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I am on OCP for endometriosis.
I had a surgery for ovarian chocolate cyst nine months back. For six months I took Visanne. Now I have started taking Dronis. This Dronis seems to have caused loss of appetite. Can I stop taking it? Or is there any other medicine that can be tried? Does endometriosis mean taking OCP forever?
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You can switch to other ocp in the next cycle Continue this cycle with dronis coz ocps should not be stopped in between the cycle abruptly You need not take ocps for lifetime they are for prescribed period only
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Never skip the medicine especially OCP till the complete course is over.
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You can switch over to other OCP like Yaz or freedase after completing this cycle with dronis. Symptoms you are describing are quite normal and should disappear with continued use. OCP are prescribed for a period of time and not forever in endometriosis.
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U cant stop drug on ur own, change ur medicine under doctor's supervision. Get married & plan pregnancy early .
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Don't stop dronis in this cycle you can change pill in next cycle (freedase) Do follow up ultrasound Complete your family (need to stop oc pills under supervision (gynaecologist).
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The ocps could be switched with another preparation.
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Yaz is best,ocp in my experience,with no side effects,start yaz from day 1 of period ,and take for 28 days,and restart from 29 th day again,take at fixed time,don't miss any  pill.
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It is not necessary that it go for long period .If u feel uncomfortable with Drosis than change ur prescription under doctor guidance along with this u concentrate on diet , meditation, yoga
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If you are uncomfortable with Dronis, change preparation after this cycle is completed. You require regular Ultrasound and follow up but medication not required lifelong
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Other medications available. Now complete the course of dronis
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Hi, You can switch over to Tab Dinogest , if dronis is causing side effects. Get ultrasound done every 6 months to look for latest status of endometriosis.
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Endometriosis is a progressive and recurrent problem. You will have to take some form of medicine to keep the disease at hold. Please don't Stop dronis in between.
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consult your gynaecologist for further treatment options
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plan your family in time. disease will be suppressed for that period
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Complete this cycle with Dronis Next cycle try Freedase in place of Dronis
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Chocolate cysts are recurrent,  so OCPs or visanne or other treatments are to be taken to prevent recurrence . Don't stop Dronis abruptly,  complete the pack . Get a scan on day 2 - 3 of periods , then u cn consult ur doctor to change ur medicine if u are unable to tolerate it .
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Don't stop abruptly. Other treatment options cn be discussed in person with a gynecologist. your doctor can plan things best for you if u discuss ur problem.
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try taking dronis half an hour after meals at night with milk .
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Hiiiiiiii, please don't stop Dronis all of a sudden, until the pack gets completed. If you do so, you will get withdrawal bleeding. So, please continue for this month course.
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Try the dienogest medicine
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Consult
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Endometriosis is a recurring disease . Growth of it needs to be suppressed either with oc pills or by other medication .
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U can switch to another ocp Namely femilon or Loette after the pack of dronis is over Yes generally ocp needs to be taken till u plan pregnancy to prevent recurrance
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Please continue Dronis in this cycle. It can be changed to other preparation after completing the cycle. You can take either Visanne or any other brand which your doctor prescribes. And endometriosis doesn’t mean taking Ocp forever. Please discuss about your future plans about your pregnancy with your doctor and she would advice uou accordingly. Endometriosis might affect your fertility so take decisions keeping that in mind.
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Hi, Not like that. If you are married, plan to conceive, as that will solve your problem
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Pls dont stop the hormone prescribed. You can switch to progesterones if at all it is difficult to accept. Hormone is not put forever. Once you conceive it would help you.
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Every OCP has some side effect.... but it is beneficial to take it to prevent relapse..... gold treatment is laparoscopic excision of endometriotic cyst....
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Oral contraceptives like dronis give some symptoms like what you have. But they usually go away with persistent use. If you are not comfortable you can also opt for injectable progesterone like depo provera. This injection has to be taken every 3 months. That is also an option which is more comfortable than taking a tablet daily. You should also think of conceiving soon if you are married. The pregnancy will also give you relief for sometime plus if you have endometriosis, you may have trouble conceiving. Try on your own naturally for 6 months, but  if pregnancy doesn't happen, consult a gynaecologist.
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Plan ur pregancy Some Ocps you will require further Change dronis with other latest ocp Freedase has minimal dose with latest progesterone for endometriosis
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Finish Dronis in this cycle. Then you can stop taking it
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Take Tab Freedase instead of Dronis if you are not planning pregnancy. If you are married you can plan pregnancy.
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Ocp pills are required for lifelong. But plan pregnancy at earliest
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Better to follow what your treating gynecologist says. Sevearity of endometriosis is the key feature in its treatment.
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do not stop your medicine abruptly.
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You can stop taking dronis after completing the present pack and then you can restart visanne, that is better than ocps for preventing the recurrence of endometriosis.
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Options for treatment for endometroosis are removal of the chocolate cyst . Dinoegest or Dronis which is also an oral contraceptive. Dronis can be taken at bedtime to prevent nausea. and gastric upset. If cyst are there better to get them removed as they cause adhesions and more painand may lead to fertility issues.
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If you are not ok with dronis you can consult and take different brand of contraceptive pills or visanne.complete current pack  of dronis and then shift to another.
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plan pregnancy early
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To prevent recurrence it is better to take some medicine to suppress chocolate cyst.
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You should complete the dronis for this cycle. Don’t stop dronis mid cycle As it will cause the bleeding in between the cycle.
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You can get a scan done to see if there is recurrence of the cyst and then review with the reports with gynaecologist and then further medication can be started.
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Try to take dronis in the night after dinner to prevent nausea
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1. You can starr taking Visanne (it contains dienogest) as well, as you were talking it before and it is well tolerated..it will do the same ..to prevent recurrence. 2. Plan your pregnancy (if you are married) as soon as possible, before endometriosis recurrence.
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Taking medication prevents recurrence of chochlate cysts Chochlate cysts are progressive and recurrent But if you cannot tolerate dronis there are other brands of oral contraception pills with different medications that you may be tolerant If you are married it is advisable that you do not postpone pregnancy
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Ocp is good to prevent relapse of endometriosis
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