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8 Total User Reviews

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1-5 of 5
Condition: Birth Control
2/5/2015 8:27:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I just started about a month ago, from a combo pill that wasn't regulating my periods anymore and gave me dizziness/constant bloating. After the first week on heather I started getting very dizzy/was unable to focus which would last all day, but that only lasted a few days. Dizziness is basically gone, but recently I've noticed that more of my hair is falling out than normal. Which is sca ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/2/2015 5:34:06 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm 28 and I've been taking this birth control for two months. No issues the first month however during the first week of the second pack I developed massive swelling in both breast and severe tenderness/pain in both, as one might experience during or after pregnancy. This lasted until I began spotting (basically it was a period but heavier and longer than what I've ever experienced) i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/22/2013 10:31:14 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Within 2 days of starting this, I had constant spotting to heavy bleeding, which has continued for 8 days straight. Mood swings, depression, hands and feet swelling, very negative and aggressive. Lower back pain and have had the jitters.

Condition: Birth Control
7/3/2012 9:14:38 PM

Reviewer: ladybug310, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was on this medicine in January but stopped taking it since I was TTC. I started taking the pill again today after I had received my period on 6/26/12. I noticed Im bleeding again. How long will it take the pill to stop the bleeding? Im beginning to wonder that this was a bad idea.

Condition: Birth Control
5/30/2012 11:59:17 AM

Reviewer: DeniseKH, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking the Heather tablet (generic for Nor-Q-D) for the past 4 months strictly for birth control reasons. Pros: I haven't gotten pregnant, haven't noticed any weight gain or acne, and no issues with blood clots. Cons: lots of sporadic spotting - very frustrating! I have to set an alarm to remind myself to take the pill at the same time every day & even then I forget ... Show Full Comment

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