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Do birth control pills decrease progesterone levels?

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May 10, 2011
by: Eve

They interfere with normal hormone production amongst other things as well. I was on the BCP for 20 years. I started having horrible hormonal problems and when I had my saliva and serum tested (while still on BCP), my progesterone levels were almost non existant. I have been off BCP for just over two years and it has taken up until just recently to get my hormones and mineral deficiencies sorted out. I realize the convenience when used for the purpose of contraceptive. That was why I was on them for so long. My BCP aftermath was an extreme case, but the long term side effects aren't tracked. Most doctors aren't trained to recognize the symptoms and illness that are connected to being on BCP. Symptoms are typically blown off as if the body just developed some sort of disorder or disease out of the blue...not so! That isn't how our bodies work. Sorry to be so winded, but in my opinion and from my personal experience the answer is ABSOLUTELY YES! Best Wishes Eve

May 13, 2011
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by: Wray

Hi there Yes all Contraceptives can decrease progesterone levels. The only one that doesn't is the copper T IUD. And thanks to Eve for her very forthright opinion! I hope many women read this page. Take care Wray

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