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Condition: Birth Control
4/22/2015 2:19:20 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking Kariva about two months ago with no issues. Just recently (a week and a half ago), I actually started experiencing severe bloating, I've gained weight and severe mood swings. I weighed 93 lbs before taking this with never any issues of gaining weight, I have a fast metabolism but after taking this I experienced intense hunger. I used to eat half a meal and be full, now I finis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/31/2015 9:51:49 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was switched to Kariva because my doctor no longer wanted to prescribe Beyaz d/t the increased risk of blood clots (which i never had, and I don't smoke). I took it for 3 months and experienced decreased libido, BAD acne, headaches and constant hunger - causing me to gain more weight. I am changing to another pill, this one just isn't the one for me. With Beyaz I only experienced mood s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/3/2015 11:17:58 PM

Reviewer: Kt227, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've tried many birth control pills over the years, this one is THE WORST. some have made me crazy, this one makes me an emotionless robot. I feel like I'm not myself, like I am going through the motions. It makes me SICK, like morning sickness, nausea every day sick. It also makes me dizzy and queasy. Since taking it I've gained 10 pounds, but you'd think more bc of how constantly ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/19/2014 2:37:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Every month my period would come 7-10 days later but last 3-4 days which is normal for me. It decreased my sex drive completely. I got the dizziness, loss of balance, weight gain, bloating, headaches, mood swings, muscle spasms/cramps, fatigue, shortness of breath, blurred vision, basically everything that can make simple chores extremely difficult.

Condition: Birth Control
9/18/2014 10:56:17 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Kariva for about 4 months. My acne has cleared up significantly and I have had regular periods with light cramping. I have gained about 7 pounds with this one and cannot manage to get these pounds off. This BC has not left me moody or nausea's like others have. Have noticed a loss in libido like others have mentioned. Not the worst, not the best

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