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Condition: Birth Control
1/12/2012 4:23:21 PM

Reviewer: dakater, 25-34 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 have been on BC for over a decade and Levora for over 5 years with no problems. The pharmacist substituted Portia for my prescription over the past three months, insisting it was the same. In the first month, I noticed more pain and bloating with my period. Over the next two months, I became depressive, full of rage and hysterical. Also, I lost my appetite, and even though I was eating less, I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/27/2011 12:05:49 AM

Reviewer: AlisonF, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have only been on this BC for a week. And I and everyone around me has noticed a change in my personality and mood swings. I have been extremely irritable and easily depressed. And my acne was very minimal and has worsened. I need a switch.

Condition: Birth Control
4/6/2011 11:00:11 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 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 on Levora until I moved to a different town and this town doesn't have Levora at their pharmacy. They said it was another generic for the same drug. Almost instantly I noticed a change. It still works to prevent pregnancy, but I've gained weight, had bacterial infections and vaginal itching. I'm married, no STD's (they tested when I went to the OB/GYN about the itching), ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/24/2011 7:22:15 PM

Reviewer: cro, 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: 2

Comment:
pros: prevented pregnancy cons: made my acne go from mild to TERRIBLE intense mood swings depression etc

Condition: Birth Control
1/7/2011 5:43:26 PM

Reviewer: my_scoop, 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: 4

Comment:
For the last three years I switched between Nordette, Portia, and Levora (They are all the same pill but Portia and Levora are the generic version of Nordette). The first two years were fantastic. My bleeding noticeably lessened each month, no nausea, no weight gain, or tender breasts, and the pain of menstrual cramps drastically decreased. Plus, I did not get pregnant. However, in the third ye ... Show Full Comment

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