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I have been on Tri-Levlen Birth control for 4 years now, and I suffered from Severe depression (which the dr. is now blamming onthe pill) and I have also gained almost 40 pounds since starting the medication. I have recently switched to Loestrin. My question is to all of those out there that have made a similar switch, or are currently taking Loestrin, to let me know what kinds of side effects you may have suffered from, if any. Did you have trouble losing weight, did you gain more weight on Loestrin? Did you develope skin problems, depression? I'm most concerned about weight gains and loss. Thanks everyone!!
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I never had the mood-related side effects. However I did start on Ortho-TriCyclen to control my periods way back in college. Coupled with some seriously lousy eating habits (dorm food is so bad for you), I gained about 30 pounds.

I changed my prescription to Triphasil the following year and moved out of the dorms. The weight eventually mostly came off. Then I took up a rigorous workout routine and have lost even more weight. I'm back to what I weighed when I was 16 (before i ever started on birth control pills).

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