Jan 06, 2011
I feel like my cycle has changed over the last few years. It's longer and heavier. I never really noticed any type of PMS symptoms aside from occasional, mild cramps, until about a few years ago. I now experience many symptoms, including crying spells and chocolate cravings.
I had a conization of the cervix in 2006. I was told all questionable cells were successfully removed.
I was put on Ortho-Tri-Cyclen in 1998 for acne, and it was very effective. I remained on this medicine for about 6 years. I would like to get back on it, but since then, I have become a smoker and am concerned about the risk of blood clots associated with smoking and BCP. I plan to quit smoking cold turkey when I move soon, and then get back on Ortho-Tri-Cyclen.