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One of the first reasons why women stop taking their birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding, a common and inconvenient result of traditional oral contraceptives. The good news is that women now have access to Linessa, a low-dose birth control pill that is 99% effective and offers excellent cycle control.

“Irregular or breakthrough bleeding can cause women to feel unsure about the effectiveness of the Pill and its unexpected timing can often be inconvenient,” says Dr. Nancy Durand, gynecologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. “Many physicians deem breakthrough bleeding a normal side effect of hormonal contraception and counsel patients to wait up to six months before discussing other options. This is often unacceptable to patients,” she adds.

Breakthrough bleeding refers to the often unexpected, and inconvenient, bleeding between a woman’s period. It commonly occurs within the first three to six months of starting a new birth control pill.

Low-dose birth control pills (meaning the product contains a small amount of estrogen), like Linessa, offer a smaller chance of side effects. But at the same time low-dose contraception can also mean a higher chance of breakthrough bleeding. However, it seems that Linessa – which has a low estrogen dose and still limits breakthrough bleeding – offers women the best of both worlds.

In a clinical trial, only 11% or less of Linessa users reported breakthrough bleeding over six months. Dr. Durand says according to the SOGC contraceptive guidelines 2004, “this is significantly less when compared to other low-dose birth control pills, where unexpected bleeding may range from 10-30%.” Also important, less than 1% of the women stopped using Linessa due to breakthrough bleeding.

“Women should choose a contraceptive that best suits their lifestyle and addresses their concerns about side effects. Further, cycle control should be an important consideration when choosing an OC and Linessa provides women with a low-dose contraceptive option that is effective, results in less breakthrough bleeding, and minimal weight changes,” adds Dr. Durand.

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  1. Hi everyone, I have some feedback of this Pill.. I have been on birth control for 7 years, give or take, i have never had any problems with any of the pills except for this one. I started taking linessa about 1 year ago and taking birth control for me is like breathing.. never miss a pill at approximately the same time everyday. well i found out i was pregnant 3 weeks ago. Just in my case i was shocked seeing as how ive never had a problem, been on Diane35 and then Linessa.. just thought that in the 99% effective, it failed me and just wanted you all to know i would think twice before going on this pill. Did not work with my body at all.. Changed my menstrual cycle and made me very irregular.but in the end, it depends on your body, just in my case did not work.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 9, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  2. I've been on Linessa for 4 years, never had a problem with it.. It's been perfect. No side effects, nothing. I would recommend this pill for sure!

    Comment by Anonymous — February 8, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

  3. A very good pill, did not have any weight gain, or breakthroughs, and even side effects like cramps were much better being on this pill. I would def recommend it.

    Comment by Bella — June 14, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

  4. I have been on this pill for almost two years now and still havnt been pregnant , although I think this pill does have a side effect , ever since I began this pill I somewhat *changed* and am no longer into having sex as I used to ,I have also been with the same patrner for two years now exept our desires no longer match, Does anyone else have this problem due to this pill?
    P.S I am still madly in love and am sure it has nothing to do with my relationship .

    Comment by Jessica — August 10, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

  5. Hi Jessica,

    Loss of libido is one of the many side effects of birth control pills. You are definitely not alone.

    Comment by Janine — August 11, 2011 @ 9:13 am

  6. Linessa was the first birth control I was ever on, and I was on it for a couple years and loved it – I had no side effects and it worked well. Then I switched and tried a few other ones which were terrible so I decided to go back on Linessa… However this time around it’s given me TERRIBLE blemishes (when I’ve never had acne in my life!), I’m just finishing my second month on it so I’m not sure if I should try a different pill (Tri Cyclen Lo) or stick it out and see if my face gets better.

    Has anyone had a similar reaction to Linessa?

    Comment by Jess — March 27, 2013 @ 4:20 am

  7. Dear Jess,

    I would advise you to stay on Linessa until you past your 3 month period. The blemishes could be a side effect that may possibly go away after being on Linessa for 3 months.

    Comment by Janine — March 28, 2013 @ 3:43 am

  8. I was on Tri Cyclen Lo for over a year and I developed serious depression and anxiety. I am going to start Linessa tomorrow.

    Anyone have anxiety while on linessa?

    Comment by Jessica — April 22, 2013 @ 7:44 am

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