1- I hope we can all stay respectful of each other's decisions. There were times in my disease that I felt it was necessary to be on the pill to live a normal life and there were times (like now) where I think being off the pill is best. Some phrases on here just seem laden with judgement such as "you bcp poppers." I appreciate that we are all educating one another but again, lets do it with respect.
2- PB4, I'm curious where you heard that anti-anxiety drugs w/ Benzo's reduce the effectiveness of bcp. I read on my pharmacy hand out that you should inform your doc if you are on benzos and bcps. I called my doctor to make sure that the bcp would still be effective for bc. She said that it would and the only reason benzo's were listed on the pharmacy hand out is because if you are on bcp you might need a lower dose of benzos. Basically the drug is stronger for you if you are on the pill. It has nothing to do with its ability to work as a birth control, or so I was told.
When I said BCP poppers it was not meant to be offensive and honestly I don't know why you would take it as a form of judgement, it's simply a harmless expression when referring to people that take pills, call me a bee propolis pill popper if you like I wouldn't be offended by it and second, here's the link that I found the info on drug interactions with the BCP...
Not sure what your argument is regarding the interaction, regardless of how it interacts it's still an interaction and all I was doing was sharing info to help others not judging in any way.
I used to take BCP myself so why would I judge anyone for doing so (I used to be a BCP popper, big deal), all I wanted to do was share that there are risks, some that maybe alot of people taking them didn't realize.
So I guess you think I was being diserespectful and you are entitled to your opinion, as we all are, so in my opinion you've over-reacted to my wording.