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Condition: Birth Control
6/24/2014 3:17:55 PM

Reviewer: MrsJBrandt, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is THE worst birth control I have ever been on in my life. I am 24 and have been taking Lutera for the past year, but my insurance stopped covering it and sent me Orsythia which I thought was a generic for Lutera. Not only do I bite my poor husband's head off daily, (and any others who I come into contact with...) I have gained almost 10 lbs in a month, my boobs are always sore, to top ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/18/2014 12:15:07 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
PLEASE READ: I started taking orsythia in July of last year after my drug store stopped carrying my previous pill Aviane. for the first month everthing seemed fine. In August i started getting involuntary muscle tremors in my left arm and my abdomin, blood pressure spikes that were 255/186 (I'm 24, weigh 105 lbs and am 5'1), dizzy spells, nausea, night sweats. I was hospitalized for 7 days ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/2/2014 6:48:27 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on Orsythia for 1 year. Pros: Prevented pregnancy, no weight gain, no increase in breast size Cons: Mood swings, continued to have cramps (did not help with cramps), irregular period (consistently got period several days prior to placebo pill)

Condition: Birth Control
4/4/2014 11:11:22 PM

Reviewer: taylor, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
worst ever..Also was switched from aviane, taking over 1 1/2yrs.. Horrible side effects sudden severe Mirgrains, depressing thoughts, wt gain, random crying spells, jaundice look to skin color, dark urine. stopped taking trying new pill next wk!!!

Condition: Birth Control
3/13/2014 9:58:08 AM

Reviewer: Susan, 25-34 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: 4

Comment:
Ive been taking Orsythia for about a year. No weight gain or mood swings. It took away my cramping but I still get acne before my period. My biggest complaint is that my periods are very, very, light and brown in color. Im hoping thats not affecting my fertility later.

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