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#1 summer

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 12:42 AM

This has been on my mind for awhile now, does anyone know how reliable contraceptives are with prednisolone and the other medications that I take ( at the bottom of the post)? :unsure:

I have not wanted to ask this as it is personal and I do understand if many of you girls do not want to answer.

What works for you, and is there a particular contraceptive that interferes with scleroderma or I should avoid?

I am having alot of lung problems at the moment - being investigated for PH, everything has subsided whilst I have been on Prednisolone. I have recently been referred to see a Respiratory Physician (Pulmonologist).

I am having alot of heart palpitations as well, I felt my heart racing today whilst doing the dishes it went up to 126bpm. I am not due to see my cardiologist for another 4 weeks and my rheumatologist for another 7 weeks.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:05 AM

Celia, I was put on Norvasc for the heart palapitations. I don't know about contraceptives so I can't answer that question in regards to scleroderma. Sheryl
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:29 AM

Celia,
You could look your particular contraceptive up on drugs.com to see if there is anything mentioned there. Also, I would give a pharmacist a call on this one. They have lots of good information at their fingerstips.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:45 AM

Celia,
Is a vasectomy for the other party (LOL) an option? That would be my preference. We are already having to deal with a ton of different meds, and don't need the worry of an accidental pregnancy.
Good luck...I totally understand.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

I'm on seasonale or rather it's generic it's good. I get some cramps but I get my period only 4x/year. My women's doctor never mentioned any issues with medications other than antibiotics. Also, if you're on Letairis for PH they ask that you have another form of contraception.

There are also other pills that prevent your period for but 1x/year.

My advice, ask your women's doctor.

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