ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Birth Control “I was on Diane-35 for about 4.5 years for poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and acne. Worked AMAZING, clear skin, regular periods, lightened all my dark hair from PCOS. What I didn’t know was that once your acne goes away your supposed to get off of it because it shouldn’t be used as birth control alone. So my doctor prescribed me tri cyclen lo (the generic) and it’s been about 3 months and I hate it. I have so much acne on my back, worse then before. I broke out like crazy on my jawline and chest, and on top of that I have this weird rash on my chest. Friend of mine also said she got a rash on her chest as well from this brand. It only took about 2 weeks for all this to happen and I figured my body was just trying to get used to it but I’m going to be switching to something else, my skin has never been this bad in years. Not other side effects. Just made my skin worse.”

Anonymous February 26, 2018

For Birth Control “I’ve been on 3 different types of birth control and this one is the best. My acne went away, barely noticeable PMS symptoms and it made my boobs grow a size or 2. I went on it to help my migraines and its definitely helping!! I would recommend this one.”

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 14, 2018

“I went back on this pill because I felt like I was aggressively emotional and my life revolved around my menstruation cycle. Its my 3rd month back on it, I have break through bleeding almost every day. I’ve gained 10lbs already. My appetite is insane/never satisfied. Its made me look very puffy on my hips/tum/thighs. I exercise regularly and eat fairly well. I became strict with my diet tracking every single calorie to see if that would help and it hasn’t. At night I often find myself agonizing over how insanely hungry I am and I know its this pill! I’m giving it a couple more months but I have a feeling I’ll go back off of it. Last time I was on it I was carrying around 30 lbs of extra weight and as soon as I stopped the pill, the lbs literally started to vanishing. My husband laughed at how fast the weight went and now he sees the same struggle I was having as before. This pill makes me feel like a hungry pig and I’m almost at the point where I’d rather be crazy than over weight.”

LSPP February 3, 2018

For Birth Control “I switched from alesse to ortho tri-cyclen lo and so far loving this pill! I noticed a significant boost in my mood, generally happier throughout the day as well as my cup size increased. My acne cleared up almost completely and no weight gain. The only bad thing I noticed was slight nausea the first few days after switching brands but it was manageable and went away after a week. I would definitely recommend this pill!”

Jamie7842 January 15, 2018

For Birth Control “I have been on Ortho Tri cyclen lo for 9 months now and I am switching to another. The first 3 months were a huge wave of mood swings and acne. I gained 10 pounds in just 4 months and on top of that I have never been so prone to yeast infections !!!! I do not recommend this birth control.”

hated it (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 3, 2018

For Ovarian Cysts “Horrible! I started using it as a recommendating by my doctor to treat PCOS. My breasts have been swollen since day 2, it’s now day 14. I’ve had cramps, back pain, irritability, random crying fits, emotional out bursts, and now I’m spotting and I’m in so much pain. I also have diarrhea. This medication has been just horrible for me. I’ve used other birth controls. None have done this to me.”

Kat z November 22, 2017

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