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User Reviews for Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. 18% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 36% reported a negative effect.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Rating Summary

4.5/10 average rating

11 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

HB · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 9, 2019

“I’ve taken this birth control for about 3 years. Up until recently it’s been great, I had practically zero side effects besides some mood changes which only lasted the first couple of months. It decreased my PMS symptoms and I never experienced spotting, weight gain, acne, etc. However for the past 3 months I have been spotting every single day nonstop despite taking my pill religiously at the same time every morning and never missing a pill for three whole years. Nothing has changed in my life or daily routine that would explain the spotting. I was hoping that this would blow over since this birth control has (overall) worked so well with my body, but unfortunately I’ve decided to switch birth controls as the spotting has become unbearable and is a hinderance in my everyday life and sex life.”

4 / 10
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Meghan May 7, 2019

“I’ve only been on this birth control for 3 months, I’m constantly nauseated, my boobs are so sore, my moods swings are crazy, acne is AWFUL (I’ve always had super clear skin) my period stopped April 26th, I had been bleeding for 10 days straight, today is May 7th and it’s back again... something is just not right with this pill!!!!! I do not recommend to anyone”

1 / 10
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hoosier_18 · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 22, 2015

“I began taking this b/c 2 years ago because I was having a 10 day long period every other week. The pill worked perfect for regulating my hormones so that I would have a normal (4-5 day long) period once a month. I didn't have headaches, mood swings, weight gain, or any odd side effects. Only downside is my insurance began charging $50 a month for it so I had to stop using it and now have to switch. And now that I have stopped taking it my acne on my face, back, and chest has returned.”

9 / 10
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Momx2 · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 19, 2019

“I've used this birth control for 3 years straight now, I like it. I didn't/haven't noticed anything weird until recently once I researched it. I've noticed the last few months I have been bleeding not spotting because I can be changing my liner every other time I use the bathroom. I also never paid attention to my hair loss because I just assumed it was normal since I had two kids I thought my body was still adjusting. I bleed sometimes during sex as well and my vagina is normally dry... like I feel like I can't get wet :( think I am going to stop taking the pills tbh”

5 / 10
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Shi · Taken for 10 years or more July 4, 2019

“I’ve been taking this pill for almost ten years. I’ve discontinued it three times for a few months, but would reinitiate treatment because it really helped with my acne and menstrual cramps. In the past few months my acne got back and I’d be spotting the weeks before and after my period so I discontinued it. This was the best thing! Almost immediately I noticed an improvement in my mood and pain tolerance. I would get mood swings, feel super vulnerable, overreacted to small things and would care what other people thought. I felt my emotions were all over the place and I couldn’t control them. This caused anxiety and depressed mood almost everyday. I spent so much energy trying to manage my emotions! Once I stopped using the pill I got MUCH MUCH BETTER I also noticed I got thinner! In conclusion, it made wonders with my acne and cramps and I would give it a 10/10 just for that, but it’s not worth it if my quality of life deteriorates due to mood changes.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous April 18, 2011

“It took about 3 months for my body to adapt to the pills, but after that it worked really well for me. It lightened my periods, made them 3 days shorter and they always came on time. After the first 3 months I might have had spotting once over the rest of the year.”

9 / 10
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Fzzy · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 20, 2018

“Been taking ortho for 1.5 months and the first pack made me have a 3 week period with every pms symptom in existence. My weight has not moved in any way but I still have been getting slightly nauseated in the morning, my breasts hurt and I am feel like I can't get enough water to drink. It makes my mouth dry! I have one more pack of these and after that I am going to decide if I can take these or not”

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Trixie · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 6, 2019

“I took this for 1.5 months due to heavy periods. I'm 37. First 2 or 3 weeks I was ok, by the 4th week my head was spinning! I took a pic of myself and couldn't even recognize myself it was that creepy. Almost like a demon possessed me. My vagina dried up so bad and felt swollen. Painful sex, stomach bloated up so bad (didn't gain lbs. But felt such painful bloating) it made me sad, especially after losing 50lbs on my weight loss journey. Cramping so bad. Vision change. I was so sad and ANGRY! Decided to stop it a week early or I'd die, so now off of it 2 months now and I get my period every 21 days instead of my normal 35. Yeah. Great! This stuff is a monster, my vagina is still not normal and I go in mood spurts that ARE NOT NORMAL! trying to fix my abnormal bleeding, what a joke, I'm now paying a deadly price. I give it a "shouldn't even exist" rating. Ruined and still is ruining my life. Don't do it! Find something else, do your homework before trying a pill. I wish I did.”

1 / 10
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Bookreader32 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 5, 2019

“I only took this for a month and the first week didn’t notice any major changes so was hopeful. As the estrogen amount increased in the pill, I became more and more emotional, sweaty, and started having facial flushing. Also my ankles would swell- which was expected because this happens any time I’m on the pill. Besides emotional extremes, it gave me a painless period which I haven’t had in months (thanks to copper IUD). Doctor is trying me on Lo Loestrin next. Hoping it works!”

6 / 10
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alana5783 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 10, 2016

“I got on this birth control to regulate my period and get rid of acne. The only good thing about this was that my period started on the same day each month and it was shorter. The negative effects I had were bad acne, cramps worsened, period was really heavy, and heavy spotting the first 2 months. I figured I needed to wait at least 3 months for any good effects, but the negatives weighed out the positive and I'm now off of this medicine. I didn't gain any weight luckily. In fact, I lost some weight, but that could be a coincidence. The breakouts were the worst part about this birth control, though and that is why I'm not taking it anymore.”

2 / 10
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Tea582 · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 4, 2016

“Awful. Awful. Awful. I started on the pill when I was 15 because I was getting cramps so bad I was almost throwing up from the pain. Now at 25, I am still using the pill but have switched a few times. The brand that I am using now is terrible. Horrible cramps, periods last for a week or more, spotting, mood swings, weight gain, acne, discharge... you name it, I've got it. The pill is effective for birth control, I'll give it that, but there are a lot of negative side effects that come along with it.”

1 / 10
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Bran18 July 23, 2014

“I tried many, many birth controls before this one. I was having periods every other week, but this one has worked wonders; however, since being on it, I have gained about 30 pounds.”

7 / 10
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