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09 Jun 2004

Stop taking Triphasil
I am 44 yrs old and have been on Triphasil for ± 10 years (may be longer). I visited a gynae last year and he said I can stay on it, it is safe.

I have been trying to loose weight and are with a dietician since Nov. I have lost 10kg until now, have 10 more to loose. But it is going extremely slow. I was wondering if it might go faster if I don't take the pill.

What I would like to know is when should I stop taking it. I have started in the red cycle on and started to menstruate on Tuesday.

Do you think it will make a big difference to my weight loss if I don't take it anymore? I am still deciding whether my husband should have a vasectomy or if I should be sterilised.

Thank you for your time.
Monica Joubert
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01 Jan 0001

Monica, at 44 you might still fall pregnant if you don’t use the pill. Your weight gain might be due to Triphasil®, but you can just change to a lighter pill like Melodene® or Minesse®. Good luck.
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