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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Microgestin FE 1/20 (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
6/25/2014 3:40:21 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: 3

Comment:
When I started taking the pill I was on a higher dose, but when my mother got cervical cancer, my doctor suggested to switch to this one. Overall the pill did what it was ment to do, not let me become pregnant, but unfortunatly I had sevear side effects I am just coming to terms with. Hence the review. I am 25 and as of a few months ago, stopped this medication. I had been on the pill since I was ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/20/2014 4:51:25 PM

Reviewer: jdezzi, 19-24 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 love this birth control! I've been taking it for about a year now and have had absolutely no issues, I gained about 3-5 pounds but besides that its great!

Condition: Birth Control
6/18/2014 12:52:27 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have taken this medication for a year. It has made me sick with sever nausea, vomitting, cramping and it made my migraines come on more frequent during the month. Im switching to trycycline lo ..

Condition: Birth Control
3/17/2014 4:04:54 PM

Reviewer: vmeltx23, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo for many years I decided to switch to something that would cost me less per month. That was a bad idea. The only good thing about this drug is that my periods have completely stopped. However, I now have terrible mood swings, low sex drive and acne for the first time in my life. Not something I wanted at 31. I've been on it for almost five months with sympt ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/14/2014 10:55:26 PM

Reviewer: doyourresearch1st, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Overall I didn't feel myself I've been on Microgestin for less than a month and it has been terrible! This pill gave me manic like mood swings (angry), no sex drive/ dryness, food cravings and break outs. I was on Lutera for 2 years I decided to switch to try something new. The Lutera began to made me nauseated in the mornings. Needless to say Microgestin is not for me I'm going back t ... Show Full Comment

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