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A 33-year-old female asked:

Will a low dose bcp give me less side effects than a high dose pill as i have tried levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed but had mood swings will femme20/100 be better ?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Low dose pills because they have less hormones will give you less hormonal side effects. However, you may get breakthrough bleeding with them.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2014

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