Patient :I am 18 and I take Quasense birth control, I have been taking it for almost 5 months now. I take it because my period cramps and sickness I get is really bad and this was supposed to help regulate it. The first three months I was on it I didn't feel good very often and I had a period for 8 weeks straight. Now that I have started my next package (packages have three months in them) it has been better except for the fact that sometimes I feel very nauseous in the morning. I don't actually ever puke but I get really over heated and I feel sick to my stomach and like I am going to pass out for the next hour to 3 hours that morning. All summer I have been taking it around 12 at night because that is a consistent time I can take it. This works fine unless I get up earlier than 9. Why is this? Should I take it at an earlier time at night? I Have to get up at 6:30 everyday for school so I need to figure out sometime to work quick so I don't miss any more school for being sick! Is the birth contorl not working for me well or is there a better time to take it? Please help!
Thank you for your query.
Morning sickness caused by the birth control pills is because of the hormone like contents in them. They contain estrogen & progesterone like hormones which are synthesized naturally in the body. It is advisable that you take the pill just before or during the meal to overcome this side-effect , such that the pill is not too harsh on you & also this could lead to dilution of the drug. If the symptoms do not subside it is better to consult your doctor such that the pill can be changed to a one more comfortable & suitable to you. Different pills have different side-effects & each individual's response to a particular pill generally varies.
Hope that answers your query. Have a good day.
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