I just found out that I am a carrier of a Cystic Fibrosis mutation. (I found out as the result of considering being an egg donor). I have 3 siblings. We are all approaching or at the age where we are thinking of having children (in our 20's to early 30's). What are the odds that my siblings are carriers, too? I'm assuming I should tell them I'm a carrier and that they might be too.View Thread
I'll warn you right now that this is a little bit of a rant / need to vent, but I'd also like to know if anyone else feels this way:[br>[br>I've been on the birth control pill for over 8 years, on Ortho Tri-Cyclen for about 7 years. I've taken the name brand and several generics. I know that generic drugs must have the same active ingredients as the name brand; however the inactive ingredients are different and I DO have different side-effects with different brands/generics. Having been on the pill for so long and taking it every day, I notice when my body reacts differently to different drugs.[br>[br>I just got my prescription filled today at a new pharmacy with new insurance, and I was a given a generic I've never taken before - Glenmark norgestimate ethinyl estradiol tablets. After getting home and searching on this generic, I realized this was a label that issued a recall a few months ago for packing the pills in the reverse order. I called the pharmacy to see if they carried a different generic, preferably Tri-Nessa since I have virtually NO side effects on Tri-Nessa. The pharmacist said Glenmark is the only one they carry but that it's the same as any other. SO FRUSTRATING! I KNOW it's the same active ingredients but (1) I'm concerned about this label due to the recent recall issue and (2) I don't want to experience new side effects on yet another different generic.[br>[br>With name brand OTC and Tri-Sprintec, I tend to have more break-through bleeding and more frequent headaches. I don't have those problems with Tri-Nessa. [br>[br>Why don't pharmacists realize that side-effects may vary on different generics? Whenever I ask which kind of generic a pharmacy carries, I always get an attitude as if I am stupid for asking. I get the same 'generics are the same' spiel every time.[br>[br>So, I'm yet again trying a different generic, hoping to have no side effects. Anyone taking Glenmark? Anyone experience different side effects on different generics (I know I'm not the only one)? Anyone have tips for dealing with pharmacists when they always seem to frustrate you for asking about generics?View Thread
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