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Is Loestrin 1-20 an effective method of birth control even though it is such a low dose?


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2011-01-20 02:11:04
2011-01-20 02:11:04
Effectiveness of Loestrin 1-20All birth control pills are effective, but not all women can take the same pill. For some women certain pills don't work or are too strong. If you are worried, talk to the doctor that gave them to you and use back up in the meantime.

The only difference between low doses and higher is that with lower doses you have a greater chance of getting breakthrough bleeding which is bleeding between periods.

Also, the dosage can be a problem is if you switch from a high dose to a lower one, then you can get pregnant.

From a loestrin user-- I take loestrin and its very good. I advise low dosage. If ur doctor subscribes it to yu then yu should trust ur doc. At 1st its a lil nausiating but after a month or 2 that goes away.. and yes its normal to spot betwen ur period.. it should be very light.

*personal experience* i took that pill and i never got pregnant, until after i stopped taking it, so if u dont want to get pregnant then dont stop lol

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