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Old 08-10-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Peri and the Pill

Has anyone else stayed on the Pill into perimenopause?

At what point did you stop taking them, and did your symptoms (i.e. mood swings, hot flashes) intensify at that point?

I'm not sure what that little bit (I'm on a low dose) of hormones even does for me anymore... but I'm 50 and still have a day or two of an EXTREMELY light flow after each pillpak. I'm thinking that without the pill they would stop altogether??

Can you tell me what if anything happened if you were in a similar situation?

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Old 08-10-2004, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: Peri and the Pill

Hi,

I would ask your doc first. I am on the pill and I'll be 47. I started them at around 38 or so for aweful peri symptoms. I was just writing to "Hopefully" about this. Without the pill I would be misserable. You've probably missed most of the peri goodies by just staying on the pill through meno. That's what I'm doing. It's the ONLY thing that helped me. Nothing else would work for the nasty symptoms I was getting. I have a friend who is 55 and she is on the pill and she asked her doc the same question about going off the pill. He told her "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". He said that she could end up with symptoms, etc. She's planning on staying on it another year or two.

Of course always ask your doc but the pill has been deemed safe pretty much indefinitely at this point as they are so low dose. We need the hormones at this age anyway as we don't produce our own in good quanity at this stage of life.

Take care,
Dipity

 
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