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My daughter is taking Microgestin 1/20's. She's been having

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My daughter is taking Microgestin 1/20's. She's been having mood swings and anxiety and we were told to start taking xiao yao wan, chinese herbal supplements to help with the mood swings. Apparently this herbal supplement smooths out hormonal mood swings but I'm concerned will it make her birth control less effective? Thanks much for your advice, Lisa
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr David replied 10 months ago.

chinese herbals such as xiao yao wan have not been well studied with birth control pills. so their effect on hormones are not well known.

chance are that it will not affect her birth control pills.

was it her doctor who recommended to try xiao yao wan chinese herbal supplement? or another practitioner?