What is lybrel?
Asked by Jacquetta Hodsdon 4 months ago.
Lybrel is a brand new combination birth control pill that is the first extended-cycle oral contraceptive designed to supply an active dose of hormones every day. This pill will completely stop a woman's period for a full year. It contains 365 90 microgram levonorgestrel/20 microgram ethinyl estradiol tablets and is classified as a low dose, continuous, non-cyclic combination oral contarceptive. Lybrel was approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 22, 2007 as the first, and only, birth control pill that is also designed to eliminate women's monthly periods. How it works: Lybrel will work just like other combination birth control pills by preventing ovulation from occuring. Answered by Werner Pruessner 4 months ago.
Lybrel - Birth Control?
Is it time released?
Asked by Jolynn Nolie 4 months ago.
Lybrel is a birth control pill that delivers the same low dose of hormones every day. As with other birth control pills, it prevents pregnancy by suppressing ovulation. But ,when you take Lybrel, the lining of your uterus does not undergo the changes needed for menstruation and, therefore, you do not have regular menstrual periods or a pill period. You are, however, likely to have unscheduled or unplanned bleeding or spotting when you start to use Lybrel. The number of days each month with unscheduled bleeding and spotting usually decreases over time for the majority of women. I hope this information helps you out. Good Luck! =) Answered by Ilona Tiedemann 4 months ago.
Anyone taking/taken Lybrel?
I know what the website and all the other info says the side effects might be, but I want to know if anyone who's taken it or currently taken it has had any side effects and what they were. I'm afraid to start taking it and I want to know what to expect. Thanks, in advance
Asked by Joy Spane 4 months ago.
I have never taken Lybrel but talked to others who have, and a couple of them had problems with breakthrough bleeding (bleeding that acts a lot like a period but isn't). I have taken other brands of pills in the same way that Lybrel is designed. It took me 6 months to fully adjust to taking my pill so that I wouldn't have periods. I ended up having problems with breakthrough bleeding for a time as well and also at one point some nausea where one time I smelled something my mom had on the counter and it made me sick. After adjusting though then I was able to handle being on the pill so that I wouldn't have many problems with taking the pill so I wouldn't have a period. If you have additional questions for me please feel free to e-mail or IM me off site any time. Answered by Christa Lemos 4 months ago.
Anybody on Lybrel?
That could give me an idea of side effects/how much bleeding you have? I have read all of the data. I am just looking for someone with a personal experience. Thanks.
Asked by Candelaria Likar 4 months ago.
I'm currently taking Lybrel and have been on it for two months now - my experience has been constantly bleeding, some days having to use a pad, some days just a tampon. After having horrible periods for years, bleeding and messing up all my clothes, my mattress, cramps so bad I was constantly in tears, backache, and not to mention bleeding so excessive that I had to get an iron transfusion from loosing so much blood! The doctors say the Lybrel has to get into your system before it becomes fully effective - but I'm going to switch to the Seasonale (four periods a year) - I heard it was excellent! I have 3 childrens I am still a whole and complete woman without one! Answered by Deidre Cazaree 4 months ago.
Is Lybrel the Answer to end all "Am I Pregnant?" Yahoo Questions?!?!?
I agree there should be an automated response that says "See Your Doctor," if you're asking "Am I Pregnant." Those questions are pointless to ask. I understand if someone *IS* pregnant and says "I'm feeling nautious in the morning and some cramping, is this normal?" Then you...
Asked by Amparo Tytler 4 months ago.
I think it just might be the solution to the 400+ "I missed my period/my period is late/I had sex on my period/I didn't get my period on May 17th 2007 at 5:13pm as the sun was setting over the eastern shore when the 3 blue jays fly by my window and father is passed out on the couch, am I pregnant?" questions. Having no period will eliminate these questions from arising. Who's with me? Answered by Denisha Dippel 4 months ago.
I agree there should be an automated response that says "See Your Doctor," if you're asking "Am I Pregnant." Those questions are pointless to ask. I understand if someone *IS* pregnant and says "I'm feeling nautious in the morning and some cramping, is this normal?" Then you can actually give a valid response to assist that person, "Yes, its known as Morning Sickness and is very common in early stages of pregnancy." Answered by Leatrice Krupiak 4 months ago.
Lybrel is no solution. Women will still be on here asking, "I am on Lybrel, and I forgot to take a pill, I had sex with my boyfriend, could I be pregnant?" or "I am on Lybrel, and I have had irregular spotting, could I be pregnant?" I second the motion that Yahoo Answers creates an entire sub category dedicated to the "Am I Pregnant" questions. It's getting ridiculous in here. Answered by Jene Kiesel 4 months ago.
Dream on (I don't blame you). Women with breakthrough bleeding -- common according to the manufacturer during the first 3 to 6 months -- will still wonder aloud (eg in questions) whether they're experiencing implantation bleeding. When the breakthrough bleeding stops, or just in the absence of a period altogether, they'll wonder aloud whether they're pregnant. I'm afraid there's no way to stop those questions! I agree with a previous answer that there should be a separate section for "Possibly Pregnant" posts. I also think there should be an automated reply to the effect of: "1) If you are sexually active there is always a possibility of becoming pregnant. " 2) Pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms are identical: you could be pregnant, it could be your period coming on. " 3) No one on Y!A can tell you whether you're pregnant. " 4) Take a home pregnancy test!" Answered by Jody Stumpf 4 months ago.
A woman call still get pregnant on Lybrel, just as with any contraceptive pill. In fact, because you don't get your period with Lybrel, it would be even harder to tell whether you are pregnant, so the drug manufacturer is recommending that women on Lybrel be administered routine pregnancy tests every quarter or so. So, no...in fact, Lybrel will make the repetitive "Am I pregnant?" questions more numerous, not less so. Answered by Nella Emma 4 months ago.
No chance! The "Am I Pregnant" contingent on this site are so woefully uninformed about biology, birth control and sex that even Lybrel would not help - unless there were some way to put all of them on it without their having to remember to take it themselves or how to take it properly. "Am I Pregnant" should simply become its own category - with some dedicated MDs, RNs or other medically informed personnel willing to take the time every day to help these folks out. Answered by Leta Quirion 4 months ago.
Yeah, cause that is the answer. How healthy do you think it is to stop a woman's periods. We all hate them, but they are there for a reason. We wouldn't stop our heart or stop breathing. We were designed the way we are for a reason and the long term effects could be horrible. The FDA has been accused more than once of not doing enough clinical studies on medications and many have been recalled after people have died. Use some common sense and stop trying to drug our society up so you don't have to listen to questions. Answered by Roxy Taubert 4 months ago.
Obviously no birth control is the answer to those questions, because we still get the "I've been on the pill for 3 years, never missed one, my period isn't due for another week, I had sex last night and he didn't ejaculate inside me, but I spotted for 3 minutes this afternoon, the pregnancy test was negative; could I still be PG? questions. There isn't a cure for certain types ignorance or annoyance. Answered by Page Gronstal 4 months ago.
I'm not sure what Lybrel is, but I think maybe you need to chill. Girls ask these questions because they need peace of mind. You have NO idea how scary it is to take a pregnancy test. People come on this forum for help, not to be chastized and ridiculed. So, I'm NOT with you on this...mostly because I'm one of the few nice people who actually wants to help others. Answered by Cynthia Mccants 4 months ago.
Personally I think Seleenalfe is an idiot! And I do agree with you! Yeah this place is for advice but everybody asking the same damn question is ridiculous! Get a life people and if your really worried about it then take a damn test or go to the danm Dr.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Answered by Shavonda Pilon 4 months ago.
well thatd be good, but i think the real solution is yahoo needs to make a section titled possibly pregnant, then the people that don't want to see those questions don't have to see them, Answered by Tracee Vankammen 4 months ago.
Magic 8 ball says: *Shake shake* Why dont they post in TTC ? Or better yet yahoo make them a category! Lets just start telling all of them that they are! Answered by Jen Kruchten 4 months ago.
Questions about Lybrel?
I jut wanted to know if Lybrel was okay for peoples under 18. I am SO sick of having my period! I become ultra bitchy during that time of month and my acne getting 100% worse and I had exstreamly bad craps to the point of not being able to stand up. My period ultimently ruins my life every month. My mother, sister...
Asked by Odis Davenport 4 months ago.
I jut wanted to know if Lybrel was okay for peoples under 18. I am SO sick of having my period! I become ultra bitchy during that time of month and my acne getting 100% worse and I had exstreamly bad craps to the point of not being able to stand up. My period ultimently ruins my life every month. My mother, sister and boyfriend have all learned to stay away from me during a certin time of the month, and it's getting really awkward when my 8 yo sister asks me when I get so mad every month and I jut have to make up an excuse. I was looking at diffrent birth controls and I found Lybrel!!! I was so excited when I found it but I didn't find anything about age limit on it. I also red that spotting and bleeding is normal but on the commerical I thought I herd something about that going away like after a year or so. Was that normal in every women in the study or just some and would you exsperince bitchiness, more acne, or cramps during that? Answered by Gita Hano 4 months ago.
Whether its lybrel or another one, losing your period could help a lot. I was on nuvaring and used it so that i didn't have periods anymore. I preferred it to taking something all the time, just had to worry about it once a month. When you first lose your period, you spot for a month or two, but usually thats it and you just don't have periods anymore. When you are ready to have it again later in life, it can take a few months before it returns, but thats a small price to pay to not have it for a few years now. Answered by Avery Blend 4 months ago.
I have not taken lybrel. So i cannot support you. But I am on valtrex for herpes and it really works wonders. I have not had a virus four approximately 6 months now and that i used to get them rather traditionally. So might be move on your health care professional and ask to be placed on valtrex when you hold to have herpes breakouts. But i might wait a month or 2 and notice if it settles down, as herpes can look with hormonal alterations and strain. Goodluck. Answered by Misha Nylin 4 months ago.
talk to your gyn about this -don't forget to see a counselor to address the other issues, too. Answered by Velma Kinstler 4 months ago.
Has anyone taken the birth control pill lybrel?
im taking apri not lybrel right now
Asked by Janella Cowin 4 months ago.
I started taking Lybrel about 2 or 3 months ago. I thought it would be the best thing ever. All I could think was "yay!! no more period!!" I even threw out all of my tampons and pads. But I was wrong. Everyday I have been spotting and bleeding nonstop for over a month now! I have NEVER had my period longer than 4 days before and I wasn't expecting this pill that stops your period to make my period last longer than before. I read as the months go on women spot less and less. Also I have been getting pimples on my body and face. The worst thing of all is that I have nooooo sex drive, what-so-ever. I am going to look into changing my birth control because I don't really care for this. I guess my expectations were too high. I would also like to know how other people are reacting to taking this. Maybe it gets better??? Answered by Giovanni Hoeffer 4 months ago.
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Lybrel breakthrough bleeding?
I have been on the continous low-dose BCP Lybrel since November, and so the spotting and breakthrough bleeding have stopped. However, 11 days ago I forgot to take the pill on time and ended up taking it several hours late. As expected, I started bleeding a bit, however I'm STILL bleeding, and today it is even...
Asked by Queen Block 4 months ago.
I have been on the continous low-dose BCP Lybrel since November, and so the spotting and breakthrough bleeding have stopped. However, 11 days ago I forgot to take the pill on time and ended up taking it several hours late. As expected, I started bleeding a bit, however I'm STILL bleeding, and today it is even heavier. I keep getting cramps and I am just wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation? Please, onyl answers from people on similar continous BCP pills, or those with a significant knowledge of them. Also, do not advise me against taking a pill like this. Thanks! Answered by Tyson Morante 4 months ago.
I'm afraid I do not have an answer for you, but I came across your question while trying to get an answer to mine. I have been taking Lybrel for 2 months, and approximately 4 weeks ago I started having light bleeding (panty liners are enough coverage) and it has not stopped. During the past week, the bleeding has gotten a bit heavier at times and I've been experiencing cramps several times a day. Is this normal for someone taking this pill? Will it eventually go away? I'm ready to call my doctor, but I have a feeling she does not have many patients taking this pill and she may not have any answers herself. I'd hate to go off of this pill, as I am really looking forward to eventually having no period at all. Prior to Lybrel, I had tried regular birth control pills, but they did not effectively help my endometriosis. Sorry to hijack your post, but I'm hoping to get some answers too. There seems to be little information out there. The Lybrel website info. is too vague in my opinion. Answered by Veola Offerman 4 months ago.
Per the website (which you may have already looked at) this can happen, and you should contact your doctor if you have spotting or breakthrough bleeding for over 7 days. i think since it's a low hormone continuous, it's really important to take it no time, otherwise this can happen. I would contact your doctor, and see if it's a problem, or if it will stop after a certain amount of time. Answered by Janyce Albano 4 months ago.