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Condition: Birth Control
4/20/2013 6:09:34 PM

Reviewer: Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Lo Loestrin Fe for about a total of 9 months. Prior to this I never had an irregular cycle and never missed a period, even when taking other birth control pills. The first few months on Lo Loestrin Fe (about 5 months) I spotted and had a period that lasted for about 4 days. Then for the next 2 months I stopped spotting and had a period that again lasted for about 4 days. The last 2 months ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/18/2013 9:28:29 PM

Reviewer: kew0086, 25-34 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:
Lo Loestrin FE was by far the better of the pills i had taken. I had zero periods and no weight gain or mood swings. The issue came about 1 yr and 1/2 into taking it....I have noticed that for me on each of the kinds of bc pills i tried over the years this is when I had issues with all of them. It completing destroyed by sex drive. My oBGYN said the same thing happened to her while taking bc p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/12/2013 11:54:29 PM

Reviewer: Brookem , 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 have been on it for exactly a month. I started pack number two today. So far good since I haven't had a period yet! I did have some spotting for about a week. But I have been extremely moody. I have been easily aggravated for the last two weeks or so and it's taking a toll on my relationship. So I'm not sure if I should give the medicine some time to work in my body or stop now.

Condition: Birth Control
4/8/2013 11:36:30 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This is the first birth control I've ever been on. I was on it for 2 months. During the first month I had a bit of break through bleeding in the middle of the pack, then no period. In the second I got acne (which is not normal for me) for about 2 or 3 weeks, then it started clearing up. I had no period in the second month. I have now switched off though because the drug was $80 every month. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/5/2013 10:43:26 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on this pill for a few months and absolutely hated it!! My period was completely unpredictable. Had it one month, not the next, then had it two weeks into a brand new pack. Never knew when it was coming, that will NOT fly with me! Also had acne from it. I'm 29 and had fairly clear skin until I started taking this pill. My whole face broke out the entire time I was on this. Cramps wer ... Show Full Comment

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