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knockemdead 08-03-2003 11:21 PM

Whoops, I think I might've made a mistake.
Okay...let me try this again (haha..)!! I went to the doctor to get my birth control pills changed to different kind. I told him I wanted to be on Ortho-Novum because that's what kind my mom is on..and for her, the pill has done wonders!! Shorter/lighter periods, great skin and hardly any breast tenderness. He told me that since it worked that way for my mom, then it would more than likely be that way with me. Well..I looked at the prescription he wrote out for me, and it says "Ortho-Tri-Cyclen"..and umm..that isn't Ortho-Novum!! But in the office, as he was writing it out..he said it aloud.." you go!"

So I was doing some reading-up on OTC and I didn't really find where it said that people on this type of pill had shorter periods. Mine can usually last anywhere from 7-9 days!! So you can see why I want a pill that will make them a lot shorter :)! Ortho-Novum really what it's cracked up to be?? I am going to give my doctor a call in the morning and see if I can bring my prescription back up there and have him change it.

Anyone here on Ortho-Novum?? If so..please pleaseee let me know how it worked for you!! Thanks a TON!!

And I'm really sorry about the misunderstanding. Blech, I feel bad!

knockemdead 08-04-2003 08:10 AM

bump?? :(

knockemdead 08-04-2003 09:30 AM

anybody?? :(

MysteryGrl 08-04-2003 10:26 AM

I'm not on ortho novum and I know nothing about it, but I just wanted to tell you that I do have shorter and lighter periods on OTC. My periods used to last between 5-7 days and were really heavy and painful. With OTC they're only 2-3 days and I have no cramping.

Hope you get the info on ortho novum that you need! :)


dd2901 08-04-2003 12:00 PM

i was on ortho novum 777 years ago and had no problems at all with skin was clear, cramps were less, and length of menses was only 4 days...however, DO NOT miss any pills..i missed 1 pill and got pregnant..just a warning.....stay well.

knockemdead 08-05-2003 08:45 AM

Thanks for the replies!!! Before you were on Ortho Novum, were your periods long and heavy??? Mine were (still are I guess)..because I'm still on Microgestin/Loestrin..and it doesn't seem to be doing anything but keeping the cramps away. Grrrrr. I want a shorter period soooo bad.

knockemdead 08-05-2003 06:48 PM


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