the most effective birth control is by using condom because it can give you up to 99% safe sex just be sure you have no allergy to latex (if you have an allergy in banana then… you are also allergy to latex). Basically not having sex. Beyond that condoms are the next best thing (but they are not 100%) (MORE)
\nHaving been through a roller coaster experience on different birth control pills myself, I'm pretty sure the answer to your question can't be answered so simply. Your health… care practitioner would want to look at your previous experiences with various brands and the hormones in those to make an educated decision about what to try next. \n.
\nThat being said, I'm on Loestrin 24 Fe and absolutely love it. I did experience some nervousness in the first month or so of taking it, but that was my only real complaint, besides breast tenderness which is nearly impossible to avoid. Of course, every experience is different.\n.
\nIf you know certain pills made you a disaster, your dr. or midwife will likely prescribe you something much different (like if a low dose didn't work for you, they might prescribe a higher dose, more traditional pill) or if you've tried both low dose AND regular pills they might prescribe a progestin-only mini-pill (but these have more cons than combination pills). Honestly, there's no right answer to this question. It's just a try-and-see sort of thing. A good doctor will understand and work with you to find the "right" one. If you've exhausted hormonal methods and have a child, try the copper IUD, ParaGuard. It's hormone free and good for 5 years. Good luck! (MORE)
No, birth control is not less effective if you smoke. Some methods can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, although the risk is still lower from being on birth contro…l than if you got pregnant and delivered a baby. If you smoke, your risk of heart attack or stroke are already increased, so hormonal birth control containing estrogenc can increase the risk even more. But it makes sense to talk with your health care provider about your particular risk factors, as every woman is different. (MORE)
Yes, birth control pills will become less effective if stored intemperatures which are too hot or too cold. Ideally, they should bestored at temperatures between 68 and 77 deg…rees. Excess moistureis not good for them either, so storing them in the bathroom is nota good idea. (MORE)
No- the only 100% effective method, unfortunately, is abstinence. Combining birth control pills/condoms/spermicide would *greatly* reduce the chance of getting pregnant, but t…here's still a small chance you could. (MORE)
No melationin is just a sleeping aid. It will in no way affect yourbirth control pills. ---------------------------------- Melatonin is naturally produced in the pineal gland …near the baseof the brain, is in your blood from a few months after birth untildeath, and in no way affects birth control. For more informationabout melatonin see the related questions below. (MORE)
YES! birth control and prednisone does not stop std's and not always pregnancy. if you are in a long term relationship and you both obviously know you have no ifections then i…t isn't uncommon to have sex without a condom. In this case still use a condom when first going onto birth control as it can mess up your monthly period and/or ovulation so a tiny slip up (if that's what you want to call it) may result in the patter of tiny feet... and you will be left saying "what happened? i was on the pill". This is also different for each individual so whereas the doctor may say it will take 2 weeks to settle when on the pill in reality it can be anything up to 6 months. (MORE)
Depo Provera, a birth control injection given every 3 months generally causes periods to stop. However, if you plan on getting pregnant anytime soon (like in next couple years…) i would probably look into other options. (MORE)
Antibiotics will completely eliminate the usefulness of a birth control pill. A secondary source, such as condoms, should be used while on antibiotics to continue the preventi…on of pregnancy. Usually the medical information on the birth control package states which medicines will interfere with the product. (MORE)
There has been some studies showing an interaction between the two medications, resulting in increase of prednisone in your body. This increase in prednisone may cause unwante…d side effects such as fluid and electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, hyperglycemia, behavioral disturbances, psychiatric reactions. Talk to your doctor ASAP if you are experiencing any side effects since starting the drugs, especially if they are unbearable. Prednisone is a very effective drug and usually short-term in use. Therefore, the doctor may keep you on it for the short duration due to benefits outweigh the risks. (MORE)
no, if the birth control pill you are taking is effective then multiple ejaculations versus one or two ejaculations shouldn't matter. the point of the pill is to halt the rele…asing of your eggs so different amounts of ejaculation should not effect this. (MORE)
Asked my Dr. hubby this question and he said that while there is no proof that BCP will make you crave alcohol less, it is certainly possible. He said when it comes to BCP the…re are SO many crazy side effects (though very few are serious) that you can never rule out any one thing as not being at least partially atributable to the pill. He also said that the side effects (good and bad) almost always subside after 3-5 months, so you should be back to normal in no time. (MORE)
No, there is no drug interaction between prednisone and "birth control pill"... but the absorption might be reduced by your medical condition... I don't know the reason why yo…u need prednisone. (MORE)
Yaz is as effective as any combination birth control pill. Taken perfectly by 1000 couples, three will experience a pregnancy in a year. Since there are few perfect couples, t…he odds are more like 3 in 100. (MORE)