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Review by Ashley Presser (taken for 1 to 6 months):
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I was originally on Beyaz to treat an array of symptoms, mainly: acne, cramping, mood swings, vomiting upon arrival of period. Beyaz was bad the first month and then I didn't really have any problems with it after the first month... except it DECIMATED MY SEX DRIVE!
When my insurance unexpectedly stopped covering all birth controls I got the cheapest birth control available, TriNessa. The first month was bad. On the white week I was fine but by the second week I was in pain all the time.
However, I remembered that, I guess with my body, the first go-round with hormones is always the roughest. I decided to stick it out another month and I'm so glad I did. No adverse side effects. And my sex drive is back.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: Positives: I'm not pregnant, and it really has cleared up my acne. My periods are shorter, not necessarily lighter.
Negatives: I've been taking Trinessa for about a year and my periods still do not come at the same time every month. I will be the first to admit I do not take it at the EXACT time every day, but definitely within a window of a few hours. Before my period, I notice that I will get very dizzy and lightheaded, which never happened to me before. It has also made me VERY emotional- I'm a pretty sensitive person, but it was never this bad. Finally, I have noticed that the pill reduces my appetite, however, if I do not constantly have a small amount of food in my stomach, I feel nauseous (I never vomit), it goes away once I eat.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I just finished my active pills two days ago and still haven't gotten my period. My acne has cleared up a little bit but not entirely. The only downside so far has been a little bit of stomach cramping.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I'm 21 and I've started taking Trinessa on March 20th and its been working great! No pregnancy scare which I love! One big flaw it did have on me was when I got my period on the first of April which I had it for 2 whole weeks! The first week was super duper heavy and I've never gotten it like this before. This is the first birth control I taken so after 3 kids Trinessa is working. My body is just getting use to this birth control I guess.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I have been taking Trinessa for one year and this pill is great. I have never had change of mood, heavy periods, breast tender, gain weight or lost weight. I have had more interest on sex than I was which is good. I love this pill what else can I say!
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I've been on TriNesaa for two years. I take it every day at the same time. I've never missed a pill. It cleared my acne. I've not had a pregnancy scare and this is the only form of birth control my husband and I use. I have not gained weight. Sex no longer hurts due to endometriosis because the pill had reduced the side effects. My only complaint is my constant mood swings, which changes in a second.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I'm 23 and have been on Trinessa for 4 months. I switched from Loestrin 24 for affordability. For reference, I experience very heavy cramps and bleeding and about a week long period when not on birth control.
I have about a 3 day period that is moderate to heavy (it doesn't lighten my period very much, but it does shorten it). Cramps are reduced. The week of my period I experience noticeable mood swings (unlike when I was on Loestrin, and didn't experience any). But overall, I am very happy with this birth control. It's extremely affordable, shortens my period, lightens cramps, and does not cause mood swings outside of when I normally would right before my period.
I would recommend giving it a shot!
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I've only been on TriNessa for a month now but so far I'm having mixed results. I decided to go back on birth control after a 8 year break (my husband had a vasectomy 8 years ago). I had been looking into NovaSure due to extremely heavy periods but decided to try the cheaper route first. I used to be on Ortho- Tricyclen before my second son was born with no problems that I recall. I asked for the same again but was given TriNessa which I assumed would be the same. Almost as soon as I started, I've been experiencing night sweats, slight weight gain (about 5lbs), and breast soreness. So far my period is lighter though so I guess it worked for that. I'll give it another 2 months and see if the negatives go away.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I have been on Trinessa for a little over a year, and since I am not pregnant I would say its doing it's job. The cramps that I used to have sent me home sick, and my period lasted 15 days once! However, when I first started on the pill I would get this strange really subtle nausea. Its subtleness almost made me feels worse, but that went away.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate): When I read reviews of Trinessa after I got prescribed to it, I almost decide not even to try it. However, I have had such a positive experience with it. I went on birth control for bad cramps and acne with birth control being a secondary need. My periods are so much lighter and cramps are almost non existent. Though I never had acne as a teenager, I've been struggling with breakouts lately. My skin is looking so much better! I'm 21 and this is my first birth control. I recommend at least trying it. Everyone's body is different so just try it out and decide for yourself.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I love this pill! The only problem I had with it was during the first month. I had been struggling with panic attacks for about 9 months before starting Trinessa but they became alot worse during the first month of taking it. After the first month, however, I was fine no more emotional problems (except those I had normally). I also have bouts of nausea sometimes around my period, but nothing I can't handle. No pregnancy scares, no weight gain, and no acne. I take it religiously at the same time everyday without fail (alarm on my phone really helped). First time I've taken birth control and it's been a good experience. I'm 19, for reference.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I actually really like this birth control. It's doing a great job at preventing pregnancy with no alternate contraception. My only side effect has been weight gain, which no woman will be happy with..along with moodiness during my period but thats pretty typical.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I have been on Tri Nessa for over a month and love the results so far! At first I had a lot of symptoms headaches, nausea, etc. but it went away after a few days. Its effective and not to expensive.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I love Trinessa. I've been on it for about a year and a half now. Unlike other birth controls the most weight I gained since I started it is 2 pounds. I love it. Simple, easy to use, and effective. Give it a shot. Plus cleared up my acne!
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Originally I started to take birth control for heavy cramps and periods. Having used Ortho Tricyclen Lo for about three years as a teen, I got off and realized my mood swings stabilized, depression lifted, and my cramps, although painful, were actually LESS than on OTC Lo.
For a time I was put on Trinessa, and there were absolutely NO side effects. But then my insurance switched me back to OTC Lo, I realized why I became a crazy-face again. Needless to say, I insisted on Trinessa, and the three dollar copay is WELL worth the peace of mind it gives me.
Plus, my skin is flawless now.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I've been taking Trinessa for over a year now and I started taking it because I had such bad pains, where I would lay on the couch and cry. I started taking it and pains were still there but not anywhere near as bad I could still function and want to get up and do things. It does not cause me to be moody, I've never gained weight from this pill and I've never had any pregnancy scares on this pill. I do recommend this for anyone wanting to start taking birth control!
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I am 21 years old. I started Trinessa when I was 18 for birth control. The pill was wonderful, and I stayed on it for about 8 months or so. I stopped the pill for six months, but because my periods become irregular I started the pill again. This time I've been on it the longest probably a year and a half or 2. I think the last 6 months or so have been hell. I experienced cramping, bloating, and nausea starting on week 2 of the pill pack. Close to week 3 I have a series of migraines. The headaches were too much for me. I stopped the pills and am now on Loestrin 24 Fe. I just started week two, so I don't know how well these work. Overall Trinessa is an effective pill. I think my body just got tired of it. I hope my review helps!
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I used to be on Tri-sprintec, my doctor recently switched me to to Tri-nessa and instantly I was in love with it. I didn't have my period at all, minor cramps and my acne is disappearing so quickly. I haven't had any mood swings either. Thank you.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Acne: I have been using Tri-Nessa for three months and it has been pretty good. My doctor put it on me to balance my hormones and control my acne. As for my acne, my skin was clearing up in the first two months and then steadily got worse again. Although my periods on Tri-Nessa have been extremely regular (which was not the case for me before) and I have had no negative side-effects.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I have been on and off several birth control medications for several years this is my first bad experience. I was originally put on Ortho Tri-Cyclen then Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, then Sprintec, then something else. But since I have been on TriNessa I have yet to stop bleeding, I started the first day of my period had my regular period for my usual 7 days and have had continued spotting heavily everyday since. Now going on my third week. As far as birth control is concerned very effective since I haven't been able to have sex since I started taking it, not exactly my idea of great birth control.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate): I recently switched from LoEstrin 21 to Trinessa. It has only been a month exactly, but I have zero complaints so far. Totally cleared all my acne that I continuously got from my last birth control pill and absolutely no breakthrough bleeding as well. I was nervous to switch after reading many negative reviews but it is the best switch I made. I am much happier on it, and haven't gained any weight on Trinessa.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate): Very Effective if taken right 0.1% failure rate vs other birth control that are not combined pills 0.3- 0.6% failure rate. ( 7 days after first Sunday if starting first pill)
Regulates your periods makes them shorter and lighter. Note: it takes about 3 months for your body to get used to the hormone change so you might experience irregular periods or brown discharge but its completely normal.
Fact: lower sodium intake if this happens
Helps improve skin. i.e acne but in time. You will not see results right away but in a month or two.
I have not experienced any weight gain but have seen mood swings, sensitivity etc. but improved in a few months.
Every girl experiences Trinessa differently but it's because your body gets used to the change (3 months).
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I got on Trinessa after giving birth to my son and I've only been on it for almost a month but I took one pill about four hours late and that same day I started my period and it's been on for 11 days non stop. And the nausea and throwing up is aggravating itself. I'm not going to wait for more side effects. I think I need to get off now.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate) for Birth Control: I have been on Trinessa now for nine months. Within the first couple of months I started experiencing mood changes and random panic attacks. I immediately called my gyno and she said it had nothing to do with the pill. About two months ago I started experiencing horrible side effects and they have continued to get progressively worse. I have HORRIBLE anxiety, depression, mood swings, nausea, mental confusion (this is the worst, I cannot focus, concentrate, and my memory is very poor) and I am very irritable. I even started seeing a therapist for the anxiety attacks. These side effects are a complete 180 to the person I used to be before taking it. I usually am a happy, fun, loving, and extremely cheerful person.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate): I've been on Trinessa for over 7 years, and I've had no problems at all. Very rarely, on weeks two and four, I'll get a blemish, but I barely even notice it. No cramps, regular period to the 28th day like clockwork, and no pregnancy. I stopped taking it for about 3 months and didn't get my period for the whole time, but once I started back, it went right back to normal.
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