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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Lo Loestrin Fe Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
2/5/2013 12:25:06 AM

Reviewer: CollA, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was originally prescribed Loestrin two years ago. The scrip was switched when the brand changed the name (same drug, new name). I've been on it for two years, and have never once had a regular period. I spot every two weeks, or if I have sex a certain way, it triggers spotting. My body did not change, I did not experience mood swings or anything else crazy, but the irregularity is no good. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/3/2013 9:29:13 PM

Reviewer: EveP, 25-34 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 tried this for 2 months. I didn't start it when I was supposed to bc my gyn didn't tell me any specifics, so it completely threw off my cycle, I bled 3 times in the 1st month, and the 2nd month I got my period, which was a little lighter, it stopped for a day and then started up again, but was still overall lighter than usual. I did feel sick to my stomach in the beginning, which is stat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/25/2013 9:32:27 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
it hasnt been long since ive started taking lo loestrin. im in the 3rd week of my 1st month and i got my period. its not lighter but heavier than usual. and my cramps are worse than they have ever been. my gyn told me it would lighten my period and i wouldnt get as bad cramps. also im breaking out like crazy!! idk if i should ask to switch or just wait till my body gets used to the pill

Condition: Birth Control
1/22/2013 10:33:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I did not have a good experience with Lo Loestrin Fe. I had extreme tenderness and soreness in my boobs. The sore feeling was ALL the time and not just during my period. I switched to Junel Fe which is a similar generic verison that is great. The periods do last longer but are light and there were NO side effects. I would recommend to anyone starting on BC Junel Fe.

Condition: Birth Control
1/17/2013 4:54:28 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: 2

Comment:
I started taking this pill about four months ago. Since then, i have had constant cramps. Every day I deal with cramping, not to mention the breakthrough bleeding. The second month, my period lasted 14 days. And this is the second month my period was completely skipped. Scary! I didn't notice any weight gain or loss, and I didn't get any acne at all. Those reasons alone are why I stay on t ... Show Full Comment

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