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8 People found this comment helpful

This medication does work, but for the first month or so you have dark brown soptting between periods. Sometimes you get vaginal discomfort and nasusa and/or headache once in a while when using this medication. I think this form for birth control is good and very easy to take. The pills are pink the first 21 pills. The 7 other pills are white and contain estorgen hormones when you are not on your ...

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I just started on this pill last Thursday and it's Monday. My doctor switched me because Loestrin24 was too low hormone for me and I was having 2 periods a month for the first time in my life. I used to be on .25 mcg of estrogen before Loestrin and that seemed to work well. I'm now on Balziva and it's .35 mcg of estrogen, which I hope is not too high for me. I will see. The reason I'm posting is...

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Kate | 25-34 | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
1/30/2018
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 2.7
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I took this to help with my PMS and with my acne. Also, for birth control. Side note: I already have anxiety, depression, and PTSD with dissociative symptoms. I took this pill for a total of about 7 months. At first, it seemed to help stabilize my mood and reduced the severity of my period cramps. Over time, my mood got worse and my spotting evolved into a second monthly period. In the end: my chin had non-stop cystic acne, I had two periods a month like clockwork, and my mood was so bad that I had to routinely scream into a pillow daily just so I didn�t direct my anger towards my child and boyfriend. I was sobbing uncontrollably at random times and felt suicidal more than I�d like to admit. It also heavily decreased my libido and my overall enjoyment of life. I also took a Benadryl once for allergies while on this pill and I had a psychotic break that lasted approximately 24 hours. This drug isn�t evaluated for having an interaction with Benadryl, but my doctor suspects the Benadryl set me off in combination with balziva. Since stopping balziva, I feel like myself. My acne is so much better, my personality is back, and I finally feel happy again. I know this works for some people, but IF YOU HAVE MENTAL ILLNESS, TELL YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING BALZIVA. If I continued on that pill, I�m confident I would have isolated myself to the point of suicide.

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Anonymous | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
2/13/2017
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 5.0
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Anonymous | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 5 to less than 10 years | Patient
8/4/2016
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 4.7
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I've been on Balziva for about 6 years! I don't experience really any cramps at all, no acne, no weight gain, my mood swings are light and so are my periods. My periods last about 2-3 days really, sometimes I don't even have them which is concerning. I guess that would be my only complaint actually..sounds crazy but I kind of miss having a normal period! I've talked to my doctor and she said it was completely normal. Sounds like a lot of people have had problems with this drug, and I get that it's not right for some people but maybe give it some time too.

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Miami2 | 35-44 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
7/10/2016
Condition: Disease of Ovaries with Cysts
Overall rating 2.0
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I was started on this medication for cyst and heavy periods. My menstruals were perfectly regulated. Now I continually have episodes of bleeding that last from days to weeks. I have no idea what to expect. I hate it.

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Lindseym07 | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
6/26/2016
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 5.0
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