- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I have been on Femcon FE and low lowestrin. Both made me depressed
I have been on Femcon FE and low lowestrin. Both made me depressed
I have a cold today and am too lazy to answer everything, but I was on Yaz a couple years and it made me a crazy moody B. Switched to Loestrin 24 Fe a year or two ago, have hardly any periods, and no other problems basically (the no period thing is awesome, not a problem).
People who stated Loestrin as a fail, which one were you on and why did you state it as a fail???
I’ve been on the pill for 9 years, during those 9 years I tried 3 different types. The current one I’m on now and have been for the past 4 years is Zovia… Literally no cramps and 1 day of a period! God sent lol
I honestly thought we were going to give our birth control a name…to which I immediately thought “Dolores.”
To actually answer your question…I’m not even sure what I’m on. It’s definitely a lo form of whatever it is.
Current Pill: Lo Estrin FE
Time on it: 1+ years
Satisfaction: Meh it’s not bad. I don’t think I’m going to switch to something else. Only side effect is occasional spotting. My period is almost non-existent which is nice…but I forget to take it which is not so nice and then panic when my period lasts half a day. I’d probably switch if I wasn’t in a place in life where getting pregant wouldn’t be a disaster (steady job, health insurance, soon to be husband with job) I was on the Nuva Ring for 6+ years and I LOVED it. But then my hormone levels changed and it started making my breast unbareably tender for like 2 weeks a month so I had to switch.
Pill Failures: See above. But I would totally recommend the nuva ring if it works for you.
When I was 18 I did the depo shot like once and that was miserable. Never again.
IUD (Paraguard) all the way! 🙂
Current Pill: Lo Seasonique (4 periods a year pill –HAHA YEAH RIGHT)
Time On It: 1 year
Satisfaction: Well, it was effective I suppose. I hated it though. The first six months I was a crazy person (example: I was talking to my mom in the car about swimsuits and I just burst into tears for absolutely no reason). The whole time I’ve been on it I am hungry all the time. It has actually made my skin worse (I’ve never had acne problems and now I constantly have pimples on my face). The WORST side effect was the ‘breakthrough bleeding’. I had maybe two months in the whole year where I didn’t have a period. Other than that every 4-5 weeks I had 12-15 days of spotting/periods. It was AWFUL.
I just had my yearly and I’m switching to Lo Estrin 24 FE. Hoping that going to a monthly will regulate my periods.
Pill Failures: This one. Maybe 7 years ago I was on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and it was alright but I stopped taking it because I didn’t need it and I was tired of paying $50 a month.
I take a generic of loestrin (gildess) for three packs at a time and I love it! I’ve been on it for five years with no issues.
Current Pill: Beyaz (or the generic versions Loryna and Gianvi)
Time on it: Several years, at least 3
Satisfaction: 1000% satisfied. Never experienced any weight gain, mood swings, lack of sex drive, breakouts, spotting or other symptoms that can accompany BC pills. I love how “low-dose” this pill is. It does its job without causing other problems.
Pill Failures: Seasonique and LoSeasonique. Ugh. Couldn’t say one nice thing about either pill if I tried. It absolutely wreaked havoc on my body, and took me at least 6 months to return to “normal”.
Current Pill: Microgestin Fe 1/20 (not generic, I actually did experience negative side effects while on the generic)
Time on it: 1 year
Satisfaction: 100% satisfied! No weight gain, period is 4 days at the most, usually 1-2 light/normal and 1-2 spotting.
Pill Failures: Ortho tri cyclen, seasonique, yaz, possibly others, but these are the 3 I remember having a terrible time with. I started with Ortho tri cyclen, gained 10 lbs and had an array of negative side-effects, little did I know it was only going to get worst! I was having crazy, I mean crazy mood swings. I would cry during commercials if they had the slightest bit of sadness OR happiness to them. I also got angry/anxious constantly. I complained to my doc and she switched me to yaz. I had to pay $50 a month for it WITH insurance. It made my symptoms even worst and I gained another 5 lbs. I started having crazy emotional issues for the 2 weeks prior to my period every month. My doctor decided that I had pmdd and switched me to seasonique thinking that if I had a steadier supply of hormone it would help, she also prescribed an antidepressant for 2 weeks out of every month. At this point I started seasonique, never filled the prescription for an antidepressant and started looking for a new doctor (I felt like it was crazy for her to put me on prozac!) I was on seasonique for about two months, no change. I missed one pill, realized it in the morning and immediately took it, as the directions said. The next day I had a period that lasted for almost three weeks! It wasn’t even the point in the pack where I should have started. At this point I gave up and went off of birth control, my supposed pmdd completely disappeared. A couple of years later I decided to try birth control again and everything has been dandy on this new one.
Also, for others who had a bad experience with seasonique (or just want to laugh!):
Current Pill: Loestrin 24fe
Time on it: almost 2 years
Satisfaction: it does the job.. i didn’t experience weight gain, my periods are almost nonexistent, only downside is that it seems to have affected my mood, nothing major though
Pill Failures: Nuva Ring (i know its not a pill)- I HATEDDD it! Absolutely killed my sex drive and made me turn into a looney tune.
Current Pill: Gianvi
Time on it: 2 months
Satisfaction: Yeah, I just started so this may not count for much but so far so good. No weight gain, no moods, shorter period (I was 6-7 days and now it’s just 2).Still cramping on my period pretty bad but I don’t think it was any worse than usual. I never had bad acne but I would have 1 or 2 pimples pretty regularly and I haven’t had any since I started. I notice I don’t have much of an appetite somedays but I’m not complaining about that. And it’s completely covered with my insurance so that’s nice! I was freaked out at first after I got the generic (I asked my doctor about Yasmin…she recommended I start with Yaz and then I was given a Gianvi perscription) and looked it up but I’ve been completely okay with it so far!
Pill Failures: This is my first bc.
i was on ortho cyclen (not ortho tricyclen) for 12 years. i didn’t have any side effects other than lower libido. my doc let me take 3 months in a row and then a week off to get my period (instead of switching to seasonique). i got tired of taking hormones which is why i stopped taking it. funny enough, i got the mirena which has hormones but in a low dose and it doesn’t stop you from ovulating.
Current Pill: Tri-Sprintec
Time on it: 4 months
Satisfaction: I had Ortho Tri-cyclen lo which I LOVED (i.e never had any problems) but the last time I got my prescription renwed, the pharmacy only carried the generic version, Tri-Sprintec. I don’t really notice any difference, except now that I’m thinking of it, about the time I started until now, I’ve gained quite a bit of weight without changing my life style (actually working out MORE and eating better). Maybe that’s why…
Pill Failures: I’ve only ever been on the 2, as I’ve only been on BC for about 3 years. And if this weight gain thing is because of Tri-Sprintec, then I suppose that is a failure.
Im on Levelin(sp?)
Only one Ive used, been on it for 5 yearsish
Have never had any problems!
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