Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
Most birth control pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progesterone. There is a pill available that only contains progestin called the "mini-pill." It is an option if you are not able to take estrogen, or if you prefer not to take it. If any of the following apply to you, you might want to consider the progestin-only pill instead of combination pills:
The mini-pill prevents pregnancy by thickening the mucous made by your cervix (the narrow, lowest part of the uterus), making it harder for the sperm to reach the egg. It can also affect the way the egg moves down the fallopian tube to the uterus after being produced by the ovary.
You'll get your period during the fourth week, even though you'll continue to take the "mini-pill" during that week.
This is an effective method of birth control. The risk of pregnancy when you use the mini-pill is about 8 percent.
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.