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Birth control is an umbrella term for several techniques and methods used to prevent fertilization or to interrupt pregnancy at variou...
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Loestrin 24 Fe
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Other name: Loestrin FE (Loestrin FE)
Other name: Loestrin (Loestrin)
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Pregnancy Prevention
Spotting*
Cramping*
Acne
No Period*
PMS*
PCOS*
Heavy Periods*
Endometriosis*
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jennifer
Loestrin FE to Microgestin 1/20
I just switched to Microgestin 1/20 from Loestrin 24 FE because Loestrin was recently discontinued. I was assured the Microgestin was the same ingredient and I would have no side effects. However in the 2.5 weeks that I have taken this new pill, I have gained 5 pounds and am extra moody. My nurse practitioner said she has never heard of this happening. Has this happened to anyone else? Did you find a remedy? Thanks!
Nicolette
July 2, 2014
I was taking Lo Loestrin Fe for a 3 months trial and it worked great! However I had to switch to Microgestin because it's free on my insurance compared to $86 with the Lo Loestrin Fe. I was really scared of switching birth controls since the LLF had worked so well so I made sure to pick Microgestin since it's made out of the same hormones, just a higher level than LLF. I didn't experience any side effects other than hot flashes, night sweats, and the inability to control my body temperature reg
Cristina
December 13, 2013
Yes, I have had similar issues. I've been on microgestin for a month now & I'm extremely moody/sensitive. Loestrin was perfect for me and I hate that it's been discontinued.
December 6, 2013
I have had the same experience.I also have had some shortness of breath when at the gym.I also noticed this while taking another gereric not sure which one. I read that a loestrin generic is being released in jan 2014.

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So my obgyn switched me to microgestin, the generic form of...
" microgestin birth control, completely cleared up ...I changed bcp. I was on Loestrin 24 fe, which helped, but not enough ...my expectations. So my obgyn switched me to microgestin, the generic f... "

I just switched from Loestrin 24 fe to Microgestin 1.5/30...
" ...I just switched from Loestrin 24 fe to Microgestin 1.5/30 b/c I got my period 2 weeks early ...what is right! Also, has anyone experienced weight gain with microgestin 1.5/30? I'm paranoid ab... "

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effects from Microgestin. It has helped improve my acne...
" ...I started on Loestrin 24 Fe, and I didn't have ANY side effects. My weight didn't ...little while later I was put on Microgestin, it's the generic ...effects from Microgestin. It has helped i... "

on Loestrin 24 Fe and have since went on the generic form...
" ...was on Loestrin 24 Fe and have since ...of it called Microgestin. No side effects and a... "

switched me over to Microgestin 1/20 due to insurance....
" ...Tuesday after that? I've been on Loestrin 24 fe for 3 months and then my doctor switched me over to Microgestin 1/20 due to insurance. So this is ...new pack. I do like Microgestin so far. ... "

my fibroid. i'll right back in 2 months, but this pill works...
" ...24 Fe Microgestin, fibroid, moods, cramps, ...swings or depression. I started these pills from microgestin to control my fibroid. i'll right back in 2 months, but this pill works fo... "

did you previously use Loestrin 24 fe? I was on that...
" ...did you previously use Loestrin 24 fe? I was on ...3 months, and my Dr. just switched me to Microgestin 1/20 because of insurance... "

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am on Loestrin 24 fe and it does work great for me but I am...
" ...am on Loestrin 24 fe and it does work great for me but ...my birth control pill and microgestin birth control pills are cover ...drug plan. I was wondering which kind of microgestin birth con... "

on Loestrin 24 Fe periods for me went away compleatly and...
" ...periods for me went away compleatly and when I switched to the Generic of Loestrin 21 which is Microgestin 21 I had one period the first month that was one weekearly and lasted forever. Since than ... "

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