If you’re one of the many women who experience terrible cramping and heavy bleeding each month, there’s no need to suffer. Here at Nurx, we embrace the freedom and convenience of continuous-cycle pills like Seasonique that will eliminate your period completely for three months at a time. Plus, thanks to the low dose of estrogen in the pills taken during your “just-four-times-a-year” period, it will be lighter and easier than you’d ever expect. Keep in mind that if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a family history of blood clots, Seasonique won’t be the pill for you. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Seasonique at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Amethia for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $45 without insurance.
Seasonique is a combination-style birth control pill that uses two hormones, progestin and estrogen, to make the body think it’s already pregnant. This helps to prevent actual pregnancy. This type of formula has been used in birth control pills for ages, but thanks to modern scientific breakthroughs, pills like Seasonique can do so much more to provide relief and happiness.
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- If I Don’t Get My Period, How Will I Know if I Accidentally Get Pregnant?
For many, missing a period is the first sign that you've become pregnant. With Seasonique, there's no period at all. Fortunately, there are plenty of other early signs of pregnancy to watch out for!
- Isn’t It a Bad Idea to Eliminate My Period?
While it may seem like a freaky idea, research has shown that there's no medical need for getting your period. Many pills are designed so you still get your monthly visitor, just for the reassurance that you're not pregnant. Besides, vaginal bleeding when you're on the pill isn't a real period anyway, but something known as withdrawal bleeding.
- Can Seasonique React With Other Drugs?
Yes, so it's important to discuss anything you're currently taking (even herbal remedies, supplements, or over-the-counter meds) with your doctor or one of our advisors before starting Seasonique. Be sure to mention aromatase inhibitors, cancer medications, or meds used to treat hepatitis C. Other drugs can cause Seasonique to become less effective at preventing pregnancy. These include HIV drugs, seizure medications, anti-fungal medicines, and some used to combat narcolepsy.
- Are There Side Effects of Seasonique?
Unlike many other forms of birth control, Seasonique has positive side effects. Those who don't eliminate their period completely may still experience lighter bleeding, shorter periods, more regular flow, and other perks. If you suffer from periods that are worse than most, Seasonique can offer you much-needed relief.As with any hormone-based birth control, Seasonique poses a very small risk of negative side effects. Minor ones include headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, bloating, and water retention. Taking Seasonique can also affect your vision if you're nearsighted or wear contacts. Serious side effects have also been noted, though these are extremely uncommon. They include lumps in the breast, sudden heavy bleeding, mood changes, blood clotting, and heart problems. Stroke-like symptoms have also been found, such as slurred speech, confusion, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, and pain or numbness on one side of the body.
- Are There Precautions to Consider Before Taking Seasonique?
You should discuss your medical condition (especially any meds you're taking) with your doctor or one of our associates before starting Seasonique. Some women may experience allergic reactions to Seasonique, either from the hormones or the inactive ingredients in the pills, though they’re quite rare. Symptoms may include rashes, itching, hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat. Those with diabetes should be careful when taking Seasonique since it could affect your blood sugar. If symptoms appear, such as dry mouth, increased thirst, or frequent urination, reach out to your doctor or one of our advisors. Seasonique may also increase your blood pressure.Smoking while taking Seasonique is a bad idea, as it can raise your risk of serious heart problems. This is especially true for women over 35.
- How Easy Is It to Get Seasonique?
Since it's been determined to be a safe and effective choice, Seasonique is popular and easy to find at most pharmacies. It does require a prescription, but we can help. We partner with real doctors who can provide prescriptions online. Seasonique is covered by many forms of insurance, and we currently have a long list of companies we accept. If your company doesn't cover birth control (or you don't have insurance), several generic forms of Seasonique are available. They're sold under the brand names Amethia, Camrese, Daysee, and Ashlyna.
- How Does Seasonique Work?
With your prescription, you'll receive a pack of 91 total pills. Take one daily at the same time each day. Many women choose to take their pill after dinner or before bedtime to cut down on any nausea they might experience. Be sure to follow the exact instructions of your doctor or one of our friendly professionals when you first begin taking Seasonique.Most Seasonique pills contain both hormones, and seven of them (the ones that you take around the time of your period) have a small dose of estrogen. Most birth control pills use a placebo so you'll still get your period, but Seasonique blocks it completely with its unique formula. The estrogen in the last seven pills helps make your seasonal period a breeze.