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First time Pill user with serious side effect!

I woke up this morning, already with a cold, now a swollen tongue. I think its from my birth control, tri previfem. I have been taking it 6 days.

I have never experienced anything like this, and this is my first time using birth control (other than condoms).

My tongue is super swollen in the right side. I got my birth control prescription from a student health center which is closed today!

It could also be from my cold, because the birth control has already been in my system. I'm very afraid!

I know its discouraged to stop taking birth control once you start. what should I do?

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replied February 1st, 2015
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Side effects like swollen tongue are very rare side effect of birth control pills. You should consult an ENT specialist and get other causes of glossitis ruled out. If it persists or happens again after taking birth control pills, then you may need to stop taking the birth control pill and shift to some other form of birth control.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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