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Condition: Birth Control
1/25/2014 11:17:48 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was originally on Yaz. Then the pharmacist switched me to Ocella. I have been on these pills for almost 11 years. In the last 4 months I have broken out in a severe skin problem (to say the least!) I have half dollar size welts all over my body! They it itch like no other!!! I have recently stopped taking the pill. The day before I stopped I count 40 welts on my skin!!! Be careful!

Condition: Birth Control
12/23/2013 1:58:26 AM

Reviewer: Pineapple Chips, 25-34 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:
I like this birth control. I have been using it for the last 5 years with no problems so far, and it's effective because I'm not pregnant! I haven't experienced any major mood swings, but I will say my sex drive has decreased. That's the only downside, but once you start to "get going" the mood comes back. Lol!

Condition: Birth Control
11/12/2013 10:43:06 AM

Reviewer: Nichole, 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:
Taking ocella was the worst experience of my life. Within a week of taking it, I started having extreme mood swings. I live with my fiance, and we for the first time in our two year relationship we fought pretty much every day and I cried constantly. I was nauseous a lot and felt bloated. My period which normally last three days, with hardly any cramps changed to a week of terrible cramps and only ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/25/2013 3:24:29 PM

Reviewer: serana918, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Initially I started out on Yaz, with no severe side effects. I was then switched to Zarah without notice due to my insurance, which was my favorite by far. Then the pharmacist switched me to Syeda which I didn't much care for. They insist that they are all the same. Although the active ingredients are the same, the inactive are not, and I began to have side effects. The biggest issue is the la ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/7/2013 4:53:56 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Pharmacy stopped getting Zarah and switched me to Ocella. The stated they were one in the same. I am a little upset about this because they are not one in the same. I have been taking the Ocella for one and a half months and have gained 15 pounds! I am been to the gym everyday and the weight does not go away!! Also, it is a struggle to get out of bed and motivated all I want to do is sleep! Cha ... Show Full Comment

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