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Condition: Birth Control
11/18/2014 10:29:19 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was put on Micronor because I have suffered from migraines my entire life. Every other pill I had been on gave me migraines almost daily. When I finally switched to Micronor I found my migraines decreasing (although I still get them before my period or a few other times). The only side effect I found I had was worse skin aka pimples in my hormonal spots like on my chin. I asked my doctor if ther ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/1/2014 4:14:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking this because I did NOT want to take estrogen. I am very pleased and have been on this for about 7 months. The main side effect was break through bleeding, which was about the first 3 months. There was one incident I had 3 weeks between a 3day period. My boobs have not gotten bigger, and I didn't want them to because I already have DD. There is a little more acne right before a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/25/2014 3:46:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
What I have to say is looks lengthy but I hope you can find patience to read it. I have just s started taking micronor. And recently started experiencing breakthrough bleeding. At first I was accepting and understanding that changes will occur because I have introduced different levels of hormones into my body system.The bleeding didn’t stop for almost 4 weeks I became a bit worried. So I turned t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/28/2014 4:00:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
When I had stopped using the Depo shot because of my massive weight gain, my doctor had told me to use Ortho Micronor because I have migraines. The first 3 weeks, I was fine, the next week or so I started gaining cystic acne and before I was on the Depo shot (and during) I had clear and healthy skin. I was so shocked, of how bad my face is now. I hate this product so much, it took a toll on me. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/20/2014 6:34:21 PM

Reviewer: ilsh87, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was put on this medication a few months ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Prior to taking this, I was on a combination birth control pill. I experienced spotting in between my periods but it was very light and only lasted a day or so. No biggie. However, I have now been bleeding for over a month with only a four day break in between. I will be calling my doctor tomorrow to make ... Show Full Comment

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