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

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Condition: Birth Control
9/28/2014 2:28:37 PM

Reviewer: redrocklove , 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am new to the Pill. This is my second month. Pros are it's easy to take, affordable, discrete and effective. I have an alarm set on my phone to take it every afternoon. My main con are mood swings. The last two months, during the first week of the pack, I've had (have) PMS symptoms without the cramping or fatigue. I feel upset, depressed, insecure, etc. I'm considering an alternativ ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/18/2014 2:02:51 PM

Reviewer: mags0426, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began taking this BC in 2008. When I started I was 100 lbs. Within one year I gained 10 lbs. I am now up to 150lbs. I have tried dieting, working out, etc. and see ZERO results. In addition, before taking this, I would get the emotional type of PMS, crying because someone looked at me oddly. Nowadays, I am a mean mean person. I want to scratch the eyes out of pretty much everyone. I hate ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/25/2014 4:32:16 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm 25 and I didn't go on birth control until last year because I was skeptical about it. I didn't like the idea of having to take it at the same time everyday and I was afraid I'd gain weight. I talked to my doctor and she recommended ortho tri cyclen lo. I'm on the generic brand of it but I've never had any issues. The first couple weeks I spotted a little but it was just ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/21/2014 1:36:26 AM

Reviewer: Stephanie, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Overall ortho tri cyclen lo is an effective pill, due to the fact that I haven't gotten pregnant. It's very easy to take since it's a tiny pill. There are a couple of cons though: this pill caused me to experience vaginal dryness (I'm 22) and my periods lasted longer (almost a whole week) I'm definitely not going back to this pill and I'm switching it up with my doctor.

Condition: Birth Control
8/20/2014 2:04:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Recently got back on birth control after many years of not being on it. This pill is okay. It's a contraceptive and does its job, but it wasn't the pill for me. Easy to take by mouth, no big deal. But, the side effects for me were: I would headaches after taking the pill and sometimes randomly during the day. Also, the third week i started the new color, my emotions were off the wall. I wa ... Show Full Comment

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