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Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?


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Excerpt: The first month was fine.I have been on it for about 4 months now and my body is going nuts.Anyone have any problems with it?

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    Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    The first month was fine.I have been on it for about 4 months now and my body is going nuts.Anyone have any problems with it?

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    No experience w/ that one. What does your doc say?

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    My doc said about 20% of women get bad side effects from bc.I guess I'm one of them.She said the side effects sometimes go away after a few months.Mine are getting worse.

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    I think i'm gonna have her put me on something new but I don't know what.
    I'm having a ton of side effects and the doc even said she thinks it's from my pills.
    BAD nausea, swollen ankles, I have bleeding for about 2 days every week.It sux.

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    Maybe I will ask to try that one.Just looking for ideas.My pills are kickin my butt.

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    do not take the patch
    ortho evra? i dont really remember
    i took it one month and i ate like a ziggy piggy
    i even freakin craved cooked cabbage,
    i wasnt taking it because i was afraid of getting pregnant, it was to regulate my period
    so now i just bleed all the time but at least i dont crave cabbage lol

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    My doc said im just really sensitive to hormones and stuff similar.It sux.

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    Quote Quote posted by myway
    My doc said im just really sensitive to hormones and stuff similar.It sux.

    Im using ortho tri lo right now and i have gained water weight and when it comes time for my periods i get REAL BAD cramps!!!! for the water weight i have been drinking tons of water so i pee more and that gets rid of it for the most part. Now for the cramps i just take midol often. Also i never take my pill in the morning or day always at night right before i go to bed so that i dont feel any symptoms and sleep through them if i do.

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    I hate the pill. It makes me feel horrible.

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    Re: Anyone had bad side effects from ortho -lo Birth control?

    Quote Quote posted by myway
    I think i'm gonna have her put me on something new but I don't know what.
    I'm having a ton of side effects and the doc even said she thinks it's from my pills.
    BAD nausea, swollen ankles, I have bleeding for about 2 days every week.It sux.
    Change pills - you've been on it long enough to know it just does not work for you.

    Have you ever been on BC pills before?
    If so - what kind and why did you switch?
    Is your choice to take BC pills for protection only?

    Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a triphasic BC (25mg estradiol)
    It has a tier level of progestin and a constant of estrogen throughout the entire cycle.

    I'm on Mircette, it's lower in estrogen (20mg) and the estrogen is tiered throughout lowering twice the 22-28th days.

    So anywho...

    Interesting thing about progestin some are more androgenetic than others which just adds to all the various ways your body could react to different BC pills. The desogestrel that is in my brand happens to be rather high in its androgentic level compared to other types of progestin

    So some pills are estrogen dominant and other are progestin dominant and different types of pills can be better for people with certain types of symptoms. Like breakthrough bleeding - can mean you need a higher estrogen/progestin level - lower andro but now you have other symptoms that could completely change that.

    Unfortunately a lot of finding the right pill is going through a few bad ones - some people are lucky the first time - others not.

    I've tried Yasmin and Alesse and reacted horribly to both but tried Demulen (when I was younger) and mircette after yas and alesse and it was a great fit. The ironic part is Demulen is much higher in estrogen than Mircette.

    Confused?

    It's like finding just the right bra that fits around the back and around your boobs.


    And like your boobs your hormone levels change over time too.


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