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ortho tri cyclen SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
30th Mar '11

Do you like it? Hate it? Side effects? Why or why not?

Bobo's mum 1 child; Albligen, Switzerland 2500 posts
30th Mar '11

I was on ortho tri cylen lo (if there's a difference) I had no side effects at all. I got paragard though because i was HORRIBLE at remembering to take the pills.

★ Irishewwie 1 child; Tokeland, Washington 67058 posts
30th Mar '11

HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE it.



It fucked my period to all hell and back. They were NEVER on time and I bled a LOT more with them. :x

wendybird California 19406 posts
30th Mar '11

I was on that years ago. I took it for like 3 years. It was great, but then for some random reason the EXACT same day of the pill pack for 3 months in a row I got yeast infections :? like it was throwing off my ph or something. Also I gained like 10-15 lbs. Idk if I can blame the pills or not on that one heh

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
30th Mar '11

Took it, liked it fine, did its job.

SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting Mauvaise Fille Ames:" I was on Sprintec (generic for Ortho) for about 2 years and I loved it. Although I have been on BC pills for roughly 10 years and there isn't a pill besides Loestrin FE that I hated."


yep! Sprintec is what i'll be taking. Thanks for the input girls. I'd stay on my Nuvaring forever if my new 1199 union benefits covered it.. blah

BrittanyBea +3 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 5828 posts
30th Mar '11

It made me breakout in hives.

wendybird California 19406 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" Took it, liked it fine, did its job."


I'll give it that!



I got pregnant right RIGHT when I started trying too.

Kalli & Kenz's Mom 2 kids; Yakima, Washington 3417 posts
30th Mar '11

Took it for 9 years.. works great if you remember to take it! :wink:

wendybird California 19406 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting BrittanyBea:" It made me breakout in hives."


oh I had a pill. I don't remember what. But I had a rash all over my hands. The most bizarre thing ever!

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
30th Mar '11

I've not heard good things about tricyclens.
Not to mention I got pregnant on orthodo tricyclen lo

Kirstie* 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 7106 posts
30th Mar '11

i absolutely HATED IT! i took trinessa which is the off brand for the ortho tri cyclen, and it broke my face out SOO bad. I told them when i got the BC that i wanted something to help with breakouts. I will never take that shit ever again.

SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting thechelseamonster:" I've not heard good things about tricyclens. Not to mention I got pregnant on orthodo tricyclen lo"


my friend did too. mine wouldnt be lo though.. maybe the hormones werent strong enough for your body?

SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting Lindsay1984:" Took it for 9 years.. works great if you remember to take it! :wink:"


I normally take a few pills in the morning anyway so I'm not worried about forgetting..thank goodness

jaela's♥mommy {BBM} 1 child; Lewisville, Texas 10628 posts
30th Mar '11

i was on the full hormone version one for about 1.5 yrs and i really liked it, but then i noticed a lump in my breast. it was just a cyct tho, thankfully. i stopped taking it and it went away. then i tried the Lo hormone verstion and it was terrible!!! i had my period for over 2 weeks straight every month. i stayed on it for over 6 months thinking it would regulate, but it never did, so i went off that too.