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3/14/2014 11:33:07 PM

Reviewer: Alicia0816, 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: 5

Comment:
I started taking this medication almost year ago for endometriosis. In the beginning it was awful, I had the side effects. From bloating to weight gain and my moods were all over the place. I kept taking it as it's my last option to prevent more surgeries and I'm glad I did. After a few months the side effects went away and my moods are back to normal. I know you read some bad reviews but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/27/2014 8:29:04 AM

Reviewer: cfinch, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I began taking 5 mg Norethindrone three years ago for endometriosis, heavy and painful periods, and ovarian cysts. I've had multiple surgeries and the endo would grow back. I was taking massive amounts of ibuprofen every month since I was 15. Norethindrone has stopped my periods and the pain. No more ibuprofen needed! I've had a few side effects - breast tenderness in the beginning, which ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/17/2013 10:28:55 PM

Reviewer: marioluvsme, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication for birth control and heavy periods, plus ovarian cysts...I started spotting, break through bleeding (light) at beginning of 4th week. I have noticed that my breasts are incredibly sore.. painful. My nipples are always enlarged. Even just to graze them was hurtful. Ive also noticed that my temper has increased, less patience.

Condition: Other
11/9/2013 12:09:46 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Tremendous weight gain

Condition: Other
7/18/2013 3:02:09 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am taking this medication to jump start my periods. It has been over six months since I have had a cycle and my husband and I are trying to have our first child. With in 4 days of taking this medication I feel six, my back is in unbelievable pain, my abdomen is in pain, I can't sleep and began throwing up this morning. Not fun, will not be taking this med again.

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