I have read that drinking concentrated valerian root tea can help ease anxiety as well as help with insomnia. But of course I found some websites that talk about its interaction with "the pill." I absolutely do not want to take anything to compromise the effectiveness of my BCP, but I also do not want to avoid a potentially very helpful herbal treatment. Any real research and validity to the claims of valerian root making BCP less effective? Thanks.View Thread
I am so sorry you are going through so much pain and have been through all of that. It definitely sounds like some negligence is involved. Did your medical charts indicate you had a latex allergy?View Thread
do you have the ability to go to planned parenthood or some other women's resource center? often they will do sliding scale fees based on income and lack of insurance.
This isn't the same thing, but it may truly be a reaction to the hormones (either her own or the synthetic hormones) prior to the onset of her period. Strangely, I get a blister (inside of my mouth on the inside of my lip in the same exact place each month prior to starting my period...it is almost a sign I will start my period).View Thread
thought i posted this...but don't see it. if it is a repeat. i apologize. i missed taking my first pill of the second week of my pack of orthotricyclen lo. i take them when i get home from work--which will mean i will be taking two at a time. is that okay to do? will it protect me from pregnancy?
also, i left my pill pack in the bathroom for one evening by mistake (husband took a shower during this period). will one day being exposed to humidity affect the pill's efficacy?
one more question, a pharmacist once told me completely missing a pill (not making it up) in a month's cycle...will not effect the pill's efficacy. any truth to that?View Thread
Sorry Gail, The board I happened to check was quiet. I respect and admire your dedication to this board and others.
Yes, blood was drawn from my child. Thank you for the clarification about saliva. The only reason I wrote I must assume the toddler is HIV positive is because I have no information to confirm otherwise. I do not believe the child who did the biting was bleeding in/from his/her mouth.
My pediatrician said he should be seen today. tlkittycat...I think that is what my doctor is concerned about...infection.
The daycare did speak with the parent/parents of the child who bit him and was told he/she is up to date on immunizations and has no known health issues (that would cause infection).
Obviously, infection is a concern regardless because it is a bite (that is why we are going to go to the doctor)...but not a known infection of any sort.
I know this would be more appropriate if posted on the HIV board, but it doesn't appear to be checked as often.
I just received a call from my daycare. He was bitten by a fellow toddler and blood was drawn. What are the risks of infection? Since we don't know the status of the toddler, we must assume he/she is HIV positive. I don't know what to do.View Thread
Hello, Currently, I take my birth control at 6 pm at night (orthotricyclen lo). I will be traveling to London (which is six hours ahead of me). I believe that is correct (I am central time). Well, I prefer not to take my bc at midnight while i am there. I just started my new pack yesterday, could i start taking my bc at 4 pm now so in a couple of weeks, I would be taking my bc at 10 pm (which i am much more likely to be awake for). This doesn't seem like it would be a problem since 1.) i just started my new pack, and 2) I am moving my pill taking time up, not delaying it.
Okay, question two (not gyno related--but baby related). my nearly 18-month year old child tripped and split his bottom lip on saturday. I used a cool wash cloth is stop the bleeding, and then I put him down with a bottle of formula (yes, he should be off bottles completely, but it was for comfort). no further bleeding, no problems eating. he has a yellowish scar developing that appears normal. If the bleeding hadn't ended so quickly--within minutes, I would have considered bringing him to the doctor for possible stitches. but now i am second guessing myself. I fear he will be permanently disfigured.
Note: I did alert daycare of the scar formation, so they are careful not to disrupt it during wiping his face after snacks and lunch.View Thread
to clarify, eating extra protein will make me gain weight faster than if i was eating the same amount of calories in foods without protein? I always thought it was an excess of caloric intake that made one gain weight (not specific foods).View Thread