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How To Delay Or Skip Periods With Ortho Tri Cyclen
Can I skip or delay my period by one week on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? If so, how would I do that?
Can I delay my period for at least a week on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I've tried skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack right away but had BTB
It is hard: It is harder on the tricyclic pills to do this reliably. You can skip the last week of active pills and have it one week earlier or take an extra third week of pills to delay it an extra week but skipping it altogether is more difficult. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I take ortho tri cyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) can I skip my period and start a new pack?
Yes but discuss: With your prescribing doctor first.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for a few years. Is it okay to skip the week 4 on my current pack to not have a period on vacation next week?
Perfect user of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo missed period this month, didn't have sex this month. How does bc make u miss a period?
Was given ortho tri-cyclen lo to regulate my periods. If not having periods when do you start taking it?
On ortho tri-cyclen. Started period on time. Flow was normal first day, but has been very light/spotting for the past 2 days. No preg. Symptoms. WHY?
Common: It's common not to have any bleeding at all while taking birth control pills. Run a home urine pregnancy test just to be sure. If the lack of period bothers you, your gyne can switch you to a pill higher is estrogen. That will often help get the period back during the inactive row. ...Read more
Hi, I began taking the contraceptive "Ortho- Tri Cyclen 9/13. My period came 9/22 and is still here 9/30. Is this normal? It usually last 4-5 days
Well: It will take a little while for the body to regulate. See how you do next month ...Read more
2 yr on ortho tri cyclen for hormonal acne. Break out during first 3 weeks of the pills but clear during last week (period week) what does this mean?
Was on Loestrin Fe 1/20 for a year (2 day periods), switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Got heavy 8 day period first month. Normal because more estrogen?
Monitor for 3 months: If the problem continues, switch back to the Loestrin Fe1/20. Not sure why would switch if it was working well for you ...Read more
How can I stop my period since it started about 2 days ago im currently on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?
Birth Control Pill: Ortho Tri-Cyclen is one of the low dose pills and there may not be enough hormone to suppress your ovulation or support the endometrial lining. Missing a pill becomes more critical and makes it more likely for you to get pregnant or have irregular bleeding. If this is the first time on the pill, it will take some time but should be okay after 2-3 months. ...Read more
I've been on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 3mo now and this month I still haven't gotten my period. Help?
I am starting ortho tri-cyclen lo birth control. I take a # of phsyc meds. Is it safe? My period is unpredictable. When do I start the cycle?
Check w pharmacist: A pharmacist or dr. With a pharmacy integrated electronic medical record would be able to tell you of any drug to drug interactions. You need to assure the rx'ing dr. And pharmacist have all your medications listed, and any interactions would be made available to you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Given ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo & provera for regulating period. Start ortho sun for 24 days & provera thurs 1x daily for 10. Is it ok to take it w/ortho?
OK but ? necessary: You do not need the provera (medroxyprogesterone). The ortho tricyclen-lo is a good pill to regulate the cycle. It contains estrogen and progesterone. The additional Progesterone (provera (medroxyprogesterone)) is not likely to be of any value or benefit when take with the birth control pill. If the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is taken with the last seven pills in your pack(the placebo pills), it likely will interfere with your cycle rather than correcting it. ...Read more
How long does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) birthday control take to be effective? I started the packet on the 3rd day of my period on a wenesday
Starting ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo on 5/11. My period started 5/5. When will it be on affect? Does this mean my fiancé can "cum" inside me, no problem? Ty
Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo BC. on the last few pills of my second month and haven't gotten my period. Is this normal? No sex, only hump w/ underwear
Very common : It's not unusual to have very slight bleeding or no period at all when on the BCP ...Read more
Switching birth controls? I am switching birth controls from ortho tri cyclen to loestrin 24 fe and I start my 7day pills on a thursday and get my period on that sunday should I start my new pills then or should I wait and be off of the pill until the nex
You : You should start your new pills on the same day you would have normally started the new pack of ortho-tricyclen. From what you describe, it looks like that would be the thursday after you start your period. Also, be sure to use an alternative form of birth control such as a condom for the first week you are on the loestrin 24 just in case the switch causes ovulation. Better to be safe than sorry! ...Read more
I've just started a new birthcontrol called ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) 12 days ago and I've had my period 10 of those 12 days. Is this normal?
Unprotected sex 2 weeks after discontinued use of ciprofloxacin. Had a period in between the 2 weeks. Took ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo whole time. Protected?
I was on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo for period regulation. Would it be okay to get the Depo-Provera provera shot for period regulation?
My urine stream now goes out instead of down and makes a mess bc it hits the side of the toilet bowl. Noticed when I started bc (ortho tri cyclen lo) 6 months ago to regulate period and reduce testosterone/acne. Also, loss of libido. Gyno didn't know what
See your PCP: For evaluation, tests and referral if needed. ...Read more
I'm on ortho-tri cyclen. I started this past month's pack 1 day late, didn't double up on pills but didn't miss anymore. Was i protected this month?
If I am on ortho tri-cyclen lo and skip the sugar pills and go straight to new package of birth control will it make me break out?
Skipping placebo: If you skip the placebo on any of the "tri-cyclen" pills, you can have all kinds of side effects. This includes bleeding (spotting to whole period), bloating, and acne. If you want to skip periods, talk to your doctor about a single-dose pill instead of a "tri"-dose pill. ...Read more
Trying to skip/delay my period while on vacay. I'm on tri cyclen lo. Placebo pills are the week I'm on vacay. Help???
Tricyclen lol: Skip the placebos and take an extra week of a new cycle of pills. Take the placebos when you get back home. ...Read more
Fluid, bleed, HTN..: Side effects include vaginal bleeding, fluid retention, vision changes, spotty darkening of skin, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and depression, among others. Fluid retention is important to tell your doctor because it can be hypertension. The most important fact to note is if you smoke and use this, you can have serious cardiovascular side effects. So do not smoke and use this. ...Read more
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