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User Reviews for TriNessa Lo to treat Birth Control

TriNessa Lo has an average rating of 4.7 out of 10 from a total of 33 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 27% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 55% reported a negative effect.

TriNessa Lo Rating Summary

4.7/10 average rating

33 ratings from 33 user reviews.

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Reviews for TriNessa Lo

Nikki May 15, 2018

“First of all, I would say that you should take these reviews with a grain of salt. There are so many different experiences that people have had on trinessa lo that just reading about the prescription you just picked up is basically pointless. For the most part my cramps are fine, my period is fairly light and only about 4 days long and very regular. I never had issues with breakthrough bleeding and my acne remained the same pretty much, though it was never bad to begin with. Initially I made sure to eat before taking this pill in the morning but I stopped fairly quickly and I never had issues with nausea that I would associate with this pill. My anxiety and depression can get pretty extreme, but that's an issue I have without trinessa as well, so I can't exactly blame it for that. Most importantly, I never got pregnant. I would consider myself to be the perfect user, and one could say I've put this pill to the test and its passed with flying colors every month.”

10 / 10
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Not happy · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 12, 2018

“I was taking this pill for 2 years. I honestly think I was on this pill longer than I should have. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt and try to rule out other things. But the sex drive was ZERO. I was always upset when my husband wanted to have sex because I wasn’t in the mood. It almost ruined a new marriage. After ruling out other things in my life, I stopped taking this pill and OMG! It made a huge difference. I was a little shocked. If you lost sex drive and are on the fence about whether or not it’s the pill, it’s the pill!”

1 / 10
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AbbyLou May 6, 2016

“I started this medication on a Sunday. On Monday, I got a migraine. I thought nothing of it. I took ibuprofen, it had little affect on the pain. By Tuesday, I was extremely irritable and frustrated. I started noticing that I had sharp chest pains that radiated to my right arm. I continued on the birth control, because I didn't put two and two together. On Friday morning, I told my best friend about migraines and she told me to stop taking it because the same medicine caused her blood pressure to be elevated. By midnight, my lips and nose were tingling and I still had a migraine and chest pain. I went to the ER, they did CT scans, X-rays &blood work. They couldn't find an issue, but instructed me to not take the meds anymore, as did my Dr.”

1 / 10
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TrinessaSucks August 3, 2016

“I've taken Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for 10 years. About 8 months ago my insurance switched me over to Trinessa Lo due to it being cheaper. It's supposed to be the exact same thing so I've given it time to work itself out. I'm switching back to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. 15 lbs of water retention that will not go away despite constant exercise, healthy diet (no sodium or complex carbs), etc. Cystic acne, engorged and painful breasts, extreme mood swings, irritability, worsened hypoglycemia, no appetite, dead libido, HEAVY periods, horrible cramping, and headaches. I must be allergic to something in Trinessa or maybe it really isn't the same as OTC? Either way, this BC has made me consider quitting BC altogether due to the insane side effects.”

1 / 10
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Rosyyyyy January 25, 2018

“I’ve experienced absolutely no side effects with this pill, I used to take Sprintec and it would give me tender breast and I would get extremely bloated but this pill was amazing. Other people might have different reactions as everyone’s body is different but for me, it was the best pill.”

10 / 10
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JennyB2018 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 13, 2018

“I'm 36 year old & hadn't been on hormonal BC for 6 years before I started Trinessa Lo for BC. I've had many side effects. I had daily nausea that felt like morning sickness all day every day. I only had relief during my period. I couldn't tolerate foods that I normally consume. Also, certain scents, like air fresheners, made me feel sick. I had occasional headaches and broke out with a lot of acne. My sex drive was nonexistent. I also felt significantly depressed near the end of my cycle before my period started. I decided to stop taking it after 3 months of use. Now 2 weeks after stopping, all those side effects are gone. Bad experience for me!”

3 / 10
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RachealAnne · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 17, 2016

“I had to switch to TriNessa Lo after my insurance wouldn't cover my Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo prescription which I had been on for over 3 years. I was scared that it would make my body all wacked out of the sorts since it was the generic brand. I have been on it for a month now and nothing has changed (knock on wood). I actually feel like it might be better than the non-generic. I have slight cramps during my period, but not bad. Acne level isn't bad either, haven't gained weight either. I think I am having a good experience because I used to be on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for the longest time. Anyways, 9/10 from me. :)”

9 / 10
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FGJTriNessa lo January 30, 2017

“I first started using TriNessa lo May of 2016. I am 24yrs old, weigh 115 & became sexually acitve the month after for the first time when I got married. The 1st week hormones kicked in was pretty rough. It was the usual..low-moderate nausea, a couple of head aches & of course, I became very emotional. But, I went back to normal pretty soon after. Since, I've had no side effects, my periods are now lighter and shorter w/o cramps & my acne went away almost completly three months after. My prescription was suspended a couple of months ago & I can't even tell the difference! The only difficulty I face is having to remember to take it at the same time every day. I will soon be trying NuvaRing for this matter. I hope its just as great!!!!!!!!!!”

10 / 10
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Egg · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 13, 2018

“I was given Trinessa Lo instead of Tri Sprintec by the pharmacy. I was told they are same pill but they absolutely are not. I’m not one to post reviews but Trinessa Lo has been the worst pill I have ever taken. I took it for 3 months to allow my body to adjust and it just couldn’t take it anymore. I experienced horrible acne, breakthrough bleeding, and horrible anxiety. I felt awful for the 3 months that I took this pill.”

2 / 10
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Ceejo · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 13, 2016

“I have been taking low dose birth control pills for 4 years. Trinessa Lo isn't too bad. Pros - very light period, easy to swallow, very little weight gain <10lbs (which is very important to me) Cons - PMS seems to start earlier than previously, so emotional, hard for me to remember (even with an alarm set on my phone) In conclusion, I am going to have Mirena (IUD) put in soon. I just think it is time for me to try something else. Also, my schedule has gotten much more hectic and I am forgetting the pills more often. Overall not a bad pill.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 26, 2018

“As many others have said everyone has different experiences with birth control. That being said TriNessa Lo was a horrible birth control for my body. I’ve never had bad acne, but I noticed a significant increase in the amount of acne on my cheeks and chin area. Even worse were the mood swings, I would cry at the drop of a pin and it was very negatively affecting my new marriage. I couldn’t control my emotions and would cry and get angry at my husband for absolutely nothing. Not only that I was very tired and lethargic all the time. It also made my periods very heavy and I had headaches at least 3 times a week. The only reason it gets a 3 rating is because I didn’t get pregnant.”

3 / 10
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iksid · Taken for less than 1 month February 23, 2018

“I’m a healthy 23 year old. I weigh a little under 100lbs, and I’m 4’11. I was on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for 5 years and loved it. My insurance decided not to pay for it anymore, so I was switched to the generic: TriNessa Lo. I was very skeptical since it’s the generic, but I thought I’d give it a try. I was only on TriNessa Lo for 3 weeks and I just made an appointment for an IUD consultation. While I was on TriNessa Lo, I had acid reflux, a crazy appetite, the worst cystic painful acne I’ve ever experienced, horrible mood swings, bloating 24/7, and I started having severe panic attacks on my last week of pills. It worked for birth control, but the side effects were not worth it. Do not take this.”

2 / 10
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Desiree · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 2, 2018

“I finally found a birth control without all of the side effects and they are phasing it out. This worked exactly like ortho lo but was free with my insurance not $180. I'm so so sad I'm going to have find another one the process of getting to this one was extremely hard :(”

10 / 10
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Rey · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 3, 2018

“This was my first time taking birth control and I used it for 7 months, I never got pregnant while on this pill but I noticed I had the worst mood swings of my life and would freak out about everything. I was always crying while on this pill. I was hesitant to stop taking it because it was effective but ultimately came to the conclusion that my mental health was more important. Now that I’ve stopped using this pill, I’m not currently taking any new medication and have felt happier and more at ease”

6 / 10
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Cobaltbabe83 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 8, 2018

“My Dr tried me on this thinking maybe this would help my periods, breakouts and mood swings. My previous bc made it all worse. I was on trinessa when I was younger, but that particular dosage was too high. I had terrible migraines and water retention. I am almost 35 and trying to find a pill that works with me. On lo, I was doing very well at first. No breakthrough bleeding, periods got a little better, no weight gain, face cleared and moods levelled out. I'm on my third pack and have frequent headaches and mid cycle spotting. Dosage might be too low. The fluctuating hormones might be causing headaches. Dosage was too high with trinessa, so need a totally different progestin combination most likely or a pill with 24 active ones. I was mostly happy with this pill otherwise. Would continue it if the dosage had not been too low. I will say it is one I will recommend, though it wasn't the best fit for me.”

7 / 10
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Jojo99000 November 17, 2017

“The time I was on Trinessa was horrible. I had major mood swings, lost a lot of weight, got really depressed and felt like a total different person. I also got migraines once a week from the start of the pill until I finally decided on changing it.”

1 / 10
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ChrisC · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2018

“So I started using this for birth control in November and immediately started breaking out heavily and my periods went from 5 days to 7. The acne was so painful and awful I went to my dr and begged her to change me to something else and she said my body will adjust to he hormones and my skin will be better in no time. It’s march now and my skin is actually worse. On top of that I’m having insomnia. The acne is really intolerable. Weigh options before using this drug please.”

5 / 10
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Andres · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2018

“Extremely bad mood swings. I’ve never experienced acne before and this medication made me breakout for weeks on my chin and cheeks. I felt bloated all the time even thought I eat very healthy and drink tons of water. I do not recommend.”

2 / 10
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Hope7777 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 1, 2016

“Taken trinessa lo for several months after ins switched me. No side effects other than increased appetite, but ortho tricyclen had that too. Gained 10 lbs. but not much I can do except exercise. It helps with night sweats too. Good luck.”

8 / 10
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Aly14 January 15, 2018

“Taking for birth control. Been on it for 3 1/2 months and have had constant spotting throughout (despite having normal periods prior) accompanied with cramps. I got terrible acid reflux that is constant no matter what I eat or don’t eat. And a breakout in the last month. Will be switching ASAP.”

3 / 10
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Not for me · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 11, 2018

“I was on this pill for 6 months and it was the first birth control I’ve ever taken. I didn’t have any side effects right away but for 4 of the 6 months I was on the pill I had breakthrough bleeding. I’d get my period in the second week of pills and it’d last for a week then I’d get it again during placebo week. Not fun. My acne also go SO much worse. Before this pill I had mild acne and this pill made me breakout so bad after month 3. I went to my doctor and she finally changed me to something else.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous July 25, 2018

“I am writing this review because I think it is very important to share my experience before anyone considers Trinessa lo. To give a little backstory, I am 24 years old and extremely active. I workout and eat well. I asked my doc for ortho tri cyclen but I was prescribed trinessa lo (the generic version). The first month I didn’t have any side effects. But the 2nd month and onward I was miserable. I would bleed very heavily for about 3 weeks out of the month, and the cramps were so bad I couldn’t be bothered to get up. My normal periods are only about 5 days max and a light/medium level of blood. Rarely ever would I get cramps. If I did I would just use a heating pad and cramps were gone in 10 mins. But trinessa lo caused me so much pain and discomfort. With all the negatives that came from this, there was ONE positive. This medication cleared up my acne extremely well! That’s why I rated it 2 stars. I am off if it now because I couldn’t take pain anymore.”

2 / 10
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Tasha July 29, 2018

“I was previously on ortho tri cyclen which was amazing!! However I had to switch over to TriNessa lo and so far it hasn’t been the best. Contraceptive wise it seems to be fine but the side effects are becoming unbearable. It started on my first week where I had terrible abdominal pain and it prevented me from sleeping at night. For my mood I’m not sure if it is related to the pill but I have been more moody/emotional than usual especially to my poor boyfriend. I have a three month supply of the pill so I’m going to see if I’m able to finish up the first month. I would like to add that I’ve been on 4 different brands of birth control and this is probably the worst side effects wise so far.”

3 / 10
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Nickname February 13, 2019

“TriNessa Lo was the first BC I've ever taken when I was 18. For starters, it worked as far as not getting pregnant goes. I took the pills for 4 months. The first thing I noticed was the first week of taking the pills I had SEVERE migraines. But the only time I noticed migraines was the first week I would start and the last week that I stopped taking the pill. Second, I was VERY moody. I almost felt like a different person sometimes. Third, my period is usually about 2-3 days, I noticed my periods started being about 4-5 days and a heavier flow. Lastly, I gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time which was frustrating because I'm a healthy eater and active. In about a 2 month time span, I gained a little over 15 pounds. But with a little extra hard work I was able to lose about 10lbs. But then the next month that I started taking the pills again, the pounds came back. TO SUM IT UP (My experience): *Migraines *Moody *Longer Periods *Weight gain”

2 / 10
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Not A Fan!! October 15, 2018

“Let me start with saying I've taken many different pills over the years and this is by far the WORST one I've ever taken. I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen and when I moved my pharmacy switched it to Trinessa Lo. I started to have terrible anxiety and panic attacks, weight gain, headaches, brain fogginess, mood swings, etc. I am prone to anxiety but have had it completely managed and under control with meds UNTIL this pill. I thought it was the stress of moving that was causing me to feel so terrible and so off, but then I googled this medicine, read the reviews and it clicked. I've never had any of the above issues with any other pill I've taken, ever. I waited 2 weeks after stopping this pill before writing a review - I am 100% back to my old self. I rated this pill 2 stars because A) I did not get pregnant in my 3 months of taking it and B) My skin was clear and my boobs got huge - but that also came with weight gain. Do yourselves a favor ladies and do not take this pill!”

2 / 10
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