Post # 1
Anyone take this?
I started taking it about two months ago and I’m breaking out like crazy. Since it’s still fairly new to me, I can’t decide if I should stick with it and hope the acne will go away, or if I should switch.
We’re getting our e-pics done in December and I really don’t want to be all pimpley!
Aside from the acne, I did notice really bad mood swings the first month, but they’ve pretty much leveled out.
My periods are super light and last only about 4 days, which is awesome!
What side effects have you experienced on this BCP?
Post # 3
@MichiganGirl24: I used to take this, but stopped due to a hyperpigmentation that developed on my forehead. I don’t know for sure that it was because of the bc (I was in a bad accident a few months prior and my body was going haywire because of all the damage anyways and hyperpigmentation CAN be due to body stress, which my body was definitely under. I stopped taking Nortrel and within a few months my hyperpigmentation lighted up a lot. I still see it, but no one else notices it. I’m now taking Lo-Loestrin.
Post # 4
@hazyleyedbeauty: Thanks for the comment!
I was taking Lo Loestrin FE before Nortrel. I liked it, but didn’t like not having a period. Crazy, I know! I just didn’t like not knowing for sure that I wasn’t pregnant.
I think I’m going to switch back to Ortho Trycyclen Lo. It was the very first pill I ever took. I had no complaints about it and my skin was really clear while I was on it.
I just want to get this all figured out before I get married in June!
Post # 5
@MichiganGirl24: lol! We all have our little things…i totally get it! Good luck! I went to the dermatologist so I can can my skin to clear up before next spring, so i’m in a very similiar boat as you!
Post # 6
I’ve been on Nortrel for the past… seven years? When I first started taking it I got mood swings but now I am (obviously) completely fine. I get short periods also!