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    Condition: Birth Control
    11/20/2013 5:59:26 PM

    Reviewer: CG4, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was on Loestrin 24 fe for 3 years with NO PROBLEMS. I loved it. My periods lasted less than 2 days, cleared my skin, and I didn't gain weight. Then I was forced to switch to Minastrin, which is supposedly the same pill, but just chewable. It's been a TERRIBLE experience. I've had a chronic yeast infection straight through the 3 months I've been on it and it won't respond to a ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    11/20/2013 11:44:24 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Here is an honest review: minastrin is chewable, it doesn't taste that bad, most people here are overreacting. It tastes like one of those dot candies that come on paper, but if said candies had gotten old and kind of gnarly. Not the worst, not the best. I had been on loestrin 24 fe for 7 years. It was very disheartening to find that they would be changing the birth control that I had ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    11/19/2013 10:20:43 AM

    Reviewer: 25-34 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Loved Loestrin Fe 24, HATE Minastrin. Breakthrough bleeding was the first change I noticed, then came the acne, then the horrible mood swings, exhaustion, no sex drive, and depression. After only two days off this pill I feel like a fog has been lifted. I generally have no side effects, have never had issues with any birth control. This pill has been the WORST experience of my life.

    Condition: Birth Control
    11/18/2013 9:24:34 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Caremark asked me to switch to this when Loestrin 24 FE was discountinued. I just finished my second week of Minastrin but I already have a period with cramping all day. I had mild spotting the three days before the iron pills on Loestrin. On Minastrin I have acne on my forehead I can't get rid of. I've had random nausea, have a constant craving for sweets/junk foo (normally get a bit ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    11/17/2013 7:24:35 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Forced to switch after taking Loestrin for 2 years, never having issues with loestrin. Took one full cycle of minastrin and I was up for three days straight, could not fall asleep, had a headache on and off for almost two weeks and experienced vaginal dryness which I have never had in my life. I did not restart a second cycle and am still looking for a new BC :(

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