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Since starting Nortrel, my periods are VERY light and last maybe 36 hours at most; usually I go through only 2-3 tampons. Not sure if that is a normal behavior while taking Nortrel, but is HAS worked as birth control (along with condoms) and I rarely have any painful cramps and never any spotting/moodiness, etc.

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Hibiscus | 25-34 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
5/19/2015
Condition: Absence of Menstrual Periods
Overall rating 2.7
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I would say, as a drug used to regulate period cycles, this is overly effective. The first few days of using this I began spotting, and by day 12 I was bleeding regularly. This shouldn't be happening. By the time I reached the first 'period' pill, I was still bleeding, and today is day 3 of the period pill. Worst. Day. Ever. My period is so heavy I need to change my heavy-flow tampon every 2 hours. I won't be taking this brand from now on; I've thrown out the rest of the pack. I do not reccommend this to anyone. Please ask for a different brand to your GYN.

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Anonymous | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
2/11/2014
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 5.0
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I am very happy with this pill. I was a little emotional the first few months, but I have been using it for about 7 months and I'm doing great. I have had no spotting, my periods are regular and light, however, they are not any shorter. My skin is clearer, I cramp less, as birth control it has worked perfectly. I like that if you miss a pill you are still covered and because it is a generic brand it was covered by my insurance. Overall, very happy.

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Anonymous | 19-24 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
3/1/2013
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 5.0
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I just started taking this drug and before I was taking Trisprintec. In comparison this drug has been wayyyy better. I'm not haveing mood swings any more and my period has been a lot lighter. As well I'm no longer cramping or bloating and my acne hasalmostcompletely cleared up.

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Anonymous | 13-18 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
8/5/2011
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 4.3
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I just started nortrel about two weeks ago the first 5 days I was on my period and I've been spotting since. 12 days of bleeding is not fun. I've had no mood swings, no bloating, no cramping. My period was much lighter. I have had a decrease in appetite and no weight gain. Great pill for BC

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ika2 | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
7/9/2010
Condition: Birth Control
Overall rating 5.0
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This drug never gave me bloating or mood swings so i would say its the best out there. I have tried 2 other kind of bc, but this one was the best.

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