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Does loestrin 24 fe make menstrual cycles go away?

Does loestrin 24 fe make menstrual cycles go away?

Sometimes: Low dose birth control pills can make a menstrual cycle be very, very light, and some women will stop having bleeding. If you have not missed any pills, this could be normal. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can loestrin 24 fe birth control pill make your menstrual period go away?

Can loestrin 24 fe birth control pill make your menstrual period go away?

Yes: Most women will have lighter period than before the pill. It is possible the menstruation goes away. If this is the first time you missed the period, take pregnancy test 2 weeks apart. If they are negative, one can presume the missing period is from the loestrin 24. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseous and having cramps after switching birth controls. I switched from loestrin 24 fe to altaverawill it go away or should I ask to change?

Feeling nauseous and having cramps after switching birth controls. I switched from loestrin 24 fe to altaverawill it go away or should I ask to change?

Maybe, but...: Women will tolerate different brands of birth control differently. Even switching from name-brand to generic can sometimes be a problem. But nausea and cramping can also be symptoms of early pregnancy. It is sometimes possible to ovulate while changing from one type of birth control to another. If a pregnancy test is negative you may consider switching back to the name-brand medication. ...Read more

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Started lo loestrin fe 1.5 weeks ago 2 decrease my acne but it has increased instead. Why is this happening, will the acne start 2 go away eventually?

Started lo loestrin fe 1.5 weeks ago 2 decrease my acne but it has increased instead. Why is this happening, will the acne start 2 go away eventually?

Maybe: If it does not end up being the correct bcp for your skin; make a follow up appointment to change the medication and consider other prescriptions that help as well as topical creams. ...Read more

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I have been taking the birth control lo loestrin fe for 5 months and have spotting every month. Is it likely to go away the longer i take it?

I have been taking the birth control  lo loestrin fe for 5 months and have spotting every month. Is it likely to go away the longer i take it?

Probably not: If the break through bleeding hasn't gone away by the end of 3 months of taking, it's probably not going to. Taking the pill exactly at the same time each day may help. Set your cellphone to alarm. If taking it exactly at the same time daily doesn't help, a change to a pill with more estrogen is the most likely change that would help. ...Read more

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Are menstrual migranes a side effect of loestrin 24?

Are menstrual migranes a side effect of loestrin 24?

Menstrual migraine: Menstrual migraine is precipitated by the drop in estrogen after finishing the last active birth control pill. This can occur with any pill not just loestrin 24. Can avoid this by taking a continuous pill. ...Read more

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I'm on loestrin 24fe, I had a menstrual cycle May 5-9 and had light bleeding May 25-29. June 2nd I started having spotting/brownish bleeding ?

I'm on loestrin 24fe, I had a menstrual cycle May 5-9 and had light bleeding May 25-29. June 2nd I started having spotting/brownish bleeding ?

Change in BC: methods can result in changes in menstrual cycles. If you have only recently started taking Loestrin 24fe, then it may take up to 3 months for your body to adjust to the hormonal changes. If this pattern continues or you have been on this BCP for a several months then it is probably a good idea to see the healthcare provider who prescribed the Loestrin 24fe. You may need to change type of BCP. ...Read more

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Is it normal to miss a menstrual cycle while on loestrin birth control?

Is it normal to miss a menstrual cycle while on loestrin birth control?

Yes it happens: Because the estrogen has been lowered in our current pills, some women will skip a withdrawal period while taking the "fake" pills at the end of a pack (about 2% of the time). Please do a pregnancy test before starting a new pack to confirm you're not pregnant (5% of women do get pregnant each year who use the pill). If its negative then you can proceed with your next package of pills. ...Read more

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Will loestrin 24 fe make me gain weight?

Will loestrin 24 fe make me gain weight?

Per Drugs.Com: (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/loestrin-24-fe-side-effects.html) loss of appetite may occur. Weight gain was not listed as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Does loestrin 24 fe make you fat?

Does loestrin 24 fe make you fat?

Both weight loss ;: Weight gain have been reported with loestrin 24 fe. ...Read more

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I'm taking loestrin 24 fe and I have terrible side effects, is this normal?

I'm taking loestrin 24 fe and I have terrible side effects, is this normal?

Loestrin 24 Fe: What side effects are you having? Please resubmit your question with additional info so we can better answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Is there an exact generic for loestrin 24 fe?

Not an exact match: There isn't a generic that is exactly the same as Loestrin 24 Fe but microgestin fe 1/20 is very similar. ...Read more

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After giving birth, when can I start loestrin 24 fe?

After giving birth, when can I start loestrin 24 fe?

3-6 weeks: Ask your doctor even before your delivery. Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the pill in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope that you are planning to breast feed--it's the healthiest thing for your baby and easiest for you. That will also determine when you can restart, and which pills are safest. ...Read more

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What to do if i skipped a period while on loestrin 24 fe, is this normal?

What to do if i skipped a period while on loestrin 24 fe, is this normal?

Yes: Using a low dose ocp with hormone for 24 days, this is not abnormal. Many people have light or no periods. ...Read more

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