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Ortho Tri Cyclen Kamar09 Due December 4; TTC since Jan 2014; 49 kids; 3 angel babies; Lansing, Michigan 10151 posts
16th Nov '12

My dr gave me an RX for this and i havent taken any bc in a couple years.. loestrin was the last I took and made me feel like a psychopath. What experience has anyone who has taken this had?? Did you gain any weight on it?

Olive ♥ 1 child; North Carolina 4902 posts
16th Nov '12

It made me a raging b***h. :) Gave me headaches, and made me nauseous. I also bled an entire month once.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
16th Nov '12

I didn't notice any weight change while on it, mostly because I have a thyroid problem too. I don't have any issues with my period either, but I also don't take the last week of sugar pills, I just start a new pack.. I've been on it 3 years.

Zee mama Due September 24; 2 kids; USA 326 posts
status 16th Nov '12

I have been on it for two years and the only problem I have had is a little bit of weight gain.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4409 posts
status 16th Nov '12

For the year or so that I was on it I never noticed any weight gain or had any side effects whatsoever. I ended up having to switch to something else though since apparently it causes high blood pressure and my OB found out I have early onset of heart disease and high blood pressure in my family.

missmommy.x3 J,A&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12749 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs Bale:" My dr gave me an RX for this and i havent taken any bc in a couple years.. loestrin was the last I took ... [snip!] ... I took and made me feel like a psychopath. What experience has anyone who has taken this had?? Did you gain any weight on it? "

I didn't have any side effects while I was taking it. It's low hormone though so be sure to take it at the same time everyday.!

Kamar09 Due December 4; TTC since Jan 2014; 49 kids; 3 angel babies; Lansing, Michigan 10151 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Mom of 3 Little Boys!:" For the year or so that I was on it I never noticed any weight gain or had any side effects whatsoever. ... [snip!] ... it causes high blood pressure and my OB found out I have early onset of heart disease and high blood pressure in my family. "


oh geez I hope I dont get too high of BP my bp at the dr appt today was 142/80 normally mine is 120/72 ish.. Its probably cause i was stressed over my exam lol.

Kamar09 Due December 4; TTC since Jan 2014; 49 kids; 3 angel babies; Lansing, Michigan 10151 posts
16th Nov '12

did you all take the name brand or generic..it probably doesnt change how it works just thought i'd ask

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4409 posts
status 16th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs Bale:" did you all take the name brand or generic..it probably doesnt change how it works just thought i'd ask "


I took name brand

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4409 posts
status 16th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs Bale:" oh geez I hope I dont get too high of BP my bp at the dr appt today was 142/80 normally mine is 120/72 ish.. Its probably cause i was stressed over my exam lol. "


Could just be from the exam and all. My BP is always a little high when I have a doctor appointment due to driving there(I LOATHE driving lol), carting 3 kids with me and then of course I'm always nervous at any doctor appointment I go to. If its really high at the beginning of the appointment they usually take it again before I leave and since I have calmed down it will be back to normal.

Kamar09 Due December 4; TTC since Jan 2014; 49 kids; 3 angel babies; Lansing, Michigan 10151 posts
16th Nov '12

I took it at kroger a bit ago when I picked up my rx and it said 168/100!!!! but I was getting mad because my daughter was running around grabbing thigns off the shelf, i took it again after I got my rx and it was 120/84 so much better thank god. They gave me Previfem

missmommy.x3 J,A&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12749 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs Bale:" did you all take the name brand or generic..it probably doesnt change how it works just thought i'd ask "

I took the name brand also.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs Bale:</b>" did you all take the name brand or generic..it probably doesnt change how it works just thought i'd ask "</blockquote>




I took the name brand. I haven't had any blood pressure issues either