I was due for my 3month injection(depo)in Feb 2011 bu didnt go i got my period in March and it stopped since then. could it be possible that i am pregnant?
I alsowould like to find out if I amnot pregnant, how long does it take for Fertipil Plus to work.
Dear Dr. Jones,
I am 45 years old and have been premenopausal since I was 35/36. I take a hormoe supplement vagifem25 MCG. However, I still have issues down there and I have a very low sex drive. Is this caused by by the premenopause? Are there supplements that I can take to bring my sex drive up to normal? I used to want it 4 or 5 times a week, now I can go a month!! I have a hard time maintaning my weight and I don’t remember things… I sometime loose my thought during a conversation. Is there something I can take to help me with these issues?
Hi Angela, i am using nordette for birth control,i haven’t missed any pill but now i am on red ones, i have already taken three but i am not seeing anything. i am having a headache since yesterday(16/05/2011).Can i be pregnent?
Thank you for your question.
I suggest that you visit your family planning sister at the clinic which supplied you with Nordette and ask the sister to do a pregnancy test for you, even if it is just for peace of mind. There is too little information given so far to determine if there is a pregnancy or not, so please follow my suggestion through with this appointment.
How glad I am to find your website as I have a questions. I was on Triphasal for 8 years now and now have to switch over to trigestrel as Triphasal is no longer available. Triphas really worked good with me any my body. Will there be a big diffrence between the two? Also I finished my last tablet on the Triphas but not in the red area. How should I start the Trigestrel now? And last question me and my Husband would like to start a family next year? After using the Triphasal for 8 Years will it take long and is it good to change to Trigestrel now?
Thanks for your help.
im trying to eat healthier so it can go hand in hand with my all round wellness.
trying to see how trully beneficiall cutting out starch would be from my diet after say 18:00.
then what would be good alternatives that would help fill me up.
then in the morning i want to have energy to wake up and run any suggestion of health drinks i can try.
i’m pregnant about 5 weeks and have been diagnosed with Viral infection. I got diarrhea, been vomiting and now got sort of “noise” (like sea waves) on my head. Last year Nov i had a bug Cyclospora Cayetanensis. Can it reoccur? What is the treatment? Will it affect my pregnancy or should i rather terminate it? I also suffer from Panic disorder with Agoraphobia and have stopped taking my meds now because of pregnancy. Had Full blood count test done and Stool test. Waiting for results. What would you recommend?
Many thanks in advance,
I would like to thank you for your response to my previous questions. Your feedback has been most appreciated. I am actually trying to have my second child and therefore I have come off the Petogen. I have however gotten my second period but a few days late but it has been a bit irregular in the sense that I do not bleed at night only during the day and have had some feelings of tiredness and nausea. Is there anything to be concerned about.
Hi Angela ...
I have been diagnosed with PCOS in APRIL 2009 (after +-5years of irregular periods every 5months if i was lucky ), my gynae has prescribed Metformin and Yasmine as at the time I did not want to become pregnant. The metformin I used but not very dedicated to it because it has horrible side effects.Ive seen my gynae in October 2010 and informed her that i now want to fall pregnant , In February I informed my gynae that after taking metformin my heart feels as tho its beating extremely fast so shes prescribed slow release metformin which ive been taking . Is there any other medication besides metfromin that could help regulate my insuluin levels , taking into account that i am TTC ? What should i ask my gynae on the next visit ? when should she recommend a fertility drug? I really dont want time to get me ... im 25 at the moment and really want a baby ... Looking forward to your response ...Shevi
Hi Angela,I have been using Nuristerate for more sonce 1999, did not have menstrual priods while using it and I stopped using it last year August 2010 and my GP advised me to use Triphasil for three moneths to get my menstrual cycle back and I used the pill till November last year.My menstrual periods are back on track every month and my hubby & I are trying for a baby, is there anything I can do to increase my chances of falling pregnant?
Hi Angela,I have been on Nordette for a few years without any problems - not one. My cycle is completely regular, with a delay of a few hours in the onset of my period making me wonder if i am pregnant! I was also switched from nordette to oralcon a few months ago. Although this did not effect my cycle and i remained regular, I did start having regular headaches. I recently had my wisdom teeth removed under local anaesthetic. Unfortunately this had to be done in two sessions because there was an infection on the one side of my mouth and I had to come back after a week of antibiotics (ampicillan). The week after taking the antibiotic I was due to start my period and it never came. I am now two weeks late but pregnancy tests say i am not pregnant. I am not sure what to make of it. My husband and I had decided to go off the pill in order to start a family after this last period was due so i am now currently not on the pill. This,however was only after the period being late. I know that antibiotics can alter the effectiveness of the pill and my husband and i were sexually active during the series of dentist visits and antibiotics. What i am confused about is how i have now suddenly missed a period after being completely regular for years and years AND pregnancy tests come back negative. Totally confused. Not been under any additional stress, no other health issues, no alterations in diet, not overweight, no other medications, nothing that might trigger missed period.
I hope you can shed some light. Like I said, we have decided we are ready for kids but this is like being in limbo and its torturous!
Hope to hear from you soon
Hi. Please can you offer me advice.
I am currently on the Yasmin pill for 5 years now. 2 weeks ago on the 4th of April 2011, was the last pill I took.(my last period was on the 22nd march 2011.) I was supposed to buy a new pack but I forgot about it and only remembered when I started spotting around that weekend. By Monday 11th April I had started bleeding like a full period. Today is now the 20th of April, which means I haven’t taken the pill for a total of 16 days. (I have not had intercourse during this time, so I know I’m safe)
My question is do I continue taking the pill where I left off, or should I rather wait for my next period and start afresh? I am married with a son, but at this stage I don’t want to fall pregnant as we are struggling financially.
I just want to get back on the pill asap!
Good day Angela,
I’m 23 now and have been on contraception pills since I was 18.
1. I have 2 questions for you - I was on Triphasel until December when I was given Trigestril as a substitute but now I often have headaches - could this be caused by the Trigestril?
2. I have heard that after being on contraception for a while it’s good for your body to stop taking it for a few months - should I do this and if so for how long?
Hi Angela, I have been put on clomid 50mg since Sept 2010, didnt use it in November because period didnt come.i had an ectopic and one tube was removed in Aug and continued since Dec.Just want to know what are my chance of conceiving as i will be taking a break from clomid. please advice on ivf and iui, want to check if i should consider this methods during the break. clock is ticking…
ive been on Trigestel for about mor eor less 4 month now no problems :) whatsoever.. All of a sudden last week i start my period and its een going on for the last two weeks now and im not even in the red block why is that?? and it just doent wana go away?? its really starting to bug me.. Please help
Good Morning Garth.
I need to ask your advise. I experience a dull ache in my foot usually an hr or so after exercise (spinning and the odd run). I am not in pain during exercise though. I do experience it on a normal day (without exercise) but it is not painful. The only injury that I can think of would be that I twisted my ankle while walking across a field a few months ago. Although, it was sore, I was able to walk on it and there was no bruising or swelling.
Who do you think would be the best person to go to for treatment - Chiro or Physio?
Many thanks for your time.
My wife was diagnosewd with trigeminal neuralgia 4 years ago, at the moment she is using Lyrica (150mg) and Tramacet. Can you suggest what homeopathic products she could use to help relieve the spasms and pain.
I would like to know if I can take pregnavit m even though I am not pregnant?
I also have been experiencing pregnancy symptoms lately.
I’m dizzy, nauseous and my stomach is unusually big and uncomforable.
I also have a pain in my side all the time, I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I’m
Scared to take a pregnostic test because of the disappointment of not being pregnant,after
a previous miscarraige.
What could be wrong with me?
Thank you for your
Good Morning Dr Megan Jones. I would really like some advice. I have been to a Homeopath with regards to my problem but progress is very slow and I am just concerned that maybe I need to be tackling the problem differently.
I have been struggling with sinus problems for a good couple of months now. I basically have continuous post nasal drip (although, it doesn’t really impact me on a daily basis - if that makes any sence). However, from time to time I get horrendous headaches which last 2 - 3 days.
I feel off balance and I have pressure by my one ear. I have been on various drops - unfortunately, as you know they have these weird wonderful names so I am not able to rattle them off for you.
I have had improvement to a point but then it just seems to return again and again.
I have been on the vega machine and it has picked up my major irritant being yeast and wheat.
Which I am currently off completely. My concern is how long do I wait to see if there is any improvement? I am concerned that I may be damaging my hearing or something and that I may need to see an ENT regarding this?
Thanks for your time.
I am currently using Trigestrel. Previously I have used Trigestrel for over a year and I did not experience ANY side-effects. I took a break from the pill for about six months, but I am back on trigestrel now for about two months. Now I am experiencing the strangest cycle and it is worrying me a lot. All of a sudden in the middle of my cycle I started menstruating heavily. But the strange thing is that it stops completely during the night and then starts again around 12h the following day. This has been carrying on for a week now. The bleeding is really heavy and it is causing me to feel faint and sluggish.I do have polycystic ovaries, but my doctor says it has not yet progressed to the syndrome. Could this be part of the problem? I cannot get an appointment with my doctor for over a month as she is very busy and the finances are very tight now. I need help now. Can you give some advice? What could be the cause of this?
A year ago I developed an allergy to a lot of things I eat especially meat, milk and bananas. And I love bananas and with meat I only eat lean meat like xtra lean beef mince and cut of extra fat on steak, and drink skimmed milk. Sometimes when I eat meat I’m okay and on other days I’ll vomit and have indigestion, having eaten the same thing prepared exactly the same way as before. I’ve even stopped drinking dairy milk, I drink Soya milk and boy is it expensive and tastes bad. I’m a type A positive. I’ve tried the “EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE” diet and really it’s not working for me, there’s too much preparation involved and some of the foods you can’t find at your local supermarket. Most of the food I like, I’m not allowed to eat. I usually choose eating brown bread with peanut butter. Because that’s the only thing I can eat, quick to make and easy to find. I only feel better if I drink suspension medicine before or after eating and really I cannot drink that all the time. Please help, what should i do.
My husband has congestive heart failure & is on Lasix because of his legs swelling up.
I give him parsley tea to drink, but want to know if i can give him Juniwa. Is it more effective or should i continue with parsley tea and lasix. Thanks Kathy B
Hi, I was on Diane from the age of 15 for acne and then changed a few times to generics, more recently I was taking triphasil for about 3 years and then changed to Nordette. About 18 months ago I started experincing a number of symptoms which lead to me seeing a gynae. He informed me that I have a prolapsed ueterus causing endometriosis and that I should continue taking Nordette as it is successful in treating endometriosis. He also said that he didn’t want to do anything else to treat me until I have had children, unless it got drastically worse. I have now been given Oralcon from the clinic and am concerned that it is not the same. I have only been taking it for 3 days and have felt exhausted, bloated and had a headache the whole time. Should I give it a chance or should I try get Nordette again - is it available at pharmacies? Do I require a script? What else can I do to manage the symptoms of the endometriosis?
Many thanks for your question - I
Hi Dr Jones. Is it safe for my 26 years old wife who has just been diagnosed with PCOS to take Glucophage parallel with Milk Thistle, Agnus Castus and also Nuvida’s Fertility Blend for women?
Good day, i came across this website and i just want to know if you are familiar with this remedies and if it’s a safe way to go. Would really like to know what you think. Thanx
My wife is currently on Cellfood oxygen. Can she have the Cellfood repair together with the Cellfood oxygen and please advise on how many drops she may start the product on.She is 50 AND WE HAVE 4 CHILDREN.JAZAKALLAH
I’m dying of lower and upper back pain. I ahve tried everything, I think. I even had an X-Ray and the Chiro didnt see anything wrong. Right now I can even feel pain on my spine and mostly on the muscles arround my spinalcord. This is very painfull. I recently boyght the spike mat from Wellness house, Kloof Street CPT. Idnt know if its helping.
It is my advice that you return to your initial chiropractor and inform him/her that you are still in severe pain .While you are there ,ask the practitioner to give you a definitive diagnosis .Possibly you have not yet had sufficient treatment or if this is not the case ,an appropriate referral is indicated ( physiotherapy and therapeutic massage often combine well with chiropractic). Very often ,muscle spasm can take days and even weeks to subside .Try avoid poor posture and unsatisfactory ergonomic positions ,long hours on the computer or your cell phone are typical causes of repetitive strain injuries and muscle spasm. Where your spike mat may be beneficial , the severity of your pain warrants the use of an anti –inflammatory and /or a muscle relaxant which can be prescribed by your medical doctor or OTC at the pharmacy.
Dr Garth Roberts
I suffer from Diverticulitis Disease and have for the past 15yrs. Could you recommend what vitamins I could take? I’m not on any medication at present.
I had a full hysterectomy in June 2010. The dr put me on estrofen 1mg. Since June up to now, I’ve been picking up wait - almost 12kg’s. I’ve tried some diet medication that my GP prescribe and went to the gym for 2months, but did not even lost 1kg. I am feeling depressed and my moodswings are also not what it used to be. I am desperate for help, because I cannot go on like this anymore.
i was given Lachesis 30CH 5 x envelopes and Dioscorea Villosa drops, i do not doubt the Dr, but what is for what? All i wanted was HRT = the bad day and night body sweats and extreme hot flushes. Is this the correct medication?
i have these white selenium spots all over my face it looks like white heads but its selenium build up spots how can i get rid of them please i am desperate
my period is late and my pregnency test came negative iam using iron tablets its 10 days late period is there any chance of getting pregnent iam worrying please help me
Please can you advise me if there is any way I can get birth control over the counter without a script?
I have been on Mirelle for 6 months now (with great success) and when I called my GP for a repeat script they told me she had left and I would have to come in for a full physical, including a pap smear etc. I have not been on a medical aid for nearly a year now due to my husband being retrenched and honestly can’t afford the expense.
I find it crazy that in our country we can’t get birth control without a script (or even for free) when there are so many unwanted pregnancy’s.
Thank you for your query. I fully comprehend your dilemma. Mirelle has to be prescripted by a medical doctor - it is not provided elsewhere without this piece of paper. The new replacement GP has advised you correctly, as according to legislation this is how she must practice for your particular request.
My instinct is to advise you to stay with Mirelle as it has suited you so perfectly.
However, there is a way round for you due to unwanted costs. If you look up the municipal clinic services in your area, telephone and request of the nursing sister on duty if she provides government family planning, and on what days this service is provided. Also ask if she works on an appointment basis. Family planning as a service is free, although some areas may charge a small fee - don't forget to ask! There are many women who cannot afford family planning privately, and the government service is there for this reason.
As Mirelle is only prescripted by a general practitioner or gynaecologist, Nordette may be the most suitable contraceptive pill under government family planning, as an alternative for you.
All the best of luck!
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Hi i am 47 years old and have dark marks on my cheeks. I am using iklen serum(recommended by my gynea) and i now want to purchase the iklen rucinol dipigmentation cream. where can i purcase product as i live in durban.please help
Is there any way to reverse grey hair naturally? I’ve heard of things such as wheatgrass, B-vitamins, the Chinese herb He Shou Wu, molasses and amla paste. Any comments?
There is no scientific proof that grey hair such as Chinaherb - Replenish Essence (this product consists of the Chinese herb He Shou Wu and other ), and Inositol (a B-type vitamin). These products help reduce early appearance of white and grey hair. can be reversed, however we do have natural products that assist in reducing the onset of
There are certain conditions that may cause early onset of grey hair such as Vitamin B12-deficiency Anaemia, Thyroid disease, Vitiligo, Early Menopause and smnoking. Addressing and treating these may help prevent or reduce the occurrence of grey hair.
Amla paste (to apply topically), wheat grass and blackstrap molasses are herbs&foods that may help with premature grey hair, because they strengthen the blood and kidneys (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Stupidly for 9 years of my life, I had been taking ephedra based diet pills. I am happy to mention that I have managed to stop taking these pills for about 8 months now. I must admit that my life has quite changed since. I am experiencing water retention however. My legs are constantly swollen and my cellulite has exploded all over, as well as weight gain. I have a healthy diet and a good exercise regime, but nothing seems to help with the cellulite and swelling. Is there anything that I do???
Congratulations on stopping the ephedra diet pills. I would definitely not recommend them. They were actually banned in the US in 2004. The Ephedra herb stimulates your heart and central nervous system, suppresses appetite and is a diuretic (increases urination). The side effects are many, including abdominal distress, nervous system disturbances, dizziness, muscle weakness and damage.
Water retention is often related to the hormonal fluctuations of ones menstrual cycle. Some natural diuretics which can assist in getting rid of excess water are the vitamin B6 and Dandelion. Dandelion can be taken as a tincture, tablet or tea. For further advice please consult with one of our practitioners at our Natural Medicine Dispensary.
Cellulite occurs when fat cells in the hypodermis (the deepest layer of skin) become over-inflated from an increase in fat storage. The fat cells protrude up through the connective tissue causing dimpling. Several factors influence fat storage and whether a person has cellulite and how much they have. Your genes, your gender, the amount of fat on your body, your age, and the thickness of your skin are all associated with the amount of cellulite you have or how visible it is.
Lifestyle factors can also contribute to the appearance of cellulite. For example, indulgence in fats, refined sugars, alcohol, coffee and tea. Cigarettes are also toxic. There is no cure for cellulite, but we can certainly help to minimize it. A diet low in fat, refined sugar, alcohol and caffeine will help to reduce it. Water helps to flush out toxins and add moisture to the skin ,which can improve cellulite’s appearance, and exercise helps to improve circulation and reduce excess fat storage. I would advise you continue with a healthy diet (watching your portion sizes) with plenty of water (2-3 litres a day) and exercise. See our Health Notes Section online for Healthy Eating Ideas. Regards Melissa (Dietician)
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