Friday, March 18, 2011

My solution to the Nausea / vomiting that Ortho Tri Cyclen causes

While Ortho Tri Cyclen has been an effective solution for my acne, it has one significant side affect that I am not too happy about. Here is the problem: I take the pill every night at 7:30. And I feel extremely nauseated / want to vomit at about 2-3am in the morning. Its causing me to wake up in the middle of the night. It's been so bad that I have to actually get up several nights to vomit to make me feel better. I suspect that the hormones in the medicine peak at 2-3am and my body is not used to it.

I was thinking about stop taking the pill several times because I couldn't get a good night sleep. But every time I look in the mirror, I have decided to continue with it. Because I know with the pill, once you stop, acne comes right back.

With other medicine that you might feel nausea, doctors would say that you need to take it with food. So, every night I have been eating right before I go to bed. So far, it stops me from feeling nausea. I think it's pretty bad for my weight but I have no other choice if I want to keep taking Ortho Tri Cyclen. But, I have been on the pill for a little bit over three months and have not gained any weight. I know it's different for everyone because I know people that have gained 5 lbs, 10 lbs or even 20lbs for just being on the pill. You won't know what your body does unless you take Orth Tri Cyclen.