I am taking Loestrin 21 1.5/30. Is it normal to miss a period? Skipped my week off & just kept going w/ it.?
I got my period a week before i was finished with my 21 day pack, and so decided to not bother waiting a week to start my next pack and just kept going. I was visiting my BF and didn't want to risk getting preggos, but am now freaked out that even though I'm religious about taking my pill (literally set my...
Asked by Pearl Peralta 11 months ago.
I got my period a week before i was finished with my 21 day pack, and so decided to not bother waiting a week to start my next pack and just kept going. I was visiting my BF and didn't want to risk getting preggos, but am now freaked out that even though I'm religious about taking my pill (literally set my clock to it), that it didn't matter. It's an 8 hour time difference, but adjusted the time to take it at the same as when i take it at home. I know I should take a test, but it's scary to do that without being with my BF here to support me (living at home with the parents, think they would kill me if i was preggos). Answered by Kiesha Picking 11 months ago.
I've been on the same Loestrin pill for almost four years now. I never skipped a period but I did have spotting between periods. If your new at this brand your body could be adjusting to it. With any birth control pill, you can always skip that last week and just keep taking them constantly. It just stops your period for that month. Many doctors say it's ok if you need to not be on your period for something like your wedding or whatever. As long as you didn't skip any pills you should be ok. If you're still concerned, take an at home pregnancy test. I've had to do it a few times myself. Answered by Starr Bushaw 11 months ago.
I am now not a medical professional, however an trained consumer of Loestrin 24 Fe. I simply began the capsules a pair months in the past. I did have a interval, but it surely has been atypical. I've had recognizing for the duration of my cycle. When my medical professional prescribed the capsules, he stated they would probably preserve me from having any intervals in any respect. So personally, what your female friend could also be going via would be ordinary. If she does not just like the end result of the capsules, I'd easily transfer to a further manufacturer or tablet. Sometimes, specified manufacturers of start manage capsules simply do not paintings good for specified participants. Answered by Gemma Storto 11 months ago.
Microgestin 1.5/30 (21) Oral?
Why is there only 3 weeks worth of pills instead of 4? (the 7 sugar pills) I am new to birth control and I have no idea why this pill is missing a weeks worth of dosage. It is the generic brand for LOESTRIN 1.5/30. Any information would help me. Professional answers only please. THANKS!!!
Asked by Cherryl Reinhold 11 months ago.
I am on the same exact birth control. Its 3 weeks, which is a 21-day pack. When you finish a pack, you are to wait 7 days before starting the next. Instead of taking sugar pills, we take no pills at all for that week. During that week, you will get your period. I hope this perfectly answered your question! Answered by Tamie Dienes 11 months ago.
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Loestrin 24 and the prescriptions savings card...?
I have been given a prescription savings card from my doctor for Loestrin 24. I have activated the card via the website. I just wanted to know if I only need to provide the card at the pharmacy or will I need to provide any other documents (ID card, etc.) Since my husband sometimes collects my prescriptions for me,...
Asked by Hiedi Edem 11 months ago.
I have been given a prescription savings card from my doctor for Loestrin 24. I have activated the card via the website. I just wanted to know if I only need to provide the card at the pharmacy or will I need to provide any other documents (ID card, etc.) Since my husband sometimes collects my prescriptions for me, will he still be able to...? I was given the sample pack from my doctor and have completed that particular pack. I almost lost my breath to hear that the one pill that seems to be working for me after having to switch pills repeatedly over 3 yrs due to bad side effects cost $65.00, OMG..what the hell??? Thank you in advance for ur answers... Answered by Kellee Cohagan 11 months ago.
The new version of Loestrin (which is still only sold under the brand name and thus is more expensive) has 24 active pills (so the whole "shorter periods" thing). However, the old version (which has the exact same ingredients in each pill) has only 21 active pills (which is the traditional standard) and is now available as a generic. The generic is available in two different dosage levels, either "Loestrin Fe 1/20 Tabs 28" (which is the same dosage as Loestrin 24) or "Loestrin 1.5/30." I'm sure your doctor will know about this and can change your prescription. I get Loestrin Fe 1/20 Tabs 28 for $24/month or $68 for a 3 month supply at my pharmacy. Way cheaper than the brand version!! I used to use Yaz (and loved it), but my insurance changed and it, too became over $60/month. Yikes! Answered by Rozella Earing 11 months ago.
Am I protected from pregnancy?
Here's more information. I missed the last two pills in my last pack. My cell was broke and i didnt have my reminder. I also started my current pack a day late. Took two on the first thursday but I started it backwards in week 3 instead of week 1. It's a miserable mess.
Asked by Paris Nivala 11 months ago.
I am confused because generally the pills with the designator "FE" are 28 packs with 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills that have iron in them. There is Loestrin 24FE which is totally different but is still not just 21 pills. I can't answer you because looking up a 21 day pack of loestrin FE is impossible. What you need to do is read the info in your pill pack and make sure that the dosage of hormones in each pill is the same for the whole pack. If it is, it doesn't matter what order you take the pills. If it isn't, you need to call your doc or pharmacist. Answered by Mei Ruman 11 months ago.
Could I be pregnant even though I'm on the pill?
I have been taking birth control pills for a few months now. I take a generic for loestrin 1.5/30 21 days with no inactive pills. I haven't missed taking any of the pills. I usually take the pill at 10am but have been late most times maybe 4- 6 hours late since I started the pack. My period is due on Saturday....
Asked by Claudie Malahan 11 months ago.
I have been taking birth control pills for a few months now. I take a generic for loestrin 1.5/30 21 days with no inactive pills. I haven't missed taking any of the pills. I usually take the pill at 10am but have been late most times maybe 4- 6 hours late since I started the pack. My period is due on Saturday. My husband and I do not use any other form of birth control besides the pill. My breast are a little sore and my emotions at times feel all out of whack. I have four kids already and can't help feeling like i'm pregnant again. I'm just wondering is it possible for me to be pregnant even though I haven't missed any pills but have not taken them the same time everyday? If I am pregnant is it possible to still get my period when it would normally be due? What should I do? Please help Thank you!! Answered by Lashawnda Yen 11 months ago.
Its always advisable that when you don't take them on time use protection, because even a 1hr time difference may causes changes in its effectiveness, so take a HPT, if its negative make sure you use protection when ever you take them late. If you are pregnant you cant have a period anymore until the pregnancy is over Answered by Danyel Rehberger 11 months ago.
For sure take a pregnancy test with your first urine of the day after 15 days of last time sex, it will clear your doubts. Good Luck ! Answered by Carri Narasimhan 11 months ago.
pills are 99% effective if taken regular without missing a pill but it wont hurt you to take a hpt test but its highly unlikely you are pregnant.Good luck. Answered by Cherri Hiatt 11 months ago.
Birth Control that won't lower sex drive?
I have been taking Loestrin 24Fe for about six months now and it has lowered my sex drive. When I do have sex, I am very...um...dry down there. I am only 21, so I know it has nothing to with age. This is the first form of birth control (other than condoms) that I have used. I know that people react differently...
Asked by Nicol Lowthert 11 months ago.
I have been taking Loestrin 24Fe for about six months now and it has lowered my sex drive. When I do have sex, I am very...um...dry down there. I am only 21, so I know it has nothing to with age. This is the first form of birth control (other than condoms) that I have used. I know that people react differently to different brands/types of birth control, but I was just wondering if you all could let me know if there is a certain type of birth control you have taken that hasn't negatively affected your sex drive. I would like to stay on the pill, but would be willing to try another form of highly effective birth control. Also, I really like everything else about the brand I am taking (lighter periods, shorter periods, less PMS symptoms), so if there is another kind with similar benefits, that would be great! Thanks! Answered by Rob Baumert 11 months ago.
All you need to do is try a different formulation. With literally dozens of different formulations on the market, you're bound to find one that works for you without the undesirable side effects. You may just need a higher estrogen content than LoEstrin's offering you. I had a similar problem when I switched to YAZ (from LoEstrin 1.5/30). Make an appointment with your doctor and tell him/her your problems and be firm in the fact that you want to try something else. It may take several tries...and any doctor worth their salt will know this and will NOT be resistant to changing you a few times. Answered by Jonna Strike 11 months ago.
Since you're already trying a lower-dose formulation, I might suggest you go for the triphasic pills rather than the monophasic. Personally I've had very fine experiences with Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo... the full-strength Ortho-Tri-Cyclen made me gain weight, and the Nuva Ring had a whole array of side effects (including decreased sexual desire) that, individually were minor, but overall sucked. Of the highly-effective contraceptive methods, I'd say the pill is probably your best bet for minimal side effects, just because there are *so* many different varieties if you don't like a given one. It really is kind of a cr*p shoot to find which brand will work best for you, but after six months you've certainly given Loestrin a fair shake, and there's no reason not to try something new. Answered by Bethann Dulay 11 months ago.
It varies. A relatively small percentage of users would experience such an effect, but there is a definite connection between hormonal contraceptives and sexual dysfunction/lowered libido. The mechanism involved is an increase in a protein which binds the sexual hormones. Taking oral contraceptives causes an increase in this binding protein. Patches have a more favorable effect on libido, because it does not involve metabolism in the liver or breakdown through the liver, and it is that breakdown in the liver that causes increase in that sex hormone binding protein. The patch does not seem to increase the sex hormone binding protein, and therefore does not decrease testosterone levels like the oral pill does. So the patch is a good option for her if her sex drive becomes lowered and she wants to do something about it. Answered by Kelly Truchan 11 months ago.
I have not tried any pills yet.. I have been on Depo-Provera its a shot you get it every 3 months. I have been on it for 3 years... It took my period away.. ITS GREAT!! Although it may have some side effects.. Some people gained weight some lost weight for me It did neither.. It hasn't done anything to my sex drive and I dont have any PMS symptoms. Depo-Provera is a shot its a little needle that you can get in your arm or hip. It doesn't hurt to much and works GREAT!! Answered by Lynn Olano 11 months ago.
Hi Lacey, Im 17 and i have been on my birth control pill for a while now and i have noticed that my pill increases my sex drive and i love it. The littlest thing can make me horny and wet. I dont know if its the differnece in the pill or in the person. but you might want to look into that. I take ortho tri-cyclen. Good Luck and i hope everything works out for you. Answered by Shanna Cyphert 11 months ago.
ive tried several different types of bc pills and all of them lower my sex drive. it's so sad Answered by Trenton Holl 11 months ago.
No Period on Birth control but NOT pregnant?
I started birth control 3-4 years ago for acne. I took a break for about a year after that first year because I was not sexually active and decided I just didn't want to take it anymore. When I took it again for pregnancy prevention, I would never get my period. For about 2 and a half years now I have been...
Asked by Clemmie Delveechio 11 months ago.
I started birth control 3-4 years ago for acne. I took a break for about a year after that first year because I was not sexually active and decided I just didn't want to take it anymore. When I took it again for pregnancy prevention, I would never get my period. For about 2 and a half years now I have been on several different birth controls, mostly Loestrin 24 (just recently switched to Loestrin 21) and various generic brands (Microgestin, Junel) and have not gotten my period. Switching from 24 to 21 seemed to help. For the first 3 months I was getting my period for one day, or just some brownish discharge, during my placebo pills week. Then the next couple months I didn't get it at all. I don't really get sore breasts and I never get cramps or any other symptoms of menstrual period/pregnancy. I spoke to my general physician and my OBGYN. Both say it is not unhealthy to not get my period. However, when I am sexually active, it is very stressful to never know whether I am pregnant or not. They understood my concern, but didn't seem too concerned themselves. I have never missed a pill and I take it at exactly the same time every day. I just started a new pack of generic Loestrin 21 (Junel) but at a stronger dosage (1.5/30) because my doctor thinks this will help me get my period. Is it really OKAY for me to not get my period health-wise? I just don't want to not be able to get pregnant or have any other health problems later on in life. Also, when I occassionally take a break from my birth control, I seem to get my period back within a few months to the way it was before ever starting birth control. My doctors say it's not good to stop and start birth control like that however, but it makes me feel better to get a period like normal. Thank you! (sorry for the long description) Answered by Normand Pilloud 11 months ago.
Basically when you take birth control you are taking hormones which "trick" your body into thinking it's pregnant. When you have a period when you are on birth control pills you don't have an actual period (no egg breaking down), it's just the uterus lining (I think) or something similar. So when you stop taking the pill it takes a little while for your body to go back to its natural cycle (which means you won't get your period for a few months, for me it took about 6 months til I got my period). So when you are on the pill, your body thinks it is pregnant. Therefore it doesn't release an egg. I am not too sure why it is not good to stop and start birth control pills, but I think it might have something to do with your body stopping and starting hormones - it's giving it a tough time and would not be a healthy thing. Apparently it is not good to be on birth control for over 3 years however I could be mistaken - it's to do with taking synthetic (man made) hormones every day and not giving your body the natural hormonal cycle. So long as you take the pill at the right time everyday and you have that 7 day break inbetween pill cycles, you are 99.9% protected from getting pregnant (which means you will not get pregnant, that if you did it would be mostly due to some human error ie. not taking pill at right time or that the pill has an expiry date which is unlikely) :) Answered by Hulda Summerford 11 months ago.
Listen, some people are really sensitive to certain birthcontrol. Birthcontrol that uses hormones to trick the body into thinking it is pregnant can cause you to have symptoms of being pregnant. Don't worry though, when you don't have a period every month you are saving your precious limited eggs for use in latter in life If you feel compelled to have a "normal"period every month you are perfectly normal...because most women feel this way when they don't have one. You may try just using the barrior method with a spermacide. Hope this was helpful. Answered by Rick Orndorf 11 months ago.
norma lnot to have a period if you want one skip the sugar pills at the end of the pack, or tell your dr. you want to have a period and get different pills. Answered by Glayds Burmeister 11 months ago.
I am really worried about starting pill..?
I've started my period and I'm starting Loestrin 1.5/30 tomorrow. From reading all the good/bad reviews on sites I'm extremely worried of losing my sex drive/libido! (It's quite high atm) what are the chances of this happening?:(
Asked by Blair Gerock 11 months ago.
I've been on the pill since I was 14, i'm 21 now and its amazing. Lighter shorter periods, No cramps, It gets rid of acne and it didnt mess with my sex drive at all believe me! Answered by Dorine Psilovikos 11 months ago.
What kind of birth control should I use?
I need something that prevents pregnancy but also gets rid of acne. I am 18 and about 100 lbs. Anyone know any good birth control that I could use with minimal symptoms? If so what are the synptoms and can I get it in the form of a shot instead of a daily pill?
Asked by Ariane Brancaccio 11 months ago.
This is something you should talk to a doctor about. There are SO many different kinds of birth control out there and a doctor will be able to determine what the best one is for you. Personally, I've been using Junel 1.5/30 21 day (it's a pill) and I have no acne, I have regular periods and it prevents pregnancy. Junel is the generic for Loestrin. I have also used Yasmin, but after a year of use my doctor had determine I was ovulating while I was on that pill, and I was told it was defective. Again though, you'll have to talk to your doctor, she/he will be able to choose the best one that best fits your needs. Answered by Lolita Clemence 11 months ago.
Any remedy for female alopecia besides propecia?
Asked by Brooke Madueno 11 months ago.
Antiandrogen Treatments for AGA » Spironolactone - This is the most well known and at this time highly recommended oral Antiandrogen for women available. We know of more than a few women who have had good success in regrowing their hair with it. It is available by prescription through your dermatologist and is recommended in oral doses of 100-200 mg/day. Some other antiandrogens that may help are: » Flutamide - 250mg orally 3 times a day » Cimetidine - 300mg orally 5 times a day » Dexamethasone - 0.25 to 0.75mg per night » Cyproterone Acetate - 50 to 150mg a day (not available in US) » Desogestrel: Desogen, Ortho-Cept » Norgestimate: Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen (yes it can potentially grow hair too!) » Norethindrone: Micronor, Nor-OD, Ovcon-35, Brevicon, Modicon, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Ortho-Novum 10-11, Tri-Norinyl, Norinyl and Orthol/35 » Ethynodiol diacetate: Demulen 1/35 » Levonorgestrel: TriphasilfTri-Levlen, Nordette » Norgestrel: Lo/Ovral, Ovrefte, Ovral » Norethindrone acetate: Loestrin 1/20, Loestrin 1.5/30 » Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists » Leuprolide (Lupron-Depot), 3.75 mg/month intramuscularly, plus 0.625 mg conjugated estrogens and cyclic medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg (from days 1-12 of each month) » Nafarelin (400 [Lg intranasally twice a day), plus Norinyl 1/35 tablets daily for 21 of 28 days, orally Answered by Edythe Shure 11 months ago.