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... Hi gang. It's good to be back here, it's been a while. After my previous relationship went on the rocks I just cooled it for a while and only lurked occasionally here. Now, I have a fairly new girlfriend and tonight we finally had "the talk". ... (13 replies)
... Spotting is common when starting any birth control, and it can last several weeks. Usually, it stops after a few cycles, but some women find that these problems continue longer, and opt to try another combination of hormones. Cramping is also usually a temporary side effect. ... (2 replies)
... Recent studies show that most common antibiotics, including Dynancin, do not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Regardless, even if there is an interaction, switching to the regular OTC isn't going to offer you more protection. ... (1 replies)

... through bleeding is common when first starting any brand of birth control. ... (2 replies)
... and this month when I was on the dark blue pills I started my period on the 3rd pill and then I remained taking them through the green pills and I had my period for 11 days. When it is usually only 7 days. I also had a lot of cramping when I was taking the dark blue pills. ... (1 replies)
May 9, 2006
... Spotting usually is just a one-time thing, but can last for several weeks/months. Some women will spot once in awhile after using a brand of birth control for years; it just happens. It's nothing to be concerned about unless it continues to happen (and even then, it's more of an inconvenience than a "concern." (1 replies)
... I would say since it's her first time on birth control, go for a pill first. They are easy to stop and switch if she doesn't like it and it's a no frills kind of thing, where you just take it once every day. ... (30 replies)
... I've been on OTC Lo for over a year and it's been working pretty well for me. ... (2 replies)
... and the bcp that I am on is otc lo. I think I will search on the net to see if cefzil is one of the antibiotics to be careful with. ... (6 replies)
... novum 777 is usually given to older women than younger. I never had a problem with it for the years that i was on it. ... (1 replies)
... You should be getting your period "any minute" now.. But since this is your 1st. pack is normal for some women to not get a period at all.. If this happens just ask your doctor.. I've been on OTC for almost 5 years. ... (5 replies)
... I've read the entire package insert more than once. It doesn't say anywhere that you MUST use other form of protection till your next pack, or for the first 3 months. That's completely bogus. ... (9 replies)
The shot
Sep 3, 2005
... this doesn't happen. When I went off the shot I bleed for three months straight, suffered horrible headaches, and stomach discomfort! Not to mention I was irritable beyond control. ... (17 replies)
... First of all, she probably prescribed OTC Lo because it's low in hormones. The idea behind birth control is to start at the lowest dosage, and then work up if necessary. ... (7 replies)
Very Emotional
Apr 25, 2006
... It's a common side effect of any brand of pills. Some women react differently to the various strengths of hormones. ... (1 replies)
Ortho Tri-Cyclen
Apr 25, 2005
... failure. But that was an average of each woman taking it for 6 months. ... (6 replies)
... She is not stupid but she is being unfair and not listening to your opinion. It doesn't matter if you have never been on birth control before most of the pills will be okay to try. I had a bad experience with OTC lo and here is why. ... (7 replies)
... PILL" is accutally the term used for birth control pills that only contain the hormone of Progestin. "Low Dose" pills contain both estrogen and progestin. ... (4 replies)
... and none of them worked well for me. I had headaches, bad acne, depression, weight gain, and no sex drive. Not my idea of fun. ... (16 replies)
... I was on Yasmin for just a little over 1 month. Had horrible side effects. I didnt think I would have any but it surprised me. ... (4 replies)

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