Attn: F&N girls (what few there are) or guys who know their biochem

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Elfling, May 7, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Birth control pills: what are you on? I need to switch from my Seasonale due to the side effects ; was talking with SpeedyGST about it (thank you :kiss: ) and I'm going in next week to get a new prescription. Just wondering if anyone has any stories/experience with particular brands, especially low-dose pills like Alesse/Ortho-Lo, etc.
     
  2. cunninglinguist

    cunninglinguist RAEPERQUICKING

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Messages:
    28,932
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    NYC
    Ortho Tri Cyclen
     
  3. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    What about it? :p That's what I'm trying to avoid, the standard-dose pill.
     
  4. cunninglinguist

    cunninglinguist RAEPERQUICKING

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Messages:
    28,932
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    NYC
    I'm not an expert at all, but the majority of girls I've been with are on it and like it, especially what it does for their skin.
     
  5. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    my gf is on jasmin , by shering.
     
  6. PNHWrestler

    PNHWrestler A broken wrist can severely harm one's sex life!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    STL
    Yasmin, yeah


    Girls need to stay away from the tri-hormonal bc pills like Ortho-tri...makes 'em fat.
     
  7. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Triphasic, monophasic..main problem is the amount of the dosage apparently.
     
  8. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    over there, no here
    how about the new(er) patch stuff?

    personally though - ortho. worst side effect is a bit of hair on the arms. nuttin a little nair cant cure.
     
  9. tryfuhl

    tryfuhl New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    75,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MD/DC Metro
    Yasmin, it contains Drospirenone, which is the closest to a natural progesterone, whereas most use synethetic progestins and estrogens, which aren't as close to the chemical makeup. Not to mention it also helps with issues of previous oral contraceptives such as water retention and skin issues.

    Google yas or drospir and you'll find some good stuff.
     
  10. PNHWrestler

    PNHWrestler A broken wrist can severely harm one's sex life!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    STL
    Kariva is one of the better ones.
    <--in pharmacy school btw.
     
  11. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    12,802
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    CHERRY HILL, NJ
    i fucking HATE biochem. Took the class last semester.
     
  12. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, only issue there is it supposedly isn't good if you take lots of ibuprofen, which I do.

    Guess I'm down to ortho lo, alesse, mircette or something like that. I wish gynecologists were smarter in general, good grief. I've never been to one that apparently knew anything about what they were prescribing,they just pretty much nod and give you whatever you ask for.
     
  13. twofourtysx

    twofourtysx New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    13,091
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    my ex had ortho-lo and it worked great for her :dunno:
    and she was 5'4" and weighed like 110 so no it doesnt make you fat
     
  14. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Messages:
    75,468
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I was taking Ortho-TriCyclen, but I was put on a trial version of Yasmin. With Yasmin you don't gain weight "it can also give you shorter, lighter periods, reduced cramps and a regular cycle"[/www.yasmin.com] ..etc as you would with most other pills. I will be sticking with Yasmin.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2005
  15. Mass

    Mass Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,749
    Likes Received:
    1
    its called Winstrol baby :coolugh:
     
  16. Mass

    Mass Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,749
    Likes Received:
    1
    ah that reminds me, the last girl I dated switched to Yasmin, and I remember her saying how much she liked it as well
     
  17. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    :rofl: Yes, I'll waltz right in and ask for a prescription of Winnie, no prob!
     
  18. funspankme

    funspankme New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    theres that new one that lets a girl have only one period a year i forget the name/... sounds kinda nasty though if u think about it... when a normal yeah is 12 periods lol
     
  19. twofourtysx

    twofourtysx New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    13,091
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    I dunno know about that...I kinda like the security of my girl having her monthly period to know that she's not going to be by baby's mamma :noes:
     
  20. TheProwler

    TheProwler Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Messages:
    98,907
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    in limbo
    makes their boobs bigger though
     
  21. C4

    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

    Joined:
    May 23, 2000
    Messages:
    30,844
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    my gf;s put a bit of weight on recently, and she has been eating right and hitting the gym pretty hard during that time, so its pretty devastating for her confidence when she doesnt lose the weight she wants... im wondering if its her BC pill fucking her up after i read this thread..

    what are the pills that DONT cause weight gain ? :hs:
     
  22. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best advice I can offer based on my experiences: KEEP TRYING. Go get a different pill, make sure you give it a couple of months to let your body adjust to it. If it doesn't work, try another brand. It is SO incredibly freaking individual. That's why I want to get off Seasonale. I was on Depo, didn't work so well, went to Seasonale, it's meh, so I'm going to keep looking.

    Triphasic pills and low-dose pills are apparently better for most women (note all the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo responses). Really, REALLY encourage her to go back to her gynecologist and get a prescription for something else- I've been struggling with the same thing. I work out, I eat *really* well, and I'm positive the pill I'm on is impeding my efforts.
     
  23. TheMentor

    TheMentor Guest

    Depo-Provera, the BC injection, no weight gain, no period....it's great....
     
  24. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    36,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Depends on the woman. It's actually really bad at producing terrible side effects in most women. Plus it does fuck up your bones to some extent.
     
  25. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Messages:
    75,468
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I need to stay away from those :mamoru:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page