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Condition: Birth Control
5/16/2009 10:59:23 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor prescribed this medication to regulate my periods. It DID do that but it also made me gain weight rapidly, have super oily skin and tons of acne, become extremely fatigued, very very hungry and horribly moody. After fighting with everyone and crying all the time for no apparent reason, I decided to quit taking it. Best decision of my life! I'm currently taking Ocella, and have not ex ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/2/2009 1:09:32 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen for 15 years and my OB suggested a new pill, Loestrin FE. She said it was not much different but my period wuld be shorter. I began taking the Loestrin and within the 2nd day I noticed a huge difference in my mood. Anything has been setting me off and I seem to be mad all of the time. I could see if I had never been on any bc pill before but since I have been I figur ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/25/2008 10:07:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I changed my BC pill, had my period and then started taking this one. I got over my period for 3 days and then got it again after taking 5 pills of Loestrin. I am going back to my original pill. I am extremely dissatisfied with this pill.

Condition: Birth Control
10/28/2008 10:39:28 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this pill for about a year and am very glad I started it. I was on the Nuva Ring before and although that was much easier to use because you on'y change it every three weeks- my periods were much heavier. So heavy that I could only use super and super plus tampons. With this pill I get my period for 5 days or so and can use regular tampons. I didn't experience too much nause ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/8/2008 11:38:53 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The pill has been easy to take and has not caused me any emotional problems that other birth control pills have caused me. I have had some bleeding between periods and also a drop in sex drive and I am only 25.

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