Ortho-cept Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Ortho-cept by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link User3x7
    Ortho-Cept crazy mess, ortho cept, emotions
    My emotions are all over. I am a crazy mess, irritable, anxiety, angry, crying for no reason at all. My boyfriend & I argue all the time. I am tired all the time. I feel bloated. I have gained 15 lbs & can't loose. I have strange break outs t - 36% more...
    User3x7- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Ortho-Cept
  2. link Shoootingstaaar
    This post describes me. do you think it's bad to stop them right before the sugar/ green pills ? I already got my period since I skipped a pill on the fourth and took two the next day. I'm really hoping for it to be gone by the 12th siiincee thats my - 40% more...
    Shoootingstaaar- over a year ago
  3. link Hannahrose
    Ortho-Cept yeast infection, ortho cept, yaz, signs
    i recently switched from 'yaz' to 'ortho-cept', simply bc it was less of an expense every month. this is my 5th day on the pill and i've experienced nausea, signs of the onset of a yeast infection. ie: irritation/itching in vulvar area, uncommon disc - 24% more...
    Hannahrose- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  4. link Slupinski
    random nautiousness?
    ok...I have been on orthocept for almost a year now, and the past few months, I have been getting extremely nauseious for the first 3/4 days after my off week. Has this happened to anyone else? I am just thinking i should take some time off from it, - 54% more...
    Slupinski- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  5. link Susie2008
    Ortho-Cept itchy rash, orthocept, sick to my stomach, red bumps, eyeball
    Severe FATIGUE... I cannot explain enough how fatigued I am while on Orthocept. I classify it as a mix of depression too. This is awful and yet my doctor keeps telling me to 'tough it out for another month'. I have lost 5lbs this month and am always - 61% more...
    Susie2008- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Ortho-Cept
  6. link Tanya002
    I have been very tired and depressed as well. Ortho cept is my 3rd kind of pill i have taken in a year. None of the pills I can used will regualte my period! I have one to two irregular periods a month. Lo estrin was the best on me mentally, i felt r - 9% more...
    Tanya002- over a year ago
  7. link Missaffliction
    Ortho-Cept periods, uterine ablasion, waffle iron, heavy periods, uterus
    Sickingly heavy, clotty periods. EWW!
    Missaffliction- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Ortho-Cept
  8. link Missaffliction
    Hi thanks for your post! I have actually read a little about the Nova Sure procedure. I'm 21 do you think they would do it? Did it hurt you???
    Missaffliction- over a year ago
  9. link Cmccahey
    Ortho-Cept ortho cept, mood swings, lossing, sex drive, pissed off
    I started taking Ortho-cept when I was 17 i am not 26. My body I think is not doing well on this pill anymore. I am depressed, lossing my hair, have no sex drive at all! I don't even know why I am on the pill if I am not wanting sex and my mood swing - 29% more...
    Cmccahey- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  10. link Jennwebb
    Ortho-Cept major depression, loss of appetite, enlarged breasts, sick to my stomach, suicidal thoughts
    Major depression, enlarged breasts, sick to my stomach, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue...the depression has lead to suicidal thoughts. I am very disturbed by this. It is also difficult to be in a crowd of people. I have become super emotional on thi - 16% more...
    Jennwebb- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  11. link Rjw123
    Ortho-Cept loss of libido, sore breasts, retaining water, levora, fingerprint
    I hated it, I was always tired, retaining water so horribly that if I pushed on my leg a mold of my fingerprint would remain. I had sore breasts and my skin was a bit more oily. Loss of libido as well. I changed to Levora and within a month my legs w - 22% more...
    Rjw123- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  12. link Suswil5
    Orthocept-Gluten
    I have been informed that orthocept contains NO GLUTEN, however, I am unable to find out about the generic forms of orthocept. My insurance only will pay for the generic forms and the pharmacy is often out of whatever it is that I am taking so I get - 40% more...
    Suswil5- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  13. link Kjmyers
    Antibiotics / birth control pills
    I was recently prescribed Zithromax for a sinus infection prior to staring my new pack of pills. I took all three antibiotic pills and then started my new pack of pills two days later as usual after my period. I know that you only take Z-max for 3 da - 36% more...
    Kjmyers- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  14. link Erinn
    Ortho-Cept vaginal yeast infection, orthocept, urinary tract infection
    I have experienced a vaginal yeast infection while on Orthocept, also got a urinary tract infection during that time. I have only been on the bill for little over a week.
    Erinn- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  15. link Erinn
    Ortho-Cept vaginal yeast infection, orthocept, urinary tract infection
    I have experienced a vaginal yeast infection while starting the Orthocept, I have only been on the pill for little over a week. I also had a urinary tract infection during that time.
    Erinn- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  16. link Mz_red_bon
    Ortho-Cept acne, orthocept
    I just got my prescription from my doctor today to start on Orthocept after my next period. For all of the women that have gotten acne after taking Orthocept, can you tell me if it cleared you skin then got acne after discontinuing use of the pill or - 26% more...
    Mz_red_bon- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  17. link Xfreakystylychkx
    Ortho-Cept acne
    I have developed acne, when prior to taking the pill never had any..
    Xfreakystylychkx- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  18. link Audrey98
    Ortho-Cept leg cramps, mood swings, weight gain, depression
    Mood swings Leg Cramps Weight gain (16 pounds in one month) Depression
    Audrey98- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  19. link Aura15
    missed pills
    If I skipp taking my pills for a week, how will that effect my period? Will I get it earlier from then on or will it still be regular?
    Aura15- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  20. link Christopherharris
    Ortho-Cept skin rash
    I have expierenced a skin rash when I am to start the green pills for my period. It usually breaks out 1 to 2 days before I start my period. Has anyone else had this? I am trying to decide if it is the pills or not.
    Christopherharris- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  21. link Suemacdonald52
    Orthocept and Cervical Displaysia
    I have been taking orthocept for years, and upon recently seeing a nutritionist was informed that the drug could possibly be the cause for my cervical displaysia. Is this true? I've had trouble with displaysia for almost as long as I've been taking o - 4% more...
    Suemacdonald52- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  22. link Speakfreek
    Ortho-Cept breast tenderness, mood swings, hair loss, weight gain, sadness
    Breast tenderness, depression, sadness, hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, etc...
    Speakfreek- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  23. link Margwidd
    Ortho-Cept hair loss, orthocept, acne
    I have experienced major hair loss and acne after coming off orthocept. Can anyone help?
    Margwidd- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  24. link Janna.s.ellis
    What happens to your period when you stop taking Orthocept?
    I stopped taking my pills a month ago today. I stopped them 2 days into a new pack. 1 week after that, I had spotting, and then a period. When will my next period occur? Should it be 28 days after I took the last pill, 28 days after my last period wh - 34% more...
    Janna.s.ellis- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept
  25. link Guest204
    Ortho-Cept pulmonary embolus, compression stockings, vascular damage, orthocept, dvt
    I experienced a DVT and pulmonary embolus in 1996 as a result of taking Orthocept. I now have permanent vascular damage in one of my legs and require the use of compression stockings. I was 25 years old at the time.
    Guest204- over a year ago - in Ortho-Cept