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Condition: Birth Control
1/21/2014 4:41:15 PM

Reviewer: jmis04, 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 was taking this pill for almost 2 months when I was sent to the ER for its HORRIBLE side effects. It started with a horrible headache and then my left hand went completely numb. I then had blurred vision and was unable to communicate or think of simple every day words. I also had difficulty breathing. Once I was in the ER, they ran several tests to check for blood clots as well as my heart. All ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/6/2013 10:10:28 AM

Reviewer: samiam78, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking this pill when my period started back after giving birth to my daughter. The first week everything was fine. I seemed dry but didn't accredit it to the pill until reading other posts. The second week I got a nasty headache for a couple of days then started bleeding just like I was having a regular period but I am still on active pills. I am on day 6 of bleeding with normal ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/4/2013 2:48:00 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was prescribed this pill in order to A. prevent pregnancy and B. control an incredibly heavy, irregular period. It accomplished both of these things beautifully fpr the 5 months I took it. I had severe nausea the first week, but it quickly went away. I was satisfied with it until I started developing sever mood swings and depression as a result of the pill, on top of slight weight gain/acne. The ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/20/2013 1:17:47 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am almost finished with my second pack of this stuff. I started taking it on a recommendation from my dr. for severe pms. However, I am switching back to my ortho tricyclen. This medication has caused my face, neck, back and chest to break out with no indication of clearing up. I am moody constantly. I have also experienced a weight gain of around 5lbs (not a huge deal but I've been making ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/20/2013 10:22:23 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I normally have had no issues with other forms of birth control in the past, but I took one pill of this medication and ended up in the ER. About 4 hours after I took the pill, the entire right side of my face and head became very tingly and numb and I developed a sort of pressure feeling in my jaw. This tingling and numbness radiated down through my right arm. I called my doctor to make sure I wa ... Show Full Comment

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