... or have no periods at all with Lybrel, whichever you prefer. Also, note that Yasmin, Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch, Alesse, and Levlite are less likely to cause weight gain. ... (1 replies)
... I could use a recommendation! I had been on Loestrin 24fe for years. I have no insurance and can't afford to stay on it. I went on Junel fe and I bought two packs the first time so I can take 24 and 4 like the Loestrin. In the first two months I gained 6 pounds. ... (1 replies)
... which is the generic version of loestrin20. the difference between junel and loestrin24 is that junel has a whole weeks worth of the placebo pills rather than just the 4 iron pills that loestrin24 had. ... (18 replies)
... an6el177, I started Junel FE 1/20 last sunday (so I've only been on it for 6 days) and I haven't noticed much for side effects. I'd have to say my mood is better than it was on Ortho Tri-Cyclen. No weight gain so far, no hair loss, we'll have to see how my period is after I'm through the first pack, and no headaches/migraines. I was hopeing I would have the side effect of... (3 replies)
... amber_k33, I'm starting Junel FE 1/20 this sunday. Have you experienced any side effects in terms of mood swings, weight gain, hair loss, lack of period, cramps in calf, or headaches/migraine? I experienced all this on the Ortho Evra Patch and decided to switch to a low dose. Loestrin 24 is too expensive for me ($50) when I don't have insurance so generic Junel FE ($30) will... (3 replies)
... I have a few questions. I have been taking birth control for almost a year now. First I was on Junel, but that lead to a lot of weight gain and me being paranoid all the time. I was really nervous and just overly paranoid. ... (1 replies)
... i'm just starting junel fe 1/20. never been on bc before. anyone know of any side effects? good or bad? acne? weight gain? changes in breast size?
thanks. (3 replies)
... I have been on junel fe 1/20 for almost 2 months and I have not had my period. So, I am hoping this is a side effect from switching over from aviane. Have no pregnancy symptoms-feel pretty normal. Really that is the only bad side effect I've had other than sleeping problems. My skin is very clear since on it; no weight gain; good mood. (6 replies)
... Sorry its kind of long! I included a list I found of androgenic activities of oral contraceptives.
Libido has to do with androgenic activity. Some progestins are more androgenic than others.
*Signs of too much androgen: increased appetite, weight gain, acne, oily skin, hirsutism, decreased libido, increased breast size, breast tenderness, increased LDL cholesterol,... (16 replies)
... for a year now, and I absolutely love it! It's the best pill i've ever taken. No weight gain and my skin looks better than it ever has before. I take the generic Junel Fe. I have not had any breakthrough bleeding at all. And my sex drive is awesome!! ... (21 replies)
... Lo. The weight went back to normal, but my sex drive disappeared. ... (5 replies)