It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Birth Control Message Board

switch to orthotricyclen

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 28
m1025 HB User
switch to orthotricyclen

i've been on ortho lo for about 4 months now and my dr. has just switched me to orthotricyclen. my acne was getting worse w/ ortho lo and she said the orthotricyclen may help a little better. my question is, has anyone else used the two, and how are they different, and which did you like better? also did anyone see weight gain on orthotricyclen vs. the ortho lo? i know orthotricyclen has 35mcg of estrogen as opposed to 25mcg in the ortho lo. i don't know if the estrogen is the hormone that's responsible for acne tho? any input would be appreciated!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-19-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 639
Daisies4monkeys HB User
Re: switch to orthotricyclen

The only difference in these pills is the amount of estrogen. In some women more estrogen will help with acne, but in others, a change in the type of progestin is what's needed.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Has anybody been successful with Orthotricyclen chyna_dawl Acne 17 12-23-2009 11:24 AM
question bout orthotricyclen ShOrTyMe Birth Control 12 03-30-2005 07:58 AM
Stay on Ortho tri-cyclen or switch to Alesse? Blue_Flamingo Birth Control 7 01-04-2005 05:36 PM
Ortho to Yasmin Switch Katrina Acne 36 11-23-2004 03:26 PM
orthotricyclen lo micheguns Birth Control 11 12-02-2003 01:13 PM
Orthotricyclen and Yeast Infections texmiss32 Women's Health 2 10-08-2003 09:07 PM
Orthotricyclen and depression heather6869 Birth Control 11 08-15-2003 08:16 AM
Breast Size Changes with orthotricyclen SweetyPie1702 Women's Health 7 06-17-2003 01:14 PM
orthotricyclen lo and spironolactone kjlm1971 Acne 0 03-17-2003 08:50 PM

« Uh oh | Yasmin »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:43 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!