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What should you do if you lose your birth control pills?

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If you have refills left on your prescription, you can refill your prescription early. If you have insurance, it is likely that you may have to pay out of pocket (the full price) because it is early. If money is an issue, you might consider contacting your doctor to see if she/he has any samples available or go to Planned Parenthood for pills at a discounted price (would need to get your prescription transferred there, though). If you have missed a couple of days, use additional protection for at least a week.

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What causes birth control pills to lose effectiveness?

Anti-Biotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Can you lose weight if you are taking birth control pills?

Yes, if you burn more energy than you take in, you will lose weight.

How long does it take to lose weight gained on birth control?

Birth control should not be used for wight loss, nor does it necessarily make you lose weight.

Will you lose weight if you stop oral birth control?

You lose weight when you burn more calories than you ingest. If the birth control pills are forcing you to overeat and underexercise, you might lose weight if you stop taking them. You could also try eating less and/or exercising more.

If a woman is 5'5 and weighs 90lbs how much weight does she need to lose for birth control?

A woman of 5'5" and 90 lbs should not lose weight. There is certainly no need for her to lose weight to go on birth control.

Can you stop taking your birth control pills in the middle of the month to lose weight?

Listen closely you need to go see a DOCTOR before you stop taking birth control pills if you try to stop by your self your asking for TROUBLE BOTTOM LINE YOU COULD BLEED TO DEATH

Are Diane pills for gaining weight or losing weight?

Diane pills are a birth control method that can affect hormones. Depending on your hormones, you can gain or lose weight. Each individual is affected differently.

I have been on birth control for 5 years. Can you lose weight after your off birth control pills?

i have for a while felt really bloted and gained over the 5 years probbobly 5 to 8 pounds not sure if it was from birth control. I always watch what I eat and am pretty active.

Is birth control still effective if it has passed its experation date?

Hi, Unlikely. Pills pass there expiration date can not be used because they usually lose there effectiveness.

Do progestin-only birth control pills lose effectiveness if taken 2 hours late?

No, two hours late is fine for progestin only pills. If you take a POP more than three hours late, you should use a backup method for the next 72 hours.

Can any medical procedures cause birth control pills to lose effectiveness?

Taking antibiotics is about the only thing I'm aware, I'm sure there is other instances, check with your doc. Needless to say that birth control itself is not 100% proof, I got pregnant with my twins while taking the pill

Do birth control pills have an effect in gain weight or loss?

Woman swear by the pill causing weight gain, but the manufactures say it is not so and as many women lose weight as gain while on OCP.

Do diet pills help you lose weight?

it depends on your body, you should ask a docter about you.

Is diet pills okay for a 13 year old?

no diet pills, because it can kill you.. i suggest you should just lose weight naturally.... :)

Would be okay to take start a pack of birth control pills that expire this month?

If the expiration date will come before you finish the pack of pills you would be better off getting a new pack. If the pill states it expires 01/14/13 don't take any pills after 01/13/13. If the pack expires 01/2013 you can take the pills until 01/31/2013. When medication becomes old and hits it's expiration it can lose it's potency, something you don't want to happen with birth control! If these pills were purchased recently you can return them for a new pack.

How do birth control pills affect your period?

Hormonal birth control works by suppressing your menstrual cycle so that you no longer ovulate, it also effects cervical mucus to prevent sperm reaching the fallopian tubes and prevents secondary uterus lining build-up so even if fertilisation does occur the fertilised egg can't implant itself in the uterus. As you no longer ovulate it means that you no longer menstruate, the bleeding that women experience during use of birth control pills is a withdrawal bleed caused by the drop in synthetic hormones when going from active to inactive pills. A withdrawal bleed is regular due to the order in which the pills are taken, and can be lighter than menstruation due to the pills preventing secondary uterine lining build-up. However you lose the benefits of your menstrual cycle.

Why does birth control pills make you fat?

They don't always make you fat; some women lose weight when taking them. They affect your hormones so naturally they affect your weight, but not every woman reacts the same way.

How can I get my 17 year old daughter to lose weight she's 17 years old on birth control pills and doesn't like execise?

There are many ways for appetite loss Or maybe take her to a dietitian or encourage her by telling her if U lose 8kg in 2 weeks I'll get u an iPad

Can you lose belly fat without diet pills?

The only way to target where to lose fat, is with liposuction. With a diet, any diet, you will lose a little at a time all over. Diet pills aren't such a hot idea. What's making you fat is your average lifestyle, and to get the weight to stay off that's what you have to change. You can't spend the rest of your life nibbling diet pills to control your weight.

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What birth control helps your lose weight?

Every birth control works different for each woman. There are many different combinations of hormones. Any change in hormones could make your body act different. Sometimes you have to see what birth control works best for you.

Did the Duggar family ever lose a child?

Yes, their first child was Joshua Duggar (the one that just married Anna Keller). After this birth Michelle Duggar resumed taking birth control and ended up losing a pregnancy due to the birth control. They consulted their doctor and realized that birth control can do this to a pregnancy.

How long will it take to lose the birth control bloat after going off the pill?

It will vary depending on the individual.

Why do diabetics loose apendages?

When diabetics do not control their illness, they will lose limbs and also lose control of their organs like kidneys and liver, because of this they will die, so it is very important that they MUST keep their disease under control, either by insulin or pills and of course regular blood work done by their physician.

If she is on birth control and i pull out what are the chances?

Minimal. But you should know that pulling out is not at all a safe technique! you lose pre-ejaculate during sex, which could make her pregnant if she wasn't on birth control, so be careful with that. But if she's using birth control, and you're both disease-free the risks are minimal. But nothing is a 100% safe, so do use a condom if you can. If you both dislike using it, you can leave it, but a condom and another form of birth control reduces the risks to nearly 0.