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#587 Nov 21, 2009
I was using Trinessa for a couple of weeks when my face started breaking out terribly along my jawline. I thought it was stress after speaking with an esthetician who said that jawline breakouts are classic stress symptoms. I was prescribed two medications and given facial injections because my wedding was coming up and we were trying to quickly remedy the 'stress'-induced breakout. After my wedding I continued to breakout and it was getting more and more severe. I couldn't figure out what could possibly be making it happen because I was no longer stressed, had received facial injections, was taking two medications to fight the breakouts and had spent $250.00 on a new skincare system to counteract the breakout. Finally I realized after reading online that the cause was the Trinessa. I have been off the pill for three days and I can already tell the difference. I do not recommend this pill.
Jennifer Fernandez

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#588 Nov 22, 2009
California wrote:
I was using Trinessa for a couple of weeks when my face started breaking out terribly along my jawline. I thought it was stress after speaking with an esthetician who said that jawline breakouts are classic stress symptoms. I was prescribed two medications and given facial injections because my wedding was coming up and we were trying to quickly remedy the 'stress'-induced breakout. After my wedding I continued to breakout and it was getting more and more severe. I couldn't figure out what could possibly be making it happen because I was no longer stressed, had received facial injections, was taking two medications to fight the breakouts and had spent $250.00 on a new skincare system to counteract the breakout. Finally I realized after reading online that the cause was the Trinessa. I have been off the pill for three days and I can already tell the difference. I do not recommend this pill.
Hi, I have the same problem, I've been on Trinessa for about 16 days and all around my chin I've broken out with acne. And I really don't have that much stress. I'm not going to take any more pills. I'm going to swich back to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo which cleared up my face.
Jennifer Fernandez

AOL

#589 Nov 22, 2009
Jennifer Fernandez wrote:
I have been on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo for about 2 1/2 years recently my doc changed me to Ortho Tri Clclen, which i just started taking trinessa. He changed me for the reason that Ortho Tri Clclen Lo was giving me facial hair on my chin and elsewhere and swing moods prior to my period. Cleared my acne but gave that sideeffect. The reason for the hair was probably that Ortho Tri Cyclen lo has low hormones. Which means that i need more hormones and that Ortho Tri Cyclen/Trinessa which has more hormones should stop that probelm.
Hello it's me Jennifer again, I've been on Trinessa for 16 days now and I don't really like it. For the reason that it has given me acne around my chin area. It has to be the trinessa because I haven't changed nothing at all in diet, exercise, etc. I'm going to stop taking it. So... I'll be switching back to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo which cleared up my face but gave me some little facial hair. I rather have facial hair that i could wax off then have ance which I suffered from prior getting on bith control (Otho Tri Cyclen Lo). Ortho really cleared up my acne. Each women out there just has to have patients in which birth control works for them. My opinion.
Ashley

United States

#590 Nov 25, 2009
BC User wrote:
I have taken trinessa for 4 years now and i havent experienced any of the reactions. my face has always been clear and continues to be... i gained 5 lbs when i first started taking it b/c it made me want to eat more but other than that i have seen none of these things!
i just started taking it a month ago, and i havent any reactions except the bleeding and major hunger, i alwasy wanna eat every 5 minutes and i seem to never get full off whatever i eat. I think the pill is fine.
April

Phoenix, AZ

#591 Nov 30, 2009
Trinessa is fine, I have never had any of the negative side effects these women are talking about besides nausea. Every birth control effects each person differently, don't listen to all the negative comments. Try it for yourself, if you see negative side effects then switch. That is why there are so many different types.
steph

United States

#592 Dec 7, 2009
I gave birth at the end of June. At my 6 week check up I was placed on Trinessa. I have taken this and orth and orth lo before. I am severly depressed, no sex drive, cry at the drop of a hat, and my poor hubby is hiding in the garage from my break downs when I see my face broke out and I still can't fit into my clothes after months of hard work outs. I am thinking it is the pill more so than baby blues.
Morgan

Spring Hill, FL

#593 Dec 7, 2009
I'm so encouraged to read all of your responses. I've experienced many of the same symptoms with the most obvious being moodiness, depression and NO SEX DRIVE. I've never had problems with any of these things in the past and have been attributing them to stresses of wedding planning, work, etc. Now I realize that the most probable cause is the TriNessa that I've been taking for about 5 months now. I guess that's when all these things began to surface. I'm a newlywed and miss my normal (and very active) sex drive! I'm going to call my doctor now! Thanks again for all your comments! My husband will be forever grateful!
tAMMY

Safety Harbor, FL

#594 Dec 10, 2009
omggg when i took in a matter of weeks i gained 10 pounds i even thought i was preganant.;.... tri nessa is a scam i only switch because it was cheaper.
Claire

Marblehead, MA

#595 Dec 10, 2009
pdljmpr wrote:
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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.
If you cant spell "shouldn't" you shouldn't be judging people's spelling.
This is a thread about birth control... I think most of the people who've posted are beyond listening to that last bit.

ANYWAY- I was on Yaz and loved it but switched because it gave me a varicose vein (I'm only 18 and underweight) and was worried it was related to a blood clot. I'm on Trinessa now and have already seen an increase in acne and cravings so I just changed to Ortho Tri Cyclen and start next month. Hopefully it will be an improvement like the majority of people said but if not I'm definitely going back on Yaz.

I was on Yasmin before and it literally made me crazy. Birth control pills are tricky.
Grace

Dallas, TX

#596 Dec 26, 2009
i started trinessa about a week ago. the first morning i woke up, i ran to the bathroom and threw up three times, and was miserable, but the nausea went away and hasn't returned. but then the acne started. i NEVER break out, i get ONE pimple at a time, so you can imagine my horror to wake up to more and more pimples appearing on my forehead and cheeks, and some around my chin. it's only been a week, and i've decided to quit because the anxiety and violent mood swings started to kick in. i'm miserable and i hate this pill. i took it to help my PMS symptoms (moodiness) and it's kind of sad that not only did it make my moodiness worse ALL month long, it added horrible acne and vomiting to my life.

i strongly recommend anything BUT trinessa.
Ali

Greenville, SC

#597 Jan 5, 2010
What color do you take first in trinessa. the whites then the blues and take the greens last right?
Kady

Arlington, TX

#598 Jan 7, 2010
I took tri-nessa for over a year and it was terrible. It completely changed me. I was always depressed and unhappy. I didn't leave my house for two months one time. I kept taking hoping i would adjust but nothing happened. I almost lost my whole life. My fiancÚ told me to stop taking it for a month and see what happens and I've never felt better. I'm working out again, losing weight, and getting back on track for my wedding!
melissa k

Philadelphia, PA

#599 Jan 10, 2010
I took TriNessa for 3 years thought I was crazy with the mood swings, cring for NO reason and being beyond depressed. In December I was having bad stomach pains (I could'nt even stand up), and was told I had gallblader problems and a fatty liver. Both were caused by this birth control. I looked up other reasons for both and bc was the only one I "qualified" for. DON'T TAKE THIS BIRTH CONTROL it has made me very sick.
Julie

Marietta, GA

#600 Jan 11, 2010
I ended up getting a different type because i moved and the store carried a different kind. i cant remember what i use to take but it was another type of trinessa. ive been taking this for a few months and i havent and any problems with it. no side effects or anything. all birth control have side effects that you wont like, weight gain, work out, zits, clean your face. birth control is birth control. a lot of reason why people start to get these kind of effects is because they look it up online and find sites like this with people complaning about it and then that is in there head and they start to think they have the same side effects. pick a birth control and stick with it. if you keep switching it all the time that will really mess up you "flow".
Julie

Marietta, GA

#601 Jan 11, 2010
April wrote:
Trinessa is fine, I have never had any of the negative side effects these women are talking about besides nausea. Every birth control effects each person differently, don't listen to all the negative comments. Try it for yourself, if you see negative side effects then switch. That is why there are so many different types.
Thats what im saying. ive been on trinessa for awhile and i feel the same as i did with the other brand of it. each store has different kinds of birth control. where i use to live mine was in a square pack but i cant remember the name. when i moved i started to use kroger. they carried a different brand of that same damn thing.
Kwbj247

Pomona, CA

#602 Jan 16, 2010
Ok there is lots of info about what to do if you miss a pill but what do you do if you accidently loose one down the drain? I lost my grip on it and my last white pill went down the drain. Stupid, I know but it happened and now I don't know what to do. Any advice?
Jabberwocky

Lugoff, SC

#603 Jan 28, 2010
Hi. New to b/c. I was prescribed Tri Nessa to alleviate irregularity of periods, the onset of menopause, I guess, though i also have something called Adnomyosis, in which the lining of the uterus kind of grows into the surrounding muscle. Gyno thought this would alleviate the irregularity, the mood swings and all the delights associated with peri menopause. I've only been on it for five days, and I'm on Lexapro for the PM-related anxiety (about 2 weeks), but I've been feeling uncommonly low, mood-wise, just in the last few days. Black hole moods. Can't blame it on the weather even. I seem to have a low-grade situational depression going generally, since a relocation, but this is weepy, overly sensitive, more reclusive than I usually am. Does anyone think this could be the BC pills? Does anyone think a different brand could correct my irregularity but leave the blues behind?
Dang

Milwaukee, WI

#604 Jan 31, 2010
Reading all these bad reviews on Trinessa sure has me frightened and I just started the stuff 6 days ago. I've already been queasy and had some dizziness and headaches but I'm more worried about gaining since I'm trying to lose weight right now.

I already gained 5 pounds from cymbalta that I'm working on, I can't gain anymore! I have already noticed my appetite seems to have increased and my sex drive seems to have gone down already (Like it wasn't down enough from the damned Cymbalta.) Do these side-effects go away ever? Can you gain weight on this pill and then lose it?

I'm taking this pill because my GYNO thinks I have Endometreosis and is hoping the pill will help with my horrible pelvic pain but so far I feel like it's gotten worse. These reviews would make me want to switch but I have no health insurance so I chose the cheapest low-dose one out there and the pharamacist told me Trinessa.

So I went with that, is there another low-dose cheap one I could try if this one is as bad as everyone says or am I stuck with it until I get insurance? Or I may just need to pay more each month which really isn't an option for me since I"m very poor right now!
Libby

Tarpon Springs, FL

#605 Feb 1, 2010
Has anybody else been draining their tranny fluid for a good 4 weeks too? Because I have to get on birthcontrol to get on accutane for my moderate acne... My dermatologist prescribed me trinessa to get my started asap and I started the day OF my period.... And this is quiet annoying because it's been about four weeks, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping.
Libby

Tarpon Springs, FL

#606 Feb 1, 2010
Ashley wrote:
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i just started taking it a month ago, and i havent any reactions except the bleeding and major hunger, i alwasy wanna eat every 5 minutes and i seem to never get full off whatever i eat. I think the pill is fine.
I experienced the same hunger cravings I probably wasn't full for a good week and I've gained like 5 pounds on this pill.

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