I started taking Microgestin a year ago. At that time, my cholesterol was 196 (HDL=109, LDL=75). I just received my blood work results from last week and my cholesterol is now 230 (HDL=105, LDL=101). NOTHING else has changed in my life style except that I started taking this pill a year ago.

I have researched the affects of birth control pills on cholesterol and have found that the level of progestin can adversely affect LDL levels.

Would like to know your thoughts on this.