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Posted by Sarah on January 11, 2001:
In Reply to: Alesse posted by Kris on January 4, 2001:
>> Knowing that people are 9X more likely to COMPLAIN than say something good, I am desperately searching for GOOD resultls with this BCP. I am about about to start it, after substantial weight gain with Demulen, then trying Ortho Cylcen with no weight loss either (but none of the mood swings and hair loss I experienced with Demulen). I realize everyone reacts different to every hormone, but am tired of reading complaints about Alesse when it's supposed to be good for a lot of things. If you have a encouraging tale, let me know!!
I found no weight gain with Alesse. THe reduced estrogen had no where near the same effect as Demulen did when I started taking it several years ago. However..... What I have noticed is a marked decrease in my sex drive. I am not as excited as normal and reaching orgasm takes twice to three times as long as it did prior to Alesse. Now this could be good for some but my experience has proven this to be detrimental to my relationship. My partner and I have trouble focusing on each other because I am not as excited as I was before the pill. Intimacy has suffered and we have ultimately decided that the price is too high to pay. Good luck with you pack!
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