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

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160 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
9/7/2014 4:32:38 PM

Reviewer: ktk124, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I previously took Junel Fe, and then was prescribed Gildess Fe when Junel was discontinued (I think), and I've been using this for about 2 or 3 months. Anyways, I've never experienced spotting, but I have experienced missed periods and nausea. Overall, I feel like this has worked perfectly for me, and it's super easy to use, but it kind of freaks you out when you miss a period. When I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/22/2014 9:13:41 AM

Reviewer: 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:
I have never had problems with BC until I began taking this. I am so happy to read everyone else's reviews and see that I'm not going crazy. I have been taking this pill for 2 months and have experienced terrible mood swings. I am angry, irritable, or anxious/nervous 90% of the time. I have no energy and feel extremely fatigued all the time. I have also had muscle stiffness/aches in my bac ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/6/2014 8:20:31 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: 2

Comment:
I was taking this medicine and for the majority of the months I felt fine. However, the past 2 months I have experienced a lot of mood swings and depression while PMSing. I've never felt like that before. And the whole reason I started taking bc was to help control my mood swings and PMS. I figured this couldn't be the problem since it has been many months since I've been on it. But on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/18/2014 4:04:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I previously used loestrin fe but it was discontinued so I was prescribed this. I have never had side effects from a bc in my life until now. I feel weak, nauseated and have constant throbbing headaches. I have no energy and have terrible mood swings. I am currently waiting my appointment to have paragard implanted and get off this bc as soon as possible!

Condition: Birth Control
6/23/2014 6:01:32 PM

Reviewer: Changing BC, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm 46 and previously taking Lutera. I changed Dr's and wanted a pill that had both estrogen and progrestin. I've been on this for three weeks. My first period lasted 10 days, I have gained 5 pounds, I had horrible cramping, my heart has been racing for two days now, I have been tired, have had bad dreams (when I don't normally remember dreaming) and my moods have been scary. I& ... Show Full Comment

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