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24 Jan 2006

Time to give up the Pill?
Hi Doc
I'm 41& have been taking the pill for the last 20-odd years. I gave up smoking 4 years ago & don't drink. I have recently noticed that I experience headaches and spotting just before my period is due & even if I cut down on my food intake the weight just REMAINS! Is it time to look for alternative contraception?
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01 Jan 0001

It sounds unlikely that these new symptoms are due to the Pill. The spotting before your period should be investigated with a pap smear and internal examination. If your family is complete, you could consider sterilisation.

Best wishes
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