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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
8/20/2014 12:28:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm on my third pack of Lo Loestrin Fe and can say that I have no real complaints. I did experience some queasiness in the first month I was taking the pill and felt the need to make sure I didn't take it on an empty stomach, but that went away as soon as my body adjusted. My first period on it came right when it was supposed to and lasted about 4 days which is fabulous for me since I tend ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/15/2014 3:41:12 PM

Reviewer: blujnqueen, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It's a relief to see that so many are happy with lo lo estrin fe. I just finished my 3rd pack. My first 2 periods with the pill were practically nonexistant. To say I was "spotting" seems like an exaggeration :-) However, this month I had a lite period, but it lasted FOREVER...a good 7-8 days AND it began on the 2nd row of blue pills, which was a concern to me. I'll assume my b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/14/2014 1:24:24 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
First two weeks I had some nausea throughout the day after taking the pill. This eased before the end of the first month. Other side effects were breast tenderness, swollen/ slightly enlarged breasts, hard to control emotions, very light spotting instead of having a period. No weight gain. I'm happy with the pill overall.

Condition: Birth Control
8/13/2014 6:06:02 PM

Reviewer: KateRN, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I just recently stopped taking this pill in hopes of a pregnancy. This pill was my favorite by far. I took this drug for 3 years and I never had any problems. I suffered from migraines and this birth control helped tremendously. I never had periods. I would spot maybe 2 or 3 times a year which was GREAT! The only downside of this pill was I gained about 10lbs weight- however, it wasn't sudden ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/2/2014 10:22:40 PM

Reviewer: don't want to be No baby mama, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was on this pill for a year. The first three months I had a lot of spotting every other week but once my body adjusted it was a pretty regular period. I would break out right before might period started but it was manageable. No cramps and my periods were les than one day with a little spotting for two more days. I did gain around ten lbs right from the start abd wad never able to lose it. Felt ... Show Full Comment

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