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A 20-year-old female asked:

Switched this month from aviane to loloestrin fe, perfect use, super bloated/cramps and no period on the 2nd day of the 2 sugar pills. is this normal?

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Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Takes 3 packs: It takes 3-4 packs for anyone to know if the pill is right for them. Nuisance side effects of bloating, breast tenderness, wt gain, headaches are par for the course. depending on the issue causing you to change pills, I always warn: each new pill will take up to 4 packs/months to get used to it, so, sometimes, it's better to stay w/what you have than to switch. Good Luck

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