Birth Control Questions

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I am going to a free clinic where I can choose between a few different types of birth control. The only options that I am considering are the Orthotricyclin pill, Orthotricyclin Lo pill, Ortho Evra (the patch) and the Nuva Ring.



What are your experiences/suggestions about these?

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Emily - posted on 02/21/2013

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I use the patch and I like it because i tend to forget pills and i don't like shots. also i tried the nuva ring and absolutely hated it, it was very uncomfortable. The patch gets a little itchy and may leave a rash when you take it off but i much rather prefer that than a shot :)

Christine - posted on 12/04/2009

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I don't know about all the recalls but I would like to agree with those that said to avoid depo provera. I went on it between my two kids and when I was ready to try for my 2nd it took 2 years and I had 2 miscarriages before I was able to carry my little lady. I completely blame it on the depo. I've heard of too many people with similar stories to deny it!

Kayla - posted on 12/04/2009

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Quoting Stephanie:



Quoting Kayla:




Quoting Stephanie:

I wouldnt recommend othrotrycyclin or orthotrycyclin lo theres a HUGE recall right now on them and MANY lawsuits right now. Try a condom!








no there isnt it has been resolved. yaz, yasmine, and ocella are the only pills on recall.










i'm sorry if this comes across rude, but, you might want to check again. The town i live in is no longer allowing orthotrycyclin or orthotrycyclin lo to be offered because of the recall. true yaz,  yasmine, and ocella are also recalled but so are the other two. My apologizes. :)






No, need to apologize. (: But my mom works for the attorney's that was dealing with the orthotrycyclin and the lo class action lawsuit. and the women that it happened to was smoking over half apackof cigs a day and drinking like I think they said 6 and 8 drinks a night. but it is safe. But yaz, yasmine, and ocella they are also doing and it cause kidney, and gall bladder problems.

Stephanie - posted on 12/04/2009

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Quoting Kayla:



Quoting Stephanie:

I wouldnt recommend othrotrycyclin or orthotrycyclin lo theres a HUGE recall right now on them and MANY lawsuits right now. Try a condom!






no there isnt it has been resolved. yaz, yasmine, and ocella are the only pills on recall.






i'm sorry if this comes across rude, but, you might want to check again. The town i live in is no longer allowing orthotrycyclin or orthotrycyclin lo to be offered because of the recall. true yaz,  yasmine, and ocella are also recalled but so are the other two. My apologizes. :)

Kayla - posted on 12/03/2009

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Quoting Stephanie:

I wouldnt recommend othrotrycyclin or orthotrycyclin lo theres a HUGE recall right now on them and MANY lawsuits right now. Try a condom!



no there isnt it has been resolved. yaz, yasmine, and ocella are the only pills on recall.

Stephanie - posted on 12/02/2009

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I wouldnt recommend othrotrycyclin or orthotrycyclin lo theres a HUGE recall right now on them and MANY lawsuits right now. Try a condom!

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I was on the pill for 10 years and went off of it for 3 months and got pregnant. dont say no to the pill because people say it is harder to get pregnant because it is a myth.

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thats a good point about the ring being new and not having a lot of research behind it yet.

i'm avoiding the IUD because it allows for conception to actually occur, but does't allow the egg to implant in the lining of the uterus so it dies. i've heard that its possible for that to happen with the pill as well, but i think its the main way the IUD works. :( i dont like that.

sounds like the orthotricyclen will probably be the best... i need to research the difference between the regular and Lo. your comments have helped, ladies!!

Jackie - posted on 12/01/2009

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I wouldn't take anything that causes a 24/7 release of hormones that has to be removed by a doctor or time. Depo is a big no no. I can't beleive its still on the market. As 2 other mothers have clearly stated it can mess you up bad. I am one of those women also. Ended up with functional cysts for 2 years after being off it and many ruptured cysts. It took me nearly 4 years to get pregnant with my son. Low dose pill is best. You can stop taking it right away if there is an issue instead of waiting forever for an appointment to have it removed or wait for it to wear off. There is not enough research on the patch or the ring for me to even consider using it on my body

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if you ar breastfeeding be careful what you choose bc can affect your milk supply thats why i am taking the mini pill but i am getting the copper IUD next month (lasts up to 10 yrs)... no hormones! which means no weight gain, no affect on milk supply, and my son isnt getting any of the hormones from my breastmilk. my friend managed to get pregnant on nuva ring so its not high on my list but i used to take ortho lo and loved it so if breastfeeding isnt an issue that one is great.

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i am not breastfeeding anymore, i was waiting until i was finished to go back on the pill. i have heard people say things about weight gain, decreased sex drive, mood swings, etc., about all of those so i just wanted to know if there was a general consensus about any of them.

i hate having to put any of that stuff in my body, i'm tempted to just do the Rhythm Method... but then again thats how i ended up with my darling baby girl :)

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My only advice is to stay away from Depo Provera if you ever want to have any more kids. You might not have any trouble, but I don't think it is worth the risk. When I came off the pill I conceived my twins the first month we started trying to get pregnant, but after being on Depo.... it took almost 3 years and 2 miscarriages before I was finally blessed w/ my son.

Nicole - posted on 11/30/2009

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Yep, no estrogen for breastfeeding mommies. Some use them with no problems, but that is rare and if you use the estrogen birth control and find that it interferes with breastfeeding, it can take some time to leave your system and for breastfeeding to get back to normal. Don't risk it.



BEST OPTION is a progestogen-only birth control and NO estrogen.



Hope this helps. Even though it is the free clinic, they should have something that fits the above criteria.



Nicole, Certified Lactation Counselor

Alicia - posted on 11/30/2009

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a lot of those are not good for breasfeeding mommies! Please look into what ones you should take. I just got the mirena IUD inserted a month ago, and one of my friends had some kind of low dose pill. The best thing you can get it estrogen free.

Christina - posted on 11/30/2009

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My OB put me on something called the "mini-pill" because she said that sometimes birth control pills such as the ones that you mentioned can have too much estrogen in them and cause your milk to dry up. I would ask your health care provider about it. Also worth noting, the mini-pill is also less effective because there is less hormone, only about 50%...so you need to use another form of BC as well, like condoms. Hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have heard a lot of women rave about the nuva ring. I currently use depo povera but will probably switch to the nuva ring after the new year due to changes in my insurance coverage. I would recommend something that is difficult to forget to use, like the patch or the ring. Having kids wreaks havok on your previous schedule, and it is best to use something that is difficult to forget.

Jocelyn - posted on 11/30/2009

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I don't have any first hand experience with those brands, but a close friend is on the patch and absolutely loves it. She said that it lightened her flow and her cramps aren't as bad. She also only gets a period every 4 months (she just puts in a new ring right after she takes the last one out without waiting the week for her period.)

Kayla - posted on 11/30/2009

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Orthotricyclin pill is the best because the ring can/will grow into your uterus from what my doctor told me and the patch doesn't work all that well and the depo shot will mess you ovaries up, my sis in law can't have kids because of the shot.

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My friend Loved the ring ... i used the shot when i was going to the free clinic ... i now love the implant in your arm cause you dont have to worry about it for three years ! pills are good if you can remember but with childern it might be hard to take it on time everyday.... also depends how serious you are about not having more kids ... implant or iud human error is less likey and its long term ... pills human error high ... either way most people still have to stop birth controll for 1 year before they conceive again ... good luck do your research

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