Combined or progestogen?

contraception

#1

Hi, I’m new to this so bare with me.
@Dr_Paula
I have been on the combined for 4 years, I’ve been having a break & I recently wanted to go back on to combined pill however I can’t take my blood pressure to order online I’ve never really had problems with my blood pressure before so the progestogen will be my only option however I don’t like the sound of my periods being irregular when they sometimes can be irregular off the pill anyway?

What do I do?


#2

Hello @B1598

Apologies for my slow reply.

To prescribe the pill safely you need a blood pressure taken in the last year.

You can get a blood pressure done at a local pharmacy or often GP surgeries have a BP machine in their waiting rooms or if you knew someone who has a home blood pressure machine then that is also an option.

Many thanks

Paula