... lo) because it is the only birth control covered by Medical. I am highly distressed that the doses in this particular drug are too high, based on an article I read in Women's Health stating that women no longer need to be concerned with the side effects of high levels in birth control because there are now 60 types of "the pill" on the market and doses have been lowered. I just took the last pill of the second color, so its been about two weeks. In that time, I have missed a pill three times. Each time Ive forgotten, the only reason I realized 'oops I forgot my pill' is because I begin bleeding lightly. It really scares me that this drug is powerful enough to trigger a bleeding cycle after missing only one dose. My doctor hasn't answered my questions in 3 visits, so please don't tell me to ask her! Her only concern is my insurance, not my health. (please don't tell me to get a new doc, either... Not gonna help with my question.) thanks!
Believe it or not bleeding soon after a missed dose is because it's not strong enough. You shouldn't expect a birth control to fully start working or regulating your menstrual cycle until after a few months of taking it every day. The second color your talking about is the sugar pills. On the days you take those you should be on your period untill the next set of pills. You don't even have to take the last weeks of pills there just there to help you get in the habit of taking them everyday. Try taking them right before bed an easy way too remember is if you do it as a ritual like after your bedtime snack or after brushing your teeth. Also certain medications lesson the strength of contraceptives. The only problem with taking birth control with a high dose is it can cause side effects in certain wemon like morning sickness and mood swings. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just some wemon respond better to a lower hormone dose. I hope I helped I've been taking bc for 7 years now so don't be afraid to ask me anything else you need help with.
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen Information for Consumers
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ortho Tri-Cyclen (detailed)
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