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I just recently started taking the Lo Orval birth control pills. I was instructed to take 3 packs consitantly and on the 4th pack to take the pink pills and have my period. I was reading online the list of things that may decrease the effectivness of the pill. Some things listed were caffine, acetometaphine (for headeaches ect),and Vitamin C. I was just wondering IF i where to take any of these even in a small dosage if it would effect the pills signifacantly????

Also I have just recently ended my first pill pack and am having sever lower back pain, I AM Not Pregnant. i was just wondering if this was a symptom and if anyone else has experienced this.

thanks for your help

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Over the counter products in small/normal doses are not likely to have that much of an affect on the effectiveness of your pills, so no, nothing signifigant. Just don't be loading up on Vitamin C pills uneccessarily or excessively using Tylenol or anything like that and you shouldn't have reason to worry.

Lower back pain could be anything from just having slept strangely, to moving a muscle in a way you don't remember doing, to cramping, to gas cramps, etc. (fyi, back pains associated with pregnancy usually occur later in pregnancy and are caused by the weight of carrying a growing pregnancy, they arne't caused by just being pregnant early on) so it's unlikely the pains are even related to your pills, I wouldn't worry about those either. [Smile]

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thank your so much
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