Hi, wondering if anyone knows, do low or ultra low dose pills like alesse and ortho lo go as good a job of regulating periods? Has anyone with irregular periods taken one of these ultra low dose pills and had problems with their period. I've taken yasmin, which is considered low and it did just as good a job of regulating me as ortho tricyclen or ortho evra. Just wondering if a lowe dose pill will alleviate some of the side effects i've experiences but will still be as effective in regulating my periods. Also, i've haf high blood npressure the last half dozen times i've gone to the dr and say it could be from bc...I was on ortho evra. Could switching to a lower dose help with the blood pressure. Has anyone else experienced this, i'm only 24?
Well, low dose pills tend not to be as good at controlling periods, there tends to be a higher incidence of spotting and irregularity. However, I have been talking ortho-lo for a year now and have had few problems.
I missed a pill once and it made me spot a lot, however. You have to be very careful to take your pill on time every day or spotting can and will occur.
As for the side effects, lo-dose pills are excellent for getting rid of bad side effects of birth control. I was very depressed while on orthotricyclen, but since I switched to ortho-lo I have had no problems. Switching to a lower dose could very well help with your blood pressure problems.
As a side note, ortho evra is known for its bad side effects. Switching to a low-dose pill would most likely help those side effects.
thanks for the repsonse, and the link, although it didnt work i'm guessing had to do with the risks of the ortho evra patch. I am well aware of the risks of ortho evra which is why I decided to switch to something else. I'm hoping that my blood pressure will return to normal now that I won't have so much hormones coursing through my bloodstream. What a shame that the pharmaceutical companies care more about making money then people's lives!! I have switched to microgestin aka loestrin which is a lower dose pill similar to allesse. My np said it should still do a good job of regulating my periods and that I may have less side effects. We'll see I just started yesterday and I did have the awefull nasea this morning that I always get when I start a new birth control. I'm hoping that will go away, if not i'l try something else.