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#1 Whisperwind

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:05 PM

OK, I don't know how many of you may or may not be on birth control. I am, actually for health reasons. Even if you count on it for only health reasons, you need to keep in mind there are some natural herbs that can interfere with birth control. It can possibly nullify what you're taking it for, but most of all, you could end up pregnant. Guess where some of these herbs are? Diet pills! If you're on birth control, you'll want to read the label. A couple years back, I had a pregnancy scare when I was taking something with chasteberry while on birth control. Thankfully, I was not pregnant.

 

http://www.examiner....h-control-pills

 

There are several sites that can confirm this if you dig, but that's the most comprehensive list I've seen.

 

AVOID:

Black and Blue Cohosh
Dong Quai
Fennel (food quantity is too small to matter)
Fenugreek
Hops (same disclaimer for beer as fennel)
Licorice
Red clover
Saw palmetto
St. John’s Wort
Vitex (Chasteberry)
Wild Yam


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

what about natural fat metabolisers? they don't have any of the above ingredients in mine but i'm still worried


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#3 Whisperwind

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

If it doesn't have any of the above ingredients, you should be OK. If you're still worried, there are plenty of drug interaction checkers floating around the internet (try Google) that can tell you. Plug in what you take, any ingredients on the label of your natural fat metaboliser, and it'll tell you if there's a problem. Time consuming, but worth it. If nothing comes back, you're safe.


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

Wow. I wouldn't think any of those things would be in diet pills. Except for St. Johns Wort those are all herbs related to hormones and reproductive health. Some of them increase estrogen in the body, some of them increase progesterone.They will interfere with birth control though, so watch out for that. I don't understand why some of them would be in diet pills though considering things like HOPS could make a person gain weight. It just doesn't make sense that they would be in diet pills. There is no need for herbs like that in diet pills. That's lame that they would put them in there. Be careful what you take that interferes with your hormones.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:04 AM

Thank you so much for posting that!

 

I have a bit of a tip of my own to add:  I am a laxative fanatic.. and I love my colon cleansing teas...  When you are on laxatives (that includes any kind of colon-cleanse tea with senna leaves), BE SURE TO USE CONDOMS or a secondary form of birth control. Sometimes the laxatives make you pass the contents of your stomach so quickly that your birth control pills are passed out HALF absorbed.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

not a diet pil, but grapefruit juice can interfere with the pill.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

OK, I don't know how many of you may or may not be on birth control. I am, actually for health reasons. Even if you count on it for only health reasons, you need to keep in mind there are some natural herbs that can interfere with birth control. It can possibly nullify what you're taking it for, but most of all, you could end up pregnant. Guess where some of these herbs are? Diet pills! If you're on birth control, you'll want to read the label. A couple years back, I had a pregnancy scare when I was taking something with chasteberry while on birth control. Thankfully, I was not pregnant.

 

http://www.examiner....h-control-pills

 

There are several sites that can confirm this if you dig, but that's the most comprehensive list I've seen.

 

AVOID:

Black and Blue Cohosh
Dong Quai
Fennel (food quantity is too small to matter)
Fenugreek
Hops (same disclaimer for beer as fennel)
Licorice
Red clover
Saw palmetto
St. John’s Wort
Vitex (Chasteberry)
Wild Yam

 

 

why avoid saw palmetto?


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#8 Whisperwind

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

why avoid saw palmetto?

 

From a search I just ran, it can decrease the amount of estrogen in the body. Birth control pills often contain estrogen, so I imagine this might render them useless.


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