Safety should always be on top of the list of priorities for women who want to prevent pregnancy by using hormonal birth control means. There are certain safety measures to be taken with Microgynon, currently one of the safest and most effective regular contraceptive pills available on the market. The availability of Microgynon online makes it an even more popular choice among many UK women. Let's have a detailed look at some of the precautions you should take before using this birth control pill.

Combined contraceptives and deep venous thrombosis
Each Microgynon 30 ED pill contains 30mcg of ethinylestradiol and 150mcg of levonorgestrel as the active ingredients. The former active ingredient is the synthetic version of oestrogen and the latter one is the synthetic version of progesterone. Now as Microgynon pills combine two different hormonal derivatives, the risk of deep venous thrombosis (thromboembolism) is higher with them compared to single-hormone contraceptive pills. The risk of thromboembolism is higher during the first year of contraception and you should always take Microgynon contraceptive pill when recommended by a doctor.

'Second generation' pills vs. 'third generation' pills
Any combined birth control pill containing levonorgestrel (a progesterone derivative) as one of its two active ingredients is colloquially referred to as a 'second generation' pill whereas pills containing advanced hormonal derivatives such as gestodene are called 'third generation' pills. According to some studies, the 'second generation' pills pose a higher risk of thromboembolism than the 'third generation' pills. This is another valid reason for you to seek medical help before using Microgynon pills.

Post-surgical safety measures
If you have recently undergone a major surgery, you should be extra careful in using contraceptive pills. Any major surgery keeps an individual immobile for a fairly long period of time and that is not the right time to start with contraceptive pills. You should discontinue with Microgynon 30 ED if you have undergone surgical procedures. However, you can resume taking Microgynon pills a couple of weeks after complete recovery.

Precautions with other health conditions
Using Microgynon contraceptive pill can be risky with certain health conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes mellitus, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, subarachnoid haemorrhage, sickle cell disease and haemolytic uraemic syndrome. If you have/had any of these conditions, talk to a doctor about the precautions you should take when using a birth control method.

Safety measures during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Microgynon 30 ED is not recommended for women who are already pregnant. Taking this pill during lactation can lower the production of breast milk and may also cause a change in its contents. Although it is not clearly known if the active ingredients of a contraceptive pill can be passed onto the baby during breastfeeding, you should avoid taking any chances with combined birth control pills. Doctors suggest that progestin-only pills are safer than combined birth control pills during nursing.

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12 thoughts on “Lupus And Diet Pills

  1. melmiko

    How much Methrotrexate do you have to take before you have to worry about hair loss?
    I am taking Methrotrexate for my Lupus and my Dr. uped how the pills I am taking a week. I am worried about losing my hair. Does anyone know how much one can take without losing their hair?

    1. JS

      My personal experience has been that it’s not just the meds that affect hair loss, it’s also diet, exercise, sleep patterns and stress, and that because these are by nature very individual, there’s no perfect answer to your question.
      Just remember, hair loss is only something that you’ll have to worry about if you’re alive to experience it, which makes it easier to accept compared to the other option!

  2. Mikuchu Desu

    What should I do about my overextended period?
    I’m 16 and have an irregular period. I’ve been on this one for roughly 2 months. what can I do about this and what could it mean?

    1. MeepMeep

      A change in hormone levels is a common cause of abnormal menstrual bleeding. This is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

      Other causes of abnormal menstrual bleeding include:

      * Endometrial hyperplasia (thickening/build-up of the lining of the uterus)
      * Cancer of the uterus
      * Uterine fibroids, uterine polyps (small noncancerous growths in the lining of the uterus), adenomyosis
      * Medical conditions such as thyroid and pituitary disorders, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and systemic lupus erythematosus
      * Pregnancy complications — such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus)
      * Changes in birth control pills or estrogens that you take
      * Use of certain drugs such as steroids or blood thinners (for example, warfarin or Coumadin)
      * Use of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control
      * Recent trauma, surgery, or other uterine procedure
      * Infection in the uterus (pelvic inflammatory disease)
      * Bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand disease
      * Polycystic ovary syndrome
      * Stress, change in diet or exercise routine, recent weight loss or weight gain, travel, or illness

  3. L Freeman

    How to get past REM sleep. I’m so tired of being tired. I’m usually dreaming when the alarm goes off.?
    I’ve had 2 sleep studies done, no answers other than a bit of Restless Leg Syndrome, I’ve used sleeping pills, I was still exhausted in the day. I can sleep any time of the day, I’m always so tired and lethargic. Any help is appreciated

    1. Edsel

      Try to make a ritual while preparing to sleep. Go to bed at the same time every night. Change your diet, some foods cause restless sleep. Running a light fan or a night sleep sound maker (from wal-mart) would help by grounding out ambient sounds that may wake you at night. You should see your regular doctor. There are illnesses like Lupus and depression that would cause you to be tired and lethargic throughout the day.

  4. energymuse

    How long do vitamins take to work?
    I’m 18 years old, female, and i have very bad acne and hair thinning ( & hair loss). I also suffer from depression. I started taking more vitamins today to help my hair and skin. What are the best vitamins and how long do they take to show results??

  5. Chrissy H

    Does the weight stay off with Orovo Detox?
    Has anyone tried Orovo Detox for a long period of time? What are the side effects, should I take it with a mult-vitamin, and when you stop taking the pill do you regain the weight? I’m really interested in getting a jump start on my weight loss. I go to the gym etc but I am really depressed about my new post pregnancy body and need a little help.

  6. wingsovgrace

    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn’t find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I’ve been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    1. Healing Oneself

      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.


      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  7. Hope C

    Why do so many people resist the idea that food causes illness?
    If you tell someone to try a natural, organic diet free of preservatives and chemicals, they resist it, but will pop a pill of even more toxic stuff? I was in seriously poor shape two years ago with a multitude of problems, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hidradenitis and thyroid problems. When I stopped eating processed food, and eliminated wheat, soy and eggs from my diet, the symptoms cleared up. I wonder why many people don’t realize the toxins that are in commercial meats, milk and processed food? All you have to do is read the label to see how bad it is!
    I enjoy a lovely diet of fresh, organic veggies, rice pastas, fruits, fish, seafood, rice, quinoa, millet, flax, nuts, seeds, berries, etc. I dont feel deprived at all. Its the toxic artificially enhanced stuff that I am refering to. My diet is much more enjoyable and :”comforting” to me now, and my 12 year old is thriving on it!

    1. Jadis

      AMEN!! If you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.

      As to why people resist it, it’s a heck of a lot easier to pop a frozen dinner in the microwave than to cook from scratch….I used to feel that way, until we started eating cleanly….WOW. Food actually has TASTE! What a concept!

      Excellent post! Wish I could give you 10 points for it!

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