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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can i take 5htp with the mini pill? started taking 5htp and omega 3 6 9 2wks ago and every since ive bled althou my period aint due for 3wks. prior to starting 5htp and omega 3 6 9 my periods were every 6 wks since i went on mimi pill ten years ago
Doctor :   hello
User :   could yu advise me on the question i sent please
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   female 42
Doctor :   may i know why are you taking 5HTP pill
User :   recommended to help with sleep and weight loss
Doctor :   was it recommended to you by a physician ?
User :   health food shop
Doctor :   ok
User :   would 5htp or omega 3 6 9 interact with the mini pill?
Doctor :   well there is no medical evidence in concrete regarding the interaction with the mini pill, the potential side effects of 5-HTP include nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea. and that can increase with taking the pill
Doctor :   omega 3 6 9 have no interaction
Doctor :   and is safe to be taken along with the mini pill
User :   so neither 5htp or omega 3 6 9 would cause me to beed daily since i began taking them?
User :   that should read bleed
Doctor :   no that will not happen
User :   its a different reason thats causing the bleeding then?
Doctor :   both will not cause you to bleed
Doctor :   how much have you been bleeding ?
Doctor :   and since how many days it has been going on ?
User :   u say it wont happen but it has happened every since i started taking 5htp and omega 3 6 9 2wks ago
User :   14 days since the 1st day i began taking 5htp and omega 3 6 9
User :   and not much bleeding like a light period
Doctor :   in my opinion you should discontinue taking 5HTP as it is a hormonal compound and can be responsible, no sufficient medical data is available though , but as far as omega 3 6 9 are concerned that will not be a problem
Doctor :   any bleeding for any cause more than 10 days need medical examination by a gynecologist
User :   ok thank you for your help
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care'
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