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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

Condition: Birth Control
8/14/2014 4:13:48 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on cryselle for a little over 3 years now. I got on birth control for exactly what it's suppose to do. When I first began I literally had NO side effects. I actually lost 15 pounds when I first got on the pill, but that was because I began exercising and eating better. Now, 3 years in, I'm starting to get some of the nasty side effects. I haven't gained the weight back bu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/4/2014 6:04:50 PM

Reviewer: DaizeeMay, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Im always surprised that some people have such a horrible experience with this birth control- it goes to show you that every body is different . I love Cryselle. No acne, no weight gain, no mood disorders. Made my period lighter and shorter. Only downfall for me is that I get nauseous when I start a new pack for the first few days but I get nauseous easily.

Condition: Birth Control
6/24/2014 9:25:02 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this pill for 2.5 weeks and experienced terrible side effects. One of the worst side effects I developed was skin discoloration on my face! It is so embarrassing, especially because it is very noticeable. I had never had this problem before. I also had trouble sleeping, acne (no prior acne before this bc) and found myself to be aggravated easily. I didn't experience a change in my weigh ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/23/2014 7:44:15 AM

Reviewer: CollegeGirl, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was very hesitant to go on birth control because I thought that I would gain tons of weight and I have also read all the horror stories. With this drug, however, I gained maybe 3 lbs (but I attribute that to it being my freshman year of college). The only real changes that I saw were that I was more emotional than normal the first 2-3 months, I had a little bit of acne at first, and that my brea ... Show Full Comment

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