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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ortho-Cyclen (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
8/5/2009 12:36:11 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This is the first time for me on birth control. I've only been on this pill for a little over a month and so far have had No serious side effects. The only side effect has been that at the beginning of the first and now the second pack, I've felt my breasts a little swollen. And I think they're slightly bigger... but thats fine with me :) I guess side effects will vary from person to p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/12/2009 12:19:17 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
please ignore that previous review about always having nausea...I'm pregnant. Guess it was not very effective for me.

Condition: Birth Control
7/9/2009 7:00:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I used Ortho Cyclen for a little over a month and never recevied a period. Although I had cramps and the normal feeling of having a period. Around week 5 I started havine severe nausea everyday and always felt sick. Would not recommend.

Condition: Birth Control
6/18/2009 9:25:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have had my period for 2 weeks, and it will not go away. I take my medicine at the same time everyday. I have also had weight gain, acne, and my mood has been a little unstable (crying, sadness, anxiousness).

Condition: Birth Control
6/6/2009 3:33:54 AM

Reviewer: Housewife01, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had hormonal issues since I was 13 and my ob/gyn has changed my pills quite a few times already due to them not being a high enough dosage. I have only been taking Ortho-cyclen for about a month or so. I have noticed that my migraines have worsened a bit, I have experienced horrible cramping all month long even when not on my period, I have gained a few pounds or at least I feel really bloa ... Show Full Comment

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