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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Junel FE 1/20 (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
2/11/2014 12:24:40 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have been on a few different birth control pills (LoEstrin FE, Microgestin Fe) and now Junel FE 1/20. This is my third pack and so far so good. I have not experienced any side effects except for shorter periods, which is a good thing. They last two days, if that. I have noticed that I may be alittle more emotional, but then again I am also a cancer (zodiac) so it doesnt take much to get us emoti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/14/2014 11:49:41 PM

Reviewer: KAP123, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I do not recommend taking Junel Fe. I've been taking birth control for about 3 years now and switched to this generic brand due to insurance coverage. When I first started taking it my periods were much lighter around 3 days, but now they are lasting 6-7 days. I also have become extremely irritable and moody a few days before my period. These mood swings have become so bad that I act like a co ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/14/2014 11:10:39 AM

Reviewer: ErikaG, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on this pill for about 8 months. The first 3 months were great, my periods were short and light; however, about 5 months into it I got my period two weeks early, it was heavy and lasted 7 days, much like before I started the pill, I was miserable. As if that wasn't bad enough, I missed the next two periods which put me through the stress of thinking I was pregnant. After missing ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/1/2014 5:55:01 PM

Reviewer: TraciS, 25-34 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 on different birth controls for about 10 years. My periods have always been pretty heavy, usually lasting about 7 days each time. About a year ago, I started getting my period 5-7 days each time, at least twice a month. I have had the IUD, the shot and have tried several different birth control pills. None of them helped with any of my symptoms, and all made me incredibly nauseous. I h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/28/2013 4:23:56 PM

Reviewer: ergbworg, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm 18 and I take Junel without the placebos. The first week I took this drug, I felt fine. However, the second week was hell. Nausea to the max, I thought it was morning sickness! Although the nausea has subsided quite a bit- it helps A LOT with my skin. I'm feeling more anxious than usual and a lot more testy. Mood swings galore esp. when I'm close to my period. NOW my flow is usuall ... Show Full Comment

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