birth control pill

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birth control pill

Postby hlm286 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:18 am

Does anyone know if there's any correlation between the birth control pill and MS? I've heard something about it before and just started looking into it a bit and just read they think they might be related because the prevelance of MS increased over the years from the introduction of the pill?

When I was diagnosed, I had just gone back on the birth control pill after having my first child ( around when she was a year, I also had just weaned her and was going back to work (stressful) so it could have been a number of things.) However, I had my second daughter 10 months ago and am weaning her and thinking of going back on the pill again, so needless to say, I'm a little worried. Does anyone believe the pill is safe or not for women with MS?

Any input is appreciated!

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Postby LR1234 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:18 am

I was on the pill (dianette) for many years and I actually got more symptoms when stopping it. So I reckon the pill actually helped my MS. (well dianette did anyway...don't know about the others)
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Postby flautenmusik » Tue May 17, 2011 6:11 pm

I've never been on the pill and still wound up with MS...
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Postby msgator » Thu May 19, 2011 5:17 am

never been on the pill and still MS.

always look on the bright side of life

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Re: birth control pill

Postby Lainie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:48 pm

I felt better when I was on the birth control pill than I did when off it. Keep in mind that correlation is not causation.
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