Bc pill change, from one month to another??
okay so i'm on my last ortho tri cyclen...and the refills are SO expensive, almost $100 for 3 months (yikes!)would it be okay if i switched to triphasil-28???cause i have 3 packages of that.... and would be able to wait before i have to get anything filled....or would this cause a...
Asked by Krysta Rozzi 5 months ago.
okay so i'm on my last ortho tri cyclen... and the refills are SO expensive, almost $100 for 3 months (yikes!) would it be okay if i switched to triphasil-28??? cause i have 3 packages of that.... and would be able to wait before i have to get anything filled.... or would this cause a problem??? advice/tips/suggestion.... thanks in advance! :0) Answered by Jimmie Espino 5 months ago.
Even though both pills accomplish the same task, they are not made of the same drugs. Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a combination of norgestimate & ethinyl estradiol, while Triphasil-28 is levonorgestrel & ethinyl estradiol. Even if they were the same, the dosages are different. It won't necessarily be a "problem" if you switch over, but it may cause more spotting/breakthrough bleeding. Best bet is to talk to the doctor that prescribes your birth control. They prescribe you one pill over another usually for a reason. A pharmacist should be able to answer questions, but they deal with hundreds & hundreds of drugs and can't possibly know all the details, nor do they know your body. So talk to the person who does your exams and gives you the Rx. Answered by Lela Mauzey 5 months ago.
Your best bet would be to call your pharmacist or doctor and ask them. Probably not a problem, but it's your body your dealing with. Better to be safe. Answered by Lavera Brining 5 months ago.
Serious question! For those who have ever been on birth control pills!?
Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I was taking the birth control pill Triphasil 28. I was on it for almost 6 years...no problems. I got off of it and got pregnant in 3 months. After I had my daughter, I changed to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo. I took it for 2 years and just got off of it last week so I can get...
Asked by Boyd Unger 5 months ago.
Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I was taking the birth control pill Triphasil 28. I was on it for almost 6 years...no problems. I got off of it and got pregnant in 3 months. After I had my daughter, I changed to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo. I took it for 2 years and just got off of it last week so I can get pregnant again. Anyway, the whole time I was on Ortho, I had absolutly NO sex drive whatsover. I felt no desire or want for sex at all and I was like this the whole time I was on this pill. I never had this trouble on Triphasil. So now that I am off of the Ortho, my sex drive has returned and now I am just the way I was before I had my daughter. Do you think that the pill was messing with my sex drive, seriously? It just seems so ironic that I stopped and it came back. Does anyone know about this or has it ever happened to anyone else? I am so glad to feel normal again! Thanks! Answered by Dewayne Rabehl 5 months ago.
it happen to me on the same pills and yes it is very common thing..the pills really can whack your hormones out of ...welll whack...I was kinda embarssed but I talked to my doctor about it and she agreed that it was more than likely the pills..I switched and everything turned back to normal....just make sure you tell your doctor why you do not want to take thoes pills anymore, if you should choose to go back on them (pills) why not go back to your Triphasil 28? I loved them!!! Answered by Gretta Kassel 5 months ago.
After the birth of my first child, I ended up going through 4 different scripts for the pill. Ortho Tri Cyclen was one of them. The original one I used was Ortho Novum 7/7/7. After pregnancy, I was getting dark skin patches on my face and they were caused by the hormone levels in that pill. I would try a different kind, but my period would bleed through and I'd have it for almost 2 weeks instead of 4-5 days. I had the most trouble with Ortho Tri Cyclen. I eventually went back to my original because I'd rather have skin patches than a longer period. By that time, there was a generic version of it and I never had any problems. Now I use an IUD and I'd never use anything else again. My doctor said that different pills have different ratios of hormones and that there are hundreds to choose from. Good Luck to you. Answered by Dorathy Basbas 5 months ago.
Sometimes birth control affects your sex drive. I've had it happen to me before. Consult with your GYN when/if you go back on birth control and let them know what has worked for you in the past and that you would like a pill that doesn't interfere with your sex drive. Answered by Hyun Yoeckel 5 months ago.
Yes. Hormones (amongst other things) are what control your sex drive. Never go on that type of birth control again. Now that you have a sex drive again...I bet you want to keep it. Good luck! Answered by Gaynell Claeys 5 months ago.
Yes, I had it too. I went off of it, and it came right back. I would try a different one when you are ready to go back on it. I just wouldn't use the shots or the patch. They messed my system up so badly, I don't think that I will ever get back to normal. Answered by Jose Spana 5 months ago.
Dont worrie that happend 2 me after my 1st child an it is beacuse of the ortho beacuse i was on it an hated sex while i was on it Answered by Susanna Flakes 5 months ago.
it must be that your physique is locate to the medicine interior the ortho-tri and its no longer use to the medicine in this type which you're taking now. I even have in no way used this type myself yet I even have switched from Alesse 28 to Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo and there grew to become into some part impacts including dizziness, fatigue and nausea. Answered by Karleen Staheli 5 months ago.
yes...lack of sex drive is very common with any form of birth contol that has hormones in it. Answered by Ben Hingston 5 months ago.
What's your favorite birth control? (women only plz)?
I'm 27 and haven't had kids. Don't want anything permanent.
Asked by Stephenie Sourlis 5 months ago.
I've only used the Pill. I've been on it for almost 4 years & haven't had to switch. I've been using Triphasil-28 (or Trivora which is the generic) & have had NO problems whatsoever with it. I've heard NOTHING good about the Patch. My sister is using the Nuvaring & loves it. (She's had to try so many methods!) I've had friends on the Depo-Provera shot & they've raved about how well it works. I'd loooove to get on Depo but one side effect of it is weight gain. I weigh enough already (not TOO much but still) & wanna LOSE weight so that one wouldn't be a good option for me. =o( Every form of BC works different on every female because we're all different. You can tell just by reading all the responses. One form may work for one woman but cause problems in another & so on....although I saw one who's using the same pill as me & also had a positive remark about it. The best thing to do is talk to your ob/gyn & figure out what would be the best method for you.....and yes, with some women it takes trying quite a few to see which one DOES work well for you. ;-) Answered by Ossie Sadorra 5 months ago.
Favorite Birth Control Pill Answered by Effie Cichocki 5 months ago.
I used Seasonale when it first came out. I hated it. I've been on Ortho Tricyclen and Ortho Tricyclen Lo. LOVE both of them. I prefer the Lo, because it's a lower hormone dose. But, I also liked the Ortho Tricyclen because it had acne medication in it as well. Both help with the cramping and shortened my period. My sister uses the patch, but she gets a rash from it. I've gone off the pill and used the condoms, the spermicide, the sponge, the film etc. But I don't like the mess. And I also hated the "Oh! wait a second honey, I got to insert something first." Good luck! Answered by Bernardo Lardizabal 5 months ago.
I have an implanon, it's progesterone only so there's less side effects (and I can't take oestrogen), you get it put in by a doctor, there's a check up at 3 months then you can leave it for 3 years. I love that I don't have to worry about taking pills at certain times, they can't split and there's none of the fuss you get with diaphrams and stuff. Also, unlike depo, if you take any bad side effects they can remove it and the chemical will be out of your system really quickly. Edited to add that my periods are now lighter (barely spots) and only last for a couple days at a time. Answered by Odette Whitson 5 months ago.
I HATED Depo... avoid it! It makes you gain weight like crazy, messes up you cycle (you may not have a period at all, or you may bleed for months straight), reduces your bone density, and can severely affect your moods. I found the low dose pills to be the easiest form of the pill for me. I had the least amount of side effects, and it still worked. You have to deal with the hassles of a pill, but that is easier than kids.... It was the best choice for me before I had the IUC. I am on the IUC Mirena right now. It is my favorite by far. You have to have had a child first, so I don't know if this applies to you, though. Answered by Nidia Staschke 5 months ago.
I take a low-estrogen, second-generation pill. It's never been a problem for me to remember because I always take a vitamin at night and it's just part of my nighttime routine - I've never ever forgotten. Plus it's really helped my periods, they're very light and hardly any cramping anymore. I'll probably stay with this until we're ready for a permanent solution. Answered by Willetta Gold 5 months ago.
I have been on Yasmin and love it! I tried Depo and literally had my period for 3 months starit twice a year...really sucked. I was also on the patch, but I was so nervous about it that I lost sleep and was a total wreck! I felt like a band-aid couldn't prevent me from getting pregnant. I love Yasmin and it has become part of my schedule. I also take it because i have a blood issue, and yasmin doesn't have as high estrogen doses, so I'm less moody, less cramps and my period is not more than 5 days. Answered by Rossie Iler 5 months ago.
I can't say I have a favorite. I hate them all because they have side effects or possible side effects, weight gain, blood clot, dizziness, diarrhea etc. I have not taken Seasonale, but have heard that its cool because you only take it so often and don't have many periods. I am currently on the Yaz, and the only reason I am still on it is because I haven't met with my doctor for another option. The Yaz is okay because it lessens the period time frame and amount. I think the patch they are saying is definitely a high risk for cancer and blood clot, I would not recommend it. I think I am going to try the NuvaRing next but again has big side effects like the blood clots etc esp. if you smoke- but I'm lucky I don't. gl Answered by Pauline Lierle 5 months ago.
I have taken many different kinds of "the pill". I hate trying to remember to take it everyday. I did the patch, but I hated having it stuck to my butt, lol. I am now on the Nuva Ring and so far it is my favorite. You put a new one in once a month. After 3 weeks you take it out and within a day or two you will have your period. I haven't had any side effects. Answered by Joey Elmquist 5 months ago.
Im worried about changing pills. Will everything be the same when I switch to generic birth control pills?
as strong. But they tell me thats not true. I am very nervous.. This is my first tiem in over 10 years changing to a generic. Has anyone else been in the same position as me? How did it work for you? Also, is anyone familiar with the pills I have been using or are about to use? Thank you for your help. The...
Asked by Roxane Hallman 5 months ago.
I have been on brand name birth control pills for over 10 years. I first started out on Triphasil 28 for 9 years, then it got dis-continued. So I did research and the exact same one to that was Tri-Levlen 28. I was on that one for about 9 months now and everything is still the same and saw no changes cause it is a brand also... But now, Tri-Levlen 28 got dis-continued and now the only one in the "Tri" catergory left is Trivora 28. I want to stay on the same exact pill that is the closest possible to the brand I have been on.. This is the only one left but it is a "generic". Everyone said it works exactly the same and I should see no different effects. I only have 5 pills left of my brand name, then they told me just to start the Trivora and pick up right where I left off. I have heard that since its a generic, the fillers in the pills could be off a little, but everything else is pretty much exactly the same.. Same strength and all. I feel like since its a generic, it wont work Answered by Phylis Mcelderry 5 months ago.
as strong. But they tell me thats not true. I am very nervous.. This is my first tiem in over 10 years changing to a generic. Has anyone else been in the same position as me? How did it work for you? Also, is anyone familiar with the pills I have been using or are about to use? Thank you for your help. The only thing I heard is that break-through bleeding could occur, but not always. Answered by Milagros Stagles 5 months ago.
The active ingredients are the same, and in the same amount so you'll get the same result. any fillers they use are non-active ingredients, meaning they have absolutely no impact on your body at all. If your doctor said this other pill is exactly the same as the one you're taking, I'd say you should trust them. That's why they spent all that time in medical school :) Answered by Luanna Verona 5 months ago.
My journey on the conventional pills have not been good. i develop into on ortho- tricyclin, yet switched in my early young ones to the conventional. i develop into recognizing lots, so I switched back to the ortho for greater or less 6 greater years. i began having funds subjects and, such as you're thinking, switched to the conventional (Trinessa) to maintain on funds. nicely, low and behold, I have been given pregnant approximately 2 months later. and that i develop right into a sort of folk who TOOK THE pill on a similar time widespread!!! I talked to a nurse who referred to that whether a pill is ninety 9% smart whilst used exact, a million guy or woman out of a hundred gets pregnant. i assume i develop into the (fortunate) one among a hundred! I ought to assert nonetheless that being pregnant and having a infant develop into the acceptable element to ensue to me, even nonetheless it develop into not a physically powerful journey to thoroughly have confidence a drug and have it fail. It replaced my existence! Answered by Mervin Pachlin 5 months ago.
the only difference between generic and brand names is the name... they are the same pills. for example, wal mart jeans vs. brand name jeans... they both still cover your ***, right? Answered by Luana Heng 5 months ago.
Switching birth control brands. Same pill but diff. generic brand?
I have had the same pills for over 3 yrs now. I usually take empresse 28 but now my new insurance doesnt have that generic brand. They do have trivora 28 and gave me that instead. Both of the generic brands, empresse and trivora are generic for Triphasil 28.The levels of estrogen and progesterine in both...
Asked by Felecia Anderholm 5 months ago.
I have had the same pills for over 3 yrs now. I usually take empresse 28 but now my new insurance doesnt have that generic brand. They do have trivora 28 and gave me that instead. Both of the generic brands, empresse and trivora are generic for Triphasil 28. The levels of estrogen and progesterine in both generics are the same. So basically I have the same pills just a different brand and packaging. I still will be 99.9% protected when i switch right? I should not have to be on the new generic brand for a month before it is effective right? I know you have to if you change pills. But my pill change is just the brand with the same levels of hormones in them. Answered by Son Conrow 5 months ago.
I went through this with my own brand - had NO effects at all. I could tell no difference except for at the checkout counter. You'll be fine....just start your new pack as usual. Answered by Freida Vanakin 5 months ago.
The percent will be the same however I suggest going to the patch. Much easier.. Answered by Neva Haynie 5 months ago.
Generics have the same ingredients so you're OK Answered by Dorthea Elter 5 months ago.
Has anyone had any relief with migraines on ortho tri-cyclen over time?
ok this is my second month on regular ortho. i recently switched from jolessa to ortho because of really bad breakthrough bleeding. the ortho is a really good pill other than more frequent migraines. i have no breakthrough bleeding and the migraines arent really that bad just a little more common. i have had...
Asked by Brian Maxi 5 months ago.
ok this is my second month on regular ortho. i recently switched from jolessa to ortho because of really bad breakthrough bleeding. the ortho is a really good pill other than more frequent migraines. i have no breakthrough bleeding and the migraines arent really that bad just a little more common. i have had migraines all my life since i was young, so its not the bc that is causing them just provoking them i guess. i have taken more than one kind of pill i have tried the jolessa and the alesse and had breakthrough for weeks at a time on both along with migraines. i have tried triphasil 28 and had the migraines. low dose or generic just don't work for me at all. but with the higher ones i don't get the weeks of bleeding. so it seems i am screwed either way. i was on depo for like 5 years but i had headaches with that also. by the way i have the migraines with auras. a lot of the time lately i just get the auras with little or no headache. as soon as i see the aura i take some aspirin or Excedrin migraine and it goes away rather quickly if i can catch it. they are more frequent and i am worried about the high stroke risk. i have noticed an increase in them when i eat chocolate or a hot dogs and i am going to try a test to see if they are triggering them even more now. but what do you do when nothing works. or is there any kind of migraine medicine you can take with ortho tri-cyclen. if anyone has any similar experiences or advice on this please help. Answered by Chantel Plowman 5 months ago.
Did the doctor who prescribed you the Ortho Tri-Cyclen know that you have migraines? It's pretty common to have headaches on triphasic birth control pills (like OTC) so usually woman who are prone to headaches are prescribed a monophasic birth control that has a steady level of hormones throughout the whole month without the up and down levels of the triphasics which can cause headaches. Answered by Celestina Frankenreiter 5 months ago.
ortho tri-cyclen gave me THE WORST MIGRAINES EVER! i took them for three days, and kept vomiting due to my massive migraines! i had to stop taking them:/ i now use the nuva ring because i can't take pills without getting sick or migraines, and depo conflicts with my depression! i never had headaches on depo, i maintained my weight but had HORRIBLE acne! I was very bipolar, and depo made my depression worse. I would look into seeing if you can take topomax or imitrex for migraines. talk to your doctor:] Answered by Marivel Wittlin 5 months ago.
The Pill, Symptoms, Pregnant?
Well if you read my question.. It is to regulate AF.. The pill has failed when I was using it right before... I would be ecstatic if i was pregnant. My bf of 5 years and I would love a child, but are not to the point of TTC! Anyone else have anything? Thanks!
Asked by Lyndia Archbold 5 months ago.
I was taking Alesse for about 2 months..Well I did not take them on time everyday and occasionally missed some ( I was taking them to regulate my period) Okay to the point... I have been off the pill for about 3 weeks now and my period has not shown and I am having pregnancy symptoms like crazy.. - Stomach aches - mild nausea - lower back pain - headaches - Moody/Emotional - VERY tired - itchy boobs - odd breast pain - hungry all the time ( as soon as i wake up etc) I have never had this problem before. I was on Triphasil 28 for almost 6 years and ended up getting pregnant on it. I never had problems like this on it before so this seems weird to me. Now I do not know where I am in my cycle so I do not if it is too early to test. I am going to the doctors in about an hour so I will find out for sure, I just wanted to know if anyone has had this problem before and if anyone thinks I could be pregnant! Thanks for your help! Answered by Maisha Mantell 5 months ago.
what was the flipen point for the pills you are so pregant Answered by Flo Swarm 5 months ago.
Stinging and Cramping in Ovaries?
I have recently begun experiencing mild cramping (similar to cramps I have right before my period starts) and stinging pain in my ovaries and in between them. My last period was November 3, and I started noticing this pain about a week later. I have been taking Enpresse (generic Triphasil-28) since April 2007. I...
Asked by Cleveland Impson 5 months ago.
I have recently begun experiencing mild cramping (similar to cramps I have right before my period starts) and stinging pain in my ovaries and in between them. My last period was November 3, and I started noticing this pain about a week later. I have been taking Enpresse (generic Triphasil-28) since April 2007. I also have a history of ovarian cysts, although usually with a cyst I only have the stinging pain on one side and changing positions usually alleviates the pain; however, I have noticed with the stinging pain I have now that changing positions does NOT work (even as I type this, I have been lying down on the couch all day due to the pain and it still hasn't lessened). Could the birth control pills be causing this or could it potentially be something serious? Answered by Paige Cogill 5 months ago.
Stinging Pain In Ovary Answered by Rueben Sharrar 5 months ago.
Well I could say she has a Urinary tract illness if it isn't her interval. Pain within the ovaries would even be a cyst. The blood could be from illness however would even be from her interval. Urinary tract infections require antibiotics from the health practitioner. Blood in urine isn't a well factor so please get her to the ER or health practitioner for a investigate up. Answered by Leanne Ulrick 5 months ago.
You need to get checked ASP Answered by Miki Gougeon 5 months ago.