- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I have been on the patch for over 2 years (OrthoEvra) and absolutely love the convience of it. I do worry about its effects on my health. It has 30% more estrogen than the pill, which can lead to a higher incidence of blood clots. I have my yearly apointment with my gyn in a few weeks and was considering switching to a different type of pill.
I have tried two different brands before I went on the patch. I took OrthoTricyclinLo when I was like 18. It made my periods all wonky, and they would last over a week and a half and would be super unpredictable. After that I tried FemconFE which was even worse. I would consistantly miss my period, which can definitely freak you out (no babies please).
Has anyone had a good experience with a specific pill? I really do not want to do the ring/shot/etc. Is there a brand with low estrogen levels that effectively manages your periods?