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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Gildess FE Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
2/5/2014 10:59:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The only problem I've had on this medication is the increase frequency of cystic breakouts. My doc says we need to wait longer to see if things will clear up to change anything (ugh). Otherwise, my periods are very regular (about 1-2 days after starting week 4), last only 1-2 days, have practically no cramps, and haven't gained any weight.

Condition: Birth Control
2/4/2014 12:57:24 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on some generic of Loestrin since I started birth control 6 years ago. It's hard to remember how I felt before being on the pill, but my prescription ended a couple weeks ago, and I couldn't see a new doctor until now. I always assumed part of the nearly constant depression I feel and other crazy emotions were a side effect of the pill, but now that I've been off it for a s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/30/2014 9:48:26 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am 20 years old, and had previously been taking 28-day Junel-Fe. My pharmacy no longer had Junel-Fe, and I was given Gildess-Fe. I have been on it for almost a year now and don't have many complaints. I used to have moderate-severe acne depending on the weather, and Gildess-Fe has cleared my skin up beautifully! I don't suffer headaches, pains, or drowsiness. Although, I do get a little ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/28/2014 5:34:25 PM

Reviewer: Melissa, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm 17 years old. I got on this when my health center didn't have microgestin anymore, and a week into it, i had very heavy spotting for a good week, and I was extremely emotional this month, and cried a lot, not sure if it was just me or the pills, I immediately switched after my pack was over. Although, I must say my skin has been the best it's ever been, so thats the only plus.

Condition: Birth Control
1/21/2014 7:38:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on this pill for 2 months after taking a 6 month break from birth control and this is by far the worst one I've ever had. My acne is worse than it's ever been, I'm moody and unmotivated, and the spotting has been non-stop. I stopped taking it the second I realized just how common these problems were on this brand, it's not worth it.

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