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Thinking Of Switching Birth Control? Advice?

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Hey guys! Sooo I've been on Sronyx (which I believe is basically Alesse) for 3 months now. It hasn't wreaked havoc on my skin, but it hasn't been helping it either. It's hard to say. I've been seriously considering switching birth control, especially because I'm afraid of the higher androgen levels affecting me. I've read so many mixed reviews on BCP, but would a switch to Ortho Tri Cyclen-Lo maybe help? I have no idea where to go from here.

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belara is a good pill for acne, ive been taking it a few months, it cleared my skin up well. however i stopped taking it for about 2 weeks and that was enough for my skin to erupt. couldn't handle it so went back on and its clearing back up.

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I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.


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I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.

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I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.

Hey! Glad you've had success with it. smile.png My insurance doesn't cover it either, until I reach my deductible. Still going to give it a go though, since the prescription was for 3 months. Hopefully if I like it my insurance will be able to cover it by then. Have you tried/are you taking any other BCPs?

Also, I agree that's it's hard to generalize; I called my gyno and told him about the Sronyx (which he actually didn't prescribe, Planned Parenthood gave it to me for free), and he was pretty definite on the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. We'll see what happens! I am nervous about the increase in estrogen with moods and such, but I guess I'll have to play it by ear.


Fish oil is my favorite supplement because it improves my skin AND it improves my mood!

Motto: Love Life in spite of everything!

We are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all capable of more than what we are doing now.


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I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.

Hey! Glad you've had success with it. smile.png My insurance doesn't cover it either, until I reach my deductible. Still going to give it a go though, since the prescription was for 3 months. Hopefully if I like it my insurance will be able to cover it by then. Have you tried/are you taking any other BCPs?

Also, I agree that's it's hard to generalize; I called my gyno and told him about the Sronyx (which he actually didn't prescribe, Planned Parenthood gave it to me for free), and he was pretty definite on the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. We'll see what happens! I am nervous about the increase in estrogen with moods and such, but I guess I'll have to play it by ear.

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I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.

Hey! Glad you've had success with it. smile.png My insurance doesn't cover it either, until I reach my deductible. Still going to give it a go though, since the prescription was for 3 months. Hopefully if I like it my insurance will be able to cover it by then. Have you tried/are you taking any other BCPs?

Also, I agree that's it's hard to generalize; I called my gyno and told him about the Sronyx (which he actually didn't prescribe, Planned Parenthood gave it to me for free), and he was pretty definite on the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. We'll see what happens! I am nervous about the increase in estrogen with moods and such, but I guess I'll have to play it by ear.

I have tried a few. I had a bad experience with Reclipsen. Enpresse is not horrible. Good luck!


Fish oil is my favorite supplement because it improves my skin AND it improves my mood!

Motto: Love Life in spite of everything!

We are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all capable of more than what we are doing now.


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