Can anyone give me any first-hand experience advice about this birth control pill?
Asked by Nieves Tyra 5 months ago.
I personally have never taken Levlite 28 but I have talked to others who have had some good success with it. Like with any other birth control pill it has the potential to cause weight gain but that is mostly water retention that is causing that because of the hormones in the pill. The average weight gain is about 5-10 pounds. Some people also lose weight on the pill too. Answered by Elke Earing 5 months ago.
Does LevLite have any bad side effects?
I'm thinking on going on LevLite, but i'm hesitant cause the last BC pill i went on caused me extreme depression (orthrotricyclen-lo). Can you tell me all your effects, good and bad while on it?
Asked by Jackelyn Mederios 5 months ago.
I havn't heard of LevLite but I have heard of Orthotricyclen-Lo causing depression, so don't be discouraged to try somethig new just because one didn't work for you. Answered by Heike Harutunian 5 months ago.
How much does Topamax (topiramate) reduce the effectiveness of combination birthcontrol bills (such as Levlite
I was told that taking Topamax while on the Pill (Levlite - combo progestin & estrogen) may reduce the effectiveness of the Pill. Just wondering by how much-- should I be worried...waiting for a call back from my Dr. but in the meantime...???
Asked by Geraldine Bernard 5 months ago.
The studies have shown that if a person is on topamax and birth control it decreases the effectiveness of the birth control. The method or mechanism at which this happens is unknown. It is not as common with low doses of topamax but the chance is still their. A couple of things you can do. 1. Use a second barrier method (condom, ect ) 2. Ask your Dr. if their is another drug that you could use instead of the topamax. Well I hope that helps. Answered by Hallie Tiffee 5 months ago.
Should I take the pill?
My Health Department ran out of the type of birth control I usually take for the past year and they gave my another type of birth control since I needed it to continue the pill. I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and they gave me Levlite! I never even heard of Levlite. They said it's almost the same at the one I was...
Asked by Antonia Layman 5 months ago.
My Health Department ran out of the type of birth control I usually take for the past year and they gave my another type of birth control since I needed it to continue the pill. I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and they gave me Levlite! I never even heard of Levlite. They said it's almost the same at the one I was taking before. Should I take it or wait? Answered by Ilse Bonge 5 months ago.
Levlite: 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol OTC lo: a variety of levels of hormones. They are different, but they're both pills. It's annoying they switched you from a triphasic to a monophasic (same kind of hormones all three weeks vs shifting levels) but the effect is the same. Answered by Camie Marroguin 5 months ago.
Same thing happened to me. I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and they switched me to some generic brand because they ran out. I actually had a terrible reaction to the generic brand that they switched me to (it was called Mercette). I had spotting, cramps, headaches, and acne breakouts for the entire 2 weeks before I went in and told them I could no longer take that pill. I'm not trying to scare you, but if there is any way you can continue on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, that's what I would suggest. For example, you might be able to get the pill for low- or even no-cost from Planned Parenthood or a similar type of clinic. Answered by Minh Basbas 5 months ago.
Is it still a low dose hormone? The only thing that i could see that could mess you up any is switching hormone strength. I know that i can not handle a regular dose of hormones and i have to be on the low kind or i do nothing but cry all day.Good luck to you=) Answered by Lala Camacho 5 months ago.
I would go ahead and take it. All pills are similar in make up and how they work so taking it would at least keep you covered for whatever reason your on the pill for. Answered by Agustin Hrovat 5 months ago.
Yup. Take it. Better than having unwanted pregnancy! Answered by Lawrence Camilleri 5 months ago.
What's the best birth control?
To all the people that acutally read the answer, thank you! I really appreciate your imput. My co-worker suggested Levlite....has anyone heard of that? To the people who cant read: (Areefa M, Diana, and Kai)....why are you offering answers when you dont even know the question?
Asked by Elana Maltby 5 months ago.
I need it more for hormone regularity that anything. I have super bad cramps for the first day and a half of my period. I've missed work and even today I came in late because I couldn't handle it. I'm really big on taking vitamins rather than whatever pill the doc says to take so I dont want something that's going to have side affects or reduce my chances of getting pregnant later on in life. My friends all have taken different kinds. The one that stops your period seemed like the worst, She gained like 30 lbs (one girl did, another gained 15), she lost her sexual drive completely...if anything I could use a boost...and they both PMSed like crazy. (I dont pms too badly but I dont want to get ANY worse). Help me choose! Answered by Linn Turlich 5 months ago.
Unfortunately, what works well for one person is NOT good for another. I personally never gained an ounce with the Depo shot, but I've heard stories of people gaining 60 lbs in 3 months! My advice for you would be to meet with your gynecologist, describe your symptoms and tell them your concerns. Stay away from tri-phasic pills such as Tri-Cyclen or Ortho 7-7-7, because the constant switching of hormone levels is more likely to cause side effects. Also, stick with name brands (no generics). I might recommend also a 24 day regimen such as LoEstrin 24, Yasmin or YAZ. This means that you only have 4 non-hormone days so your periods are VERY light. But if one of these doesn't work for you, then definitely stay with a mono-phasic or even consider the progesterone-only mini-pill. Again, it may come down to a matter of trial and error. Some people are lucky though and get the right formulation the first time. Good luck. EDIT: Levlite is a low dose (technically ALL BCPs today are low-dose) mono-phasic combination pill, similar to most of the other pills on the market today. It fits my recommendation that it's mono-phasic, but as I said, the formulation may work for you...or it may not. Trial and error - but you could certainly ask to start with Levlite (it is VERY close in formulation to Alesse - just an FYI). Answered by Leia Fernette 5 months ago.
I've been on Yaz for the last 6months and love it. I didn't gain weight or lose my sexual drive, and actually almost stopped pmsing at all. My period lasts 2 days and is SUPER light. My cramps are all but gone and if any just two pills of advil in the morning and i feel completely normal. hope this helps Good luck! Answered by Emery Naderi 5 months ago.
Mircette, Alesse these are ultra low dose birth control pills that are probably the best for your body. Don't use anything that will stop your period. I know it's tempting, but I wouldn't mess with that. Less is always best. It is the least invasive to your body and should prevent you from getting pregnant, you probably won't gain weight and will most likely not have to deal with the side affects. Answered by Renaldo Archut 5 months ago.
I'm right there with you. The only reason I take BC is to regulate my harmones. Sorry to say, but you may have to try a few to find the one that works best for you. I found that the lower dose ones have worked best for me. Right now I'm on Yaz and its working really well. Make sure that you are very clear with your doctor about what your goals and concerns are. If your doc isn't willing to work with you, you may want to find one that will. Good Luck !! Answered by Wilbert Caspari 5 months ago.
Abstinence Natural Family Planning Answered by Eugenie Slaydon 5 months ago.
i thought the patch was the easiest to take. i only had to think about it once a week and didn't have to put anything IN my body. there were no side effects, but you should talk to your doctor first. Answered by Fabiola Haferkamp 5 months ago.
You really need to talk to you OBGYN about that. Together you can discuss what the best option is for you. Answered by Lemuel Harger 5 months ago.
Not having sex. Other than that, I'd the pill is your best bet. Answered by Ariel Valery 5 months ago.
Dont have sex if your insecure about pregnancy! 100% effective! Answered by Kacey Wolford 5 months ago.
What birth control pills have the most estrogen?
and are estrogen pills harmful and do they increase breast size
Asked by Osvaldo Kirvin 5 months ago.
Low-dose pills (Alesse, Aviane, Levlite, Loestrin 1/20, Mircette) Regular-dose pills (Brevicon, Demulen, Desogen, Levlen, Lo/Ovral, Modicon, Nordette, Levora, Loestrin, Low-Ogestrel, Necon 1/35, Norethin, Norinyl 1+35, Ortho-Cept, Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho-Novum 1/35, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Ovcon 35, Seasonale, Yasmin, Zovia) Phasic pills (Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo, Cyclessa, Trivora, Triphasil, Tri-Levlen, Ortho-Novum 10/11, Jenest, Tri-Norinyl, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Ortho-Tri-Cyclen, Estrostep Fe) High-dose pills (Ortho-Novum 1/50, Ovral, Ogestrel, Demulen 1/50, Ovcon 50) Note: This is not a complete list of all brand-name birth control pills available. Skin patch 20 mcg estrogen, plus progestin (Ortho Evra patch) Vaginal ring 15 mcg estrogen, plus progestin (NuvaRing) Birth control pills Low-dose pills have 20 mcg of estrogen plus progestin. Regular-dose pills have 30–35 mcg estrogen plus progestin. Phasic pills have changing levels of estrogen and progestin. High-dose pills have about 50 mcg of estrogen plus progestin. How It Works Combination (estrogen and progestin) hormonal methods—pills, skin patch, or vaginal ring—help to prevent pregnancy by preventing eggs from being released from the ovaries (a process called ovulation). These methods also thicken cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. Birth control pills Birth control pills come in packs, each containing 3 weeks of hormone pills. The 28-day packs include a 4th week of no-hormone sugar pills. The 21-day packs do not—after finishing a pack, you take 7 days off, which is when you have your menstrual period. After the 7 days off, you start a new 3-week pack. Seasonale contains 12 weeks (84 days) of hormone pills followed by 7 days of no-hormone pills. You have your menstrual period while taking the no-hormone pills, which is every 3 months. This dosing schedule changes your menstrual cycle to only 4 periods per year. The Yasmin birth control pill contains a new progestin that reduces water retention (bloating) during the menstrual cycle. For this reason, Yasmin cannot be used by women who have kidney, liver, or adrenal gland disease. Contraceptive skin patch The transdermal patch is an adhesive patch [about 1.75 in.(4.4 cm)] that is prescribed by your health professional. You can wear it on your lower abdomen, buttocks, or upper arm. Each patch releases estrogen and progestin through your skin for 7 days. Over a 4-week period, you use 1 patch per week for 3 weeks, then no patch for 1 week. During this week, you have your menstrual period. For more information, see how to use the patch. Patch warnings. The patch delivers more estrogen than low-dose birth control pills do. In general, more estrogen raises the chance of blood clots in the legs and lungs, heart attack, and stroke. It is not yet known whether women who use the patch are more likely to have these serious problems. Direct sunlight or high heat can increase, then lower, the amount of hormone released from a patch. This can give you a big dose at the time and leave less hormone for the patch to release later in the week. This increases your risk of pregnancy. Avoid direct sunlight on the hormone patch. Also avoid using a tanning bed, heating pad, electric blanket, hot tub, or sauna while you are using a hormone patch. Contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR) The vaginal ring is small [about 2 in.(5.1 cm) in diameter], flexible, and colorless. It releases a continuous low dose of hormones into the vagina to prevent pregnancy for that month. You insert the vaginal ring at home and leave it in place for 3 weeks. This gives you continuous birth control for the month. On the first day of the fourth week, you remove the ring and you have a menstrual period. The exact position of the ring in the vagina is not critical for it to work because the ring is not a barrier contraceptive and therefore cannot be incorrectly inserted. For more information, see how to use a vaginal ring. Why It Is Used Combination hormonal pills, skin patch, or vaginal ring are good choices for women who: Need short- or long-term birth control that can be stopped at any time. Prefer a form of birth control that does not interfere with sexual spontaneity. Have heavy, painful, or irregular menstrual periods. Have endometriosis. Have ovarian cysts. Have a family history of ovarian cancer. Combination pills reduce the risk of ovarian cancer after 1 year of use. This benefit seems to last for years after stopping the pill.1 How Well It Works Combination hormonal pills, skin patches, or vaginal rings are effective methods of birth control when they are used exactly as directed. Each method will not usually be used perfectly all the time, so typically the method will fail to prevent a pregnancy in a certain number of women. This has been shown by studies of actual users. Among pill users, 3 women in 100 become pregnant per year.2 The method usually fails when women forget to take a pill every day. Of women who take their pills every day, only 3 in 1,000 become pregnant per year.3 Among skin patch and contraceptive vaginal ring users, 1 woman in 100 is expected to become pregnant per year.2 Small, recent studies have shown that when patches and rings are used carefully, only about 7 in 1,000 users become pregnant per year.4 Low-dose pills are as highly effective as higher-dose pills when they are taken as directed. However, your risk of pregnancy is higher after missing low-dose pills than after missing higher-dose pills.1 Side Effects Combination hormonal pills, skin patches, and vaginal rings have similar possible side effects because they all contain a combination of estrogen and progestin. The pill causes hormone levels to peak and drop each day. Each weekly patch takes 3 days after application to reach a steady hormone level. The ring releases a steady dose every day throughout the day. This may explain why the ring is less likely to cause headaches and nausea than the pill and patch. Common side effects of combination hormonal methods The most common side effects are changes in menstrual periods, including: Very light or skipped periods. Bleeding between periods (spotting), which usually decreases after using a hormonal method for 3 to 4 months. The contraceptive skin patch may cause skin irritation at the site. The contraceptive vaginal ring may cause: Vaginal discharge. Irritation and inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis). Less common side effects of combination hormonal methods Less common side effects include: Nausea and vomiting, especially during the first month of use. This side effect usually goes away after the first few months of use. Frequent or more severe headaches. Migraine headaches may get worse. Weight gain. Breast tenderness for the first few months. Depression or mood changes. Darkening of the skin on the upper lip, under the eyes, or on the forehead (chloasma). This may slowly fade after you stop using hormonal methods, but in some cases, it is permanent. Decreased interest in sex. Rare but serious side effects of combination hormonal methods The following symptoms, called ACHES, are rare but serious and should be reported to your health professional immediately. Abdominal pain that is severe or persists may be a sign of blood clots (thrombophlebitis) in the pelvis, liver blood clots or tumors, or gallbladder disease. Chest pain may be a sign of blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), heart attack, or heart disease. Smoking increases this risk. Headaches that are severe may be a sign of stroke, migraine, or hypertension. Smoking increases this risk. Eye problems, such as blurred vision or loss of vision, may be a sign of migraine, blood clots in the eye, or a change in the shape of the cornea. Severe leg pain or sudden swelling of one leg may be a sign of leg blood clots (thrombophlebitis) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.) What To Think About Cancer protection, cancer risk? Recent studies have shown that using the Pill (with estrogen and progestin) for a year or more helps protect against uterine cancer. Long-term Pill use protects against ovarian cancer. However, the research is mixed about breast cancer.5, 6 Breast cancer risk may be slightly increased by the Pill for women with a family history of breast cancer.7 Women who have a personal history of breast cancer should not take the Pill. If you're considering hormonal birth control, let your health professional know if you have any family history of breast cancer. Combined hormonal contraceptive methods are usually not prescribed for women who: Smoke and are older than 35. Have diabetes and are older than 35 or have diabetes with complications. Have migraines. Have a risk for blood clots, including a family history of clots or a past clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) or leg (thrombophlebitis). Have coronary artery disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or high triglyceride levels. Other factors to consider include the following: Birth control pills may not be as effective when combined with other medications. Be sure to tell your health professional or pharmacist that you are taking birth control pills whenever you get a new prescription. The herbal medication St. John's wort also makes birth control pills less effective. Be sure to tell your health professional about all medications and supplements that you're taking when starting hormonal birth control.8 After stopping high-dose birth control pill use in order to start a planned pregnancy, it may take longer to become pregnant than after stopping use of a low-dose pill, diaphragm, or intrauterine device (IUD).9 If you are taking birth control pills, take special precautions for backup birth control if you miss or skip pills. Birth control pills may not be as effective if you are vomiting or have diarrhea. Use another method of birth control for 7 days after vomiting or diarrhea, even if you have not missed any pills. Be sure to use a backup birth control method during the first 7 days of starting hormonal contraception. 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What Birth-control to use?
I'm 20 years old, would like knolegable ladies to advice me about what birth-control i should use that doesnt have all the disadvantages like weight, bad skin. Please, and hou IUD works. Does the injection make you pick up a lot of weight???
Asked by Elizabet Arcano 5 months ago.
i use levlite birth control pills. i haven't had any side effects. i also always use a condom. i know so many people walking around who's mom was on the pill with them. use all the forms of birth conrol availible to u. don't take any chances. yeah, putting a condom on in the heat of the moment is inconvenient, but so is a baby! using a condom doesn't feel as good, but having a baby definetly doesn't feel good! use your brain. good luck. Answered by Ronald Salzman 5 months ago.
Not all birth control will make you gain weight. It just depends on your personal body. I've been on the pill for 3 years and have not had any weight gain. The pill is most effective if you take it at the same time each day, which is not hard, especially if you get up around the same time each day. My particular brand is Estrostep. A friend of mine uses the Birth Control Ring, which is inserted by a gynocologist every month. She also has had no weight gain and really likes the convenience of only worrying about it once a month. Your best buy is to try them out to see if you like it, everyone is different and their body will react differently to every method. But always double up with a condom to prevent diseases. Answered by Young Goans 5 months ago.
Use condoms (they are 99.9999999% effective the same as the pill) and spermicide. They are cheap, they are easy and they work! IUD is a piece of plastic that they put in your uterus that irritates the lining preventing the egg from attaching to the wall and forming a child. But it does NOT stop the egg getting fertilized and you can still get pregnant only the baby will form in the Fallopian tube instead. The injections work the same as the pill but because it is a 3 month dose all at once, you may not get your period for months (maybe even years) while you are on it. Answered by Lu Hiebert 5 months ago.
I would just take the shot. It seems like the easiest form of birth control. But be sure to use condoms to. Birth control (pills or a shot) don't protect against sexually transmitted diseases. A lot of people say that condoms ruin the mood, but let me tell you a screaming baby with a loaded diaper doesn't just ruin the mood it KILLS it! Answered by Galina Sullenberger 5 months ago.
Both the IUD and Depo make you gain mad weight, weight you cannot loose while you continue to use the method. They totally made me crazy and depressed too. Try Diaphram and spermacide paired with a condom. Then at least you can avoid the hormonal drawbacks. Answered by Londa Carrigg 5 months ago.
try the sponge or contraceptive film but ALWAYS USE A CONDOM!! yes STD's can happen to anyone and it only takes 1x unprotected to get one! Answered by Pauline Schwalen 5 months ago.
the pill and rubbers Answered by Dagny Regos 5 months ago.
What birth control pill should I take?
I was on levlite 28 for over a year and loved it. I had no reactions, I wasn't moody, and my periods were normal with little to no cramping. Five months ago I was switched to Lutera. After the first month on the Lutera I started developing moodiness, extreme cramping and body aches during my period. (Enough to have...
Asked by Nickolas Flum 5 months ago.
I was on levlite 28 for over a year and loved it. I had no reactions, I wasn't moody, and my periods were normal with little to no cramping. Five months ago I was switched to Lutera. After the first month on the Lutera I started developing moodiness, extreme cramping and body aches during my period. (Enough to have to take narcotic pain pills), and a very heavy flow. I had my normal pap a month ago with no complications so any kind of tumor theory can be disregarded. :) The dilemma I am facing is that Levlite has been taken off the market. Any suggestions would be helpful and appreciated. Answered by Honey Rolins 5 months ago.
My sister had really painfull periods now she takes Yaz. It works really good for her. Answered by Mariah Lainson 5 months ago.
Birth Control Causing Birth Defects?
I've started taking Levlite 28, and I'm concerned because I read that birth control pills can cause birth defects. Is this only if you're taking it while pregnant, or does taking the pill for a long period of time also cause birth defects, or heighten the chance of them, even if you get off the pill for...
Asked by Normand Malanaphy 5 months ago.
I've started taking Levlite 28, and I'm concerned because I read that birth control pills can cause birth defects. Is this only if you're taking it while pregnant, or does taking the pill for a long period of time also cause birth defects, or heighten the chance of them, even if you get off the pill for over a year and try to conceive? Answered by Christene Fesenbek 5 months ago.
It is never a good idea to take bc pills while you are pregnant. In most cases they do not cause problems, but according to the FDA they can cause birth defects if taken while pregnant. However, taking the pill and then getting pregnant later in life is not going to cause any problems. Being on the pill and then stopping them to try to conceive will NOT increase the risk of any type of birth defects. The only reason some doctors reccomend waiting a few months after stopping the pill to try to conceive is so you can get a good idea of what your cycles are like without the pill. Don't worry, taking the pill now is not going to effect your baby later. Answered by Xavier Talent 5 months ago.
Well, according to my OBGYN, the health risks associated with oral birth control are self limiting; they are pretty much limited to the woman taking them. My youngest brother was concieved while my mother was taking Orthotrycyclene, and she was 18 weeks before the doctors actually figured out that she was pregnant. He was born healthy as could be, and still is today :) Answered by Novella Depolito 5 months ago.
i grow to be one beginning administration for ten years earlier I have been given pregnant with my first son--I had no clue i grow to be pregnant till I ignored my era a month or so later. i finished taking the pill as quickly as i found out, yet i grow to be especially frightened! beginning defects run in my family members (my sister has club ft, I had a minor sickness in my eye, and my grandmother had a daughter who had down's syndrome) in any case, my son grow to be completely positive :) i does no longer complication approximately it in any respect. Answered by Joanne Seelbinder 5 months ago.