When to start seasonique?
I just got a prescription for seasonique (the 8th) and I am not sure when I am supposed to start it, My last period was last saturday(the 1st). The doctor said not to start it until the sunday after my next period. Looking at the calendar that will be the 1 st of next month which is a Monday so do I start the...
Asked by Treasa Nunno 6 months ago.
I just got a prescription for seasonique (the 8th) and I am not sure when I am supposed to start it, My last period was last saturday(the 1st). The doctor said not to start it until the sunday after my next period. Looking at the calendar that will be the 1 st of next month which is a Monday so do I start the Sunday after I get my period or the sunday before? I'm sorry if this is confusing the pharmacist told me to take it whenever and I just don't want to screw it up Answered by Irish Strough 6 months ago.
♥How to use Seasonique: Use Seasonique as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. An extra patient leaflet is available with Seasonique. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information. Take Seasonique by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. Do not remove the tablet from the blister packaging until you are ready to take Seasonique. Begin taking Seasonique on the first Sunday following the start of your period, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If your period begins on a Sunday, begin taking Seasonique on that day. If you are switching from another form of hormonal birth control to Seasonique, be sure you know when you should start taking Seasonique. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about how to switch from another form of hormonal birth control to Seasonique. Try to take Seasonique at the same time every day, not more than 24 hours apart. After taking the last pill in the pack, start taking the first pill from a new pack the very next day. For Seasonique to be effective it must be taken every day. Do not skip doses, even if you are spotting, bleeding, or nauseous. Do not skip pills even if you do not have sex very often. If you miss 1 dose of Seasonique, take it as soon as you remember. Take your next dose at the regular time. This means you may take 2 doses on the same day. You do not need to use a backup method of birth control if you only miss 1 pill. If you miss more than 1, read the additional patient information leaflet that comes with Seasonique or contact your doctor for instructions. You must use a backup method of birth control if you miss more than 1 dose. If you are not sure about how to handle missed doses, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms) until you talk with your doctor. Answered by Deane Vories 6 months ago.
Seasonique Instructions Answered by Leola Bartelt 6 months ago.
I prefer the quick start method, aka the start today method. Your doctor is advocating the first Sunday method. If you do that method, you start the first Sunday after your menses. I don't like this method because you might forget about starting it. It'll take one week using either of those methods for the medication to be effective. Answered by Abe Jacek 6 months ago.
Questions about birth control, seasonique?
I had a couple of questions. Today i went to the doctors and was given birth control, but im still a little confused.-I know there are 3 layers in the box, What happens if i get my period like...a week before the yellow pills? Or what if i get it during my 2nd layer? Cause i can't imagine it ending...
Asked by Sheryl Yuenger 6 months ago.
I had a couple of questions. Today i went to the doctors and was given birth control, but im still a little confused. -I know there are 3 layers in the box, What happens if i get my period like...a week before the yellow pills? Or what if i get it during my 2nd layer? Cause i can't imagine it ending precisely on that last day that the box says, so if i have like a couple white pills left and i get my period, what should i do? Should I just start over at the end of the period? Or finish the white pills? -and when is the birth control fully effective, for unprotected sex? Thanks very much. Answered by Ping Dubose 6 months ago.
hi i have taken seasonique for about two years. it doesn't matter if you are on your period or not on the period when you get to those pills. just continue to take it one a day just following the days. so even if you are on the non yellow ones and you are having a period continue taking the non yellow ones. now my doctor did tell me whenever i was on it that some ppl just are not capable of having only one period every 3 mo. so she told me that i could change the set up of it. which i ended up having to b/c unfort. i was one of those ppl. so what you do is say your on the first packet take the first three weeks like normal and then skip the fourth week where you should have your period and then the following week just continue on the reg. pills on the reg. packet. that way its just like taking the yellow ones that week. see i don't know if you know but the yellow ones are just like a vitamin or sugar (placebo) pill where they are just there so you continue to stay on your habit of taking one a day during your period times. so by not taking the normal pills its just like the yellow ones b/c none of that medicine is getting in your system for that week. so recap. try taking it like normal just one a day for at least two of the 3 month packages and if by the end of the first month of the 3rd package of the 3mo. package you are still not having your period only once every 3 months like your supposed to then you are like me and my doctor (which is why she knew what i was going thru) -you are just one of those ppl who just can't have the period every three months. but you can continue taking seasonique if it works for you just by skipping the last week of the reg. pills just like a normal one month packet (a period every month). which is also healthier for your body anyway. Well i hope this helps. ps oh i almost forgot the last part of your question. my doctor told me that you can have unprotected sex or rather it will be in effect within the first week of pills. it has worked for my friends but i always played it safe and waited the first month. Answered by Rudy Vanhoecke 6 months ago.
Heavy Bleeding While on Seasonique?
So I have been on Seasonique for the last 3 months (almost, I have 2 weeks left of my first pack) and about week 6/7 I started bleeding. At first it was spotting of dark, almost brownish blood, but it quickly progressed to a full on period-like occurance. I am on week 12 now and I have such terrible cramps that if...
Asked by Delena Cabezas 6 months ago.
So I have been on Seasonique for the last 3 months (almost, I have 2 weeks left of my first pack) and about week 6/7 I started bleeding. At first it was spotting of dark, almost brownish blood, but it quickly progressed to a full on period-like occurance. I am on week 12 now and I have such terrible cramps that if I am out doing something and I start cramping I have to sit down because these cramps are also paired with nausia and dizziness. I contacted my doctor and he said this was normal, however my body does not feel normal. It constantly feels sick. I am not pregnant, and this bleeding is really starting to effect my normal day to day routine. Before I was on Seasonique I was on Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo and had light 3-4 day periods. I am honestly thinking of switching back to that and just have normal 12 periods a year, but I am afraid that this Seasonique has screwed up my system. I got on birth control 7 years ago because I was only having 3 or so periods a year and they were always really random so I wanted a way to regulate it. My friend suggested Seasonique because she is on it and loves it. I however, am hating it. Has anyone else switched FROM Seasonique back to a regular BC pill? Or anyone on Seasonique that can offer advice/experience? From reviews I read this terrible bleeding doesn't always stop after the first month, and if I have to go through another 7-8 weeks of this it really isn't worth it to me. 7-8 weeks of heavy bleedinga and cramping 3-4 times a year.... versus 12 light, managable, no cramping periods a year.... yeah it is kind of obvious what I prefer. My Dr. told me I should just 'stick it out' but he isn't the one going through 1 box of tampons a week + pads for back up. Oh yeah, just last night I felt two really hard spots over where my ovaries are, should this be sign of alarm? I've never felt this before, so I really don't know what to do... should I go to my Urgent Care clinic offered by my doctor's office? (The visit is not covered by my insurance...) So, should I just stick it out, or should I switch back to my old birth control pill? The only good things I've noticed about Seasonique are that my breasts have actually grown quite a bit, and are not tender like they use to be. (They were so bad that sometimes evening hugging someone hurt.) Answered by Eleonore Lubman 6 months ago.
First off, whatever you do, do not stop taking Seasonique right now. Make sure you finish the whole pack or else you're going to make things worse. Basically the reason you're bleeding this much (and other women who experience the same thing) is because Seasonique is not strong enough for your body. I am coming across more and more women whose bodies Seasonique is not strong enough for. I recommend all women wanting to get on birth control try Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, and suggest that once you finish this pack of Seasonique contact your health care provider and ask to have your prescription changed back to Ortho. True, over time your body could compensate and adjust to the levels of hormones in Seasonique, but it really sounds like you do not want to risk it, at all. As for the hard spots over your ovaries, you're probably just feeling them 'cramp', however when you speak with your personal doctor, make sure to address this issue with him or her. They may want to see you, and most practical clinics will make time to slip you in between patients. There is no need to spend money going to the Urgent Clinic when what you're describing isn't too concerning, yet. For the time being I would suggest to keep using a tampon and pad (do not sleep with the tampon in when your flow is this heavy) and take Advil. If you're trying to control your cramping with Midol and you're in such bad pain, you should really take Advil as I've seen better results with it controlling bad cramps. Midol is great for the casual cramp and bloating. Advil can be hard on the stomach, so take it with food or milk if you've had upset stomachs after taking Advil in the past. Drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol as this can make the dizziness you are experiencing much worse. If the Advil doesn't work and you are still in pain, Monday, when you talk to your doctor about switching back, explain how terrible of cramps you are getting and how disruptive to your life they are and ask if he or she would prescribe a stronger pain medication for you. More than likely they will. Also explain that you tried Advil and it didn't help enough. Finally, for some added relief I recommend drinking warm, caffeinated liquids (tea, coffee, etc.) and laying a heating pad over your ovaries. Use a low heat setting and keep the heat pad on for no longer than 30 minutes at a time. Do not sleep with a heating pad on, as it can burn your skin and is a fire hazard. Best of luck to you, hope you get feeling better. Answered by Lou Rasinski 6 months ago.
Birth control.. seasonique?
Any Seasonique users? I am thinking about starting it. I want fewer periods & am not currently on birth control. I have read conflicting stories on different things such as acne- some sites say it helps clear it other sites say its causes it?Also I have read about girls having a constant blood flow like a...
Asked by Leora Trimmell 6 months ago.
Any Seasonique users? I am thinking about starting it. I want fewer periods & am not currently on birth control. I have read conflicting stories on different things such as acne- some sites say it helps clear it other sites say its causes it? Also I have read about girls having a constant blood flow like a period the first 2+ months?? So what is the story ladies? Feel free to share anything else you want to share that could be helpful too. Answered by Summer Grassia 6 months ago.
Seasonique is too darn expensive. Ask your doctor to give you a few packs of regular bc and continue to take the active pills til u want yr period. Thats exactly what mine told me to do when I asked about Seasonique today. There is also the likelihood of breakthru bleeding wen u constantly take it everyday, thats my biggest fear. I dont want to end up anemic if I decide to take all of the pills then the week off. Answered by Tabitha Tressler 6 months ago.
Took two seasonique pills late?
i took them every day just late and i am having extremely light spotting like a peach discharge with a strand or two of red when i wipe. if i continue to take my pills will it clear up? i forgot a pill once and got a full blown period and it wouldnt stopp till i quit taking the pills for a week.
Asked by Davis Milberger 6 months ago.
seasonique is annoying, isn't it? im on it and i get that discharge/spotting every day while taking it! it might not clear up until your next pack, but every ones body is different. but im very sure that that will continue for awhile, i've learned that the best thing to do is go to that seasonique website and request for them to send you pill reminder text messages. i picked a unique time 9:11 PM every night to get the reminder and take the pill, they also offer this for email. hope i helped! happy four periods a year! oh, and pantyliners and junior tampons are great for the discharge! i prefer the junior tampons, but thats just me. Answered by Chantay Spinas 6 months ago.
Seasonique side effects?
I've been on seasonique for 3 weeks and am having awful side effects; nausea, terrible moodiness, bre*st tenderness, leg cramps. I know these are possible side effects, but am wondering if they will pass with time or if I need to try something else?
Asked by Dora Hards 6 months ago.
I am on Seasonique too, I've been on it for 3 months now and i felt the same thing the first month and a half, it was horrible and my boyfriend hated me lol. I would cry over everything, and get mad over the stupidest little things. Also the pill gave me the side affects as if i was pregnant, forcing me to buy 4 pregnancy tests all showing negative haha. Yes they will pass with time, like i said mine went away after a month and a half, and now i absolutely love this pill getting your period every 3 months is great. Oh and i also had breakthrough bleeding which is very common. Since you only get a period every 3 months don't be surprised when every month around the time of your normal period you get extreme pms because your body has so many hormones that it thinks it's gonna get a period but it doesn't. Also like i said don't be fooled (if you're sexually active) that you are pregnant, because that is what the pills supposed to do it tricks your body into thinking you're pregnant so it stops your period from coming and it stops ovulation. Answered by Jesus Husar 6 months ago.
I just started taking it in the middle of January. At first I really liked it and didn't have any side effects. However, for the past 2-3weeks I've been having mid-cycle bleeding and this week was really bad..don't feel the best and having cramps. I would stick it out though cause side effects should eventually go away but I have to switch pills for an insurance reason. You'll just have to see how your body reacts to it..everyone's different. Answered by Dave Fecher 6 months ago.
the first month on birth control is going to be odd. Prepare for the period of a lifetime!!! I suggest only leaving when you have to to see how it affects you. Wear pads, not tampons. (for the first month) The second month is closer to normal than the first. And by the third, you should have no side effects. (your period will change though, obviously) My first month on birth control was horrid. I basically just took baths, naps, showers, etc. I alternated between severe depression, severe anger, and severe happiness. My roommates hid for cover. The concerning thing is the leg cramps. It may be a clot. You NEED to get that checked out. A friend almost lost her leg due to a clot yaz caused her. (she was on it for a couple years though) It's probably nothing. The clotting disorder is rare... but better safe than sorry. If you are still having these symptoms in 3 more weeks (havent gotten better at all) then see a doctor and get on another hormone. (I suggest mirena if you're a candidate for it.. the side effects are wild for the first couple months, but no lady friend for FIVE years!) Answered by Renea Malit 6 months ago.
inform your gyn & discuss non med forms of birth control. Answered by Lottie Caughlin 6 months ago.
Birth control seasonique?
hello. i am 17 years old and i am strongly considering going on the birth control seasonique but i would like to know a little more about it. so first of all, do you have to be 18 years of age to take this? do you have to go to a ob/gyn to get this? i only have my pediatrician does that matter? do you gain weight...
Asked by Nickole Strawberry 6 months ago.
hello. i am 17 years old and i am strongly considering going on the birth control seasonique but i would like to know a little more about it. so first of all, do you have to be 18 years of age to take this? do you have to go to a ob/gyn to get this? i only have my pediatrician does that matter? do you gain weight on this pill? are you satisfied with this pill? what benefits does this pill do for you? what cons does this pill do for you? thanks:) Answered by Refugio Eisen 6 months ago.
Seasonique (or any of the period limiting pills) work by basically skipping over the "sugar" pills in a normal birth control pill pack. You have about 4 periods a year and is extreemely safe. Depending on where you live your pediatrician can prescribe any bith control method with out your parent permission. In all states they can prescribe it with your parents permission. If you are not comfortable with your pediatrician then you can always go to Planned Parenthood and they can take care of you there. The pros of the pill are less periods per year and effective birth control. The cons are some women have heavier periods when the do have their period. Heidi Williams LPN Answered by Donella Cervenak 6 months ago.
I believe it takes a week of consistently taking Seasonique before it is in your system good and you can have unprotected sex. It has been years since I was on it, so I maybe wrong, but for some reason a week sticks out in my mind. If you are worried about being pregnant, wait a month and take a test, unless you start having symptoms in the meantime. Good luck Answered by Randi Pruitt 6 months ago.
Is the birth control seasonique good?
okay. im 17 and i just started taking birth control. i have only 1 week. but i found out that the birth control that i take makes you fatter than the usual, or compared to how fat other birth controls make you. i realized i really have no idea what im taking, all i know is that you get 4 periods a month instead of...
Asked by Tracie Requena 6 months ago.
okay. im 17 and i just started taking birth control. i have only 1 week. but i found out that the birth control that i take makes you fatter than the usual, or compared to how fat other birth controls make you. i realized i really have no idea what im taking, all i know is that you get 4 periods a month instead of 12. Is that good? or have you heard something extra?.. whats the best birth control out there? Answered by Felipa Blanc 6 months ago.
I have tried seasonique before. Seasonique is better than Seasonale, I think its because Seasonale hasn't been tested as much and Seasonique weeded out the problem of severe mood swings. I have done my research on both Seasonique and Seasonale and Seasonique is the better one... but they both have really bad side effects. There are pages and pages of complaints on forums about those pills. You can do your own research and get your own opinions... but basically it all comes down to reviews. It can be good to get 4 periods a year, but I dont think its worth it. The best birth control depends on how good you are at remembering to yake your pill. Low estrogen (>20 mcg's of estrogen) can cause spotting if you are late, highs cause mood swings and mediums are the best (IMO). Answered by Chieko Linnell 6 months ago.
Birth control Seasonique general questions?
Okay so i got my seasonique birth control pills actually like 3 or 4 months ago and i got some questions if you are on them or have taking them before. Well my main question is 1) Is it still okay to take them even though its been like 4 months, 2) What are ALL the side effects you had? 3) what happened when you...
Asked by Almeda Hakeem 6 months ago.
Okay so i got my seasonique birth control pills actually like 3 or 4 months ago and i got some questions if you are on them or have taking them before. Well my main question is 1) Is it still okay to take them even though its been like 4 months, 2) What are ALL the side effects you had? 3) what happened when you took your first pill on day one? 4) Did you like them? 5) Did they change you at all like mood wise maybe personality wise since it does cause a bunch of hormonal changes, 6) Did they make you gain weight, if so how much? and 7) Does it make you crampy or in pain at all???? 7) If they are no good, do i just call the pharmacy which i use publix, and tell them i need a new package except the beginning and not the 4th months supply?? Please answer all or as much info as you can thanks =) Answered by Monroe Liddick 6 months ago.
i have been on seasonique for about 6 months now and i love it, yes there are break through bleeds but mine arent heavy at all. and with the sex drive, it hasnt changed anything for me. and with my period before i only had it for about 4 or 5 days and it wasnt bad now its about 2-3 days n its still light, so all together its great i think. Answered by Zenia Brueske 6 months ago.
I need help... Has anyone else had issues with Seasonique?
I have been taking Seasonique for a little over a month. I started it because of severe cramping during my period and very heavy flow. I also have severe endometreosis (SP?), which adds to the cramps and pms. For the last 10 days I have been having very heavy spotting and severe cramping. It's very...
Asked by Brittni Chiphe 6 months ago.
I have been taking Seasonique for a little over a month. I started it because of severe cramping during my period and very heavy flow. I also have severe endometreosis (SP?), which adds to the cramps and pms. For the last 10 days I have been having very heavy spotting and severe cramping. It's very frustrating for me and my husband isnt enjoying it either. Has anyone else had this problem on this med? Do I need to try something else?? HELP!!! Answered by Coreen Carrano 6 months ago.
Seasonique is notorious for spotting in between periods - my gynecologist recommended the continuous use of a monophasic pill such as Ortho Cyclen (not Tri-Cyclen) for three months at a time to skip periods, as an alternative to Seasonique. I'd talk to your doctor about an alternative that still allows you to have fewer periods. I needed to have fewer periods because of painful cramps due to fibroids, so this might be helpful in your situation, too. Answered by Molly Henscheid 6 months ago.