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Condition: Birth Control
5/28/2015 10:49:10 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this since I was 18 (formerly Alesse and Aviane) - I actually participated in the FDA study to get it approved. I'm 41 now, and it still provides an easy, no side effect birth control for me.

Condition: Birth Control
4/8/2015 11:08:52 AM

Reviewer: kashg90, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking hormonal birth control since I was 17. I am 24 now...and have no children! I think it has worked. :) I have been with the same partner during this time. I haven't experienced any horrible side effects like mood swings or increased acne (I began with no acne and still have none). BUT I have experienced decreased sex drive and eczema...I guess you could say those are pretty ho ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/25/2015 1:03:56 PM

Reviewer: jjosep22, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on Orsythia for almost a month now. Never took any birth control pill prior to this. I've never experienced nausea, depression or acne. I've had some hot flashes but they go away pretty quick. My main concern regarding this med is I've been bleeding non-stop for the past 3 weeks. I don't know if i should stop it or keep on taking it until i see my health care provider ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/14/2015 12:27:19 PM

Reviewer: dmn26, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This was my first time trying birth control due to terrible cramps/long periods. Although it did make my periods less painful and light, they lasted for two weeks! I thought it was just spotting but it lasted for 3 months. Also, I rarely got acne before but this gave me the worst acne of my life. Definitely switching.

Condition: Birth Control
12/2/2014 12:37:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on birth control since I was 16 (now 24). I started this birth control after having issues with two other brands after LoEstrin 24 Fe (which worked well aside from occasional yeast infections) was under copyright issues a year ago. For the first four months I missed work on the second day of my period due to nausea, dizziness, light headedness, and extreme cramps. My body felt simila ... Show Full Comment

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