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i have not gotten pregnant, but the side effects are not worth it. I am taking myself off this medication this month. depression mood swings, nausea. there has to be a better way. I can tell you exactly how i am going to feel before i wake up in the morning, based on were i am in my pill pack.

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I also expereince nearly every side effect of this pill. I have gained about 7 lbs the first month (and I'm a tiny girl!. My breasts have grown about an entire cup size and I have daily abdominal pain. No babies though!

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Naynay | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
10/27/2013
Condition: Disease of Ovaries with Cysts
Overall rating 4.0
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I am on the generic version of Ortho-Cyclen which is Previfem. I was put on this medication to shrink my ovarian cyst and to prevent new ones. I just finished the 1st pack of this. Reading these reviews I was very discouraged from taking this birth control. I must say that I have not had ANY SIDE EFFECTS from this birth control! no stomach aches like they told me i would, none of that! I do take it at night and with food. No weight gain, (im on another med that makes me loose weight) so i had no problems with that so far. I am very glad and i do encourage other ladies to try this birth-control

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BB | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
4/14/2012
Condition: Acne
Overall rating 2.3
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Horrible pill! Acne worse, gained 10 lbs in 3months, emotional wreck, non stop bleeding, & horrible cramping. Waste of my time & money. Not to mention the doctor won't take my symptoms seriously!

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crystala | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
3/8/2012
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 3.0
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I never got pregnant while using this pill, but I doubled up by using condoms 90% of the time. The reason I stopped taking this pill was that it caused me yeast infections at least once a month. I am 30 and had never experienced a yeast infection before. I panicked and had an STD test, but thankfully it was just my body reacting negatively with the estrogen in this pill. After 7 months I switched to Camila. No more yeast infections and light/no period.

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KaylaT123 | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
6/19/2011
Condition: Disease of Ovaries with Cysts
Overall rating 5.0
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This has been the best birthcontrol i have ever took. I highly recommend this.

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Anonymous | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
7/19/2010
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 4.0
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I started taking Cyclen four years ago when I was 18. The only side effect I had experienced was weight gain (15 pounds.) Recently, mood swings, lack of energy and lack of sex drive have developed. I am considering not taking any sort of birth control after researching and finding so many side effects with all.

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