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Condition: Birth Control
6/7/2014 12:53:41 PM

Reviewer: mb0511, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Although this medication has been effective regarding preventing pregnancy, I have not had a period in over 6 months. At month 4, I called my doctor and they told me that this is a typical response to this birth control, but I cannot imagine that this is healthy as I mood into my thirties. As a result of this (most likely), I have gained a significant amount of weight. Previously I was taking Loe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/29/2014 6:31:21 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was originally on Lo estrin 24 and absolutely loved it, sadly it got discontinued. After that I was prescribed Minastrin (worst birth control ever, I do not recommend it) after being dissatisfied with that I was prescribed Gildess. I have only been on it a few weeks but I have the WORST nausea! Waking up out of a dead sleep in the middle of the night to throw up. Has anyone else has this side ef ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/25/2014 11:11:33 PM

Reviewer: 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 started this a year and a half ago after getting a blood clot from Yaz (it was so painful) I will say I spot a lot and missed 4 periods at one point (but I wasn't pregnant)s o that's a bit random. On a plus, I'm young and get around quite a bit and I've never been pregnant even when I missed pills and did-the-do. Very effective. No health problems.

Condition: Birth Control
5/5/2014 10:09:31 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: 2

Comment:
I was switched to this pill due to loestrin being discontinued. I've been on it for 5 months and absolutely HATE it. No sex drive, constantly spotting, migraines, acne and extremely moody. My poor husband is getting the short end of the stick. Thankfully loestrin is back and now being called lomedia 24fe. Once this pack of gildess is done then I will be switching. I just want my no periods and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/26/2014 1:15:54 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've loved Gildess. I've heard that women with heavy bleeding tend to spot continually while on Gildess, but I've had no problem whatsoever. I didn't gain a pound when I started it, haven't spotted at all, have predictable (and much lighter) periods, and haven't experienced any mood swings or changes in affect (depressive symptoms, etc.). Highly recommended!

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