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forspecial
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Hi guys! I'm slated to start Ortho Tri-Cyclen tonight. I had been on Yaz for a year, but it was not working out for me. Before birth control, I had had six periods in three years and was diagnosed with PCOS. Prior to Yaz, I never had problems with cramps, bloating or acne, but I did have rather heavy periods. Once I started Yaz, I began to get awful cramps, break outs, and bloated so badly that my jeans no longer fit, as well as extreme irritability and large clots in my menstrual blood. Because of this, my doctor decided that Ortho Tri-Cyclen may be a better fit for me. I just wanted to know what everyone's experiences were (since it's one of the most popular pills on the market).

I also had one question- When I started Yaz, my breasts grew about a cup size. Is it likely that they're going to grow again from switching pills? I'm on Ortho Tri-Cyclen, not Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo.

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Stephanie_1
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Every woman is different, and how we respond to different types of bc is different as well - since our bodies handle the introduction of hormones their own way. You may notice a change in breast size or a slight change in weight (usually not more than 5 lbs).

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Thanks Stephanie [Smile] I was just kind of looking towards some reassurance for this one, since Yaz was so miserable for me. I wasn't worried about the weight change as much as I was about the breast change, because I'm perfectly happy with them how they are.
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Stephanie_1
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There's really no way to know for sure. Because you has so many issues with the other pills you'll want to keep your doctor up to date with anything that happens with these as well. It's possible you'll notice a slight change with breast size depending on how your body processes the hormones. The thing about bc pills is that everyone responds to them a bit differently, and it's trial and error with getting one that works for you. You may notice that there's very few side effects for this one for you - but make sure to keep your doctor posted on changes so they can help make sure it's working or brainstorm if it seems like it's not (And figure on the first 3 months or so for your body to become accustomed to them).

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