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Condition: Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods
10/5/2009 9:19:07 AM

Reviewer: Karen J., 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Mircette to control long/heavy periods and was switched to Lybrel about 1 1/2 years ago to control the menstrual migraines. It did seem to lessen the frequency of the migraines, but I have experienced frequent bleeding...much heavier than the spotting I expected. It finally was progressing to a constant "period-like" blood flow for the past couple of months. I also noticed my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods
6/18/2009 10:06:09 AM

Reviewer: LisaB, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After a previous positive review, I am updating to say that I am stopping this drug immediately. I had no problems at all for the first 5 months on Lybrel, but then the problems started! I take the pill within 30 minutes of the same time every day, and never missed a pill. Early in May, I started having light spotting. A few weeks later I was about to walk into a presentation and I suddenly fe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods
2/5/2009 11:39:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've only been on Lybrel for three weeks, but have had CONSTANT spotting and some heavier bleeding for two & a half weeks straight. This last week, I've been having VERY frequent stomach cramps. After reading all the horrible reviews on this drug, I am calling first thing in the morning to switch back to tri-cycling with Lo Ovral. My husband and I are still very active and this just ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods
12/8/2008 12:03:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is my third oral contraceptive, and since I started 8 months ago, I have had continuous heavy bleeding everyday! There has not been one day of relief. I am just waiting for my new prescription to get filled so I can get away from Lybrel!

Condition: Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods
11/15/2008 10:45:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My Dr. prescribed me to be on Lybrel due to my abnormally long/heavy periods/cramps. I have been taking Lybrel for almost a month now and started taking Lybrel during my period. At the end of my last period I have been spotting every single day and just been really frustrated and just hope that it will stop soon. From reading the other reviews I'm not sure if this is the right birth control fo ... Show Full Comment

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