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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
6/15/2013 7:30:53 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The first month I was pretty emotional.the second month has been better. I have lost a couple of pounds & no periods. Don't believe all the bad reviews. I am very happy on this pill. I had been on uncaring previously & glad to be off of it.

Condition: Birth Control
6/2/2013 12:21:03 PM

Reviewer: Taylor, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking Junel 7 months ago. I'm very satisfied with it now, but the first few weeks were awful! I had TERRIBLE mood swings. I would get super irritated and mad at people for no reason. I barely touched my boyfriend because I had no sex drive at all. I was also super emotional and would cry for no reason. To sum it up, I was a crazy woman! My doctor told me to at least give it a month ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/18/2013 10:07:51 PM

Reviewer: r20lbd , 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was normally on Lo Loestrin Fe which is an ultra low dose of 10mcg estrogen. I had no side effects other than breakthrough bleeding, so we upped my dose and I was prescribed Loestrin 1/20, given Junel 1/20 generic. After the first 3 days of taking this pill I had really bad anxiety. I am 25 and have had anxiety maybe 3 times in my life. This lasted for almost a whole week. One day my heart start ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/2/2013 7:57:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Since taking this, I have had less facial breakouts and lost a tiny bit of weight. Other than that, it has been terrible. My doctor told me spotting is common but after the first 4 days of taking it, i started bleeding non-stop and soaking through multiple panty liners a day. I'm almost at the placebo pills and since I have been "having a period" since being on the active pills, wond ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/24/2013 5:43:07 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
i have been on this pill for 6 months and when i first started everything was fine until recently. i have been breaking out EVERYWHERE and started getting my period before im done with the pills. i have also been getting yeast infections which is something i NEVER got in my life!it worked great as in i didnt get pregnant but i have a dr appointment on tuesday and i WILL be switching. thinking of g ... Show Full Comment

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