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Condition: Birth Control
1/28/2013 1:56:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started Loestrin about 5 months ago after a short break from birth control. The first thing that happened was that I became extremely irritable all the time, and by the time I got my period (the 1st month), I had developed about six or seven acne cysts on my face. These symptoms have decreased a lot in the five months I've been on the drug, but I am quitting after this month because I feel i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/20/2013 1:39:55 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 14 months on Lutera, my doctor switched me to Loestrin Fe 1/20 because of my severe onset of acne. Apparently the estrogen build up in my system caused some extremely horrible acne. In the 6 weeks I was on Loestrin Fe, my acne was COMPLETELY cleared up. Downsides: it made me tired as ever, i had a constant problem with yeast infections, and my daily pain returned from endometriosis. not a fu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/21/2012 2:04:50 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Love it! I still have regular symptoms monthly but no cycle.

Condition: Birth Control
10/4/2012 2:24:17 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am 39 and in the middle of my third pack. Haven't felt well since I started and about a week ago started having night sweats. Anyone else experience this?

Condition: Birth Control
9/22/2012 4:07:23 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Pros: Minimal weight gain (mostly in my breasts- went up a whole cup size!) no mood swings outside of a few days of regular "PMS" mood, no depression, light period. Cons: Biggest con- ACNE! New blemishes everyday, very annoying and painful. Tender breasts all the time. Also expensive. Switched to a different brand since the acne and breast tenderness were not something I could contro ... Show Full Comment

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