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Condition: Birth Control
4/7/2012 12:00:33 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am not sure if I can fairly review this drug as far as effectiveness is concerned. But, I took it for three days, and my arms went partially numb, I got pins and needles in my feet, and I would wake up in the morning with random pains in my legs. Also, very oddly, my palms got sore (?). The side effects started within hours of the first dose, and are now mostly gone (stopped taking it two or thr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/23/2011 10:37:42 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've decided to switch after a year on the Loestrin 24 pill. I was not dissatisfied, but the potential for a decrease in periods actually became a total elimination of my period, which is a bit unsettling month after month. I also think this pill might be the cause for my greatly reduced sex drive. The positives, and why I would consider returning-- My extreme cramps were virtually eliminated, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/5/2011 9:12:52 PM

Reviewer: peace3, 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: 5

Comment:
So, just a little background... I have been on almost every form of BC out there from IUD to the Patch and tried every pill. This is hands down the best in terms of minimal side effects. No decrease in sex drive (increase if anything) no crazy thoughts of suicide or depression that can be directly linked to the medication and so far no pregancy. It's so mild that unless you like putting large ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/14/2011 9:22:49 PM

Reviewer: Nikki, 25-34 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:
I have had no problems with this bc. No period, No significant weight gain outside of note exercising regularly and eating healthy, No acne problems, no mood swings, no headaches or getting sick.

Condition: Birth Control
11/1/2010 6:00:54 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My typically low-key mood and high patience levels, changed to daily mood swings, irrational anger, headaches and zero patience. Mild depression. Switched after one month, improvement shown.

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