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What is the strongest birth control pill on the market?

i was curious what is the strongest birth control pill on the market. i am on Tri-Nessa (generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclin). it that the most strongest one? or is ortho cyclin stronger? i was on the low version but i wanted to be on the strongest pill out there not only for pregnancy but for acne problems i developed after giving birth to my son a year ago. thank you for your input!
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My 16 year old daughter uses Yasmin for medical reasons, but another PLUS from this med is that she now has NO acne where before it was really bad. Not sure of the strength of the ones you listed or their affectiveness on acne, but just wanted to let you know what I have seen work.
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"Strong" is not always best.  What the doctors shoot for is the least amount of hormones that offers the highest amount of protection.  Also, there are different types of pills that work the best for acne--they are NOT all alike in that regard.  

High amounts of estrogen can lead to other problems.  That's why the pills of the past have been largely abandoned in favor of lower doses.  Taken properly and strictly on time, they are effective.
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Hi,
Okay i'm dum. (look, its even my nickname!) I have been on Depo for 5 years as I initially could not remember to take the pill. Gave up after a month of worrying.

So, now I am older twentysomething and don't want to ask anyone I know for fear of looking like an idiot....

Can you have sex on the last 7 days of your pill pack? (sugar pills)

See, my dilemma is, my Depo will not bring my period back right away. Usually takes 6+ months, so the doctors and some friends I know say. So I will just be taking the sugar pills (or stopping after 21) and not have a period. But does this mean that I am safe to have sex during this time?

thanks for listening!
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That's a very interesting question.  I don't know the exact answer, but it kind of seems like if you're not getting your period then you won't be ovulating so the answer would be yes, it's safe.  However, you could also look on the flip-side and say that you were taking the hormones (pills) and then stopped for a week so maybe your body would ovulate...especially closer to the 6 month mark.  That's very interesting.  If no one else answers, surely your doc would know, or you could just plan to use a condom during that week.
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I am also looking for a stronger birth control pill.  I am currently on Ortho Tri-Cyclen, but I constantly bleed through.  I have a set alarm, and take it at the same time everyday, but it's not strong enough for my body.  I've had a depo shot twice before, and it was like having a 6 month period.

I'm allergic to latex, and my partner does not fit polyurethane condoms. Trojans are too small, but the durex ones are too big.  These are the only two male polyurethane condoms available here.  I've tried spermicide jellies, but I am very sensitive to chemicals and have reactions.  I've been considering an IUD but I'm afraid I would react to that as well.  If I don't find a resolution, sex is really not an option for my partner and I unless we plan of conceiving which I don't think will be for years yet.
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I came here for answers about stronger birth control too. I used Ortho Tri-Cyclen for almost 10 years with no problems, then got break through bleeding. Switched to Levora (I think they give this a lot because it's cheaper and in my opinion no good)- had horrible PMS, headaches and breakouts. Stopped after one month. Switched to Ortho Cyclen - am on 5th month I think and still having breakthrough bleeding. I am so frustrated. I love the Ortho brand, but I think Ortho Cyclen is the strongest they make.
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I have been bleeding for almost 3 months now.  I have had blood work and a pelvic exam done however there is nothing abnormal so my doctor has no idea why I can't stop.  I have been on progesterone and now zovia 1/35.  Is there a stronger pill that will help me stop!!!
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I've been on Yasmin for almost a year now and it's pretty great. The first month I started using it, i didn't even get any spotting or anything. Before i went on it i used to get horrible pms, probably one of the worst kinds where it actually makes you vomit from the pain and since being on this pill it has taken away almost all the pain, my complexion is a lot better and it just works really well. before the pill i was on some other medication for pms that was the strongest stuff available next to the pill so i'm pretty sure yasmin is one of the stronger ones.
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i need to know what pill is freely availebel over the counter me and my wife travel alot and cant alwais get to the doc for prescriptions so what can u get over the counter at almost every pharmacy and is a fairly strong pill
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I was on my period for about a month and I don't have insurance. I went to my doctor who would allow me to pay cash who gave me Tri-sprintec and It was suppose to stop my period and as of today I have been bleeding since 3/11/2013.I don't have fibroids endometriosis or anything. I am overweight and I started dieting and lost 11lbs in 2 weeks. My doctor said the sudden weight loss brought it on but I have no idea why the birth control won't stop the bleeding. Some days are heavier than others but I am so tired of being on my period. Any advice???
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I had to try four different birth control pills to find one I wouldn't bleed through. Before I went on the pill I had week and a half long heavy periods and harsh cramping. Yaz made all of those symptoms decrease substantially. Out of all of them Yaz was and is the best for me, it is a little stronger than others because they use Drospirenone which acts more like your bodies natural hormones than synthetic hormones do. So I highly recommend it.
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