I am 24 yrs old, have only ever been on loestrin 24 fe, and have taken it for 4 years now. I love it and wish I didn't have to change it, but due to money issues I cannot afford to pay $55 a month for it. I had to switch to Microgestin and I am very anxious about it. I just picked up the prescription and am supposed to start this coming Monday. I wasn't feeling anxious about it until the pharmacist explained to me that I will be taking "the pill" for only 21 days as opposed to the 24 days I have become used to. I am afraid this will affect my period so I decided to read some reviews and all it left me feeling was even MORE unsure as some ladies have reported spotting throughout the month and even EARLY periods. I honestly wish I could stay on loestrin but by the time all of this came to my mind I had already paid for the three month supply. Can anyone tell me if it is better for me to just stay on loestrin fe 24? I am also married and do not want to risk getting pregnant by switching around on different birth controls. I am supposed to be switching to tricare soon so I hope that will help my copay go down a bit. I am just not sure switching birth controls was a bright idea anymore...
They shouldn't make alot of difference because of the number of pills. most of them are 21 and 7. Most of the ones on here who speak of spotting and early periods are because they are just adjusting to the pill. You aren't risking pregnancy by switching as long as you keep taking your pills every day at roughly the same time. Its a shame they got to cost what they do. When the pill first came out, I paid 1.69 a month for them.
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