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Takes away apatite but MUST be taken with food or I become ill for hours during day & night. (Extreme nausousness or throwing up several times). My weight fluctuates a ridiculous amount before & during period but I have lost 10-15 pounds & have kept it off since I've started taking this, about 5 months? Unfortunately my sex drive is low & I have vaginal dryness. (Completely different from normal f...

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Anne | 35-44 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
9/9/2015
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 3.7
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For the last two months I've been spotting with this pill. It's not a lot but its irritating to come off your period and still be bleeding after the fact. I've been on this pill for quite some time and and it just started doing this a few months ago. What's going on!

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KASEY2229 | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
8/3/2014
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 5.0
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This medication is very effective for me. Very light periods and the abdominal cramping is virtually nonexistent.

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Emily | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
7/3/2014
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 4.3
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Takes away apatite but MUST be taken with food or I become ill for hours during day & night. (Extreme nausousness or throwing up several times). My weight fluctuates a ridiculous amount before & during period but I have lost 10-15 pounds & have kept it off since I've started taking this, about 5 months? Unfortunately my sex drive is low & I have vaginal dryness. (Completely different from normal for me) :( Higher blood pressure than usual but I was also smoking cigarettes which I now have quit. My period only lasts about 2-3 days 4 days max. I take it at 11 am everyday, seems to work best for me.. I'm pretty happy with this birth control overall mostly because so far I've stayed happy & it doesn't make me feel "crazy" like some past BC's have made me depressed, very mad at life & just down right NOT myself! I'm on this to make 100% I don't get pregnant. My gyno put me on this after trying out 3 different kinds because it doesn't mess with hormones as much apparently? She said this is good for women going through menopause. That's funny because I'm just a 20 year old that was having withdrawals from getting off an antidepressant. Anyways I hope this helps!! :)

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Anonymous | 45-54 | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
9/7/2011
Condition: Painful Periods
Overall rating 2.7
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SINCE I'VE BEEN SWITCHED TO THIS "GENERIC" FORM OF ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7, I HAVE HAD MORE PAIN, LONGER PERIODS, EARLIER START DATES, PAIN IN CALVES, AND DEHYDRATION. I DID FINE ON TWO OTHER GENERIC FORMS.

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