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Condition: Birth Control
7/14/2011 4:04:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was taking Microgestin for years, which is a generic brand of Loestrin. Then one day at the pharmacy, they switched it to Junel because Microgestin was no longer available, they said it was the exact same thing. This pill gave me awful migraines (which I've never had in my life), and placed me in the hospital. I had many mood swings, weight gain, etc. I discontinued using Junel.. as soon as ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/10/2011 8:30:56 AM

Reviewer: amandaleigh00, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been taking Loestrin 24 FE for a while and when I got my prescription via mail order pharmacy they sent me this. I was totally against it, but called my dr. who advised it was fine. So, I took it for 3 months. I had breakthrough bleeding every week prior to my period starting, for a week. So, it was like having my period for 1.5-2 weeks. Also, in hindsight I see that I had terrible mood swin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/11/2010 10:46:38 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've been taking Junel for about three weeks now, and within the first few days of taking it, my acne got about five times worse than it's been in about 3 years (my acne's usually moderate, it's not horrible but it's pretty bad sometimes). This is the first birth control I've ever been on, and I've only heard that birth control lessens acne, so I don't understand wh ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/20/2009 2:42:53 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Before I took this bcp I took loestrin fe24.I switched because I started getting a lot of breakthrough bleeding. Within the first week of taking this pill I knew it wasn't for me. I started getting headaches which I NEVER get headaches ever, unless I wait too long to eat but it goes away once I do. Secondly, the cramping I experienced during my first cycle was horrible. In the 7 years I’ve had ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/20/2009 3:49:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This pill made me feel so depressed that I would cry at the littlest things, which I would never cry about before i started talking this pill.

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