Posted by: T | 2007/03/10

Break-through bleeding

I have been on the pill for 6 years now and I often experience breakthrough bleeding, which often lasts 2-3 weeks at a time. My several gynae's over time, have tried differentspills but nothing seems to change what happens. I am however, on other medication such as Topamax, Molypaxin and Wellbutrin and my gynae is aware of this. I also know that these cann have an effect on the pill, but why does it only happen from time to time? What I would also like to know is with all this happening, does it increase my chances of falling pregnant even though I am on the contraceptive pill? (I am currently on Yasmin). I am currently not sexually active because I fear that that the effectiveness of my contraception is reduced and I would like your advice on the matter.

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Topamax in does greater than 200mg/day can interfere with the efficacy of the Pill. A different form of contraception may be advisable.

Best wishes

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