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Loestrin 24 FE is a very new pill introduced to the market within the last few months, It may be unlikely that you will get a response regarding the 3-day period, because of how new it is. The loestrin 24 Fe website states that this occurs within 6 cycles (6 months). I don't think anyone has taken 6 packs of loestrin 24 yet, so you may not have an accurate response.

BTW, I take mircette(kariva) and my period usually only lasts about 3-4 days, and hasn't lasted longer than 4 days in over a year.

There are lots of different loestrins!
Loestrin 24 Fe: newest, has the same hormones as loestrin 1/20 but with 24 active pills, and 4 placebo iron pills, supposedly a shorter period?
Loestrin 1/20: 1mg norethindrone, and 20mcg of ethinyl estradiol, this is a "low-dose" pill, no iron in the placebo's
Loestrin 1/20 Fe: same as loestrin 1/20 but with iron in the placebo pills
Loestrin 1.5/30: higher dose pill than loestrin 1/20, with more of both hormones.
Loestrin 1.5/30 Fe: with iron

For your other questions, you might want to search the forums for any of these pills, which have the same amounts of the same hormones (only 21 days of hormones, not 24): Junel 1/20, Loestrin 1/20, Microgestin 1/20, and their respective Fe versions with iron.
Hello all, Loestrin 24 Fe, sounds alot like Yaz. It is also used to treat PMDD and is 24/4 instead of 21/7. I have been on Yaz for a week now and except for the continued bleeding I am feeling great. Previously I was on Cryselle and I was moody, irritable, would start crying for no reason, had 0 sex drive and just generally felt lousy. After reading other posts I am wondering of Yaz is just not strong enough for me to control my cycles, but I will give it more time. I know you should try for at least 3 months, but I am not going to bleed for 3 solid months. Its got until the end of the package to stop that. If this doesn't work my obgyn wants me to try Nuevaring. I just don't see how that can be comfortable, then I was reading about the discharge that most are experiencing......She said it is just like using a tampon, I don't like using those either. I may ask about Loestrin 24 Fe. Before Cryselle I was on Junel Fe and I really liked it, but my pharmicist said he couldn't get it any more. I may check on that again or see of there is one very similar.