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Birth control

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My Dr said no it cannot be trusted so h made me switch to something not estrogen based. Longer story that I will spare you but iud wouldn't go in due to cervical scarring I have nexplanon in my arm no issues yet. That is progesterone

 

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Regardless of what type of weightloss surgery, you should plan to use a back up method of birth control for a while. Fat cells store estrogen, as you lose fat all that estrogen gets released making oral contraceptives (which are hormone based) less effective.

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Hey! I'm 25, almost 3 years post-op. Still take A low dose estrogen BC. You'll be fine.
 
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Update, had period for four weeks with my nexplanon, when did you start pill? ,I'm.one year out in April but feel awful and tired.



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DONT TAKE BC pills. Please. My surgery team warned me about this for a long time. Your body will not absorb the hormones after the DS. I have an IUD instead.

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On 2/17/2017 at 0:01 PM, vita428 said:


Update, had period for four weeks with my nexplanon, when did you start pill? ,I'm.one year out in April but feel awful and tired.


 

Hey, sorry you still feel bad. I've been on BC like 2 years before I had my surgery. I suffered from really bad PMS. The meds that my gyno has me on is good. It does take your body about 3 months to become "regular" you also have to remember that you're ingesting a lot less calories so that could be what's giving you that lethargic feeling. Hope your feel better soon!

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