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About Ortho Tri-cyclen®If you've used Ortho Tri-cyclen®, please help others by sharing your experience with side effects. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.
Want to switch back
I have been on ortho cyclen for almost two months straight. 1 more month until I cycle. It is giving me a yeast infection, and I want to switch back over to my ortho tri cyclen. I have about 6 ortho cyclen pills left. Can I start a new pack of ortho tri cyclen now, and continue through the pack until I cycle at the end of it, instead of finishing the pills of ortho cyclen I have left?
AskDocWeb: Please remember that birth control pills are prescription drugs and any change in your treatment should first be discussed with your doctor. This will also give you the opportunity to ask about what you think is a yeast infection. There are other conditions that produce the same symptoms.
Taking pills late
So I have been taking my pills am always either an hour or two or three or 4. it always ranges between that 4 hour period. Is it still effective?
AskDocWeb: Yes Jordan, it is still effective. Ortho Tri-cyclen® is an estrogen and progestin "combined-hormone" pill. They must be taken once a day, but they don't need to be taken at the same time every day. With that said, taking them at the same time every day does make it easier to remember when it is time to take them.
Please Note: The above is not true for all birth control pills. If you are taking progestin-only pills, it's best to take them at the same time every day. They may be a lot less effective if you take them more than three hours later than usual. If this happens, a backup method of birth control is recommended, like a latex or female condom for the next two days (48 hours).
Can you get prefnant while takinf ortho tri-cyclen lo & gabapentin?
AskDocWeb: Gabapentin is not known to have any effect on the effectiveness of Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo in preventing pregnancy.
Hey I have been taking my ortho tri cyclen regularly. How ever I been having anxiety attacks so I was out on fluxotetine. I'm on my sugar pills right now but I haven't started yet. Can anxiety cause you to miss your period?
AskDocWeb: Yes, physical and emotional stress can delay periods, and anxiety produces both. It is not unusual to miss a period if you're under a LOT of stress.
I was on tri-cycline for 20+ years. I have been off for 2 months and no period. Is there a fertility test I could take to see if I still need b/c. I am 48.
AskDocWeb: There are ovulation sticks that you can get from your local drug store. They work a lot like a pregnancy test. They tell you if you are ovulating or not. A quick check at Walgreens drugstore and it looks like they sell more than two dozen kinds of female fertility tests.
Where is my period?
I've been on Ortho tri cyclen for about 3 and a half years and I haven not gotten my period yet I took a test and I'm not pregnant i just can't figure out where my period is I have all the symptoms but no bleeding what's wrong? Kaitlyn
AskDocWeb: Depending on your age, you may be going through menopause. During the childbearing years women need to have a GYN checkup once a year whether something is wrong or not. It may not be a fun exam but it needs to be done. Your doctor can run some tests to sort this out.
Is it normal to maybe miss a period?
I have been taking Ortho Tricyclen Lo for a while now, about a year and a half and I just missed my last light blue pill. I realized it the next morning 6am(about 12 hours after I usually take it-which is 5 pm) and took it right away. Then that same day I took the next pill (only about 10 hours after I had taken the previous forgotten one) Today is Friday and I was supposed to get my period on Wednesday(the fourth dark green pill day). I did have protected (condom) sex once during the 28 day cycle. Obviously I am worried, but I just want to know what to do? Is it normal to maybe miss a period? I am crampy and it feels like I usually do when I have it, but no blood. Please let me know what to do. Thank you.
AskDocWeb: It sounds like you followed directions in that you took the missed pill as soon as you remembered it and took the next pill at the regular time so you should be okay.
While missing a period can be a cause for concern, it does not always mean that you are pregnant. It is perfectly normal to miss a period once in a while however, if the missed period continues for a prolonged period of time, it is important to take a pregnancy test. If not pregnant, consult with your doctor to determine if there is something more serious going on with your body.
Here are some of the reasons why you might miss a period:
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