Brwneyedchica Posted July 10, 2006 Report Share Posted July 10, 2006 I was on Ortho Tricyclen Lo for a long time and had no bad side effects and no problems whatsoever, I timed it so that I took the pill in the afternoon at the same time everyday. I got pregnant on the pill last September, and though not planned I was sad when I had a miscarriage a few weeks afterward. After that I was switched to the patch (Ortho Evra). I've been using that for almost a year now and for the first few months didn't notice any side effects. Then I started having this weird feeling in my chest like someone was squeezing my heart and making it skip beats. I had it off and on and it increased in the past few months. I stopped using the patch in May and have noticed that since that time I have not had the strange heart beats at all. I've made an appointment to see a new OB/GYN doc (mine moved away) and I want to change my birth control. I'm really nervous about a low dose of any kind of pill ( I want to physically feel better and be off meds before having children), and the patch irritates my skin and more importantly seems to make me have strange palpatations. I may have something else going on, I'm not sure i've had very abnormal periods for the past 3 or 4 months, mostly they seem to never stop. I'm just curious what works for other people. I'm not all about putting anything inside of me so I wouldn't be able to do the Nuva ring or anything like that. I'm thinking more along the lines of another type of pill. Maybe even just the normal Ortho Tricyclen. Anyone have any recommendations? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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