6 Tips to Handle the Adjustment to Birth Control Pills

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Starting birth control pills means the starting of changes in your body, as it will adjust to new conditions due to fluctuations of hormonal levels in your bloodstream. Your body will need some time to acclimate to the effect of the pill, and it may not be easy for everyone.

You’re recommended to use another form of birth control (condoms) during the first week.  



If the symptoms of adjusting to the pills are starting to get to you, here are a few tips for you to try to make the adjustment period easier.

  1. Eat healthily
  2. What you eat influences your overall well-being and your hormone fluctuations.
  3. Exercise helps your body regulate hormone levels. Besides, it helps avoid weight gain.
  4. Destress
  5. Listen to music, paint, meditate, or do some yoga. All this will help you to even your hormonal fluctuations.  
  6. Take pain relievers. If you’re experiencing strong headaches or cramping, discuss it with your doctor.  

If you still have side effects after 3-4 months, you should consult your ob-gyn to consider changing the contraception method, if nothing else applies.  



Birth control, healthlinkbc.ca

Managing Adverse Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives, American Family Physician


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