Comment from: Slovakki 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 01

This medication messes my body up badly. The first time I was on it I had terrible depression. It was borderline scary the thoughts I would have on this medication. This time around, a few days into, it I became horribly nauseated with bloating, belching and diarrhea. I had no appetite and if I did I'd get full and sick after two bites. I was absolutely miserable and couldn't imagine suffering through that for months. Never had a negative reaction to birth control before this pill, but it has admittedly been a while since I've been on any form of BC.

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Comment from: JASMINE C. 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

I have a totally different story to share with all girls here. My pharmacy somehow gave me Sprintec instead of Mono-Linyah, maybe it was out of stock. About a month into taking Sprintec, i started having severe breast swelling to the point it interfered with my nightly sleep( i have never felt my breasts being so swollen in the past 30 years of my life), the swelling would ONLY disappear when i am on the placebo pills, not only this, i also have severe mood-swings to the extent i was on the edge of breaking up with my partner( i am extremely guilty of mistreating him this way). all these symptoms occurred when I started taking Sprintec. before this, i was always taking Mono-Linyah, and it was a breeze, no problems whatsoever, always had great sex with my partner, was always on the mood etc. so God please help me get back to Mono-Linyah.

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Comment from: KS Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: May 24

So this is a simple and very effective birthcontrol for me but it’s caused so many problems! I’ve been on this pill for over a year now and it’s been crappy the whole time. I have been in the ER for side effects (I had no pre-existing conditions) so I was shocked to hear it was causing a blockage in my uterus. It also make me miss periods then have 4 month long periods. My cycle is so off because of this pill. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone honestly, it’s made my life so much harder I’m happy to be switching soon.

Comment from: Kiki12 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 07

Overall I like this birth control. It has caused me a bit of nausea(it does go away) my breast are a bit sore. Other than that, i haven't had really any mood swings, and or any other bad reactions. I will continue taking it. Also no spotting! I was on the mini pill and getting a period every two weeks which was awful. This has not caused me to spot. Hopefully this BC continues to work for me, since I've tried different kinds already.

Comment from: 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 10

Been using the brand name othro cyclen and I switched to genetric to save money, took mili and it was better for me, but got brown spot on face. Common with birth control. Grrh. The past 4 months I've been taking this one with horrible results-face acne, red and puffy, stomach pain, skin redness, cramps, weight gain, higher blood pressure, moods with drepression, anxiety, chest pain, waves of nauseous, etc. No more side effects after 3 or 4 months they said but not getting better. Told my gyn about it but pharmacy kept giving me this one. I told them I was getting side effects but said only doctor can change it, Publix sucks. Now I'm thinking just to stop taking birth control all together....

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Comment from: blueyes 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 06

To start I've been on multiple birth controls orthocyclen sprintec nexplanon and now mono. I can say this birth control is definitely in my NOT list! i have had soo many side effect many with my face. my face breaks out in rashes in between my eyebrows that turn dark. They then burn after i wash my face and turn red which makes the rashes worse. my face peels like i have sunburn on my nose, forehead, and around my mouth. I can wash my face and within five minutes of washing and face cream my face is peeling. Recently my nose started itching like a feather was under it. Its going in the trash today! To those that are skeptical in believing it's the birth control, i was to so i came off of it for a month all symptoms went away. I however slipped up once drunk night with my boyfriend and started another pack to keep from pregnancy. oh n my acne is horrible with these pills as well.

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Comment from: Sam 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 13

I chose Mono-Linyah for acne. At first I was a hormonal mess and had anxiety about everything. After about 4 months my hormones leveled out, and my acne cleared. Almost a year into it now and my acne is basically gone. My breasts did enlarge some and cramping in my periods has gotten a bit worse. Other than that I have had no other side effects.

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Comment from: stellabella 19-24 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: May 22

Stay away from Mono-Linyah. My pharmacy changed its generic BC pill to monolinyah from Sprintec a few months ago. I never had 1 single unpleasant side effect from Sprintec, which I had been taking for 4 & a 1/2 straight years. On the first day I took one of the pills, within an hour I had a migraine & was nauseous. This persisted off and on for weeks and months, and got worse and worse, to the point where I was vomiting and my stomach burned. I stopped taking it and went back to Sprintec, and have felt completely normal, happy and regular periods, no mood swings, nothing. The pharmacists/ doctors claim they are the same because they contain the same hormones/dosage. but the coating on MonoLinyah I believe is what causes all these awful side effects. I would also recommend eating a good meal, taking Prilosec, fish oil & a probiotic prior to your pill, and take it the same time every day. This is what helped me with my sensitive stomach. Hope this helps !

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Comment from: Lmcampbell89 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 30

This birth control gets such bad reviews so I freaked out before I started taking it. But I gave it a chance because Iâ??ve never had bad side effects from birth control(besides implanon which caused me TERRIBLE acne.) I just started my third month on this and I havenâ??t had any bad side effects whatsoever. In fact, it completely cleared up my skin other than the occasional one pimple I get before my period. My breasts grew which is a plus for me, and I gained about five pounds which is also a plus for me. I understand thatâ??s not a plus for everyone, but for me Iâ??m definitely satisfied!

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Comment from: Mcs Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 06

I had spryntec for a while and got changed to this when I changed pharmacist and itbdoes its job but i get nauseous like crazy I feel very grossed and honestly I stopped talong then and went back to the dr I just cant

Comment from: 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 01

It works as far as keeping periods regular, not painful, and good birth control. However, I have gained weight. My libido is at an all time low, along with vaginal dryness when I do have sex. Iâ??ve been on this brand for about 2 years now and recently have been having break through bleeding. Iâ??ve also been extremely emotional lately. The smallest things can make me cry and they never used to. It does the job, but Iâ??m not happy with the side effects. I will be switching to the Nuva Ring soon.

Comment from: nope 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 11

I have not had side effects from this and I have regular and normal periods. The only thing that I don't like is the packaging, but nothing can be perfect. I just am happy that it does its job.

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

This birth control has helped with my acne tremendously. My skin is FLAWLESS. Havent had any over side effects. I am pleased.

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Comment from: Brittany 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 22

I’ve been using sprintec for a few years now. With a mix up between my GYNO & pharmacy, i was dispensed mono-linyah. I’ve never had any problems with sprintec and always request it over this version for several reasons. Mono-linyah has given me major negative side affects. I received my period 6 days early, I have been breaking out all over my face and my mood goes from 0-100. I’ve never had acne in the past. I get mood swings for no justified reason. If you are sensitive to birth controls, please read reviews and use precautions when using this product!

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 14

Good medication. Poor packaging. I dont know hoe many pills I've lost to the ground or drain because the packaging is so difficult! Over all it works though with minimal side effects!

Comment from: Kylie 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 08

I am on my second month of this product and it is helping with the birthcontrol portion and keeping my period regular, but my breasts continue to stay sore and sensitive along with my acne is actually getting worse. I have also found myself gaining weight and I have had body image issues in the past that had pushed me to the brink of anorexia, I just feel like I'm constantly gross.

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Comment from: dest716 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 08

This medication works for acne,birth control etc and I didn’t have any weight gain but... I get migraines about 4-5 times a week . They’re horrible... that’s my only complaint

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Comment from: Lucy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 31

I asked my Gyno to switch my birth control because I cried a lot on my last product. He put me on Mono-Linyah. I have been taking this birth control for 7 months. It took about a month to clear up my face and it continued my periods at the correct time every month, down to the hour; however, my emotions are all over the place, and I feel 10 times more stressed almost to the point of depression. I also donâ??t sleep through the night, but Iâ??m not sure if this medicine has anything to do with it. Mono-Linyah does do itâ??s job from keeping me pregnant and on track every month but the side effects are not worth it for me.

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Comment from: HB16 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

The medication is effective and has not caused any weight gain. It has made my periods so much better and has helped my acne however after being on it for 4 months I have started having sudden extreme depression and anxiety. I have had days in which I will cry for no reason and have up to 4 spells of this a day. I have been very anxious and just on edge. I have had panic attacks also. I never had these problems before this medication. I have also had reoccurring nausea over the 4 months of taking this medicine and I have had frequent urination, pelvic pain and dark urine which are all side effects as well. I have just stopped taking the medication the side effects were just way to much to try to tolerate. Hopefully this helps when you are choosing a birth control medication! There are so many to chose from so hopefully my doctor and I can find one with less serious side effects.

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Comment from: Jonesy 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 18

I started taking this after I had a baby, and I breastfeed. It didnâ??t affect my supply which is great but the nausea is so bad that I can barely stand up. Itâ??s everyday-all day nausea, until the 4 week when Iâ??m not actually taking the mono-linyah. Iâ??ve also noticed that Iâ??m extremely irritable and easily angered while taking this pill. Although it does itâ??s job, the side effects are not worth it.

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