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

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Condition: Birth Control
11/29/2011 6:25:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Still constantly paranoid that I may be pregnant (due to breast tenderness) but overall, I have been pleased with this birth control. Taking a pill is always a pain but it is definitely the cheapest option. As far as side effects, I have noticed an increase in headaches but no weight gain or hair loss. My periods have been less severe but not shorter in duration.

Condition: Birth Control
11/17/2011 12:56:48 PM

Reviewer: CAHiker123, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been very happy with Junel. This is the 1st pill I have taken w/o horrible side effects. I experienced slight nausea and cramping on day 2, but that's gone away. I have slightly elevated hunger level, so I have needed to be conscious of food intake. No bloating, spotting, and weight gain. My libido has increased and my acne cleared up.

Condition: Birth Control
11/8/2011 11:18:32 AM

Reviewer: psmb, 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 made the mistake of reading these reviews when I recently prescribed Junel and almost called my doctor to switch before even trying. I decided to stick it out given that my experiences with Ortho and Cyclessa were horrendous anyway. I AM SO HAPPY I DID. Bottom line- you have to try it to know if it works for you or not. I haven't had a single side effect. If anything, my mood has improved dr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/27/2011 11:42:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on this B.C. for a year and a half and have been unpset with it from the begining. My sex drive is almost compeletly gone. Recently my period has been so irregular. I have had my period for 10 days with really bad acne. I would rather deal with having a bigger chance of getting pregnant than take this pill any more.

Condition: Birth Control
8/5/2011 12:28:02 PM

Reviewer: Anoynmous , 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
When I first got on this pill, I noticed mild mood swigs. However, my period was great, it lasted only a day or 2 and I got no cramps what so ever. My sex drive was still normal untill now, I have been on it for a year and I have no desire to have sex. I still have the ability to self lubricate and to have an orgasm. Also, after 3 months of being on this pill, I realized it calmed me down and I wa ... Show Full Comment

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