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Condition: Birth Control
10/6/2014 12:18:36 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been using Nortrel for 3 years now with no major side effects. I take the pill continuously by skipping the placebos and starting a new pack. Therefore I was not getting any periods. I would notice however that if I missed a pill or took it late, I would end up spotting pretty bad. I also noticed 6 months on the pill that it had demolished my sex drive. I have recently stopped taking the me ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/4/2014 5:35:38 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm afraid it has taken away my sex drive! My libido only exists on the "off" week when I take no pills. The only plus is that I never get my period.

Condition: Birth Control
9/3/2014 12:47:25 PM

Reviewer: heyhey89, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I could only stand taking this for ONE WEEK. By day 7 I had been crying off and on for days for no reason. I was moody, miserable and picking fights with my boyfriend. Horrible horrible psychological effects. Lost weight during that first week but not even worth it. Didnt eat because I was depressed I'm pretty sure. Will never take this one again. Have a hard time finding birth control that do ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/1/2014 11:50:57 PM

Reviewer: whoknows101, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Should have read reviews three months ago. I am on my third pack of these and have taken them religiously. From the beginning I felt bloated/uncomfortable all the time or I was completely sick to my stomach. Absolutely no grey area. There is a headache that hasn't seemed to really go away and I am definitely experiencing blurred vision. The headaches have been borderline blinding. After I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/13/2014 12:23:33 AM

Reviewer: Maddey, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been taking 6. Months and I have gained 20 lbs at least. Also I have no periods at all. Every few months I have spotting during when my period is due. My doctor says it can happen that it makes lining of uterus very thin so can have no periods. I just can't deal w weight gain. No real headaches or mood swings to speak of. But doctor says should only gain 5-10 lbs. I'm going to swi ... Show Full Comment

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