(Closed) BC: switching from mono to triphasic

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t use either of those, but I did switch from a monophasic to a triphasic and noticed absolutely no difference.  I have heard there are studies that show you are less likely to have spotting with a triphasic.  

Post # 4
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I switched from a monophasic to biphasic about a year ago and it eliminated the withdrawal migraines I had been suffering for years. I take Kariva (generic for Mircette).

I used to take Ortho Try-Cyclen when I was younger but I did end up with spotting after years of use. I was told by the OBGYN that sometimes this particular pill isn’t as effective for women (versus teens/younger ladies) due to hormone changes.

Post # 5
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did the reverse. Both seem the same to me.

Post # 6
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

If I were you, I wouldn’t switch so close to the wedding for fear of mood or libido swings or complexion problems or cycle shifts, especially with pre-wedding stress–unless the spotting is a major problem. Plenty of time to change afterwards.

Post # 8
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Theoretically it _shouldn’t_ shift your cycle, but if the hormodes are different from the ones in your current pill (not just a different level but a different hormone), it may cause a hiccup. Especially since you’ll probably be getting a decreased hormonal dose in some of the phases (probably the first phase). That could lead to spotting or breakthrough bleeding. No way to tell until you try it–it may work fine–but I wouldn’t pick the month or two just prior to the wedding to experiment.

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