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Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 10:47:33

microgynon contraceptive pill?
my old pill ovrenette(sp) is having problems being manufactured???, so they've give me this one instead.
doc has ok'd it, but in the leaflet it says not to be taken if obese..am several stones overweight and not to be taken if suffering depression..am taking lustral for PND?

am due to start taking them today, but am very unsure???
any one in the know?

Aimsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 10:50:57

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BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 10:51:47

Hiya, don't take it! Half the time doctor's arn't aware of when you should and shouldn't be taking a drug - if the leaflet says "shouldn't be taken with...." then it's up to you to look after yourself . Go back to the doctor, tell him what it says in the leaflet and try another brand. I used to take Microgynon but my surgery has withdrawn it for some reason that I can't remember. I'm taking Cilest now with no problems.

FastasleepTheInsomniac Fri 08-Apr-05 10:53:05

Oh god that's the one I took - the evil one... I put on 2 stone in about 3 seconds and the headaches....oow!

vict17 Fri 08-Apr-05 10:53:40

I never had any problems with it...

BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 10:55:52

Hi Fast,

How're you feeling now? My ds cut his first tooth two weeks ago and last night he said, "quack quack" [grin}, I was so proud of him and he said it again this morning for his sisters and brother!

jampots Fri 08-Apr-05 10:56:55

my friend was on microgynon and it gave her incredible migraines where her vision was drastically affected.

Aimsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 11:04:57

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FastasleepTheInsomniac Fri 08-Apr-05 11:05:05

I can't sleeeep which is beginning to really really...suck! ... But I'm going to get out lots next week.... Your DS is sooo cute.. mine still has no teeth, he's 13 and a bit months! He's started repeating bits that I say though, usually when I'm angry and go 'what have you done?' he'll go...'done done' and 'DON'T do that' he'll grin and go 'don't don't' lol

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 11:09:10

ooh god, im on phone to doctors now to ask for different one! v.p**d off that he would give me one knowing i would put on more weight or have prob with depression

rang surgery..he's calling me back after next patient!

BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 11:12:46

Good! From my experience, I know that it's up to yourself to make sure you stay well - don't trust doctors - they have limited time to spend with patients - at one appointment my doctor didn't even bother to check my records he prescribed drugs that I'd had a very bad reaction to - good job I checked before I swalled them!

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 11:13:48

i had v.bad experience with other doc couple of weeks ago with dd so know most cant be trusted, but this one is normally really good??

BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 11:13:57

The word was obviously, swallowed

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 11:14:57

ive been on here too long, i understood first time round

BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 11:18:47

I know, it's very worrying. When I picked my dd prescription up and checked it - it was for another patient with the same name as my dd, same birthdate and obviously a different address - the receptionist hadn't bothered to check all the details - If I hadn't checked, my dd would have taken someone elses medication !.

Hope you get it all sorted soon!

p.s. Have you tried Magnesium OK supplements, I've suffered with depression and find that these supplements really work, as does taking Evening Primrose Oil

jampots Fri 08-Apr-05 11:18:50

I was once prescribed amoxycillan which luckily I spotted before getting to the pharmacy, as Im allergic to it. So went back to the docs and asked for a different anti-biotic, so he prescribed erythromycin. When I got back to the pharmacy I recalled that erythromycin shouldnt be taken with certain anti-histamines (which he had also prescribed) so I mentioned it to the pharmacist and he agreed with me so ended up just getting the anti-b's and buying other ant-histamines over the counter as it just wasnt worth going back to GP. (It was for an insect bite that had become infected).

Also the other week I was prescribed appetite suppressants and when I looked up the contr-indications on the internet it said they shouldnt be taken if you experience palpitations/tachycardia or have heart probs (which I do).

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 11:18:57

have been on overanette for years and tried loads of others before that which gave me bad reactions!, why couldnt they just cut the crap and give me overannette!

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 11:20:15

have never tried those suppliments browny?

very worrying all these tales arnt they

BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 11:22:05

I'll catch up with you later, ds is having a nap, so guess I'll have to tidy up and maybe, just maybe tackle that mountain of ironing .

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 11:23:11

ok
thanks for your advice

BROWNY Fri 08-Apr-05 11:24:25

OK, just glad I could help, take care

lou33 Fri 08-Apr-05 11:30:14

got migraine with it

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 21:13:23

different doc got receptionist to ring back and he said with all pills, you can get depression, so woulsnt change it!!!!
this is also the same one who gave my dd an asthema inhaler when she had mild croup!!!!
receptionist was very nice and suggested i go back to see my own doc on monday as it was obvious i needed an alternative!

Bonkerz Fri 08-Apr-05 21:14:57

i was on microgynon for 4 years as a teenager and also piled on the weight. I also suffered sever migraines and also developed aggresive tendancies.

Evesmama Fri 08-Apr-05 21:16:21

am def not taking it!!
already need to lose enough weight, cant put more on!
used to take one beginning with F when i was younger and i constantly had my head in the cupboards!!!

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