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Old 08-27-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Question Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo?

Okay, I have been on Ortho-Tri Cylen Lo for almost 2 months now. I know that the doctors tell you to wait 3 months for all the side effects and stuff to go away but I am having way to many side effects. I am suposed to go back to the clinic to get more but I am thinking about getting them to change my prescription. Here is a list of all the side effects I am having:

Breakouts (I have never had breakouts like this before starting this pill, I usually have really nice skin. I get a few pimples before my period but not like this.)
Nonstop PMS symptoms
Headaches
Fast heartrate
a feeling like someone is sitting on my chest
Depression
I can't catch my breath sometimes
After I take it at night I get really nausous (SP?)
Diarheia (SP?)
Really tired

I was on the reagular Ortho-Tri Cyclen but I gained alot of weight so then I got switched to Yasmin. I really liked the Yasmin but after I lost my insurance I couldn't afford it anymore. I recently went to the free clinic but the Yasmin cost too much and the clinic can't get it. I had a friend who told me about Ovcon, she said it is pretty much like Yasmin but cheaper, is that true? If not, is there a generic Yasmin that I could request? I have never had this much trouble on a birth control pill. I feel horrible all the time and I really don't want to try to wait out another month of feeling like this. My friend told me that I should definately go back to the doctor because of the racing heart and feeling like someone is sitting on my chest. I don't smoke or anything, in case anyone is wondering. I hope someone can give me a suggestion on birth control! Thanx!!

Dawn

 
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:54 AM   #2
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Re: Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo?

Yasmin doesn't have a generic and there is no pill that is even remotely similar. The progestin in Yasmin is derived from spironolactone... all other progestins are derived from something else.

 
Old 08-28-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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Re: Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo?

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Originally Posted by PrincessDawnie
Okay, I have been on Ortho-Tri Cylen Lo for almost 2 months now. I know that the doctors tell you to wait 3 months for all the side effects and stuff to go away but I am having way to many side effects. I am suposed to go back to the clinic to get more but I am thinking about getting them to change my prescription. Here is a list of all the side effects I am having:

Breakouts (I have never had breakouts like this before starting this pill, I usually have really nice skin. I get a few pimples before my period but not like this.)
Nonstop PMS symptoms
Headaches
Fast heartrate
a feeling like someone is sitting on my chest
Depression
I can't catch my breath sometimes
After I take it at night I get really nausous (SP?)
Diarheia (SP?)
Really tired

I was on the reagular Ortho-Tri Cyclen but I gained alot of weight so then I got switched to Yasmin. I really liked the Yasmin but after I lost my insurance I couldn't afford it anymore. I recently went to the free clinic but the Yasmin cost too much and the clinic can't get it. I had a friend who told me about Ovcon, she said it is pretty much like Yasmin but cheaper, is that true? If not, is there a generic Yasmin that I could request? I have never had this much trouble on a birth control pill. I feel horrible all the time and I really don't want to try to wait out another month of feeling like this. My friend told me that I should definately go back to the doctor because of the racing heart and feeling like someone is sitting on my chest. I don't smoke or anything, in case anyone is wondering. I hope someone can give me a suggestion on birth control! Thanx!!

Dawn
I'd say try the Ovcon. I've been on Ovcon-35 for 8 mons. and it's been good for me with minimal side effects.

 
Old 09-02-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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Re: Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo?

Just wanted to give you my vote of sympathy, I could only stay on Ortho-Lo for two weeks. I felt awful all of the time like you described, and the day I went off it I was back to my old self. My periods are very painful unfortunately, and my husband and I have to use other protection, but I was absoultely miserable on this pill and I did not have problems with other pills such as Desogen. I had to stop taking Desogen because of high blood pressure. Now I don't take anything but after that experience it is worth it to have the painful time of month!

 
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