I've been dealing with moderate/severe acne since I was about 10 or 11. I'm now 21 and I'm still dealing with it and at this point I can't take it anymore. I'd been going to a derm from age 11-15 until I was finally prescribed Accutane I was on a 6 month course but only finished 3 months my skin...
Asked by Thea Darr 6 months ago.
I've been dealing with moderate/severe acne since I was about 10 or 11. I'm now 21 and I'm still dealing with it and at this point I can't take it anymore. I'd been going to a derm from age 11-15 until I was finally prescribed Accutane I was on a 6 month course but only finished 3 months my skin looked great but I was depressed, suicidal, gained weight, and ruined my bowel movement so I stopped early and my acne came back worse than before. So here I am now 5years later still battling acne. I've been on birth control for a month and a half now and I can't really say if its helping with my acne or not but I do know that my acne is hormonal because I get breakouts on my menstrual cycle and the week after, however I was just on my cycle about 3days ago and no new pimples, lighter period as well, last month I experienced slight depression and anxiety but that has stopped. I just want to know if anyone has had some success with this birth control on their acne. Please share your story with me. Answered by Noah Rotondi 6 months ago.
Ortho Tri-cyclen is HORRIBLE!!!! I would not recommend it to anyone! I took it for about a year and it ruined me. It's a VERY strong hormone that acts more like a steroid. It atrophied my muscles and made me gain almost 30 lbs. I also have very thin, fine hair & Ortho made me start growing these thick, dark monster hairs that looked like they came out of a horse's tail. It also changed my skin & not for the better! My voice got deeper...I was pretty sure it was turning me into a man or a horse...maybe a centaur? lol But yeah, it was horrible. I only took it the once but the damage was done. It also slowed down my metabolism. And it didn't help my periods at all. My dermatologist recommended it for me because it was supposed to be good for clearing up acne. Well let me tell you, that's a complete lie! I have had way better luck with Demulen & Loestrin. Currently taking Kelnor & hating it. Oh & I also took Accutane twice at high doses & never got depression. Accutane also does not cause weight gain or bowel problems so you're misinformed. But yeah girl, stay the hell away from Ortho or you will so regret it. Answered by Gerry Whitbeck 6 months ago.
Is taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen the same as Ortho Cyclen?
For 3 months I've been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen and after I went to my doctor and started my 4h month pack I noticed they gave me just Ortho Cyclen. Are they different pills? I'm freaking out because I had sex without a condom because I hadn't noticed there was a difference in the pills, he did pull out in...
Asked by Chere Quann 6 months ago.
For 3 months I've been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen and after I went to my doctor and started my 4h month pack I noticed they gave me just Ortho Cyclen. Are they different pills? I'm freaking out because I had sex without a condom because I hadn't noticed there was a difference in the pills, he did pull out in time though. Help! Answered by Jennell Betit 6 months ago.
Ortho Tri Cyclen has 3 different color pills. There are 7 white ones, 7 light blue ones and 7 dark blue ones. Each different color has a slightly different level of hormones in them. Ortho Cyclen has 21 dark blue pills. They all have the same level of hormones in them. You shouldn't be pregnant if you started the new pack of pills on time and took them on time every single day. Just finish the pack out and stop worrying so much. Everything will be fine. Just ask your ob/gyn to put you back on the Ortho Cyclen next month. Answered by Cami Plageman 6 months ago.
Ive been takin a birthcontrol called ortho tri cyclen n it made me feel sick so i stoped now im bleeding?
wen will the bleeding stopp??
Asked by Bell Lotts 6 months ago.
so i just started taking this birth control called ortho tri-cyclen for 2weeks.. i started to get headaches and i felt sick so i stoped after 2 days i started bleeding and the bleeding wont stop its been 3 days now..and it hasnt let up..wen i started taking it i was done with my period..so it was weird i started bleeding 2 weeks after..please helppp! Answered by Kandice Rilley 6 months ago.
It is very normal to feel sick or have headaches with the first month or so of any birth control. Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a rather high estrogen pill so the side effects may be more than those with a lower estrogen dose. The pills that you take during your period are really placebos, meaning they have no hormones at all in them, you may as well not take them. You only take them to keep you in the habit. You don't actually get your "period" you get a withdrawal bleed. The lack of hormones makes the uterine lining shed to bleed and mimic a period. Some pills don't even have the placebos, they only have 21 pills and you just don't take them for a week. When you stopped the pill, you had a sudden drop in hormones, and it told your body to bleed. I did this with Yaz because I had terrible emotional side effects and I bled for about 8 days, like a normal period. It is perfectly normal. If the side effects are bothering you that bad, switch to a monophasic pill with lower estrogen. You may have a bit of breakthrough bleeding, but it will lessen side effects like headaches and nausea. Answered by Lisette Deshner 6 months ago.
hi the doctor actually prescribed this for me many years ago if its the ortho tri cyclen lo ur talking about and i didnt take it but i gave it to a friend which u should never do by the way but in any event it caused the same problem for her, these are hormone changing drugs and have different side effects like say 4 instance if u hav kidney or liver disease these drugs can interact with medication and or underline conditions which means if u hav a underline condition that could be the cause or it could ust be the change in hormone from the birth control which should even it self out once u stopped taking it wen the cycle ends or u may need a different pill Answered by Blake Falsetta 6 months ago.
That is SUCH a bad idea! If your having sex, be sure to use a condom until your next period because you definitely messed up the birth control. Headaches and feeling sick to your stomach are normal side effects. They go away after a while. It's your body adjusting to the new hormones. When you start your new pack, do NOT stop taking it at all. Answered by Margorie Madill 6 months ago.
The pill keeps you from bleeding. So if you go off, its going to cause your period to start again. This is how pills regulate your cycle by keeping you from bleeding. Most pills have the 7 day placebo which cause your period to start. By stopping its the same as the placebo effect. Answered by Fernanda Evick 6 months ago.
This same thing happend to me!!! Im guessing its normal!!! But I stoped taking it & everything went back to normal! Give it a few days & if it doesnt stop maybe you should call your doctor or something :) Answered by Bridgette Morson 6 months ago.
I'am on ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO now for about 2 days after giving birth in jan.21,08?
hey ladies can you help me with sum information i was told by my doc that ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO was best for me but im not sure if i started it right. heres why!!! i gave birth on january 21,2008 and my post bleeding stop sumtime in mid feb. and i started the birth control this past sunday (3-9-08) i wanna know if i...
Asked by Stephen Rastetter 6 months ago.
hey ladies can you help me with sum information i was told by my doc that ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO was best for me but im not sure if i started it right. heres why!!! i gave birth on january 21,2008 and my post bleeding stop sumtime in mid feb. and i started the birth control this past sunday (3-9-08) i wanna know if i did good by starting it on a sunday cuz i havent had a real period after i gave birth so was i supposed to wait for its been almost 2mths i am so confused its my first time on birth control please help me.. im in a steady relationship and i would like to enjoy the love making without the worry of another baby on the way. *I AM NO PREGO AGAIN BLOOD AND URINE TEST NEG.* THANKS IN ADVANCE Answered by Kayleen Winner 6 months ago.
I had a natural miscarriage Jan 24 and bled for a month after that. My doc had me started on Ortho tri cyclen lo. It is my first time too. (3/9/08) the doc told me to wait for a month to get the pill in my system but to use the condom in the meantime. You should be ok! Answered by Bernardina Bonsee 6 months ago.
its ok. your supposed to start that pill on the first sunday of when your on your period. but your ok. my sis started on sunday and she wasnt on her period. just make sure your still being extra safe the first seven days. cause your body needs to get used to the pill. so wear condoms too. than a week later you should be ok to stop the condoms. relax. ask a doc if you have more questions. Answered by Clarice Durr 6 months ago.
Ortho tri-cyclen vs. Ortho-cyclen?
I was on Ortho tri-cyclen lo from age 15-18 because of heavy periods. At 18, I found out I have polycystic ovaries and my acne was really out of control, so my doctor switched me to Ortho tri-cyclen (normal dose) and told me to skip the placebos for 3 months at a time to avoid the pain associated with my...
Asked by Lisandra Klinkhammer 6 months ago.
I was on Ortho tri-cyclen lo from age 15-18 because of heavy periods. At 18, I found out I have polycystic ovaries and my acne was really out of control, so my doctor switched me to Ortho tri-cyclen (normal dose) and told me to skip the placebos for 3 months at a time to avoid the pain associated with my cycle. Well, I'm now 21 and with my birthday my parent's medical insurance went funky, so I went to my college clinic to get discount pills. The NP told me to keep taking them the same way, but that she was going to switch me to Ortho-cyclen instead of Ortho Tri-cyclen because "it just makes more sense to be on a mono-phasic pill." Since it's the exact same brand (same dosage even, you just take the week-3 version of the pill for the whole month instead of having 3 different doses), do I need to worry about these pills being less effective during the first month? Are the side effects any different? I tried looking things up online, and found a page saying that Ortho tri-cyclen has hardly any drug interactions, while Ortho-cyclen appears to have a whole list, including Tylenol! Can anyone clue me in? Answered by Marketta Gagner 6 months ago.
Ortho Cyclen Answered by Riva Hon 6 months ago.
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Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin. Holistic Acne Treatment Guide? Answered by Lolita Gunnett 6 months ago.
Birth control and weight gain: Ortho Cyclen vs Ortho Tri-Cyclen?
BACKGROUND INFO:I recently was put on Sprintec (Ortho Cyclen). Ortho Cyclen has a constant 0.25mg dose of estrogen for the first 21 days, whereas the more typical Tri-Sprintec (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) has three stages, corresponding to different levels of progestin per what your ovarian cycle is doing. It seems as if...
Asked by Soila Fullem 6 months ago.
BACKGROUND INFO: I recently was put on Sprintec (Ortho Cyclen). Ortho Cyclen has a constant 0.25mg dose of estrogen for the first 21 days, whereas the more typical Tri-Sprintec (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) has three stages, corresponding to different levels of progestin per what your ovarian cycle is doing. It seems as if the estrogen levels are the same (yes?), similar to regular Sprintec. QUESTION: Given the differences in hormone levels throughout the month, do people tend to gain more on one birth control than the other? Thank you! Answered by Lashunda Magliulo 6 months ago.
I have been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen for about 3 years now. When I first started taking it (I switched from Nuvaring), I thought I was going to gain weight also. I haven't really gained any weight and, in fact, I actually lost 20 pounds in the first 3 months. I'm going to tell you though, the 20 pound weight loss was due to nausea as my body adjusted to the new BC and the different levels, but after 6 months I was more than fine and I hadn't gained any weight (I was still down 10 pounds). To answer your question more specifically, I think the real key to gaining weight on BC lies with the person taking it and their self-control. You might get crazy cravings because your hormones are fluctuating, but it doesn't mean you have to eat a whole dozen cookies, a bag of popcorn and french fries, etc., etc. If you can control yourself, then you won't gain weight. Just keep yourself on your "normal" routine and limit the number of times you give in to your urges to eat something sweet, salty, fatty, etc. and you'll be just fine. Good luck! Answered by Myrtie Bark 6 months ago.
Ortho Cyclen Weight Gain Answered by Trent Canaday 6 months ago.
How do I take 21 day birth control pills? (Ortho Tri-cyclen tablets)?
I'm SO confused! I'm usually used to taking just one pill a of the week.
Asked by Leanna Motayne 6 months ago.
You should have received an instruction sheet from the pharmacy and/or in the pill pack. It's best to contact your medical provider or pharmacist if you have specific questions about your prescription. Generally speaking, packs with 28 pills have reminder pills in the last week. Packs with 21 pills do not have reminder pills and you have to remember to skip 7 days. Ortho Tri-cyclen is available in both 21-day and 28-day packs. You should double check this with what you received, but there is a copy of the manufacturer's instructions in the link below. You'll want to look at page 38. Answered by Lachelle Crocitto 6 months ago.
take one pill a day the same time every day. but be careful ortho tri cyclen might make you gain weight i gained 90lbs. in about 3months when i used that pill. i have found the best method is the implant called nexplanon it last for 3yrs and it goes in your arm. i have had it since 6/20/12 and i love it. have any more questions just ask me and i will see if i can help you. Answered by Toni Slemp 6 months ago.
What is the difference between ortho cyclen and ortho tri cyclen birth control pills?
I'm kind of confused, because I'm taking Ortho Cyclen and it has 21 blue pills (active) and 7 green pills (inactive) . After the 3 weeks of active pills, if I don't want to skip my period, do I take the inactive pills? And if I do want to skip my period, I continue taking active pills from a newer pack?
Asked by Mandie Cantres 6 months ago.
The difference between the two is that Ortho Cyclen is a monophasic pill, whereas Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a triphasic pill. Monophasic pills contain the same level of hormones in each active pill. With multiphasic pills, the hormone levels change with each phase (indicated by a change in pill color), and in the case of triphasic pills, they change hormone levels three times (hence the "tri"). Skipping periods is easiest to do when using a monophasic pill such as you are on. And it sounds like you have the gist of it. To skip a period, start the active pills of a new pack on the day you would start the inactive/placebo pills of your current pack. Or, if you don't want to skip a period, it's like Nancy said: either take the placebo pills, or take no pills at all. If you decide to have your period but don't take those placebo pills, make sure you start a new pack on the 8th day. Extending that 7-day break from hormones could compromise the effectiveness of your pill. Answered by Joette Winer 6 months ago.
Some birth control pills have a different doseage each week and the color of the pill is different for each week. I would guess that is the "tri" cyclen one. I've never been on either one of those. If your active pills are the same color for 21 days, then the doseage is the same every day. If you want to skip a period, do not take the placebo pills, just go to the next pack at the end of your 21 day pills. If you do want a period, either take the placebos or nothing. The placebos don't do anything for you except keep you in the habit of taking a pill every day. Answered by Tarsha Mandella 6 months ago.
Is anyone here on Ortho Tri Cyclen?
I got a prescription for it today and I will be beginning it soon. I was just wondering how it was for others, if there were any side effects or anything.
Asked by Shanon Haut 6 months ago.
I was on ortho tri cyclen lo for 3 years, had hardly any symptoms when I first started it... maybe just an upset stomach. My period regulated really fast, in the first two months. Everyone's different tho! I had to stop taking it when I got blood clots in my lungs (pulmonary embolism) and the cause was the pill. I'm 21, don't smoke, average weight, and generally healthy... I spent three days in the hospital because the blood flow to my left lung was cut in half and my right lung was messed up too. So I won't be taking any hormonal birth control again. Good luck! Answered by Vinita Partible 6 months ago.
First Time Taking Birth Control I Have Question's On ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN® LO?
thank you guys and one more thing i didnt get my cheery popped because it was our first time on June 21, 2012 but there was no blood so i dont know what happened.
Asked by Perla Niederkorn 6 months ago.
So im a Junior in high school i just started taking the pill ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN® LO for the first time on June 10, 2012 I had taken it a 11 days when i had decided to have sex on June 21, 2012 On June 21, 2012 i had all ready taken my pill when we decided to have sex around 10:00 PM and he used a condom and pulled out. Two days later on June 23, 2012 also had all ready taken the pill decided to have sex around 10:00 Pm again he used a condom again but this time i cam inside me. Then on July 1, 2012 also had all ready taken the pill but on this day i had started takeing my suger pills we decided to have sex he used a condom and pulled out. As a first time user of the pill in the phamphilt i should have started my period sunday correct. i don't know why i haven't yet it is now July 3, 2012 and im a little worryed. I dont know if my body is still getting used to the new hormone introduced to my body or what i know the pill is supposed to make your period lighter to but i just wanna know every ones opionon thank you please let me now what you think. So the biggest question is why haven't i started my period is there chance for possible pregnancy ASAP(:<3 Answered by Mitsue Ganong 6 months ago.
Some doctors/nurses will tell you that if you start the pill the Sunday of your period, you're effective after 7 days, though it really is best to wait 1-2 full months for full effectiveness. That being said, you should still be perfectly fine, especially since condoms were always used, and usually he ejaculated outside of you. Just because your placebo or "sugar" pills start on Sunday, doesn't mean your period will start on Sunday. It can take days for your period to start. I took Ortho Tri-Cyclen for about 6 months, and my period usually doesn't start until Thursday or Friday of my placebo week. Give it a few days. You shoudl be just fine. Within a few months, you'll be able to pinpoint when you'll get your period better. Answered by Mariann Cravalho 6 months ago.
sometimes its your body getting used to the new hormone levels. give it a few months for your body to get used to it. ive been on the pill for almost 4 years. sometimes i go months without a period. Also, he used a condom.. your 99% NOT PREGNANT Answered by Savannah Prettner 6 months ago.