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Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Serious side effects: I prefer bio identical treatments using natural Progesterone and natural bio identical Estradiol for treatments. ...Read more

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I take Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) & Celexa. Are they known to cause side effects when taken together? I've been having severe nausea & morning sickness since day one.

I take Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) & Celexa. Are they known to cause side effects when taken together? I've been having severe nausea & morning sickness since day one.

Unsure: Either one can cause nausea. Did you start them at the same time? Some women get nausea the first month on oral contraceptives. Some people also get nausea initially on celexa. Since you describe it as morning sickness, I would lean toward the trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) as the cause. ...Read more

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What are side effects from trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): All birth control in the U.S. have a number of possible side effects, but the FDA makes them all list a the same ones no matter what pill it is. Google trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) PDF, which is the prescribing info and get the list that way. ...Read more

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If I have any side effects from BC when will I notice them? After the first pill? Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)

Any time during 4 mo: when starting ocp's, I say it can take 3-4 months for ur body to get used to it. If you have any side effects, they usually abate by month 5. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the outcome of taking progesterone along side ortho tri cyclen? Will it curb the side effects of the ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)?

What is the outcome of taking 
progesterone along side ortho
tri cyclen?  Will it curb the side
effects of the ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)?

Depends: For some women it will cause a lot of spotting by making the uterine lining very thin. For some women it can cause bloating or even breast tenderness. It really depends on the reason for taking it in the first place. But ortho tri cycle contains Progesterone so often times the solution is a change in the original medicine not adding a second medicine in. ...Read more

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I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more