(Closed) What birth control pill are you currently on and why?

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I take Trisprintec which is a generic for ortho tri-cyclen.  I’ve been on generics of ortho for the past 9 years and have no complaints; it helped my acne a LOT and has shortened my periods from 7 heavy days to 5 barely there days.  I’ve never had any complaints about any of the generics I took for it, never gained weight and it helped my mood swings a lot.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Seasonique, because I only get 4 periods a year. You can skip with other pills, but Seasonique just makes it convenient. I spotted for almost a whole month on the first pack, but now everything runs like it should. I’ve also heard that you can prevent this by taking the first month of the first pack, waiting a week (to have a period), and taking the next two months, have the scheduled period, and then go onto the second pack as usual. 

I definitely love not being a useless, complaining lump on the couch once a month. And missing class was not good either. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am on BeYaz. I like that it gives me very short and light periods compared to my long and heavy ones I have while I’m not on it, but it has really affected my libido for the worse. After we get back from our honeymoon I plan on getting the Paraguard IUD.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve been on OrthoTricyclen Lo and Trisprintec before getting on the shot. 

With OTL, I still had irregular periods and sometimes I would bleed for several months at a time. The Trisprintec was better but on that I still had random periods. I could go for 5 months without ever having one and then some months I’d have two periods a month. 

In December of 2009, I found out that I had endometriosis and fallopian and ovarian cysts, so in Januray of 2010, I had surgery and started Depo Provera per my doctors recommendation. I’ve loved it. I’ve had maybe two periods since I started it, no weight gain and I only notice a drop in my sex drive when my shot is due. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m on Tri-Nessa, which is a generic of Ortho Tri-cyclen. I’ve been on it for about 3 years, and I don’t have any complaints. I originally started taking BC pills for an acne problem, and my doctor put me on Yaz because she said that one has lower amounts of hormones and she didn’t want to start me off on anything too strong. That one didn’t do much for my acne though, so she switched me to Tri-Nessa and it helped a lot with my break outs. It also helps shorten my periods and lessen the cramping. But, I’ve heard different people have very different reactions to pills. A lot of the reviews I read online said that Tri-Nessa gave them horrible mood swings, weight gain, and made them break out, so my experience with it may not be the same as the next girl’s.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m currently on Seasonique (the 4 periods a year pill) I’m on this because I have tried like 6 different other pills (some I have been on: Yasmin, Yaz, Necon, low-ogestrel, can’t remember the others) to help my crazy periods (very heavy bleeding and debilitating cramps) and since none of them could really make it manageable, now at least I only have to deal with it 4 times a year. My periods are slightly worse on this pill than they were on others, but the frequency is the big benefit.

Keep in mind that side effects are different for everyone. The only pill I had really bad side effects for was low-ogestrel, it made me insane moody all the time and killed my libido. The rest of them I just got off of because they were helping my period enough.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FauxBoho:  Trisprintec is not a lo hormone pill but there is ortho tri-cyclen lo, not sure if there’s a generic

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m on Zenchent… it’s the only birth control that works with my body. I tried six other before landing on this one 5 years ago. I won’t give it up! (well, until we TTC). I bled for 2 months straight on Yaz (my husband still jokes around about that one), and I had pretty constant discharge on Alesse, which I was I on for years and years. Most important thing is to give the pill a chance… and then tell your doctor if it’s not working for you. Only trial and error work with this.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FauxBoho:  loestrin 24FE. I’m happy so far. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am on Sprintec. I have been on it for a little over a month now. I was on Orth Tri-Cyclen for over 5 years and went off because my insurance changed and I was not about to pony up $80 a month.

Sprintec is only $10 (generic) and I like it so far. While I was off BC my body broke out really bad and now my acne is starting to clear up. My back hardly has any new acne now!

Has not really helped my face though 🙁

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FauxBoho:  I am pretty sure Tri-Sprintec is the generic of ortho Lo and Sprintec is the generic of Ortho.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Avianne, which is a generic for something, but I cant remember what, so insurance coverage was good – only $14 for 3 months.   My doc gave me this one cause it was a low dose since I only started taking it a few years ago.  No side effects, no weight gain, slightly lower sex drive though.

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