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    Condition: Birth Control
    4/14/2017 1:07:48 PM

    Reviewer: CassMae25, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    It prevents me from getting pregnant which is my main concern to begin with. Been a month on it and waiting to see if I spot or not between these 3 months. Another main reason I decided to take Amethia is because with my IBS, my mestrual cramps are 10xs worse so not getting my period or even having a light period is fine with me. Overall, it does the job of keeping me from worrying every month ??

    Condition: Birth Control
    3/16/2017 4:53:44 PM

    Reviewer: cb13076, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was on seasonique for two years, then camrese for 2 years. Just two weeks ago my pharmacy decided to give me amethia. I was wondering if I was going crazy, but thank you for al th we reviews. I've only been taking it for two weeks, so I have not had any spotting. However, I have had significant weight gain, shaky hands, horrible migraines in the morning, and fatigue that makes me want to nap ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    8/22/2016 3:46:03 PM

    Reviewer: Justawoman, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I've recently switched from Trinessa (taken for 18 years) to Amethia (taken for 6 months). Pros: Effective in preventing pregnancy, normal periods lasted 4-5 days once every 3 months. Cons: Severe moodiness and impatience in first 1 1/2 months which turned to moderate depression for remaining months and overall general unhappiness. Increased appetite which led to increase weight g ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    5/2/2016 11:35:54 PM

    Reviewer: 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:
    Loved the idea of having a period every 12 weeks...however it's somewhat stressful waiting 12 weeks to have a period! I live an active lifestyle and have gained 12 lbs in 3.5 months and I have had severe cystic acne along my chin and jawline since I started the medication. I'm strict about washing my face at night and following a skincare regimen. This BC has ruined my skin, caused weight ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    4/21/2016 4:13:10 PM

    Reviewer: Light_Weight, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been using this prescription for 7 months. I loved the idea of having a cycle every 3 months. It does give me slight acne problems, however, it seems to be getting better this past few months. I also notice an increase in my appetite. Fortunately for me this is okay since I also take Topiramate for migraines and it decreases my appetite (tremendously). So the two have finally balanced ... Show Full Comment

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