(Closed) Birth Control…High Cholesterol?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1149 posts
Bumble bee

I have no personal experience with this but one of my best friends has a genetic disposition to high cholestorol and was denied a Rx for the pill because of it.  She was very upset but evidently her doctor did not feel it was worth the risk. 

I recommend you call and speak with your doctor about this, he/she may be able to put you on a lower dose or an alternate birth control method, and/or address your cholesterol issue directly.

Hope This Helps, let us know how it turns out!

Best,
-Lori

Post # 4
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2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The pill can increase cholesterol and/or cause weight gain. So can a lot of acne medications.

I would suggest adding more fibre (soluble fibre) into your diet. Whole wheat is good, as is oatmeal, but there are lots of cereals with "psyllium fibre" in them that taste good (I hear you on the oatmeal part!) and are good for you.

If it IS genetic, however, you may have to go on medication. I would make an appointment with your physician to discuss the possibility of starting meds. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a pre-disposition to both high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My doctor took me off of birth control over 3 years ago and after being on birth control for almost 10 years prior…my body is just now stabilizing. Your BC could definitely be causing problems with your cholesterol. I suggest talking it over with your doctor. Some of the things I have been doing: drinking water like it’s going out of style, eating oatmeal (even though it’s not my favorite), packing little zip lock bags of cheerios…and trying to generally increase physical activity. Currently my bp is normal and I am off the meds for cholesterol so it works.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have high colesterol (average weight & pretty active).  Discussed the pros and cons with my doctor who didn’t think it was medication induced.  He just thought it was a genetic predisposition.  I think every case is different.  What did your doctor say?

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