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flu like symptoms and some like GERD as well.

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It's been almost two months since I've stopped using birth control. On Jan 10, I began having flu like symptoms that quickly escalated to pregnancy symptoms. I know that I'm not pregnant though. Could this be a long term side effect of quitting my birthcontrol? I am 19 and I was on Loestrin fe for 8months. I have symptoms of GERD as well. I have headaches almost everyday and it's affecting my love life and my work performance. I am currently drinking ginger tea to ease the nausea and nothing for the headache.

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replied February 14th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A19623
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
If you were sexually active after stopping with use of birth control, then chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out. Consider getting evaluated by your doctor/gynecologist to see if the symptoms are due to GERD or pregnancy. Get started on appropriate measures to control your symptoms. Have simple diet and do not leave your stomach empty for more than 3 hours (except when you are sleeping), drink plenty of water. Avoid carbonated and caffeinated beverages.
Take care.



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