Tri-Nessa
Blair

Kansas City, KS

#21 Mar 26, 2007
I switched from Ortho-Tri to Trinessa about 3 months ago and have yet to see much of a difference besides some random cravings during the time in which I'm on the blue pills. I do get sort of shaky and lightheaded within the first hour or so of taking the white ones and did experience some unpleasant cramping during the first dose, but otherwise I would definately suggest this pill. I was on Yasmin for a while and had a horrible experience with it. Lots of vomitting, cramping, moodiness, headaches, etc, so in comparison this pill seems to be working out well. You can also guage your experience with each color and then speak to your doctor about that particular pill as each color is a different set of birth control. My doctor has said that at the end of 5 months, if one seemed to be working out better than the others, I might switch to the equivalent of that particular pill instead of taking all three.
Sheila

United States

#22 Mar 28, 2007
Last January or February I started taking Tri-Nessa and a few months in to taking the medication I had a panic attack and was experiencing extreme anxiety. I had several doctor visits ruling out all kinds of different things but the doctor (who was fairly new) didn't suspect it was my birth control. A few weeks after the first panic attack I experienced yet another one. I stopped taking the birth control due to the fact that I no longer had a sex drive. No use for it. I continued to feel anxious, not being able to do the things I normally would have done. It seemed to get a little better but still to this day isn't the same. And it seems to worse about a week before I get my period. I just went for another doctor's visit and had blood tests. My doctor said they were all normal. Thyroid, hormones, anemia. Everything is fine. I just find it hard to believe that this anxiety is mental when it all started when I took this birth control. Does anybody have any ideas or advice or has experienced these side effects about a year later?
NORA

Warwick, RI

#23 Mar 29, 2007
Well like every doctor says the side effects vary because every woman is different...I've been on Tri-nessa for about 9 months (3 mons. after I had my baby girl) and yes like the most common side effect I did gain some pounds and i do have ocassional bitchy moods...LOL but other than those litle things I'm a very happy and healthy 21 year old girl is would be considered to be very happy with Tri-nessa (so far) I guess is too bad that other women have to have such worse experiences and hopefully they can find somrthing that can work out for them. FYI and me periods are right on time each month, PAIN FREE, and light and last the most 3 days. If you have any questions please email me @ [email protected]
Margaret New Orleans

North Windham, CT

#24 Apr 1, 2007
I have been on Tri Nessa for a year or two. Last Feb.('06), I all of a sudden had a SEVERE internal and external yeast infection along with a severe case of vulvitus. This is the first time I had ever experienced anything like this. ALl was quite , so to speak until Oct.('06), where, out of the blue, the same thing happened, but this time it never went away totally. The external yeast infections kept occuring no matter what I did or took along with the constant irritation. All of my doctors were stumped - they said I had hives, shingles, it was stress, etc. and all of my test results came back negative. I had been to my ob/gyn, my internest and my dermatologist. My dermatologist ( a woman!) worked with me the most - taking 2 biopsies on two different occasions ( my test results would get messed up and come back negative for yeast bec. i would have diflucan in my system). My test results Finally showed yeast - now the challenge was to figure out what was causing it! It was not until I came to this web site and read from some of the women who had written in, about their experiences and having external/internal yeast infections!!! One of the "infrequent" side effects is "severe yeast infections" and one of the "rare" side effects is "severe vaginal infections". I called my gyn's nurse, who went online with me to this site - and she told me to get off of the Tri Nessa "right now". Well, girls , guess what - all of my problems are going away - it is the best i have felt in 6 months! So, if anyone reads this - do keep your pill in mind - "infrequent" or "rare" side effects does not mean it won't happen to you and a side effect can occur at anytime!!
Thank you - I got my life back!!!
Margaret
Kayla

United States

#25 Apr 1, 2007
I've been on Trinessa for about 2 years. I just recently stopped taking it b/c me and my husband are trying to get pregnant.=) Trinessa was wonderful to me! I had a clear face and smooth easy periods. The only downside was that I felt that I had gained weight since taking it. Other than that, I highly reccommend it!
Angelina

Shakopee, MN

#26 Apr 2, 2007
I AM CONSIDERING TAKING TRINESSA, BUT THE SIDE AFFECTS ARE WORRYING ME. MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED IT TO NOT FOR BIRTH CONTROL BUT FOR INFLAMED OVARIES, I AM SUPPOSED TO TAKE IT FOR TWO MONTHS, AFTER WHICH MY PROBLEM SHOULD GO AWAY, AND I WILL BE ABLE TO GET PREGNANT. IS THERE ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM, OR IF ANYONE HAS A SUGGESTION, PLEASE REPLY.
Jessica

San Antonio, TX

#27 Apr 4, 2007
I have been taking trinessa for over a year now. It is the first birth control i have ever taken and I have none of the side affects that i have read about. I have actually lost weight, no serious acne problems, and my sex drive is as good if not better than it was before the pill. Plus no pregnancy scares. I trust it and have no problems.
Elise

Oswego, IL

#28 Apr 5, 2007
I started taking tri-nessa in October 06, I stopped taking it in February. I gained 20lbs on it. I had horrible mood swings, depression, and NO sex drive. I became incredibly hateful to everybody around me, especially my boyfriend. On top of all this, I got pregnant. This stuff ruined my life. These side effects are still going on. I hate this. Will I loose this weight? Will this depression go away?
Pearl

San Francisco, CA

#29 Apr 13, 2007
BEWARE!!! I am 46 years old and have been taking birth control pills forever. Well anyway, I've been on Ortho Tricylen for several years and it was wonderful. My insurance made a change, and if I wanted to keep the Ortho I had to pay more. No problem. Then one day my doctor called in my prescription, and when I picked it up, it was this generic version "Trinessa". So I decided to try it since the co-payment was less. Boy, did I have a scare. I went to the OB/GYN for another issue, and they did a endovaginal ultrasound to look at my ovaries. While in there, they said I was "ovulating" and that I could get pregnant, and to use another form of protection and switch back. Tri-Nessa is not working for me. I have a 21 year old daughter. Don't want no more babies. If I hadn't had that ultrasound, I could have gotten pregnant. I'm also having heavier periods. I'm switching back. BEWARE!!!
Stacy

Garden City, KS

#30 Apr 13, 2007
Well i jus switched from Leena Watson to TriNessa and i only been on it for the last 3days. I am very Sexually active and i wanna know if its a possiblity that i could get pregnate?After reading this i am very scared... i can not afford to get pregnate cuz my parents would kill me!! Any suggestions??
Nicole

Hummelstown, PA

#31 Apr 13, 2007
I think half of these people did not wait long enough for the pill to work. Also, get acne medicine for your face....duh (maybe Benza clin)!!!!! Anyways, my two sisters and me are on the Tri-nessa pill. My two sisters had NO PROBLEM ONCE SO EVER. However, I had non-stop bleeding for the first month of the pill, however, my doctor told me that is a common side effect with any birth control medicine. Also, if you do take the birth control late at night, and do not eat anything, you may wake up feeling really sick and even throw-up. That happened to me atleast. Now I take the pill at 5pm and I have no more nausea, cramps,(or bad skin, even though i did not get it for that), and I am actually happier (I was really depressed for a year before I took these pills, and my doctor said it may help, and I think it did!)
Erin

New Albany, OH

#32 Apr 13, 2007
I took Trinessa because I'm an athlete and wasn't having normal cycles, and I HATED it! I jumped up two pants sizes, had dizzy spells, and experienced random mood swings. The weight gain really screwed my confidence because now I hate looking at myself in mirrors. I stopped taking the pills and immediately noticed I no longer had an insatiable appetite and realized how much the pills were suppressing my sex drive. Even though I'm not sexually active, it bugged me to know just how much the meds were messing with my system. I would never take Trinessa again!
Alanna

United States

#33 Apr 14, 2007
OKAYYYYYYY
well i started taking trinessa about 2 motnhs ago.I have noticed that since i have started taking the pill i have gained 10 pounds and been irritated easily. Also my period is short and light, which is FINE with me but it makes me worried because thats not what i am use to.

I AM YOUNG and i'm not sure what to do.

Should i switch to a differnt birth control?=/
pdljmpr

Salem, KY

#34 Apr 17, 2007
Stacy wrote:
Well i jus switched from Leena Watson to TriNessa and i only been on it for the last 3days. I am very Sexually active and i wanna know if its a possiblity that i could get pregnate?After reading this i am very scared... i can not afford to get pregnate cuz my parents would kill me!! Any suggestions??
If you can't spell pregnat you shouldn'te having sex.
And if you think your parents are gonna kill you, you shouldn't be having it either.
Jenn

Claremont, NH

#35 Apr 17, 2007
Last month I had been on my first dose of Tri-Nessa and I began to experience horrible panic attacks about a week before my period! I never thought that that the two were related until today! Last month I started experiencing attacks after my cat had scratched and bit me. I just thought It was because of that experience. Then they started getting worse and worse. I thought I was dying and I had to go to the Er. I couldn't catch my breath I had to keep remembering to breath! I could hear/feel my pulse beating so loudly in my chest and neck! The Er visit showed me to be completely healthy just a bit shaken up. I was given a prescription for 10 ativan and headed home. Three days latter I went to my doctor and she put me on paxil. Since then I have been getting better but today I woke up so angry and anxious! I looked at my pills and it's about that time before my period where I go a bit crazy. I think I'm gonna change pills!!!
Sheila wrote:
Last January or February I started taking Tri-Nessa and a few months in to taking the medication I had a panic attack and was experiencing extreme anxiety. I had several doctor visits ruling out all kinds of different things but the doctor (who was fairly new) didn't suspect it was my birth control. A few weeks after the first panic attack I experienced yet another one. I stopped taking the birth control due to the fact that I no longer had a sex drive. No use for it. I continued to feel anxious, not being able to do the things I normally would have done. It seemed to get a little better but still to this day isn't the same. And it seems to worse about a week before I get my period. I just went for another doctor's visit and had blood tests. My doctor said they were all normal. Thyroid, hormones, anemia. Everything is fine. I just find it hard to believe that this anxiety is mental when it all started when I took this birth control. Does anybody have any ideas or advice or has experienced these side effects about a year later?
mia

Bloomsburg, PA

#36 Apr 18, 2007
Wow! I just happened to find this website and start reading all the feedback for TriNessa (which I've been on for several months now). I had been on the patch for quite some time but had a few blood vessels burst in my legs on separate occasion over the course of a few months and it was getting alot of negative publicity so I had my doc put me back on the pill just because I felt that would be the safe bet. Well, I've not felt right since I switched back to the pill so after a few months I asked the doc to try a different one...He put me on Yaz which made me feel like an even bigger bitch for the whole entire month and my period occurred for only one day which (don't get me wrong- no one wants to have it for long, but one day?) creeped me out so I just had him switch me back figuring maybe if I just stuck with the trinessa I would get used to it. In doing so, I had seriously begun to think I had PMDD because my moods swings and edginess is outrageous and I'm sooooo tired so frequently that I certainly have begun to think something had to be wrong with me....well, after reading all of these reviews, I've come to realize that I'm not the only one out there feeling a bit crazy! Thank You!
Now, my problem is finding out how to get on something else when my ex husband just dropped the health insurance. Maybe I'll be able to find something out at a free clinic. Regardless, thank goodness I found this site!
Stephanie

Brooklet, GA

#37 Apr 18, 2007
Well, actually I think that the pill affects everyone different and at different times. I started taking TriNessa 2 years ago, experienced only slight moodiness, but thought it was from getting engaged, married, buying a house, etc. However the mood swings got worse, even though life had calmed down. I felt like a crazy person, sobbing heavily over nothing, and then happy a few minutes later, also had small but frequent anxiety attacks. Stopped taking the pill and noticed a big difference almost immediately. As the drug slowly gets out of my system, my moods are getting back to normal. So I don't think it's a matter of waiting long enough, I think we're all just different.
Nicole wrote:
I think half of these people did not wait long enough for the pill to work. Also, get acne medicine for your face....duh (maybe Benza clin)!!!!! Anyways, my two sisters and me are on the Tri-nessa pill. My two sisters had NO PROBLEM ONCE SO EVER. However, I had non-stop bleeding for the first month of the pill, however, my doctor told me that is a common side effect with any birth control medicine. Also, if you do take the birth control late at night, and do not eat anything, you may wake up feeling really sick and even throw-up. That happened to me atleast. Now I take the pill at 5pm and I have no more nausea, cramps,(or bad skin, even though i did not get it for that), and I am actually happier (I was really depressed for a year before I took these pills, and my doctor said it may help, and I think it did!)
Holly

Gwynn Oak, MD

#38 Apr 20, 2007
I just started taking Tri-nessa about 5 days ago. I noticed that at times, I feel neuasa and have urges to eat. In other words, the food i consumed wouldn't help my hunger. I feel like eating all time. I'm afraid I will gain weight. Dose anyone have similar expereince while taking Tri-nessa?
Kristi

Waltham, MA

#39 Apr 24, 2007
I just started Trinessa about a week and a couple of days ago..my period is over but I still have a dark discharge..has anyone else had this problem? Should I just wait to see if my body gets used to the pill?
Ari

Tacoma, WA

#40 Apr 26, 2007
I've never used oral contraceptives before but since I got engaged, I realized I needed (plus, the benefit of having hormonal balance as well as clearer skin made my choice). Three months ago, I started using Trinessa. Since then, I have gained a lot of weight, my sex drive has decreased dramatically, and I started breaking out -- a contraindicative effect! Another bad thing that I am experiencing right now because of Trinessa is TERRIBLE HEARTBURN. The only time I don't get the heartburn is when I'm on the green "placebo" pills of the pack. My moods have also fluctuated and I've been feeling far more depressed than I have ever felt; this has also affected my sleeping cycles. I'm going to switch brands to see if this is just a brand thing or a general thing. I wouldn't recommend Trinessa, however.

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