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Old 06-21-2003
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Some md''s are starting to prescribe oral contraceptives in such a way that can solve the two dilemas together, if you can tolerate the pill. Instead of having the "sugar pill" week, during which time menses occur, the women take the active pills for up to three months at a time. Voila, no cramps etc for the three months. This might be an alternative for you, if your md thinks you are a good candidate, and if you don''t have seasickness with the tablets. There are also the weekly patches which could be an alternative if you have the severe nausea with tablet, but I don''t believe that any studies have been done using these three months straight, so there would still be the "monthly" stuff. Hope this helps...
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