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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ortho Tri-Cyclen (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
1/22/2013 12:48:47 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
since i can remember back when i started using birtho control (i was 16) i had always used ortho and do to my insurance it was always ortho or the generic version, (note i'am 28 now) i loved that it kept my skin clear of any acne, but i HATED the mood swings, i've always struggled being super super thin and only gained a few pounds with it so it wasnt bad, but the mood swings were just cra ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/11/2012 9:15:16 PM

Reviewer: lostknotfound, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started on the generic form of ortho tri-cyclen about 4 years ago and have switched off of it 6 times because I hate it but unfortunately it is all too affordable compared to other ones I've tried. The biggest problem on it is I went from being a hard ass, able to deal with anything, to crying over nothing. One min crying fallowed shortly after with a violent fits of rage. Not to mentio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/19/2012 9:40:24 AM

Reviewer: cjg, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking ortho tri-cyclen last week. The first of taking this medication I experienced problems with my eye sight. The latter part of the week I have experienced severe nausea. I take the pill at night and I often wake up throughout the night due to the nausea. I am calling today to get another form of birth control. Ortho Tri-Cyclen has had me so ill that I would rather get back on d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/6/2012 7:41:57 PM

Reviewer: Manning60H, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Lutera for 5 years. Absolutely loved it. I never had any negative side effects (no weight gain, mood swings, baby-free, etc.) I have recently been under a lot of stress and developed some mild to moderate acne. Of course, I wanted that to go away so when my annual gyno appt. came up I asked about different birth controls that would help with acne. My gyno suggested Ortho Tri-Cyclen (I got ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/19/2012 4:19:55 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on this pill for a long time now, and I am so relieved to read these comments; I'm not alone. The week before my period is intense; I cry constantly, I become distant, a shut-in, extremely depressed. That is not my personality...my boyfriend can always tell when it's the week before my period. I'm definately talking to my doctor to switch.

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