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October 5, 2010 3:49 PM Subscribe
If you've had good luck with Ortho Evra for birth control and also, at a different time, successfully used a birth control pill, what pill did you use? My current pill is not working for me and I need some help deciding between the multitude of pill options out there.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was on Ortho Evra in the past, and it was great. I didn't have any negative side effects and I never had any problems with breakthrough bleeding, but I hated the patch itself. It moved around, it fell off, it stuck to my underwear, it was basically a huge hassle.
I went off birth control for two years, but decided to start again this summer. My gyn prescribed Loestrin24Fe because her patients have had good luck with it in the past.
I... haven't. I started basically having my period halfway through the first pack. I called the doctor and she said this was normal for the first pack, but I should call back if it didn't stop when I started the second pack. Starting the second pack did stop it, but now I'm at about the same point as before in the second pack and it's started again.
I'm going to call my doctor and see what she says, but I have a feeling she'll tell me my options are either stop birth control or start a new pill. I don't *have* to be on the pill, since I always use condoms, but peace of mind is the main reason I started them to begin with, as well as regulating a cycle that varies wildly between 24 and 40 days long, so I don't want to just give up.
As for starting a new pill, that's my question. I'd really like to replicate my Ortho Evra experience in pill form, but I can't figure out what might have made it work (going back on Ortho Evra is an option, but I'd rather experiment with different pills before I resign myself to the patch). If you've had good experiences with a BC pill *and* the patch, what worked? Can anyone who knows more about these things than I do guide me to what pill might be an option?