Can I use oral contraceptives during fasting?
Many women, for various reasons, are forced to take oral contraceptives for a long time, or as they are called, birth control pills. Taking these drugs during fasting can adversely affect your health.
The wide prescription of oral contraceptives by doctors is completely unjustified and can at times do irreparable harm to a woman's health. /On the Harm of Oral Contraceptives/. These drugs quite strongly interfere with the activity of the body and are not nearly as harmless as doctors and pharmacists try to present them to us. In addition, the main indication for their purpose is the symptoms of androgen / overabundance of male hormones / in women, which are manifested by youthful acne, seborrhea, hair growth according to a male characteristic, etc. It is in this case that they can be used also for the purpose of contraception.
The use of these drugs in women without these symptoms only in the form of contraceptives is not justified and can lead to the development of various dangerous complications:
- from the endocrine-gynecological status: a feeling of tension in the mammary glands, a change in body weight, intermenstrual bleeding; change in libido;
- from the side of the central nervous system and the psyche: headache, decreased mood;
- On the part of the gastrointestinal tract: nausea, pain in the stomach;
- from the cardiovascular system: increased blood pressure;
- Skin reactions: the appearance of pigment spots on the face, increasing with prolonged exposure to the sun;
- Other: in very rare cases, there may be poor tolerability of contact lenses, as well as a number of other less significant symptoms.
Therefore, it is best to stop using these medications and use other methods of contraception.
If you still take these drugs, then the main recommendations for taking oral contraceptives during the fasting period are as follows:
- when starving short terms 1-3 days There will be no significant harm from taking these drugs;
- when starving to a crisis - 7-10 days changes in the activity of the body are already more significant and the intake of contraceptive pills, although permissible, but you need to closely monitor the overall well-being;
- when fasting for longer periods / more than 7-10 days / in the body there is a whole complex of various changes, including, including, the endocrine system. The course of the menstrual cycle changes. Therefore, taking oral contraceptives with such periods of fasting is strictly contraindicated.
It is also important to understand that oral contraceptives do not belong to the group of essential medicines and if you use fasting for the purpose of treatment or recovery, it is best not to take them and use other methods of contraception that are safer for your health.