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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
4/12/2013 3:06:17 PM

Reviewer: 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:
First and foremost - this works good as a birth control and i use it on time every date. Cons - I have been having mood swings now for about 3-4 months on this pill. I wake up angry and hostile. Very moody. Makes me very nauseous and sensitive to smells of all kinds. If I don't eat immediately in the morning, I'm very sick. And all of a sudden no period?!? I rather be back on Junel FE ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/23/2013 8:36:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The worst birth control ever!! Do not take!Terrible depression to the point of suicidal thoughts.

Condition: Birth Control
1/25/2013 11:50:23 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I’ve been reading reviews for this birth control all night. Honestly I should have read these earlier!! I’ve been bleeding for 45 DAYS!!! I bleed ALL THE WAY THROUGH my two first packs; I’m talking about a regular flow. “Breakthrough bleeding” my ass! (Excuse my language). I’ve been breaking out on my face, back and chest in the worse way, real self-esteem killer! My mood has been a roller co ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/22/2013 10:49:22 AM

Reviewer: Ingrid27, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on the Nuvaring and loved it because I didn't have to remember to take a pill everyday. You put it in for 3 weeks and take it out and get your period. After a week you put a new one in. However Nuva ring was expensive so I switched to give the pill a try and totally hate it. I'm super moody and most of all I broke out with cystic pimples in places I've NEVER broke out before!! on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/20/2013 10:23:20 PM

Reviewer: emm, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started this pill just for birth control and I hated it! The first week was a sure indicator of how I would react to it! I started it Sunday and had a full on breakdown on Thursday!! I ended up crying in public because I couldn't control my emotions! Then I had 2 periods the first month (which can be normal). However, I was very sensitive to the amount of hormones in the pill that I took it ... Show Full Comment

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