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Condition: Birth Control
2/7/2015 7:08:23 AM

Reviewer: pain, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started on pill last month, had no period the first month. The second month and second pack had period spotting start sunday and seven days later still bleeding! Ive gotten the worse cramps with this product everyday this week, even aleve wont help! Without pill I used to get my period for 3 days tops, with maybe 1 day of extreme cramps. I have had enough of this pill and even though my doctor tol ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/19/2015 4:23:35 AM

Reviewer: ashleyresdds, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
7 years now- I take them all the way through so that I have NO periods. I literally havent had a period in 6 years. I feel great, mood is great, and never have the awful cramps and fake week long period like the other birth controls.

Condition: Birth Control
12/29/2014 4:19:09 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking this Rx for 5 months, I've lost 15+ lbs, have a decreased appetite and sex drive, high anxiety, blood pressure and feelings of over heating. The absolute worst is frequent nausea and very irregular periods, if any at all. I went on microgestin after a horrible time with the depo shot and previous problems with headaches and migraines on birth control. Another Rx ruled out for me!

Condition: Birth Control
11/16/2014 10:58:28 PM

Reviewer: sos2014, 25-34 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: 3

Comment:
I took this pill for about 6 months. I didn't get pregnant so that always a plus. I did experience spotting after the first month. There was also slight weight gain (maybe 4-5 lbs). I wouldn't say I had mood swings but I did cry whenever I was upset. After visiting my doctor, I switch to something else. * To remember to take the pill I set an alarm on my phone**

Condition: Birth Control
9/9/2014 9:16:18 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The only downside to taking the pill is remembering to take it lol with that said I have no problems on this pill I did notice a little acne when I first started but my skin is so clear now. I'm on my third pack so far. I did get moody when first taking this but that may have been a side effect of my body getting rid of the Depo I was on. I've lost weight on this pill as well (sorry to tho ... Show Full Comment

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