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Condition: Birth Control
2/13/2013 10:07:10 PM

Reviewer: klinz, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began taking Ortho tri-cyclen because my periods were really painful and I was hoping birth control would help. The first week was really tough for me and I felt nauseous all the time. After that, I began finding myself crying all the time and I really had no clue why I was. My boyfriend started to think I was going crazy because I almost never cried unless someone died. As the month went on, I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/6/2013 8:59:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This birth control made me absolutely crazy. Normally I have a fairly level personality but on this I was constantly depressed and anything would make me cry (although it took a few months on these pills for these symptoms to escalate) I was almost put on anti-depressant before a doctor suggested I switch birth control to a different pill which leveled out my mood in a week.

Condition: Birth Control
12/11/2012 9:15:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started on the generic form of ortho tri-cyclen about 4 years ago and have switched off of it 6 times because I hate it but unfortunately it is all too affordable compared to other ones I've tried. The biggest problem on it is I went from being a hard ass, able to deal with anything, to crying over nothing. One min crying fallowed shortly after with a violent fits of rage. Not to mentio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/19/2012 9:40:24 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking ortho tri-cyclen last week. The first of taking this medication I experienced problems with my eye sight. The latter part of the week I have experienced severe nausea. I take the pill at night and I often wake up throughout the night due to the nausea. I am calling today to get another form of birth control. Ortho Tri-Cyclen has had me so ill that I would rather get back on d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/6/2012 7:41:57 PM

Reviewer: Manning60H, 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 was on Lutera for 5 years. Absolutely loved it. I never had any negative side effects (no weight gain, mood swings, baby-free, etc.) I have recently been under a lot of stress and developed some mild to moderate acne. Of course, I wanted that to go away so when my annual gyno appt. came up I asked about different birth controls that would help with acne. My gyno suggested Ortho Tri-Cyclen (I got ... Show Full Comment

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