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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate Medication
Experiencing headaches ( not migranes) for the past 4 months
on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and now on ortho cyclen, and insomnia,
too high estrogen?
Possibly: Try a pill that has same dose everyday and see if that resolves the situation. The one you are on all have different hormonal levels each week. ...Read more
Help please? What is the difference between ortho cyclen and ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) birth control pills?
The dose of hormones: OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is monophasic means you take the same dose of hormones everyday. OrthTryCiclen is thriphasic meaning you take a smaller dose at the beginning a higher dose during the middle of your cycle to prevent ovulation and a lower dose during the last week to have your period. It depends on your medical history and your sensitivity to oral contraceptives what determines which is best for you. ...Read more
Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills?
Switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now
gaining water weight. Estrogen is same.
Birth control pill: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevents pregnancy by: 1. Preventing ovulation 2. Changing cervical mucus so the sperm can't fertilize an egg as easily 3. Changing the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg will be less likely to implant. Birth control pills like trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can make periods regular & easier & lower the risk of ovarian cysts. It doesn't protect against stds. Use condoms & get tested @ sexualhealth.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common ? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug ?
I : I am not aware of the actual percentages of each side effect of this birth control pill (bcp). If you check the package insert, this information should be there. On the other hand, i can tell you about my personal experience. I have been in practice well over 5 years. I prescribe bcp's all the time. I have never had one patient develop a blood clot from bcp. I believe part of the reason is that i screen my patients very well. I do not give the pill to anyone who has had a history of blood clots or a family history. Also i will not give the pill to a smoker over 35, and strongly advise against it in my younger patients. Bcp's are safe and very effective if given to the right patient. They protect against ovarian and uterine cancers. If your doctor felt you were a good candidate, then your odds are very low for developing any serious complications. Take care. ...Read more
I am currently taking taking tri previfem, (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) but was just out on a zpack for sinusitis. Will this drug reduce the effectiveness of the birth control?
I had to changed my bcp to orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for a month.However,I'm going back to my regular pill(LoLoestrinFe)next month. It won't be a problem?
Does being on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) increase my prolactin and cortisol?
Can those elevated levels go back to normal all on thier own,
with no meds?
Well, make sure: You are in contact with an endocrinologist. There are workups that need to be done. It's not from the ocp though. F/u with your doc. Cortisol fluctuates so it matters when it was drawn and how, prolactin, if elevated, needs to be discussed with ur doc. I assume they drew them for a reason. Good luc. ...Read more
Im on second month of orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and I have elevated prolactin
(57). How can I distinguish between side effects of bc pill and elevated prolactin?
Different effects: Effect of hyperprolactinemia is mainly galactorrhea (nipple discharge), irregular menses. One may have headaches or visual symptoms if hyperprolactinemia due to pituitary tumor of significant size. Common side effects of birth control pills are nausea, breakthrough vaginal bleeding (usually resolves after being the pill for a few months), breast tenderness, mood swings, headaches. ...Read more
Didn't use condom for first part, then put one on and pulled out. I'm on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) too I take it consistently. Am I most likely okay as far as preg?
Probably: Only because you are taking your orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) regularly can I say probably. However, be aware that during the early portion of sex your partner does produce small amounts of semen (called pre cum) that has about 20 million sperm/drop. The condom should be used the entire sex act. Partial condom use also wouldn't prevent an STD. ...Read more
I take continuous OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) bc of bad periods. I have been having a light/medium flow for a week. Should I stop the pill and have withdraw bleed?
My prolactin is 57.2 the only thing i take is orthocyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) could
it be the cause of the elevated prolactin? I also get very stressed
before blood test
How long (how many days) do I have to be on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for it to become effective?
I use ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo right now but its getting too high and I heard bad reviews about the generic I wanted to know whats a good alternative ?
Switched from loestrin 2 orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).Started ortho same day i'd have started next pack of loestrin.How many days should additional protection be used?
I've been taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4-5mos and i ran out yesterday and realized i didn't have any left 2day, what shld I do when i get them 2morrow?
Help! really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pill?
Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) a combination pill or mini pill? Idk how to tell
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