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Could Lyme disease symptoms be impacted by birth control?

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Hello,

I have concerns about my daughter who is 24. She was placed on Birth-control pills (Seasonal) for medical reasons since the age of 15--(heavy menstrual).
She has also been diagnosed with having lyme desease for the past 5 years and headaches-symptoms worsen despite seeing multiple doctors, and having infusion-antibiotic for am month 2 years ago.
???? Could the fact that she has been on birth control for 8 years be one of the causes???
Could the Lyme and symptoms be impacted and less able to treat based on her combining these medications??
Any suggestions or advise you can give me??
Thanks in advance for your assistance in this matter and thanks for having a helpful--productive website.
Rose


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replied September 27th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A27160
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The female reproductive hormones can affect the Lyme’s disease symptoms. The hormones contained in contraceptive pills can be the cause for worsening of symptoms. She should consider getting thorough evaluation done to confirm the underlying cause. The underlying cause for the heavy menstrual periods should also be looked for to get her started on appropriate measures. She should consider discussing about stopping with hormonal contraceptives and discuss about other treatment options. She should be in regular follow-up and monitoring of her treating doctor.
Take care.



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