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A Digestion Question

YANMD. I take a certain daily medication and am questioning its digestion (TMI within). [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Sep 4, 2013 - 9 answers

 

What was your experience getting off the pill after many years on it?

A lot of people experience intense moods and emotions while their body transitions off the hormones. After that, some people notice that their personality has changed one way or the other for good. I've real some studies that show hormonal birth control also has an effect on the kind of person you are attracted to when you are on it. Does this mean you might not be as attracted to the person you're already with? What was your experience?
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Feb 28, 2013 - 28 answers

Progestin pill side effects (especially dizziness/spotting ) duration?

I've been on a progestin-only pill to prevent pregnancy for three weeks, and I am unhappy. Wondering if anyone experienced similar symptoms, especially dizziness/hypotensive episodes and irregular bleeding) and how long they took to go away for you. (details within) [more inside]
posted by Fire on Feb 14, 2013 - 14 answers

BCP: how long to take effect?

YANAD or a pharmacist, etc., but maybe you give me some idea how long I need to take my birth control pill before it is effective as contraception. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Dec 19, 2012 - 7 answers

All those women are also x

Are there things we can say about women who do not do well with hormonal birth control as a group? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Nov 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Pill Pocket replacement.

We need an affordable and hypoallergenic Pill Pocket replacement for feeding pills to our dog. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 1, 2012 - 35 answers

Did giving hormonal birth control another go fuck up my cycles forever?

Long shot: would taking hormonal birth control (HBC) for several weeks continue to affect my premenstrual moods for several months? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

She doesn't like my preferred birth control "policy". How to compromise?

BirthControlFilter: New couple discussing our options to have better sex while avoiding babies. We're having trouble compromising and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 89 answers

No period (at least yet...) on the mini-pill?

No period (at least yet) on a progestin-only birth control pill; do I really have to go in to the doctor? [more inside]
posted by My Top Secret Sock Puppet Account on Jan 28, 2012 - 6 answers

sort of like burning your mouth with pizza, only you don't get any pizza

What exactly has happened when you "scratch your throat" by taking a pill or capsule with too little water? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 22, 2012 - 9 answers

To Pill or Not to Pill, that is my question

I'm a 44-year-old woman and I'm on the pill. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Headaches, depression, moodiness, PMS: Microgynon or Mirena

My hormones were a mess and 6 months ago my doctor suggested birth control pills to regulate them. I was put on Yasmin, and that worked great, I felt much better overall, except for the debilitating headaches once a month. I tried skipping the stop/placebo week, but that didn't work at all (severe headache and long breakthrough bleeding), and so much headache every month is not an option. [more inside]
posted by blub on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Headaches on extended pill regimen

I started Yasmin birth control 3 months ago because my doctor thought it would help regulate my hormones. The first month was rough but the last two months were great. This month I wanted to skip my withdrawal bleeding so I started another strip without the stop/placebo week. I am now on day 7 of this strip, and for the last three days I have been having a rather bad headache. I never have headaches three days in a row, and also see no other reason for them. Been outside all weekend, got enough sleep, no changes in food. I don't find much about this on the internet. Should/could I just take a stop-week now, have a withdrawal bleeding, and hope the headache goes away? (and start with a new strip next week?) Should I wait it out? Any experiences?
posted by blub on Oct 18, 2011 - 7 answers

neither pregnancy or emotional instability appeal to me!

The idea of going on the pill freaks me out-- am I being reasonable, metafilter? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Sep 24, 2011 - 39 answers

Birth Control Redux

How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Why is there more LyzzyBee all of a sudden after years of being the same?

After staying the same weight, eating the same stuff (changed a year ago but stayed the same since then) and doing the same exercise, I've suddenly put on several kilos in weight. It's quite frustrating. I have been using the same scales: they have a fat measurement thing on and while I know these are not accurate and I am not x% fat, that measurement stayed the same while my weight did, and has now gone up with it. I have cut out sweets and most snacks during the day but still gaining (2 months now). a) how can I get my normal weight and size back b) how can I cope with the disappointment and angst? [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Jun 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Amoxicillin and morning after pill

I'm taking amoxicillin for a UTI and I'm on birth control pills. I had unprotected sex. From what I understand, antibiotics could make birth control pills less effective. Will the amoxicillin affect the morning after pill also? I'm uninsured so I'm turning here for help.
posted by squirtle on Apr 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me not get pregnant and make my partner happy

Non-barrier birth control... your experiences and advice? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Apr 1, 2011 - 28 answers

How common is mood side effect on hormonal birth control?

I saw a gyno today in hopes of finding the right hormonal birth control, as I've had mood problems on it in the past. He told me that mood issues with HBC is uncommon; that he sees maybe 2 patients a year that complain of mood side effects on HBC. He even went as far as to say that he saw one woman last week who complained of it, and I'm the second patient this year, so I've met his quota for the year of women who complain about this. [more inside]
posted by elif on Mar 15, 2011 - 31 answers

Ask your MetaFilter if birth control pills are right for you!

This is a long boring question about birth control pills (specifically Yaz and Levlite) and weight gain. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

No-pill week or not?

Birth control pill: Last month I skipped the no-pill week between cycles to skip my period, but alas, it came anyway. I'm now at the end of that 3-week pack and wondering if I can safely start the no-pill week again, or if I should take the pill for another week. [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Jan 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Female Trouble

YANMD. Birth control pill (Loestrin FE) complications/confusion/questions. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Will getting off yaz bring acne back?

Weekly genital herpes outbreak. It's possible it's related to b/c pill - but if i get off, will I get my acne back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Where did my libido go?

Why has going off the Pill lowered my sex drive? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Nov 9, 2010 - 6 answers

You are not my gynecologist, but...

Ladies on the pill: Do you ever get your period late? [more inside]
posted by spinto on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

"Customers who liked Ortho Evra also liked ___________?"

If you've had good luck with Ortho Evra for birth control and also, at a different time, successfully used a birth control pill, what pill did you use? My current pill is not working for me and I need some help deciding between the multitude of pill options out there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I get my dog to take a pill when I can't hide it in food?

How do I give an anti-nausea pill to my dog when he won't eat? [more inside]
posted by emumimic on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Why did three different people in my ob-gyn office give me three different answers to this question? (Micronor birth control pill)

I'm dealing with some pretty typical just-starting-the-pill anxiety. I was prescribed Micronor today and instructed to start taking them right away (instead of waiting for a particular point in my cycle). [more inside]
posted by kella on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Well, at least I didn't miss one...

I accidentally took two birth control pills in one day - what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

See Spot. See Spot Stain.

I had a lady problem. You gave me a lady solution. The solution stopped working. Now I need more help from the best not-a-doctor-not-my-doctor around. Graphic details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Does a SunScreen Pill Exist?

Is there a "sunscreen pill" that compares to SPF 30 lotion? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Non-cavernous pill organizers

I've recently started a very-long-term daily medication. I'd like to keep the pills in some sort of daily/weekly organizer. All of the pill boxes in the drug store are of the gigantic, multiple-horse-pill, large-print variety -- much larger than what I want or need. Where can I buy/how can I make a pill box that holds just one small pill for each day? [more inside]
posted by Commander Rachek on Dec 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Borrowing birth control

'Borrowing' my friend's birth control pills for a few months. Will it be ok? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Loss of libido with Levlen/Levora?

Has anyone taking the birth control pill Levora/Levlen had a loss of libido? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Nov 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Will quitting the pill make me skinny again?

Is it OK to stop taking birth control pills without weaning off of them? What will stopping the pill do to my weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Dear Dr. AskMe, I know you are not my doctor.

I have a lady problem. Removing my uterus and storing it in my closet until I next need it isn't an option. Please help me find a lady solution. More (TMI) inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 81 answers

My Perfect Pillbox

Help me find a seven-day pill container (with a few desired characteristics, of course). [more inside]
posted by brandman on Jun 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Where is my period?

Where is my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 14 answers

How long does it really take to start working?

I've heard everything from needing to wait one month, to going through 3 packs of BCP before it becomes effective (if you don't start the first during your period). I'm about to start my second pack of Yasmin on Sunday, and with all the conflicting answers being thrown at me I'm confused as to when condoms can finally be put aside. Sure, I can wait through several more months. But I don't want to, y'know? Must I really? (Will you confuse me too, mefi?) [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Apr 3, 2009 - 10 answers

How Can I Accurately Cut A Pill

CuttingPillsFilter: I am super-sensitive to anti-depressants, but having found one that works, I'm now trying to hit the right dosage. The pills in question are round and scored in half so creating halves or quarters is easy with a Rite Aid pill cutter, but if I wanted sixths - or even better, 12ths - how could I do this? The pills I get are 15mg (lowest dose) so the only thing I can think of is a professional scale which, for that accuracy, cost $$$. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Mar 28, 2009 - 14 answers

allay my pregnancy paranoia!

Can I use the birth control pill without a condom? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Mar 12, 2009 - 39 answers

To pill or not to pill?

After almost 13 years, I'm thinking about getting off the pill. Should I and what can I expect to happen to my body? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2008 - 23 answers

What the hell?

Why don't any drugs work for me? [more inside]
posted by jumbotron08 on Jul 11, 2008 - 22 answers

I'm almost dumb enough just to try one. Almost.

Help me identify this pill. [more inside]
posted by Simon! on May 13, 2008 - 28 answers

They can't ALL be lying...

Three women I know, two of whom are pregnant and one of whom who had a baby three months ago, SWEAR that they were on the pill and taking it as instructed (same time every day, no missed pills) when they got pregnant. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Jul 30, 2007 - 39 answers

Am I going crazy, or is it the pill?

Near-manic episodes caused by the pill... or is it too soon? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2007 - 16 answers

The logistics of using birth control to regulate menstrual cycles

Can birth control prevent ovulation a day or two before it occurs? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 18, 2007 - 21 answers

Pilling the impossible cat

I've never had a cat as hard to pill as this one. What can I do to get her to take her pills? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jul 1, 2007 - 31 answers

Do not care for the crimson wave

I'm going back on the pill again and wondered what the best course of action is... [more inside]
posted by sweetlyvicious on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

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