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Triphasic Vs Monophasic Birth Control

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#1 cinnamon_stix

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

I'm not able to take Spiro anymore due to the severe side effects. I took 100 mg and my skin was so clear it was unreal. It was so nice to have clear skin but I felt like I was dying. I've been against bc for my entire life because I feel like it's bad to mess with your body's natural cycle but now it's my only option. Never tried bc before. Went to planned parenthood and I asked for ortho tri lo because my younger sister is on it and her skin is so gorgeous but I've been researching tri phasics and they seem like their a bad idea. My gyn recommended a monophasic but I was stubborn and I pushed the ortho lo. I'm almost done with my period so I plan on starting bc when next Sunday comes around but I'm reconsidering my bc option before I do. I have emotional struggles and I'm tired all month long and a week or two before my period starts I get nauseated and even more exhausted and very angry. My acne also blows up. But the day after I get my period the acne goes away. It's really tiring I can't take it. I feel like maybe I need a monophasic because I seem to have sensitivity to fluctuating hormones. I feel like j need something to steady my hormones on a consistent basis. I was thinking of getting ortho Novum 135 instead of ortho lo but I'm not sure if it's good for acne or not. If you girls have tried it with success or you have suggestions on a different pill that might be good for me please leave me a comment and share!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

I am on my first tri-phase BCP, ortho tri cyclen, and my breakouts have never been worse than after my initial breakout on this stuff. My skin is getti g better now that I'm almost to my 5th month, but it's still not nearly as clear as it was before I began ortho tri.
I began ortho tri because my old birth control wasn't protecting g me from feeling sickly or getti g breakouts anymore. Still unsure as to the cause of this, but I'm 25 and I suspect it's hormonal after reading a lot of posts here.
I would stick with mono- phase pills. I will be switching in a month if I do t see more improvement.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

I really hope necon works for me!




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