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I have high blood pressure

By Anonymous June 16, 2012 - 1:00am
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Hi there

I used to be on the pill and when I went to see the nurse she had discovered that I had high blood pressure, so had refused to give me any and started treatment of controlling my BP. That was a couple of years ago now.

I've been with my bf for almost 4 years and only recently he has started to feel like wanting to do a little bit more (he has body issues but its taking him a little bit of time to get his self confidence up). I would like to get that little bit closer to him also, but I feel that using a condom just isnt enough and I want to protect myself too.

Does anyone know if i'll now be able to go back on the pill or take another type of pill instead of the loestrin 30 that i was on? I have had a look at other alternatives and i dont feel comfortable with the thought an IUD of injection. Has anyone else got high blood pressure in a similar situation? I'm 32.


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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. Since you have high blood pressure, taking you off the pill was a good suggestion from your doctor as being on the pill could be another causal link to your high blood pressure. Go to your doctor and find out all your options and talk about possible birth control methods. You could always use condoms as well to try and prevent pregnancy although they are unpredictable sometimes.

Keep us posted on what your doctor tells you. If your blood pressure is under control, they may suggest the pill again. Hope this helps and good luck.


June 16, 2012 - 5:56am
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