Loestrin fe birth control

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Avatar m tn I am just SO nervous that I am going to gain weight and my running will be negatively impacted on the lo loestrin fe. Does anyone know if lo loestrin fe causes any weight gain or does anyone have any positive/negative experience with it?
Avatar m tn When I was 17, I started taking Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pills. I took them until my sophomore year of college, which I stopped in Feb. 2015 because I was on antibiotics and was not sexually active at the time, anyway. I had no side effects while taking this pill & still received a regular period, from what I can remember. This past July I decided to get back on the pill, as my migraines with my period were getting worse and I was once again sexually active.
Avatar n tn I just started a new birth control pill called lo loestrin fe. I was on a higher dose birth control but having some side effects so i switched to this one. This was my first month of taking this pill and have gone through the entire pack and did not get my period (i am 2 days into the new pack). I am not sexually active so I am not pregnant but is there a reason for not getting it? Is this bad or is it because its a new pill?
Business woman2 Currently, Loestrin 24 Fe does not have a generic available. I would advise you to consult with your doctor regarding an alternative to this medication.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm currently taking Loestrin 24 Fe, because I don't have enough hormones in my body, causing an irregulation.. Anyways, I would like to know more about this pill? Would it increase my possibilities of conceiving after I stop taking them? Would I gain weight? Thank you.
Avatar f tn Hi there. I have recently started taking Lo loestrin Fe for my birth control for almost 2 months now and have been having almost continuous bleeding. That was the only problem until about two weeks ago. Now I'm having serious bloating, headaches, fatigue, cramping, mood swings, and crazy heartburn even when I don't eat anything. This was the exact string of symptoms when I found out I was pregnant with my son. I took a test but it came out negative.
Avatar f tn Hello, All birth control methods have side effects. It is not necessary that all women will experience side effects. Water retention, mood swings, breast tenderness are few common side effects of any pill.These effects will usually decrease after first few months of its use. In case the symptoms are severe or persistent you should inform your gynecologist about it. She may advise change in medication if needed. Hope it helped. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn I'm starting Lo Loestrin Fe for heavy bleeding and cramps. I'm not using it as a birth control method since I'm not in a relationship or sexually active. I read online that I can either start on the first day of my period, or the Sunday after my period starts. For someone who is only using it to alleviate pms symptoms, what day would be the best day for me to start?
Avatar f tn Has any of you ladies ever been on this birth control pill? If so how was/is your experience with it? Did it really shorten your periods? And how was the blood flow? ie: heavy, light? I have been reading alot about it, and I like the idea to only have a period for 3 days compared to my 2 week+ hell I have now. I am still bleeding and cramping since April 15.
Avatar f tn My last period started on July 7th and ended on the 11th. I started taking Lo Loestrin FE on the 12th. That weekend, on the 14th, I accidently took a white pill intead on blue pill but never took the blue pill. After taking the wrong pill, I had some bleeding from the 15th to the 17th. Since I took the wrong pill I have been taking them in the right order. I had unproteced sex in the last week, am I still protected against pregnancy?
Avatar m tn hi! i'm on lo loestrin fe and on the second week of my birth control pack. I have a sinus infection and started taking azythromycin (zpack) today. Will the zpack affect the effectiveness of my birth control? Do you think i'll be okay if I have unprotected sex but use the pull-out method?
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm actually taking Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pills and I've been experiencing almost all of those symptoms listed and just last week I started my period but Im not suppose to start till this thursday. I've had HORRIFIC cramps and I'm somewhat heavy with dark blood and red with some clomps and my period isn't flowing constantly it keeps stoping and I'm panicking cause I don't know if this is normal or not. I'm hoping I am not pregnant, but I'm still scared.
Avatar f tn HI, Birth control pills and lupron are both effective in control of endometriosis. Only pills need to be taken daily and also have side effects like nausea. Lupron is a long acting depot preparation which requires shots to be given every 21 days and is quite effective. This will also eliminate the side effects of pills. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I've been on Lo Loestrin Fe for about 6 months now - I'm halfway through my 6th pack. I haven't had a period since I started taking it, I'm not pregnant, and everything has been 100% regular. I get cramps occasionally on my placebo pills, just never a period. My doctor recently diagnosed me with mild bronchitis and prescribed me a 5 day Z-Pak.
Avatar f tn So I've been taking Lo loestrin fe for 3 weeks. A week before taking it, I had my period. After taking it, I got it again. I understand that it's normal to get it after first starting. My problem is that it's now been 2 weeks that I've been on my period. Is this still normal?
Avatar n tn Hello, What you are having are side effects of the pills. Normally the side effects of birth control pills subside in the first 3 months of starting the pills. But if they persist then you should get it evaluated and preferably get the birth control changed. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar f tn I started the birth control le loestrin fe at the beginning of August (but I didn't wait until after my period came to begin taking the pills) I haven't had my period in those last four months. I had some weird symptoms like nausea and breast tenderness and discharge from late September to late October but not so much anymore. Is it normal to miss your period for that long after starting birth control or specifically lo loestrin fe?
Avatar f tn So my doc put me on Lo Loestrin Fe ....anyone else ever take this? Or have bad side effects? I a little nervous cuz I've never takin birth control b4. I don't want to not be able to loose the rest of this weight. Plus I feel our family is complete now with 3 girls and our boy but dont feel comfortable doing anything permanent.
Avatar f tn Which birth control do u guys recommand the best after delivery? ... I was thinking Mirena but still undecided.. P.
Avatar f tn I was on that BC for about 3 months and I would have a period for a week right in the middle of the pack. I asked my dr about it and they said that it would take a while for my body to get used to it. I had never had that problem with BC before but I hadn't been on it in 5 years. The Dr said it was normal but I went a head and switched to another BC and hadn't had the problem since. The main worry I had with it was is it working and the Dr. told me that I shouldn't worry. Hope this helps.
Pig how soon after starting the "sugar" pills on LOESTRIN 24 FE TABLETS 28'S should I start my period?
Avatar m tn I have been taking loestrin 24 fe for many many months (over five) and i have a question. I am sexually active, if i take the brown pills and i don't get my period, could i get pregnant since theyre only iron and don't have the perscription in them like the white pills.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Loestrin fe for years now and I have always gotten my periods on the 3rd blank. This time around I haven't gotten period and I am worried. I have been reading a lot about this being normal when taking Loestrin fe, but I start my new cycle today. My question is do I start my new cycle of pills today or take a test?
Avatar m tn I was taking Loestrin Fe and had alot of spotting the first month (not necessarily while having sex). I also had more spotting in the third month. I told my doctor & she said that the hormones were too low for me. I would let your doctor know and see if there might be a better one out there for you.
Avatar f tn I was on loestrin 24 fe. I've been on it since I had my daughter in steptember of 2011. I have taken it everyday. Missed my period on the 15th took a test yesterday.. it was positive. So id be 6 weeks n 2 days.. Im worried that since I didn't know I was pregnant for sure until yesterday could the birth control pill affect my baby in any way?
Avatar f tn So a few months ago I went to get my birth control and was told that loestrin fe had been discontinued and they were making a new chewable version called minastrin. I have never had any issues with loestrin. However, when I changed to a off brand (microgestin) about a year ago I had sooo many issues. Weight gain (45 lbs) mood swings like crazy, depression. I'm starting to worry that I'm getting mood swings and depression again from this new pill...