(Closed) Best BC pills?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had bad luck with about 4-5 different kinds, so I got off of them completely. However, I’d say the best out of them all was Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO, (not the generic Tri-Sprintec). However, they all made a crazy hormonal biatch 🙂 But on OTCL I had no cramping or spotting, very light periods, but it also made me crazy. Of course, you may react a completely different way.

The best of the worst I guess you could say!

Post # 5
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Another vote for Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO (i hated Yaz with a passion).

Post # 7
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could always try not using pills and using an alternative like the NuvaRing.  It’s more convenient too, no remembering to take a pill at the same time every day.

Post # 9
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

NuvaRing! I’ve been using it for about 5 years and I LOVE it. Plus it is very low dosage of hormones, since it is continuous instead of taking a pill once a day. PM me if you have any questions. I am practiaclly evangelical about it I love it so much.

Post # 10
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’m on Loestrin, as are several ladies I know. I was a mondomegabitch for the first cycle, but I’m cool now.

I will never, ever take yaz or yasmin. I would go NFP first.

ETA: I did get serious boob growth though. So there’s one negative SE for you.

Post # 11
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I take loestrin too, and it’s awesome. No side effects, and I’m pretty sure it has the lowest dose of hormones compared to other pills, at least other monophasic ones…

Post # 12
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s completely different for everyone – I don’t think a sample size this small is going ot give you a good idea. I would ask your doctor, as they have a better idea of the population-wide statistics behind the different pills, as well as your medical history.

Post # 13
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would go with one of the ones that was named above, OTCL. I was on Nuva Ring and I got yeast infections with it all the time (Sorry TMI) and it was just a pain. I would also just talk to your doctor about it and see if there is something that best suits you. Good Luck!

Post # 14
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I love ortho lo.  My doc said don’t get the generic because it’s not the same.

Post # 15
450 posts
Helper bee

@Evie19: I used to take Yasmin but it made me seriously depressed and gave me major mood swings.

I’ve been on Loestrin 24 Fe now for 4 months and have had no problems.  The only thing is that I don’t get a period at all on loestrin, which apparently happens in a small percentage of women.  My OBGYN said it’s ok to not get the period, but I just feel so weird not having it.  But I don’t want to switch BC pills for that reason alone. So I def recommend it to you if you don’t mind the possibility of never getting your period while on it.

Post # 16
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i’ve been on ortho tri-cyclen lo for 4 years with no bad side effects, it’s been fantastic. my periods are always regular and always super light. actually, part of the time i was on the generic because that’s what my insurance covered, but i had the exact same reaction to it, as in, no reaction. i was on loestrin (i think that’s what it was? it was the non-estrogen pill…this was a long time ago!) before OTCL for a little less than a year and it was also fine for me.

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