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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Cryselle (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
6/29/2015 12:45:45 AM

Reviewer: Kristenlynb, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on cryselle for about 4 years now and initially, it did a number on my body - I was breaking out, gaining weight, moody, the whole nine yards - but after the first month, my body adjusted and returned to normal. It's been effective in preventing pregnancy, but it SEVERELY decreased my sex drive. My libido is close to non-existent. However, it's done its job when put in use wi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/4/2015 12:45:35 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Let me explain my rating. Effective? Yes I haven't become pregnant ever on it. Ease? I don't find it too difficult to take pills. Satisfaction? Bad. I actually started on the generic version of this (way better) and was ok. Gained a little weight, 2-3 lbs. switched to this a month and a half ago and it's horrible. I took it a couple of years ago for a few months, same problems so I kno ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/27/2015 10:56:11 AM

Reviewer: Tel, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Took Cryselle for a year with no particular issues - only switching because I don't want to take pills every day. Bit of fluid retention sometimes, but not a big deal. No other side effects for me and my periods were greatly reduced and very regular. As with any birth control however you can only try it and see how it works for you!

Condition: Birth Control
5/23/2015 12:34:36 PM

Reviewer: Jordan, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking this birth control when I was 17. I am now 20 years old with one of the worst cases of Endometriosis my doctor has ever seen for someone of my age. I had no problems before I started this birth control. Although doctors say they cannot prove the cause of this disease, I personally believe this medication caused it! At first, I had no problems really except extremely heavy periods. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/18/2014 9:42:16 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on cryselle for 8 months, after switching from tri-sprintec because it stopped working. I've gained over 10 lbs, I feel bloated all the time, and I have random, painful cramps throughout the month. My periods are worse than they've ever been, and the mood swings and depression are miserable. My skin stayed clear for the first few months, but I've started breaking out on ... Show Full Comment

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