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Old 04-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Smoking and Birth Control

Hi,

I have been smoking close to 28yrs now. I am 42 and have really bad pmdd (severe type of PMS) I have tried everything from meds/supplements to get this under control. My doc said if I quit smoking I could try birth control. What scares me would I still be at a risk of heart attack/stroke even if I quit? How long would I have to quit before i could take the pill?

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Smoking and Birth Control

I wouldn't do it at your age.....IMO it's just not worth the risk

I was on the pill and was a smoker and got a blood clot in my leg when I was 30 and had to stop taking the pill and can never use a hormone based birth control again.

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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Re: Smoking and Birth Control

Yeah I am really scared of blood clots or heart attacks or stroke. There has to be something else they can do I am at my wits end. I have done medications (antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antianxiety) supplements (b6, magnesium multivitamins) nothing helps with the PMDD

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