate their period, or stop it all together. Every case is so different.....many cases are not affected by hormones alone. Whatever happens, don't let anyone on the job discriminate/fire you simply because of your epilepsy. You should not feel ashamed or embarrased.
Avatar n tn Since your girlfriend had seizure while pregnant and not, I would not expect Birth control pills to work on her epilepsy.
579258 tn?1250652943 Migraine - early am - Was high intensity and used hydrocodone. Migraine - evening - Was one step lower in intensity and used tylenol with codeine Migraine - continued evening - One step lower yet in intensity and chose Advil. Hoping that going to sleep with Advil will help it go away .. hate to use prescription meds unless I have to .. it's always a gamble at this point.
Avatar n tn There are no words I can express that girls will understand, only the one's who have experienced it. I just want young girls to be aware that smoking and taking birth control pills (1 reason they think this happened to me) is no joke. My question is: Us girls are looking for a way to not get pregnant so bad, we overlook the importance of side effects. What can I do to let young girls know THIS IS SERIOUS please help me the more young girls asorbing this info can save someone's life.
Avatar n tn So, if your aunt notices growth of her meningoma and she is on birth control pills, she should seek a good evaluation of other types of birth control. I hope I helped.
Avatar f tn The first one I think was caused by hormonal shift of switching birth control pills and then going off them completely. The second I believe was a reaction to anesthesia when I had a septoplasty. Beyond those episodes of rapid thinning though my hair has been getting noticeably thinner even when I don't notice it rapidly falling out. The dermatologist determined I did not have androgenic alopecia and no problems with my scalp, etc. Thyroid problems have been ruled out.
Avatar n tn I've read online that both medications can lower the effectiveness of birth control pills. I took my last active pill five days ago, and I still haven't gotten my period. I haven't had any cramps either. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?
Avatar n tn Before we go back to the doctor for another check up, I'd love to know if her EEG results are something anyone else has seen or experienced before and if the feeling of being cold is related in any way to the migraine diagnosis or topomax? (Also, since then she has started taking low dosages of birth control pills to regulate her periods -- before she was in the hospital she had missed 3 in a row). Thank you!!
1983010 tn?1326400626 Okay forget the seizure, I have been having symptoms of pregnancy and 2 days late, I check my cervix and it is bluish and has mucus on it, I am not on birth control pills or breast feeding so it could be pregnancy, all I find on it is that it is a sign of pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Hi, Helps to read all the posts. I am 4 weeks pregnant and so worried about causing birth defects from my medications. I have been taking Klonopin off and on for the past 5 years at least a couple times of week. I also take Pristic daily. Psych Dr. wants me to stop klonopin stat. But then I faced disabling anxiety and was not able to function at all this weekend. Looking forward to seeing Ob Gyn this week to find something else to help with the anxiety.
Avatar n tn The important part of being on any medications while pregnant is to make sure that your OB/GYN is aware of all medications and the dosages that you are taking. My OB doctor worked very closely with my pain doctor during my pregnancy. Good luck and congrats on the new baby.
Avatar n tn I have been on effexor for about a year-started on 75mg and now taking max dose of 225mg. I gained 59 lbs since being on the pills and now I am curious if this could be related. I am retaining a TON of water weight (pitting edema) I started the B6/B12 combo shots Monday and 3000mg of Vitamin C..I go today to get weighed. I did feel a burst of energy after the first shot, also difficulty sleeping...anyone have any of these experiences?
Avatar n tn I wonder how much greater risk I am at to have another one with this history? I have gone of birth control pills and I am taking aspirin every day. My doctor said the only other option is a calcium channel blocker, which he doesn't want to put me on unless I get symptoms more often than every few months (which I don't). Is this the only other mode of prevention? I am not worried about the migraines themselves, just having another stroke.
Avatar n tn With the encouragement of family and friends I made it through the initial onset of the side effects and they've subsided. My headaches are minimal and my depression is under control and I haven't been able to say that in 3 years! I too have struggled with my weight due to all of the anti-depressants I've been on and off, and on again.... but this combination works for me.
1684282 tn?1582660848 I have no cravings and the baby is growing good and healthy.” This got me to realize how important it is for me to address this issue. And the issue at hand is the deception that is practiced by the “Addiction Physicians” and “Rehab Clinics” that have sprung up like mushrooms throughout United States in the last twenty years.
Avatar f tn I now am eating everything and even though I am cognizant of the problem and reasons I can't seem to control it! I'm going to gym and doing as much as I can, since I have had two total hip replacements in five months! It's hard to get motivated don't seem to have the energy now as I did on tramadol! BEWARE OF THIS DRUG! Be sure u wean off in a controlled manner and just because u r no longer taking the drug your troubles r not over!
Avatar n tn If you become pregnant, do not stop your medication without consulting a doctor. Regarding Dilantin and birth control pills, you should inform your gynecologist you are on Dilantin, and they should be able to adjust your birth control regimen. If you are in the area, we have a wonderful comprehensive epilepsy center at the Cleveland Clinic. An appointment can be made by calling 1-800-CCF-CARE. Good luck.
544292 tn?1268886268 Have seen several people have seizures when TAKING tramadol. AND, every tramadol related seizure I saw did not seem related to how high a dose the person was taking; RATHER was in instances where someone markedly INCREASED their dose. I think the confusion is in that seizures are common when withdrawing from sedatives (alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazapines etc). Rare in opiate withdrawal.
Avatar n tn You could also try contacting a pharmacy and they may know or call poison control and ask them they may only tell you if you've already taken it.
Avatar n tn Good luck to everyone in having their cysts treated - surgery for pineal cysts can be pretty rough, but it definitely beats the alternative of living in constant pain and fear. My spouse spent months lying in bed in the dark and on narcotics to try to control the pain. The surgery alleviated the symptoms and has allowed my spouse to return to a relatively normal life.
1098760 tn?1266451497 * While these medications are usually very effective, they have significant side effects that should be discussed with your doctor, especially if you are planning to become pregnant or if you are using birth control pills. * Some AEDs, for example, may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. * Some AEDs may increase bone loss, contributing to osteoporosis. * Common side effects of AEDs include impaired cognitive function, dizziness, and sedation.
Avatar n tn I also take Synthroid 112mcg and Ortho Tricylene birth control pills. The depression is no longer a problem for me, but the doctor says I need to remain on Zoloft for at least six months to prevent a reoccurance. For the last week and a half I have been experiencing what I consider to be a great deal of short term memory loss. Such as beginning a conversation and completely forgetting what my point was. The thought is totally gone as if I never had it to begin with.
Avatar n tn In the last several months I have tried to control portions and exercise. Each day I swim a mile and a half. This was taking up to 50 minutes (I'm getting much faster though). I consume about 1500 calories. have I lost anything? No. As I wean off of Effexor (to resume another drug) I deal with the withdrawal. I just hope my efforts to lose the 20 lbs (or even 10!!!) will be more successful during my short drug free stint.
Avatar f tn Metronidazole (Flagyl) is what is usually used to treat BV and it does not has not been shown to decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Because some antibiotics like rifampin used to treat tuberculosis may decrease the effectiveness of birth control some providers are just more comfortable telling people they should use an additional back up birth control method on any antibiotics.
503727 tn?1210442710 I feel so unstable, and when I say unstable, I mean I feel like I cannot control anything and my panic and anxiety can just take me over. But have you ever noticed that even in the middle of the worse anxiety attack, if your in public with friends or something, you will aways excuse yourself properly before running off? I notice I do that, it's weird. Some may not, I dunno. The most important thing is that you are not alone and you are not crazy!
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome to Part 6! Please make yourself at home!