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Old 06-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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has anyone tried ovcon?

Has anyone here tried the birth control pill Ovcon-35? I am switching birth controls.
If anyone could just tell me some things like:
*If it was effective in preventing pregnancy when used alone.
*If anyone gained/lost weight.
*If your face broke out.
*If you tried successfully/unsuccessfully to skip periods.
*How periods were while on this pill.

Thanks anyone for their replys!


 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: has anyone tried ovcon?

Anyone tried this? Sorry for being impatient, I am starting it very soon and want to make sure I'm starting the pill from you know where

 
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Old 06-07-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: has anyone tried ovcon?

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Originally Posted by star_shine_2010
Has anyone here tried the birth control pill Ovcon-35? I am switching birth controls.
If anyone could just tell me some things like:
*If it was effective in preventing pregnancy when used alone.
*If anyone gained/lost weight.
*If your face broke out.
*If you tried successfully/unsuccessfully to skip periods.
*How periods were while on this pill.

Thanks anyone for their replys!

Im on just my second month of taking it. So far so good. My skin looks better. No weight gain. Sorry I cant answer many more of your questions. But I like it so far. I cant take Ortho Tri cyclen Lo or anything along the lines of the low dose pills. This one seems to be working for me.

 
Old 06-07-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
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Re: has anyone tried ovcon?

Thank you for replying! I am not good with tri-phasic pills or basically anything in the Ortho brands. I tried Yasmin about 2 years ago and hated it. I just hope this works for me. It sounds like a very good and reliable birth control.

 
Old 06-07-2005, 06:03 PM   #5
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Re: has anyone tried ovcon?

I was trying to do some research on this pill and it's kind of hard to find. I found a couple sites that says it's a low dose pill. I'm on Ortho Cyclen right now and the highest amount of one of the hormones is .225 and it's .4 all month in Ovcon. So is Ortho Tri-Cyclen a low low dose pill? I'm so very confused. There were only like 4 pills listed that were higher than this one.

 
Old 06-07-2005, 08:12 PM   #6
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Re: has anyone tried ovcon?

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Originally Posted by star_shine_2010
Has anyone here tried the birth control pill Ovcon-35? I am switching birth controls.
If anyone could just tell me some things like:
*If it was effective in preventing pregnancy when used alone.
*If anyone gained/lost weight.
*If your face broke out.
*If you tried successfully/unsuccessfully to skip periods.
*How periods were while on this pill.

Thanks anyone for their replys!

I'm currently on my 7th month of Ovcon-35. This is my second time taking this pill. I stopped it the first time after only 4 months because it made me depressed. It's been effective in preventing pregnancy. So far, this time around, no depression but I've gained about 7 lbs. due to a temporary (month or two) increase in appetite. My appetite is now back to normal, but I still have the weight. I clean houses plus I exercise at a gym 4 or 5 days/wk. Lately I've been doing extra cardio to try and knock off the weight. I had a slight dry skin rash for the first 4 months then it went away. I've never tried to skip periods. Mine are short (3 days) and clotty on this pill (sorry if TMI). Regarding the weight gain, this is just my experience. Yours may be totally different and you might not gain at all. My first time on it, I didn't gain weight but my boobs got bigger and nothing else did, which was nice. Good luck to you. IMO, it's one of the better pills out there, try it.

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Old 06-07-2005, 08:14 PM   #7
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Re: has anyone tried ovcon?

Different forms of progestin are different strengths, so less or more may be needed to achieve the same effect. So while it may look like one pill is "stronger", that really isn't so. They are all equally strong.

The "low dose" refers to the fact that there are less hormones in these current formulations then in pill folmulations of the past. It generally refers to estrogen content, since with pills like Alesse, Mircette and OTC lo, the amount of progestin is the same as that in a "normal" pill, but there is less estrogen.

Don't worry. Despite what some people will tell you, ALL combined oral contraceptives are equally effective when taken as directed. All are over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when used as a sole means of contraception and used as directed. As for side effects, every woman reacts differently to every pill. This means that just because one woman might say "I took Ovcon and got acne" it doesn't mean you will.

Your doctor thought Ovcon was the best pill for you, so trust in that. If after 3-6 months, you find you are having undesireable side effects, talk to your doctor again and see about switching pills.

 
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As far as low dose you have to look at two things - the estrogen and the progestin. The estrogen, anything less than 50 mcgs is a low dose. Ovcon is 35 mcgs hence the name Ovcon 35.
The progestin - .4 this is the lowest progestin of any other pill out today.

 
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As far as low dose you have to look at two things - the estrogen and the progestin. The estrogen, anything less than 50 mcgs is a low dose. Ovcon is 35 mcgs hence the name Ovcon 35.
The progestin - .4 this is the lowest progestin of any other pill out today.
Different progestins have different "strengths" so some do not need as much to have the same effect as another progestin might.

That is to say that the progestin in Ovcon 35 is not "lower" then other pills in terms of its action in the body -- it is the just that the progestin in Ovcon 35 requires less of it to achieve the same action as the progestin in say, Demulen.

 
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