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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Microgestin 1/20 (21) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
12/24/2012 11:48:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on this pill for about 5 months now, and I hate it. My periods are very irregular,which they never used to be on the last bc I took. That's the reason I got on BC, for period regulation. Either it comes 2 weeks early or it doesn't come at all, or I spot for a day when i'm supposed to get it. I have horrible mood swings,lashing out at everyone,and crying over EVERYTHING! I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/12/2012 5:39:55 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for about 3.5 months with little issue. I've noticed a few side effects. The one I don't mind is breast tenderness and enlargement! I could take more soreness if it meant they got even bigger! My appetite swings wildly, some days I'm very hungry, others not at all, but maybe that's just my body! The only very annoying thing is that I find myself very ea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/23/2012 7:33:07 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've been taking this for a year and my periods are semi-normal..it still comes around the time it's supposed to either 3 days before or 3 days after. My periods are HORRIBLE with this medication. I have the worst cramps (which I never really experiences before) to where I can't hardly get out of bed without feeling sick. I tried to switch birth controls many times but my doctors told ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/13/2012 11:31:27 AM

Reviewer: Hollie Z, 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:
Microgestin 1/20 is great. I've had no major side effects and I'm feeling very well. I tried Lo Loestrin Fe but it made me bleed everyday. Microgestin 1/20 is still a very low dose pill but with a bit more estrogen than Lo Loestrin Fe so I didn't get all that bleeding. Microgestin 1/20 is a keeper and I'm going to stick with it.

Condition: Birth Control
12/22/2011 4:02:27 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I recently switched from NuvaRing to Microgestin. I liked the ease of Nuva Ring, but it was too expensive and I didn't want it anymore. I was very nervous to change and had only ever been on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo before and had horrible weight gain, went up 2 cup siizes and felt terrible. I expressed every concern with my doctor and she went over a few different rxs then ended up with this one. ... Show Full Comment

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