Menstrual cycles on The Pill 
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 Menstrual cycles on The Pill

A friend of mine asked me this question, and I didn't really know
the answer:
     Is it OK to have *no* period bleeding at all while on birth
control pills?  Is there any increased (or decreased) danger of
endometrial cancer with lack of monthly sloughing?

Uucp: ...{gatech,ames,rutgers}!ncar!asuvax!stjhmc!212!102.0!Phil.Thwing

Sun, 02 May 1993 21:43:18 GMT
 Menstrual cycles on The Pill

Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Menstrual cycles on The Pill
Does anyone have any information on the recent FDA seal of approval on
administration of Xanax to treat panic disorder?  The FDA fails to
recognize and acknowledge that long-term use of alprazolam CAUSES panic
attacks (paradoxical effect) and, more distubingly, is extremely hard to
withdraw from in many, many patients -- probably due to its short half-life.
In California this Spring there was a major legislative push to put Xanax and
its drug group, the benzodiazepines, onto triplicate and have them more widely
controlled.  Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-S.San Francisco) sponsored this
legislation and it passed the Assembly Health Committee before the drug
companies managed to compromise the original intent of the bill (AB 3081)
so much that Assemblywoman Speier finally pulled it.

Xanax is a very insidiously {*filter*}ing substance, despite the claim of its
manufacturer (and most of the medical profession) that only the nebulously
referred-to "{*filter*}ion-prone personality" or those with a family history of
{*filter*}ism or drug abuse are at risk for dependence.  Animal studies on
alprazolam have shown that dependence can occur after only about three weeks.
The most knowledgeable physicians treating people for Xanax dependence now
advise short-term use of ANY benzodiazepine, Valium-type drug (thirty days).
In California one can still get many months of refills off the original
prescription without proper follow up, which is why legislation was proposed.
Prescribing physicians must change their prescribing practices.

If anyone knows about the FDA approval decision, please log on.  I am writing
a column on this, and looking for information.  Thank you.

Mon, 03 May 1993 09:01:27 GMT
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