|Re: Birth Control Pills 8/23/00
Nov 27, 2000
I've been using oral contraceptives for a couple of years now and everything was fine until I started a combo of Sustiva and Combivir. Then I started to get periods every 21 days! My doctor has tried changing my birth control pills five times already, with no improvement. I cannot change my HIV therapy, as I'm highly treatment experienced, and this is a last ditch therapy for me. It works very well ( as far as suppression goes), although I too struggle with lipodystrophy, weight gain and loss of muscle tone. Is this effect on menstruation common or am I the only one? And what to do about it?
Response from Dr. Jackson
Brooks Jackson, M.D.
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