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What's the effectiveness of low-ogestrel?

What's the effectiveness of low-ogestrel?

Low-Ogestrel: Low-Ogestrel is a generic form of Lo/Ovral and is very effective for contraception when used correctly. ...Read more

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Low-ogestrel what do the red ones do?

Low-ogestrel what do the red ones do?

Nothing: Usually I see the formulation with 21 white pills which are active, and 7 peach colored ones which are placebos, meaning not active pills. They act as spacers. ...Read more

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How do I continue to lose weight while on low ogestrel? 5'2 165.

How do I continue to lose weight while on low ogestrel? 5'2 165.

Weight loss: With a good diet and exercise weight loss is very possible while on the contraceptive pills.
Try avoiding simple carbohydrates like the sugars, rice, bread, pasta, etc... Avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. A good alternative will be the use of stevia. Try doing the high intensity interval training type of exercises. ...Read more

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I'm on low ogestrel and I'm currently on the last two inactive pills and have had some pink spotting that has turned red but very light is that normal?

I'm on low ogestrel and I'm currently on the last two inactive pills and have had some pink spotting that has turned red but very light is that normal?

Normal: It is normal to have spotting or bleeding during the inactive pills. Typically when you start the new pack within 1-2 days on the active pill the "period" will stop. ...Read more

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I'm going to start taking low ogestrel but I don't know if I should start it when I have brown discharge or when I have my regular flow. Never took bc?

I'm going to start taking low ogestrel but I don't know if I should start it when I have brown discharge or when I have my regular flow. Never took bc?

Start ASAP: The recommendation nowadays is to begin taking your contraceptive pills ASAP that is once you have them regardless of your menstrual cycle day. If you would prefer to use a much more (the most) effective method and because of your other medications, you may want to ask your Gyn for a LARC. The best Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptives are the intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants. ...Read more

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While taking low-ogestrel, is facial hair common?

While taking low-ogestrel, is facial hair common?

Not particularly...: ...Common, but it can happen. Any birth control pill alters your hormone levels, and that can cause facial hair growth (among other things) in some individuals. If the growth is sufficient to be unacceptable to you, you should call your doctor and discuss substituting a different bcp or an alternate form of birth control. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take low-ogestrel + celexa (citalopram)?

Is it a bad idea to take low-ogestrel + celexa (citalopram)?

No: There is no interaction between the 2 medications so they can be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I have sex if I've been on low-ogestrel pills for 2 weeks?

Can I have sex if I've been on low-ogestrel pills for 2 weeks?

U are not protected: You should use backup for 2 more weeks. By the time you start your second pack you should be safe. You must have a specific reason for being on that pill, because now a days in almost all of my patients I use pills that are much lower dose than this pill. ...Read more

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Anything positive about low-ogestrel birth control?

Anything positive about low-ogestrel birth control?

Maybe: Occasionally, there may be fewer side effects with a "low" estrogen birth control - such as weight effect, or period control or other symptoms... That is all - just different side effects - same efficacy for preventing births.... ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex if I've been on low-ogestrel for 2 weeks?

Is it safe to have sex if I've been on low-ogestrel for 2 weeks?

Maybe: If you started it on the first day of your period you are ok. If you started on a sunday, you ought to finish a whole pack before you are protected for sure. ...Read more

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Can low ogestrel make headaches go away? I have been taking gabapentin and no luck until starting low ogestrel about 4 months ago

Can low ogestrel make headaches go away? I have been taking gabapentin and no luck until starting low ogestrel about 4 months ago

Possible: Migraines can be related to hormone levels and people susceptible to migraines can have significant changes with hormonal changes. It is possible that you are helping regulate certain hormone levels that may have otherwise kicked off migraines for you. However, not all migraines are caused by hormones, so I don't want this to be an expected cure all the time for you, but I hope that helps! ...Read more

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3 month postpartum started my 2nd cycle 2 days ago with low ogestrel but nothin but light spoting since I started my cycle is this normal bc to early?

3 month postpartum started my 2nd cycle 2 days ago with low ogestrel but nothin but light spoting since I started my cycle is this normal bc to early?

Yes, esp if breastfe: If you are 3 months postpartum and breastfeeding then only light spotting is perfectly normal. If you are not breastfeeding, it can still be normal. Bottom line, you're protected from pregnancy and it's likely your cycle will return to normal on the pill. ...Read more

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Is facial hair growth common while taking low-ogestrel?

Is facial hair growth common while taking low-ogestrel?

Low-Oegestrel: Low-ogestrel can cause excessive hairiness but this side effect is infrequent. ...Read more

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While taking low-ogestrel, is facial hair growth common?

While taking low-ogestrel, is facial hair growth common?

It should not, unles: It should not cause this but for one reason: low-dose estrogen can lower the production of sex-hormone binding globulin by the liver, which might increase free testosterone levels. All these can be checked out by your pcp, enodcrinologist, or metabolism specialists. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me low ogestrel instead of cryselle are they the same?

Most likely: You would need to check the Estradiol dose because ogestrel has doses. Most likely the pharmacy substituted an equivalent drug based on insurance coverage. ...Read more

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I am on low ogestrel birth control. I have been bleeding for over 20 days. Please help me?

I am on low ogestrel birth control. I have been bleeding for over 20 days. Please help me?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Will the diet pill cts 360 decrease the effectiveness of my low-ogestrel birth control?

Will the diet pill cts 360 decrease the effectiveness of my low-ogestrel birth control?

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. There's 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?

I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. There's 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?

No studies: I can find no studies which show that Synephrine impacts birth control but buyer beware. These over the counter supplements are not FDA regulated so you never know exactly what you are putting in your body. A healthy diet and a good exercise plan are better than consuming most of these unregulated supplements ...Read more

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Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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Anybody gained weight or got acne on low-ogestrel birth control?

Anybody gained weight or got acne on low-ogestrel birth control?

BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: Birth control pills are hormones and can cause weight gain if taken in an empty stomach. It should be taken after a heavy meal. Acne is one of the side effects of hormone intake. ...Read more

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Anybody gained weight or got acne while on low-ogestrel birth control?

Anybody gained weight or got acne while on low-ogestrel birth control?

WEIGHT GAIN: Bcp is a hormone and it can cause weight gain especially if taken in an empty stomach or breakfast. It should be taken after a heavy meal. Acne is also increase due to hormone intake. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pcos. Will low-ogestrel birth control make current hair loss worse since it's high androgen activity? Scared to take the new pill.

Diagnosed with pcos. Will low-ogestrel birth control make current hair loss worse since it's high androgen activity? Scared to take the new pill.

No: No birth control pill causes hair loss. If you don't want to take the pill you should discuss with your doctor; he/she can answer your concerns and prescribe differently (or not.) No hair loss either way, good wishes. ...Read more