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I have been getting small doses of gluten from SOMEWHERE for the last four days.

Today, Yesterday and the two days before that.

I have not been eating the same things, and doubt that I am getting the same gluten from different things 4 days in a row.

The only thing I have been taking for 4 days is my new pack of birth control, Ortho Tri-Cyclen...

I get sick a couple hours after taking it, which is my normal 'sickness time'...

Has anyone else had a 'small glutening' problem with OTC?

Thanks!

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I have been getting small doses of gluten from SOMEWHERE for the last four days.

Today, Yesterday and the two days before that.

I have not been eating the same things, and doubt that I am getting the same gluten from different things 4 days in a row.

The only thing I have been taking for 4 days is my new pack of birth control, Ortho Tri-Cyclen...

I get sick a couple hours after taking it, which is my normal 'sickness time'...

Has anyone else had a 'small glutening' problem with OTC?

Thanks!

Hey! Here is a link of a thread from last year. At that time, it looks like Ortho Tri-Cyclen was gluten free. Clearly the formula could have changed since then and may not be now, but it was at one point.

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...rt=#entry483588

I used to take Ortho Tri-Cyclen, but my doctor switched me to a different pill about 2 years ago. I took Ortho for about 7 years. At first I was taking it in the mornings and was always sick about 2 hours later -- I called my doctor about it and she said that the hormone levels in the pill can cause some people to get a little sick when they take it and that sometimes that feeling can go away if you take later on in the day (late afternoon/early evening). So, I changed it up and started taking it around 5 everyday, and no more sickness. I don't know what time of day you are taking it, but maybe that could help?

Here is the gluten free drug list link --- Ortho is on that list too:

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/list.htm

Right now I am taking Ovcon (which is on the gluten free list too) and I have been taking it for the past 2 years or so. No sickness problems so far because of it!!

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Thanks! I guess they either changed the ingredients, or I just got a pack full of CC. I have been taking these for two years, so I doubt I would be getting llllaaaatttteeeee side effects of it. :)

Thanks again!

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You absolutely can get "late" side effects. it took about two years for me on OTC to discover that my body did not like synthetic hormones any more. I tried other types of HBC, but Mirena and NuvaRing were all a wash. I had to go off HBC and use FAM and condoms. (Though I later discovered I was testosterone deficient, so I still took some hormones :P Turns out, use of birth control over long periods (even as "short" as a year) decreases testosterone levels in many women, and those levels can take years to come back to normal.)

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Yes, but they don't give gluten symptoms..

Thanks for your help, I am going to switch pills on Monday.

Any advice on gluten-free pills?

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this might be obvious but just in case... make sure it's not a reaction to the generic form as opposed to the real thing!!

I was on birth control pills for years with no real problems, but after about 5 years started to have reactions. 2 years later, they were making me SO sick I got off of them altogether and got a copper IUD. best decision I've ever made!

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I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo for about six or seven years with no problem... then about 3 months ago a generic version came out and the pharmacy started giving me that - that gave me acne REALLY bad, but no glutenings (and the pharmacy checked and told me it was gluten-free).

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