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Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

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Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 1999 19-24 Female Caregiver Published: May 24

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. Nausea, heartburn, throwing up, crying, mood swings. I am deeply dissatisfied with the results of this birth control and am stopping immediately. Do not recommend.

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QUESTION

Which of the following are methods for contraception? See Answer
Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 1999 19-24 Female Caregiver Published: May 24

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. Nausea, heartburn, throwing up, crying, mood swings. I am deeply dissatisfied with the results of this birth control and am stopping immediately. Do not recommend.

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: cerealgirl 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 28

This birth control has destroyed me over the past 2 months. I have never felt more depressed and i cry over almost everything. I gained 7 pounds and can't find the motivation to do anything anymore. i highly recommend staying away from this birth control.

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 1999 19-24 Female Caregiver Published: May 24

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. Nausea, heartburn, throwing up, crying, mood swings. I am deeply dissatisfied with the results of this birth control and am stopping immediately. Do not recommend.

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: cerealgirl 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 28

This birth control has destroyed me over the past 2 months. I have never felt more depressed and i cry over almost everything. I gained 7 pounds and can't find the motivation to do anything anymore. i highly recommend staying away from this birth control.

Comment from: Tintely 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 08

Little to no side effects, effective. Have been on it 3 years.

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 1999 19-24 Female Caregiver Published: May 24

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. Nausea, heartburn, throwing up, crying, mood swings. I am deeply dissatisfied with the results of this birth control and am stopping immediately. Do not recommend.

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: cerealgirl 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 28

This birth control has destroyed me over the past 2 months. I have never felt more depressed and i cry over almost everything. I gained 7 pounds and can't find the motivation to do anything anymore. i highly recommend staying away from this birth control.

Comment from: Tintely 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 08

Little to no side effects, effective. Have been on it 3 years.

Comment from: Steph 45-54 Female Patient Published: May 17

Migraine

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 1999 19-24 Female Caregiver Published: May 24

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. Nausea, heartburn, throwing up, crying, mood swings. I am deeply dissatisfied with the results of this birth control and am stopping immediately. Do not recommend.

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: cerealgirl 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 28

This birth control has destroyed me over the past 2 months. I have never felt more depressed and i cry over almost everything. I gained 7 pounds and can't find the motivation to do anything anymore. i highly recommend staying away from this birth control.

Comment from: Tintely 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 08

Little to no side effects, effective. Have been on it 3 years.

Comment from: Steph 45-54 Female Patient Published: May 17

Migraine

Comment from: Nobody 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

I was switched from Levora - and this one is awful. I’m bleeding on it second tome in the month now - they assured me it’s “exact same thing as Levora”. I don’t feel like myself! I can’t get out of bed! I have no energy and I am forgetful!!!! I’m HATING this so much . I was doing so well on Levora!!! But pharmacist said they were out of Levora! Well now my whole system is screwed up are you happy now? Now I may have to have a surgery or die!!!!! This drug is death!!!! Can you hear in my voice what this garbage drug is doing to my brain?!! And pharmacists are killing you!!!! Pharmaceutical companies are killing us !!!

Related Reading: levora

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

I have recently got on Kurvelo back in June I have had two periods in June I stopped taking it for a week to stop the spotting I’m currently having a brown discharge and having a little bloody clots but I can’t get rid of the brown discharge I thought the week off would help me I read on Google what to do I have been taking the birth control everyday I been having headaches and nausea with it and a little abdominal cramps maybe it’s time for me to switch to another birth control pill because Kurvelo isn’t doing it’s job I’m calling the doctor tomorrow

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: K4me 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 29

I have been using Kurvelo for several years now. Anytime I have tried other generics (Portia, Altavera, etc), I break out terribly. I was recently told my pharmacy was no longer able to order Kurvelo. I tried 1 other generic and am now switching pharmacies so I can go back to Kurvelo.

Related Reading: kurvelo | portia | altavera

Comment from: Kida 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 25

I was on Levora but got switched to Kurvelo bc I had to change providers. It was the worst month 1/2 ever. The first day after taking it I had spotting, headache, nausea weakness, and horrid cramps. Then for a few days it was fine. Then the cramps and nausea came back worse. I had trouble riding in the car bc I would get so car sick, I honestly thought I was pregnant. Then my period came (late) and knew it was the birth control. I was bloated for weeks. I would get horrible cramps early in the morning and then lesser but still bad ones throughout the day. And headaches every morning too. Then the worst of it all. It started off as just me feeling hungry all the time, despite having just eaten. It was just uncomfortable at first. But then it became this 24/7 starving pain, no matter what I ate. It was so bad it would keep me up at night and wake me when did manage to fall asleep. It was so horrible that I had to stop taking it immediately.

Related Reading: levora | kurvelo | headache

Comment from: 1999 19-24 Female Caregiver Published: May 24

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. Nausea, heartburn, throwing up, crying, mood swings. I am deeply dissatisfied with the results of this birth control and am stopping immediately. Do not recommend.

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: cerealgirl 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 28

This birth control has destroyed me over the past 2 months. I have never felt more depressed and i cry over almost everything. I gained 7 pounds and can't find the motivation to do anything anymore. i highly recommend staying away from this birth control.

Comment from: Tintely 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 08

Little to no side effects, effective. Have been on it 3 years.

Comment from: Steph 45-54 Female Patient Published: May 17

Migraine

Comment from: Nobody 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

I was switched from Levora - and this one is awful. I’m bleeding on it second tome in the month now - they assured me it’s “exact same thing as Levora”. I don’t feel like myself! I can’t get out of bed! I have no energy and I am forgetful!!!! I’m HATING this so much . I was doing so well on Levora!!! But pharmacist said they were out of Levora! Well now my whole system is screwed up are you happy now? Now I may have to have a surgery or die!!!!! This drug is death!!!! Can you hear in my voice what this garbage drug is doing to my brain?!! And pharmacists are killing you!!!! Pharmaceutical companies are killing us !!!

Related Reading: levora

Comment from: manda 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 18

I have been on kurvelo for the past 6 months and it is the best birth control I have ever been on so far. On past birth controls I became very depressed and emotional, gained weight, and my severe cramps persisted. Kurvelo has not effected my mood at all, increased my appetite and have not had cramps as bad as they were before starting this BC. I also have not had any pregnancy scares since starting this birth control also my breast did grow about a cup and a half and skin is clearer which i didn�t mind. The only con I would have to say is that since starting this birth control I have been getting random feelings of nausea but they don�t last very long and have decreased the longer I�ve been on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo | pregnancy

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: Skylar 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 01

The first few months on the pill were difficult to get through but it's smooth sailing from the on. It's a small pill, easy to swallow. My periods are very very regular (about the same time every single month) which they weren't before using the medication. I definitely recommend it because it's cheap and effective and I forget I'm on it. As for use for weight and acne, I can't really comment because I've always had acne and a weight problem and didn't notice any change in either on the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: Skylar 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 01

The first few months on the pill were difficult to get through but it's smooth sailing from the on. It's a small pill, easy to swallow. My periods are very very regular (about the same time every single month) which they weren't before using the medication. I definitely recommend it because it's cheap and effective and I forget I'm on it. As for use for weight and acne, I can't really comment because I've always had acne and a weight problem and didn't notice any change in either on the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: VFer 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 15

I have been taking this medication for about 5 months now. Before taking this I had heave periods with many blood clots. Now that I'm taking this medication I have had light blood clots. It has worked well in preventing pregnancy. I had no symptoms. Just a little neusea the first two weeks or so. Overall I am very happy with this medication.

Related Reading: blood clots | pregnancy

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: Skylar 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 01

The first few months on the pill were difficult to get through but it's smooth sailing from the on. It's a small pill, easy to swallow. My periods are very very regular (about the same time every single month) which they weren't before using the medication. I definitely recommend it because it's cheap and effective and I forget I'm on it. As for use for weight and acne, I can't really comment because I've always had acne and a weight problem and didn't notice any change in either on the medication.

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Comment from: VFer 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 15

I have been taking this medication for about 5 months now. Before taking this I had heave periods with many blood clots. Now that I'm taking this medication I have had light blood clots. It has worked well in preventing pregnancy. I had no symptoms. Just a little neusea the first two weeks or so. Overall I am very happy with this medication.

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Comment from: Maria 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 14

Does this birth control make your period come every 3 months or every month?

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

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Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

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Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: Skylar 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 01

The first few months on the pill were difficult to get through but it's smooth sailing from the on. It's a small pill, easy to swallow. My periods are very very regular (about the same time every single month) which they weren't before using the medication. I definitely recommend it because it's cheap and effective and I forget I'm on it. As for use for weight and acne, I can't really comment because I've always had acne and a weight problem and didn't notice any change in either on the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: VFer 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 15

I have been taking this medication for about 5 months now. Before taking this I had heave periods with many blood clots. Now that I'm taking this medication I have had light blood clots. It has worked well in preventing pregnancy. I had no symptoms. Just a little neusea the first two weeks or so. Overall I am very happy with this medication.

Related Reading: blood clots | pregnancy

Comment from: Maria 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 14

Does this birth control make your period come every 3 months or every month?

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

I see a lot of the reviews here, which saying they feel awful. Well yes, it's a hormone, which will make you a little emotional. Especially one to fight against pregnancy I've been on it for about six months, at first the emotional rollercoaster kind of sucked, but it only lasts for about a month or two. After that, it's been great, effective, and my periods are super light and painless.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: Skylar 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 01

The first few months on the pill were difficult to get through but it's smooth sailing from the on. It's a small pill, easy to swallow. My periods are very very regular (about the same time every single month) which they weren't before using the medication. I definitely recommend it because it's cheap and effective and I forget I'm on it. As for use for weight and acne, I can't really comment because I've always had acne and a weight problem and didn't notice any change in either on the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: VFer 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 15

I have been taking this medication for about 5 months now. Before taking this I had heave periods with many blood clots. Now that I'm taking this medication I have had light blood clots. It has worked well in preventing pregnancy. I had no symptoms. Just a little neusea the first two weeks or so. Overall I am very happy with this medication.

Related Reading: blood clots | pregnancy

Comment from: Maria 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 14

Does this birth control make your period come every 3 months or every month?

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

I see a lot of the reviews here, which saying they feel awful. Well yes, it's a hormone, which will make you a little emotional. Especially one to fight against pregnancy I've been on it for about six months, at first the emotional rollercoaster kind of sucked, but it only lasts for about a month or two. After that, it's been great, effective, and my periods are super light and painless.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Within the first week I gained 8 lbs due to water retention....not happy about that. I was hoping it would get better, but it hasnt after 9 wks, so I am starting a dif one tomorrow. Also experienced really bad pms. I was REALLY sad, and irritable. Will not take this again!

Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 27

It's effective as a form of oral contraceptive, in the sense that I have never had a pregnancy scare in my years of use. However, (this is the most effect OC I've been offered due to previous medical conditions) it should be noted that continues cycle CAN and for myself (and my sisters) WILL make you spot. It's annoying, but I'm not pregnant, so there's that! It's a hormone, so expect some psychological and physical changes... no one has zero side effects. Mine include spotting through continuous cycling, even with "real" periods every three months and dry skin.

Related Reading: pregnancy | dry skin

Comment from: kaiweerosee98 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 11

Recently started Kurvelo due to me having PCOS, before i would get my period for up to 2 months at a time. Sometimes heavier than others. Now that i started this birth control i have had a pretty regular period, aside from cramps (which i never had before) and very very heavy flow. This is my first month on it.

Related Reading: kurvelo

Comment from: Taylor 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 08

I have been on this pill for almost three years now. My period used to come for 2 weeks at a time with heavy cramps and bleeding. With the pill, I get my period on a Tuesday night, exact for every month. Recently I've noticed spotting however between cycles which has never occurred before. Other than that, this pill has made my cycle so much easier and lighter! Just curious as to if anyone has noticed spotting after a while of usage whereas not before.

Comment from: Skylar 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 01

The first few months on the pill were difficult to get through but it's smooth sailing from the on. It's a small pill, easy to swallow. My periods are very very regular (about the same time every single month) which they weren't before using the medication. I definitely recommend it because it's cheap and effective and I forget I'm on it. As for use for weight and acne, I can't really comment because I've always had acne and a weight problem and didn't notice any change in either on the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: VFer 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 15

I have been taking this medication for about 5 months now. Before taking this I had heave periods with many blood clots. Now that I'm taking this medication I have had light blood clots. It has worked well in preventing pregnancy. I had no symptoms. Just a little neusea the first two weeks or so. Overall I am very happy with this medication.

Related Reading: blood clots | pregnancy

Comment from: Maria 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 14

Does this birth control make your period come every 3 months or every month?

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

I see a lot of the reviews here, which saying they feel awful. Well yes, it's a hormone, which will make you a little emotional. Especially one to fight against pregnancy I've been on it for about six months, at first the emotional rollercoaster kind of sucked, but it only lasts for about a month or two. After that, it's been great, effective, and my periods are super light and painless.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Within the first week I gained 8 lbs due to water retention....not happy about that. I was hoping it would get better, but it hasnt after 9 wks, so I am starting a dif one tomorrow. Also experienced really bad pms. I was REALLY sad, and irritable. Will not take this again!

Comment from: Jackie 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 11

Pharmacy gave me this as a generic form of Altavera. Spotting and heavy bleeding since taking this product. Vast difference from the brand name going to switch back when able to refill.

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Comment from: Hat 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 10

Switched to this brand after I had an allergic reaction to my other one. It works, I had some heavy periods before taking this brand and I've had no side effects at all after taking this medication for a year now. Also I'm not pregnant nor have I gotten pregnant or had any scares after being in a relationship throughout the entire period. SO if you take it regularly as you should, it will work -- it has for me anyway. I have no headaches, no acne, no spotting, my periods are very light and go away after two or three days now, which is nice. I haven't had any nausea or anything at all. I just take it and it works. It was perfect for me. Thanks.

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