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Any options left? Weight gain, Loestrin v. Seasonale? Anything else?

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Old 09-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #1
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Any options left? Weight gain, Loestrin v. Seasonale? Anything else?

I have to be on the pill because of a hormonal imbalance, so I don't have to option to bail out. But I'm getting increasingly desperate.

I had to go off the patch and the ring because they were messing with my insulin resistance, which is a side effect of bc. I also can't take Yasmin because it causes terrible nervousess (I'm very sensitive to side effects). So I was thrilled when I went on Loestrin and my blood sugar didn't go nuts on me.

Until I started having the OTHER side effects: terrible weight gain (more than 20 lbs in 9 months, and I'm short), including weight gain on the waist, which I never had, enlarged and painful breasts, extreme bloating (I'm not functional at times, and nothing works), and depression.

I desperately want off it, but I don't think there's anything left except for Seasonale, which my doctor prescribed just last week. But I just read up on the comments and it seems like people gain a lot of weight and also get depressed on it. So which works better for most of you who tried? Loestrin or Seasonale? Or is there anything else left?

I know it's very much a personal reaction and no one has miracle answers, but any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm really at my wits' ends. Thanks.

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Old 09-24-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: Any options left? Weight gain, Loestrin v. Seasonale? Anything else?

I Have Been On Loestrin 24 Fe For Year Now And I Dont Like It At All! I Ahve Gained Alot Of Weight Anf I Have Horrible Stretch Marks Under My Butt And I Got Them On My Sides. At First I Began With Big Mood Swings Which I Think I Still Have. That Just My Opinion About It I Don Tlike It Very Much And I Haven't Heard About The Other One! So I Wouldnt Take It. The Only Plus About Loestrin Is That I Hardly Ever Get A Period. Usually Its Very Light.

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