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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.
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!
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.
1653487 tn?1303527762 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant side effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons." :) But they help many. Some of the newer meds have fewer side effects, and they do have XR vsersions, which are easier to take (vs. 3-4 times a day!) Well, good luck to you--I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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 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.
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 Since your girlfriend had seizure while pregnant and not, I would not expect Birth control pills to work on her epilepsy.
Avatar f tn Some anabiotic's can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, but most do not. 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.
Avatar f tn Elevated levels may be due to liver disease, but they may also be due to congestive heart failure, alcohol consumption, and use of many prescription and non-prescription drugs including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lipid-lowering drugs, antibiotics, histamine blockers (used to treat excess stomach acid production), antifungal agents, seizure control medications, antidepressants, and hormones such as testosterone.
Avatar n tn As for the low B-6 level, while some medications can cause that, including birth control pills, could also be some faulty metabolic process is goofing up your absorption of some vitamins and minerals. So, an internal medicine doctor might can do a workup on you regarding the defiency and see if anything out of the ordinary is causing that, you know, get to the root of that problem if one exists.
Avatar n tn Elevated levels may be due to liver disease, but they may also be due to congestive heart failure, alcohol consumption, and use of many prescription and non-prescription drugs including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lipid-lowering drugs, antibiotics, histamine blockers (used to treat excess stomach acid production), antifungal agents, seizure control medications, antidepressants, and hormones such as testosterone.
Avatar f tn Elevated levels may be due to liver disease, but they may also be due to congestive heart failure, alcohol consumption, and use of many prescription and non-prescription drugs including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lipid-lowering drugs, antibiotics, histamine blockers (used to treat excess stomach acid production), antifungal agents, seizure control medications, antidepressants, and hormones such as testosterone.
Avatar n tn Due to the reading I do on medications, Lamictal and Topamax are also really good epileptic meds. Does she use birth control pills? A lot of epileptic medications cancel out the effectivness of bc pills so tell her to be careful so she does not get pregnant since her body is going though so much right now. Well, that is all I know that I can share. You can google this and read more. I am sorry to hear about your daughter having to live with this. I hope she gets better. Take care.
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 Also, I'll be switching over to depakote totally soon and was wondering if it affects the effectiveness of birth control pills...
Avatar n tn I take a variety of medicines to combat these conditions. Of most concern is drug induced hepatitus. I take Baclofen, Avonex, birth control pills(to control hormones), Univasc, and Dilantin. My last liver function test is as follows SGOT 37, SGPT 43, GGTP 282. My doctors are concerned that my medications are elevating these tests. The changes in medication I have been offered are VERY expensive. I am on medicare and I suppose that says it all.
Avatar n tn Elevated levels may be due to liver disease, but they may also be due to congestive heart failure, alcohol consumption, and use of many prescription and non-prescription drugs including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lipid-lowering drugs, antibiotics, histamine blockers (used to treat excess stomach acid production), antifungal agents, seizure control medications, antidepressants, and hormones such as testosterone.
Avatar f tn if u have had headaches ur whole life r at least as long as u can remember them then how can the doc say its from ur birth control pills?
Avatar n tn Another confusing issue to me is that the movement was also referred to as a seizure. Is spinal myoclonus considered a seizure disorder? Are there any new drugs on the market that could help this problem without the side affects of depakote and when is it time to have a complete reevaluation? I'd appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks for listening to my rather long synopsis.
Avatar n tn 00 I do not drink alcohol and do not take anti-seizure medications. I do take birth control pills and Prilosec for heartburn. I also have allergies and use albuterol, Serevent and Flovent as needed. Could any of these drugs be the cause of the high reading of the GGPT? Do you think I need to have further liver function tests? My triglycerides were 158 and my cholesterol was 245 and blood glucose was 85. Thank you!
1684282 tn?1582660848 However, in no instance is it allowable to mislead and deceive addicts into leading them to believe that they are now “sober” or “clean”. These medications were first thought to be used as tapering tools off of the harder or illegal opiates, but with time, as they have shown to be extremely addictive, most addiction physicians began using them as maintenance treatment or substitution for heroin or street opiate abuse.
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!!
Avatar f tn Elevated levels may be due to liver disease, but they may also be due to congestive heart failure, alcohol consumption, and use of many prescription and non-prescription drugs including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lipid-lowering drugs, antibiotics, histamine blockers (used to treat excess stomach acid production), antifungal agents, seizure control medications, antidepressants, and hormones such as testosterone.
213617 tn?1189759421 It is frequently referred to as a T7 which means that a resin T3 uptake (RT3u) has been done to correct for certain medications such as birth control pills, other hormones, seizure medication, cardiac drugs, or even aspirin that may alter the routine T4 test. The T4 reflects the amount of thyroxine in the blood. If the patient does not take any type of thyroid medication, this test is usually a good measure of thyroid function. Here's a C&P on T3 and T4 from about.
Avatar m tn But in my case, my periods got much lighter. As a result I thought I was in early menopause. I had basically stopped using birth control. Then suddenly, within a month or two of drastically reducing my tramadol dose, I became pregnant. Unfortunately I didn't realize it until I miscarried. But please let your sister know from me that, if having children is something she thinks she might want to do some day, please try to start getting off it now.
341190 tn?1295470725 its has all the signs of seizures.shaking-eyes rolled back-and seizures will make you lose your bladder.do you bite your tounge or jaw to? the good thing is you have a warning before you seize.the dizzy-sick feeling is your warning.so when you get your warning try to get to a safe (soft) place.are you taking meds?have you had a eeg test?that would dx you.find a good neuo and tell him your symtoms and ask for a eeg.meds can get seixures in control.