If you were to switch to a different kind of birth control would it effect you in any way?
Absolutely. Birth control formulations vary in strength of both estrogen and progestin and in types of progestin. Changes to either of these components can cause different side effects than you may have experienced before. There isn't one answer - it depends on what you were on before and what you are taking now. You might consider talking to your pharmacist about what you were on and what you changed to. Let him/her know the side effects you are experiencing or concerns you may have.
No it is not bad to switch birth control pills. Sometimes a woman needs a different mix of hormones because pf spotting or breakthrough bleeding after 3 months,or you may have to switch brands due to your insurance company's coverage on birth control. Changing brands does not change the effectiveness, although it may change side effects for a few women. During this time of severe shortages of some birth control pills, many women are having…
generally not. birth control takes about a month to work. certain kinds are made to stop your period but others contain a week of blank pills (pills without a hormone) to allow your period to happen once a month, even while your birth control is in effect. for some people, like me, it stops your period anyway though. sometimes you have to switch different brands to see which one is right for you.
If you start the birth control pill on schedule, no later than the day on which you would have started the next cycle of the birth control patch, you are protected during the switch. If you were late in starting the pill, you may not have protection until you've taken the pill correctly for seven days.
When you switch birth control pills from the regular version to a generic how long do you have to wait before you can have unprotected sex?
When you switch brands of birth control to a generic, you are still getting the same hormones and the same dosage of hormones, the only difference is that the pills were made by different companies. If you have been on birth control for at least 2 months, it is still safe to have unprotected intercourse even though you are switching birth control. If you haven't been on birth control for at least 2 months you…
Birth control can be effective as a preventive for some Migraineurs. It can also trigger Migraine in some individuals. Different types of birth control pills effect patients differently, so it may be necessary to try several, each for several months, to know which will work the best for the individual patient.
Birth control is what is used to prevent unintended pregnancy, there are multiple different types of birth control that work in different ways, it is ignorant to say 'birth control' to mean one specific type of birth control. Without knowing what type of birth control you're referring to we cannot answer your question - some birth control does absolutely nothing to your hormones, some birth control completely shuts down your hormones.
Is it safer to switch from the birth control pill to the shot than to just start on the shot solely by itself?
It is definitely safer to switch from the birth control to the shot, as you have protection throughout. If a woman on the birth control pill gets a Depo Provera injection, she will have immediate protection against pregnancy. If a woman not on birth control pills gets a Depo Provera injection, she may have a delay in protection, depending on where she was in her menstrual cycle.