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Old 08-03-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hi - Anyone, please share your experience with ovcon. I think that I may have a progestin intolerance, as I gained 10 lbs. and became moody on ortho tricyclen a few years ago. My doc suggested ovcon because it contains lower progestin. I've read some experiences where women gained like crazy on ovcon, so I'm confused as to why my doc thinks that this is such a good choice. I am in entertainment so I CANNOT gain even 5 lbs!

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Old 08-03-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Ovcon 35 - Please Share Experiences

i have been on ovcon-35, im just ending my 3rd month. i was really nervous to go on it cuz i had never been on the pill before and was afraid of gaining weight and any other side effects like blood clots or something.
the first month i thought i was going to hate it. i started it the first day of my period, then my period was normal then went away for a few days and came back really light for awhile, then i started another regular period on the inactive pills. im not sure if any of that could have been cuz of me taking EC pills about a week before i started the pill though.
the second month was fine, no break through bleeding and i started my period on like the second or third inactive pill. it was so short and light.
now in the 3rd month, everythings still good. started my period about the same time. its a little heavier this month though.
i havent gained any weight. i did noticed though that i was about around 4 lbs lighter than usual. for awhile i thought it was makin me depressed feeling but i dont think it was the pill i think its other things going on in my life.
i really like it and want to stay on it...but for some reason my insurance doesnt cover it so ill probably have to change

 
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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Re: Ovcon 35 - Please Share Experiences

I've been on it almost 8 mons. I had an increase in my appetite in the third month that lasted for about a month. In that time, I gained 7 lbs. But once my appetite returned to normal, the weight came off. This is my second time on this pill. The first time I didn't gain any weight, but my boobs went from a 36C to 36D! (too bad it didn't happen this time ) Anyway, at the time, I could only stay on it for 4 mons. because it made me severely depressed. No depression this time, though, but I do miss the boobs. *sigh*

 
Old 08-03-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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I am on my second month. Ovcon-35 has more progesterone in it than OTC. I just switched from OTC to this pill b/c my dr. said that the progesterone in OTC wasn't strong enough for me. However, its a different kind of progesterone. I gained about 20 pounds on OTC in 7 months and so far I've lost 6 pounds in 5-6 weeks without even trying and i know it's b/c of this pill. I had a 1 almost 2 day period and no cramping. So i really like it

 
Old 08-04-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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Re: Ovcon 35 - Please Share Experiences

I have only been on the pill for about 5 days- so i havent been on long enough to really tell how they work. Although, my breast are a little sore- but i dont know if that is from the pill- or because i just got over my period.

 
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