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

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Condition: Birth Control
10/4/2013 12:51:16 AM

Reviewer: Selina, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on my first pack for about 3 weeks now. Everything else is good except I have become evil to my husband and I am acting a little out of character to my 5 month old son. I have been bleeding/spotting since I started the pack which just kills the sex. Who was to go down on a crime scene... Its doing every good at preventing sex because I am not even having sex at all. My husband doesn ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/21/2013 2:32:37 PM

Reviewer: swieringa84, 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: 5

Comment:
I was on OTL for 6 years and was incredibly happy with it. Very light, short periods, no weight gain, stable moods. LOVED IT! I switched jobs and lost insurance and switched to a $4 generic because there was no way I could pay $80/month for OTL. I was a totally different person. Crazy mood swings. I ended up quitting BC all together and got pregnant with my daughter. After breastfeeding, I went ba ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/12/2013 10:41:03 AM

Reviewer: normalhealthy20something, 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: 5

Comment:
THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST. I took this pill for 7 years, never had any problems, no side effects, nothing. I had to switch to something else recently because my insurance changed, and my new one doesn't cover it. I am devastated. I appreciated it while I had it, but I am so frustrated I can't keep taking it. It was seriously the best. I recommend it to everybody whose insurance will ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/28/2013 11:36:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've taken Ortho-tri-cyclen-lo for about three years. Before that I was on Loestrin 24Fe. I went on Ortho-Lo to assure I had a regular period since I was skipping mine frequently on Loestrin. When I switched over I was happy with the regular cycles, but over time I gained weight. At first I thought this was due to the stress and eating habits in my life so I spent about a year and a half chang ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/25/2013 4:39:49 PM

Reviewer: HK, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this for 3 days and it landed me at the hospital for all sorts of blood work and scans. It felt like someone was sitting on my chest. My clotting factor in my blood was found to be super high so my doctor thinks I might of had a small clot. Worst experience of my life. This is a warning for not only this brand but all prescriptions. I was given this by a doctor who didn't ask me an ... Show Full Comment

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