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Old 02-15-2003, 04:16 AM   #1
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hi everyone. i am new here - i was just recently diagnosed with a form of epilepsy. i am now about to start taking lamictal, and wondered if anyone knew how much this might reduce the effectiveness of the pill? thankyou in advance

 
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Old 02-15-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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Hi there

My pharmacies told my me any anticonlvant medication do affect the birth control pill. Keep in Touch and Take Care.

 
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hi I am new also. I can't take the pill because I take tegretol, which lowers the effectiveness of the pill. I can however recommend that you try depro provera. It is a shot you get every three months and works with most anticonvulsants. You either get the shot in your arm or rear. Let me suggest the rear...it actually hurts less. It is 99.9% effective and most of the side effects are the same as the pill. Also after you have been on the shot for awhile you lose your period, which I personally love. This worried me at first. I was scared I might not be able to have children when I was ready but my doctor told me most women became pregnant within 18 months after stopping the shot. I hope this info helps. Oh and it is slightly more expensive than the pill but not by much.

 
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My pharmacies told my me any anticonlvant medication do affect the birth control pill. Keep in Touch and Take Care.
Hi There its me again I am quoting myself I spoke to a other pharmacies and he said that only some anticonlvant medication affect the birth control pill. This is some example: Dilantin,Topamax,Tregretol and he did not talk about Lamictal.Sorry for the mistake.Take Care.

 
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