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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Cryselle (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
5/27/2015 10:56:11 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Took Cryselle for a year with no particular issues - only switching because I don't want to take pills every day. Bit of fluid retention sometimes, but not a big deal. No other side effects for me and my periods were greatly reduced and very regular. As with any birth control however you can only try it and see how it works for you!

Condition: Birth Control
5/23/2015 12:34:36 PM

Reviewer: Jordan, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking this birth control when I was 17. I am now 20 years old with one of the worst cases of Endometriosis my doctor has ever seen for someone of my age. I had no problems before I started this birth control. Although doctors say they cannot prove the cause of this disease, I personally believe this medication caused it! At first, I had no problems really except extremely heavy periods. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/18/2014 9:42:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on cryselle for 8 months, after switching from tri-sprintec because it stopped working. I've gained over 10 lbs, I feel bloated all the time, and I have random, painful cramps throughout the month. My periods are worse than they've ever been, and the mood swings and depression are miserable. My skin stayed clear for the first few months, but I've started breaking out on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/14/2014 4:13:48 PM

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've been on cryselle for a little over 3 years now. I got on birth control for exactly what it's suppose to do. When I first began I literally had NO side effects. I actually lost 15 pounds when I first got on the pill, but that was because I began exercising and eating better. Now, 3 years in, I'm starting to get some of the nasty side effects. I haven't gained the weight back bu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/4/2014 6:04:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Im always surprised that some people have such a horrible experience with this birth control- it goes to show you that every body is different . I love Cryselle. No acne, no weight gain, no mood disorders. Made my period lighter and shorter. Only downfall for me is that I get nauseous when I start a new pack for the first few days but I get nauseous easily.

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