Is anyone on or ever been on Estrostep for birth control? What were your experiences taking it?
I have never heard of it until my doctor prescribed it to me today. I read up on it online, but I would like to know if any of you have ever been on it.
Is it a new drug?
Dec 4, '05
I have actually been taking Estrostep since I was 18 (25 now) - though I went on Depo for about 9 months a couple years ago, which I hated. The Estrostep has given me no problems; it is supposedly pretty low dose, and it's supposed to help clear up your skin, too. I still have break-outs around my period, though. I was thinking of going with Nuva Ring because I've heard a lot of the girls at work say they really like it, and I've started nights now, so I don't always take the pill at the same time of day now.
But, yeah, Estrostep made me have HA's and nausea the first two weeks or so when I started it, but those side effects passed eventually once my body got used to it.
Dec 4, '05
Also worth noting- there is no generic for it, and it is not a "preferred" med with insurance.