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Ortho tri-cylen lo vs. Estrostep

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Old 08-12-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Ortho tri-cylen lo vs. Estrostep

which one is better?

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Old 08-12-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Ortho tri-cylen lo vs. Estrostep

Originally Posted by foxy1112
which one is better?

There isn't a "best" one. You and your doctor need to determine what's best for you.

While each are triphasic and the hormone levels vary from week to week, generally, Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo has the lower levels of progesterone and estradiol. In OTC Lo, the estradiol stays the same each cycle, and only the progesterone changes. In Estrostep, the progesterone stays the same, but the estradiol changes.

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Re: Ortho tri-cylen lo vs. Estrostep

Originally Posted by foxy1112
which one is better?

I don't know about Ortho Lo, I've never been on it; my niece gained a lot of weight on it, though. But, I will say that Estrostep was a terrible pill for me. I gained 15 lbs. in 5 mons. and lost a ton of hair on it. I was able to lose the weight, but the hair loss never slowed down until I stopped taking it. Note: I said it slowed down, not stopped. True, everyone is different and may have a different reaction, but I would not recommend that pill to anyone.

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