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Old 09-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Question Switching from combination pill to mini pill

I have been on the combination birth control pill for about 20 years. I have been on yasmine for several years now. I take blood pressure medicine and sometimes have migraine headaches. My new doctor wants to change me to the mini pill, but I am reluctant to change. I don't take my pill at the same time each day. I am happy with the pill that I am taking, but my doctor is concerned about strokes and heart attacks because of my blood pressure and headaches. I am 48 years old and from what I have read about the mini pill, you may not have a period. I am concerned that I would not know if I was pregnant or going through menopause! She has insisted that I switch and would not refill my prescription.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Switching from combination pill to mini pill

I took the mini pill and it had no effect on my periods. I really wanted them to stop but no such luck. I got tired of taking it so I quit. But I didn't notice any of the weird side effects that women have complained about while taking it. I only quit because I got tired of having a period so I got the Mirena instead, which has the same hormones as the mini pill. Unfortunately that fell out but it was SO great to not have a period for a while! I don't know why so many women are so against that. Especially given the fact that not having a period while on the pill is totally normal and shouldn't be automatic taken as a sign of pregnancy. Only for women not on the pill does a missed period possibly mean pregnancy but not always and not for sure.

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