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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
3/4/2015 11:02:05 PM

Reviewer: microgestinuser, 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'm currently midway through my second cycle on Microgestin Fe. First cycle was fine - I got my period pretty early, but no other symptoms. Second cycle, I got my period early again and I've been pretty moody. Could just be PMS though. But it's done its biggest job - kept me from getting pregnant.

Condition: Birth Control
2/27/2015 7:21:56 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Ive been using this for almost a year. Havent gotten pregnant. I take it everyday on time. Only missed a pill one time. When you miss the pill you will bleed early and cramp for about 4 days. I can no longer stay lubricated but there are ways to fix that. I really like the pill.

Condition: Birth Control
1/5/2015 10:05:49 PM

Reviewer: 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 had the worst expirence with this birth control! I became extremely depressed to the point where I was living in my room for 2-3 months. I never wanted to leave my bed I was so sad, and emotionally unstable. Crying almost everyday for no reason at all. I didn't know what was wrong with me since I am not normally this type of person. I stopped taking the pills to see if that was the cause and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/2/2014 10:06:24 AM

Reviewer: 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: 4

Comment:
I have been on this pill over 2 years, it is the generic for Loestrin Fe. I have has a wonderful experience with this drug, my mood is stable, I never gained any weight, and my periods are light if they come at all. Sometimes I do experience abnormal bleeding/ cramping if I do not take my pill on time, but that's my fault. The only drawback is that it does not help my acne, although I have tri ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/1/2014 11:52:06 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I switched to this pill from Generess Fe solely due to the price. It is supposed to be the generic brand. With Generess Fe I had NO ISSUES after the first two months. Since I have been on Microgestin, I have bled every two weeks (been on it over 6 months), cried all the time, my acne is ridiculous and I have gained 10+ pounds. I am not sure what they put in the generic brand that's not in the ... Show Full Comment

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