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    Condition: Birth Control
    1/2/2015 12:44:20 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been on various birth controls over the years. I was previously on Brevicon but was switched because of spotting. I greatly dislike this pill. I've experienced weight gain, more head aches, and barely any sex drive (NONE). I am not pregnant, so thats good. Otherwise the rest is horrid.

    Condition: Birth Control
    11/9/2014 3:37:08 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    This is my first ever bc pill and have been on for a month, aboutto start a new pack today although im still bleeding. Havent really gotten to test its contraceptive benefits yet, but i experienced mild side effects which have cleared up. I had really tender breasts and some pretty harsh cramping even before i started my "period" thats really about it, i feel exactly the same and well. I ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    9/29/2014 5:17:26 PM

    Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Pros: No pregnancies, regular periods Cons: Remembering to take daily pill, decreased sex drive, increased migraines As a chronic migraine sufferer the sudden drop-off of hormones just before menstruation caused "cyclic migraines." I went off the pill at the advice of my general physician while my husband was deployed. I still experienced migraines, but not cyclic migraines. A few ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    8/22/2014 12:11:16 PM

    Reviewer: Toya, 25-34 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:
    I have been using this bc for a year. During month 3 I did spot for about 3-4 weeks and had a little breast tenderness but since then I have no other side effects. My period usually begins the 3rd day of the placebo pills (which I don't take anymore) and lasts about 4 days. The flow is moderate for the first 2 days and light for the 3rd and 4th day. I have no complaints, although i have been t ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    1/30/2014 11:01:48 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: 4

    Comment:
    I switched to this pill from a 3 month pill that caused me to gain 10+ pounds, have heavy bleeding, and bad mood swings. In the 3 months that I have been on this pill, I have not spotted, experienced cramps, or had mood swings. I may have gained a pound or two since starting this pill, but other than that, its great. I would definitely recommend this pill.

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