Birth Control Pill absorption/effectiveness
Posted 08 October 2005 - 05:15 AM
I decided I wanted to start the pill again. Well actually I wanted to do Depo again, but my dr. is dead set against it because of my age and the issues with stroke, weight gain, etc. that comes with it.
My question is about absorption and effectiveness after wls. I'm post op 1 1/2 years. I'm down 183 pounds with about 40 more to go or so. I have been reading and I see warnings about it not being effective possibly after wls because of diarreha or vomiting. I don't have probs with those at all. I just was wondering if y'all have any knowledge about how the pill absorbs. I know some meds./vitamins don't absorb well. I assume my dr. would have thought of that, but maybe he didn't.
What experience have y'all had or what information do you have regarding BC Pills being effective based on absorption or if that is a factor at all. Are the odds the same for us as for anyone that has not had wls?
Thanks for your help.
Posted 08 October 2005 - 05:54 AM
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 06:33 AM
You may want to have the levels checked before starting because you could be perimenopausal and may be able to use a lower dose contraceptive. Levels can start falling in your late 30's. That may lower your risks with the medication. Do you smoke?? If you do I can understand your MD's hesitancy about using it. The stroke rate is much higher over 40 years old in women who smoke.
Have you thought of an IUD??
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:33 AM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 09:00 AM
Anyway I think this is my last month taking the pill and by January we'll be ready to start trying.. hehehehe
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 09:51 AM