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On birth control, had normal bleeding, feeling weird?

By May 14, 2017 - 3:25pm
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I've been on Trinessa Lo exclusively for a year. I took it every single day at the same time, and never missed a pill. Besides mood swings and breast enlargement, I've had no issues with Trinessa. Well, in the beginning of this month, I went to pick up my prescription like usual but turns out my insurance did not cover Trinessa Lo anymore. My gynocologist switched me to a new brand, Brevicon (28) and said that I could continue the course of pills as normal (I needed to start the following Sunday to remain on schedule). She said that it would not alter my effectiveness or anything, and that Trinessa and brevicon are the same in terms of protection and hormone dosage. I just started brevicon last week, and since then, I've been having congestion issues, my allergies have been at an all time level of annoying, I've gotten headaches almost every day, I'm tired, and above all, I always feel nauseated. I haven't vomitied, but it always feels like I'm going to. Before making the switch to brevicon I was on antibiotics for a UTI for about two weeks. I used a barrier method (condoms) perfectly during the course of those, and I have not had sex without a condom since. I rarely have sex without a condom. Basically, I think I'm pregnant. I DID have my withdrawal bleed with normal flow, red blood, cramps and all, but ever since then I haven't been feeling so good. I don't know how I could possibly be pregnant with two forms of birth control being used perfectly every time, but I don't know why I feel nauseous all the time. I never get nauseated, unless it's a side effect of switching brands but if they're the same why would I be getting side effects? :( I've been doing everything right but somehow I think I may be in that small percentage... what do you think?

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Hi, Jessica.

Thank you for your post.

It seems as though the nausea could be a side effect of the new pill. Contact your pharmacist or doctor about this. I think it's unlikely you are pregnant from the information given. However, a pregnancy test could give you peace of mind.


May 14, 2017 - 4:29pm
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