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Comment from: 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 17

Don't let these reviews scare you! I just started taking Enskyce for irregular periods and acne and I haven't had any issues. I just started so I haven't seen major results but I haven't had any side effects while using the pill. I take it with lots of water, a B12 pill, and on a full stomach. Hopefully, this review will make you not think too negatively of this birth control!

Related Reading: enskyce | acne | b12

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 17

Don't let these reviews scare you! I just started taking Enskyce for irregular periods and acne and I haven't had any issues. I just started so I haven't seen major results but I haven't had any side effects while using the pill. I take it with lots of water, a B12 pill, and on a full stomach. Hopefully, this review will make you not think too negatively of this birth control!

Related Reading: enskyce | acne | b12

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 17

DO NOT TAKE THIS! I had a stroke at 29 years old from after one month of taking this.

Related Reading: stroke

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 17

Don't let these reviews scare you! I just started taking Enskyce for irregular periods and acne and I haven't had any issues. I just started so I haven't seen major results but I haven't had any side effects while using the pill. I take it with lots of water, a B12 pill, and on a full stomach. Hopefully, this review will make you not think too negatively of this birth control!

Related Reading: enskyce | acne | b12

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 17

DO NOT TAKE THIS! I had a stroke at 29 years old from after one month of taking this.

Related Reading: stroke

Comment from: Zoe Rodgers 13-18 Transgender Caregiver Published: March 03

I took this birth control for 6 months during my time taking it I went through the worst mood swings and anger issues, I had very bad depression. This made me cause problems out of thin air with my family and would instantly regret it. I do not recommend this birth control. It plays way to many mind games. My period was only skipped once then I would have a two week period every month. DO NOT TAKE THIS!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 17

Don't let these reviews scare you! I just started taking Enskyce for irregular periods and acne and I haven't had any issues. I just started so I haven't seen major results but I haven't had any side effects while using the pill. I take it with lots of water, a B12 pill, and on a full stomach. Hopefully, this review will make you not think too negatively of this birth control!

Related Reading: enskyce | acne | b12

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 17

DO NOT TAKE THIS! I had a stroke at 29 years old from after one month of taking this.

Related Reading: stroke

Comment from: Zoe Rodgers 13-18 Transgender Caregiver Published: March 03

I took this birth control for 6 months during my time taking it I went through the worst mood swings and anger issues, I had very bad depression. This made me cause problems out of thin air with my family and would instantly regret it. I do not recommend this birth control. It plays way to many mind games. My period was only skipped once then I would have a two week period every month. DO NOT TAKE THIS!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Ana 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 02

this is almost the worst birth control i have ever been on. i’ve been on a total of 4 different brands throughout a span of 2 years and this one is just awful. i am an emotional wreck. i have the worst mood swings ever. one minute i’m fine and the next i am sooo angry to the point that i cry. it’s so horrible. it’s so hard to control & it’s been causing so much conflict between me/my friends/my boyfriend even. i would not recommend this to someone who is very rarely an angry person, as i always feel like such a horrible friend/partner because of the way i lash out.

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Comment from: 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 17

Don't let these reviews scare you! I just started taking Enskyce for irregular periods and acne and I haven't had any issues. I just started so I haven't seen major results but I haven't had any side effects while using the pill. I take it with lots of water, a B12 pill, and on a full stomach. Hopefully, this review will make you not think too negatively of this birth control!

Related Reading: enskyce | acne | b12

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 17

DO NOT TAKE THIS! I had a stroke at 29 years old from after one month of taking this.

Related Reading: stroke

Comment from: Zoe Rodgers 13-18 Transgender Caregiver Published: March 03

I took this birth control for 6 months during my time taking it I went through the worst mood swings and anger issues, I had very bad depression. This made me cause problems out of thin air with my family and would instantly regret it. I do not recommend this birth control. It plays way to many mind games. My period was only skipped once then I would have a two week period every month. DO NOT TAKE THIS!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Ana 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 02

this is almost the worst birth control i have ever been on. i’ve been on a total of 4 different brands throughout a span of 2 years and this one is just awful. i am an emotional wreck. i have the worst mood swings ever. one minute i’m fine and the next i am sooo angry to the point that i cry. it’s so horrible. it’s so hard to control & it’s been causing so much conflict between me/my friends/my boyfriend even. i would not recommend this to someone who is very rarely an angry person, as i always feel like such a horrible friend/partner because of the way i lash out.

Comment from: CM 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 30

WOW I hate this birth control. Let me tell you all the ways. For context: 32F, active, normal health. My activity did drop from 5-6 gym sessions pre-pandemic to 4 gym sessions post-vaccines & COVID surges (at the time). I've been on this bc consistently for 4 months. Trying to paint a fair picture. -First 2 months had me breaking out all over my face, neck, back, & shoulders. This leveled out after that & since then has been OK. However, I still get flares of breakouts, specifically along my neck, of cystic acne. I have always had cystic acne, but these are whole crops of breakouts that are similar to the first few months of breakouts I experienced. -Steadily gaining weight each month. Not enough has changed about my diet, honestly. I have always eaten the way I'm currently eating & I'm not a person who gains weight this easily. I am up another 5 lbs this month. I started this birth control at 140 & I reached 150 today. (Give or take 5lbs of bloat, that's still an increase.) -Still have ovulation pain. I'm one of those strange cases who can feel her ovulation as it is occurring & get mini-cramps from it. I feel those in their full intensity. -Goes without saying, I also feel my cramps with only a slightly decreased level of pain. -HUGE amount of clotting with each period. My period is actually longer on this birth control, averaging about 5 days when I always averaged around 3-4. -It literally takes only 1-2 days of active pills for your "water weight" to smack right back on your body. I have experienced edema (swelling around the ankles) on this birth control when I never have before. -I have taken the brand name of this pill (Apri) and it didn't give me these symptoms at all. Something about THIS formula is way, way, way, WAY off. -Angry, irritable, & easily stressed out on this pill. When I am off this pill, life has a much better outlook. When I'm on it? I hate everything. -Sex drive changes? Yes. I barely think of sex. -Vaginal dryness? You bet! Summary: This is the worst birth control I've literally ever been on. Apri, the brand name, doesn't give the same side effects. The only pro to Enskyce is that it probably effectively prevents pregnancy and thus far, hasn't made me lose hair any more than before. Be prepared for it to screw everything else up otherwise.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne | edema

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 17

Don't let these reviews scare you! I just started taking Enskyce for irregular periods and acne and I haven't had any issues. I just started so I haven't seen major results but I haven't had any side effects while using the pill. I take it with lots of water, a B12 pill, and on a full stomach. Hopefully, this review will make you not think too negatively of this birth control!

Related Reading: enskyce | acne | b12

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 17

DO NOT TAKE THIS! I had a stroke at 29 years old from after one month of taking this.

Related Reading: stroke

Comment from: Zoe Rodgers 13-18 Transgender Caregiver Published: March 03

I took this birth control for 6 months during my time taking it I went through the worst mood swings and anger issues, I had very bad depression. This made me cause problems out of thin air with my family and would instantly regret it. I do not recommend this birth control. It plays way to many mind games. My period was only skipped once then I would have a two week period every month. DO NOT TAKE THIS!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Ana 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 02

this is almost the worst birth control i have ever been on. i’ve been on a total of 4 different brands throughout a span of 2 years and this one is just awful. i am an emotional wreck. i have the worst mood swings ever. one minute i’m fine and the next i am sooo angry to the point that i cry. it’s so horrible. it’s so hard to control & it’s been causing so much conflict between me/my friends/my boyfriend even. i would not recommend this to someone who is very rarely an angry person, as i always feel like such a horrible friend/partner because of the way i lash out.

Comment from: CM 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 30

WOW I hate this birth control. Let me tell you all the ways. For context: 32F, active, normal health. My activity did drop from 5-6 gym sessions pre-pandemic to 4 gym sessions post-vaccines & COVID surges (at the time). I've been on this bc consistently for 4 months. Trying to paint a fair picture. -First 2 months had me breaking out all over my face, neck, back, & shoulders. This leveled out after that & since then has been OK. However, I still get flares of breakouts, specifically along my neck, of cystic acne. I have always had cystic acne, but these are whole crops of breakouts that are similar to the first few months of breakouts I experienced. -Steadily gaining weight each month. Not enough has changed about my diet, honestly. I have always eaten the way I'm currently eating & I'm not a person who gains weight this easily. I am up another 5 lbs this month. I started this birth control at 140 & I reached 150 today. (Give or take 5lbs of bloat, that's still an increase.) -Still have ovulation pain. I'm one of those strange cases who can feel her ovulation as it is occurring & get mini-cramps from it. I feel those in their full intensity. -Goes without saying, I also feel my cramps with only a slightly decreased level of pain. -HUGE amount of clotting with each period. My period is actually longer on this birth control, averaging about 5 days when I always averaged around 3-4. -It literally takes only 1-2 days of active pills for your "water weight" to smack right back on your body. I have experienced edema (swelling around the ankles) on this birth control when I never have before. -I have taken the brand name of this pill (Apri) and it didn't give me these symptoms at all. Something about THIS formula is way, way, way, WAY off. -Angry, irritable, & easily stressed out on this pill. When I am off this pill, life has a much better outlook. When I'm on it? I hate everything. -Sex drive changes? Yes. I barely think of sex. -Vaginal dryness? You bet! Summary: This is the worst birth control I've literally ever been on. Apri, the brand name, doesn't give the same side effects. The only pro to Enskyce is that it probably effectively prevents pregnancy and thus far, hasn't made me lose hair any more than before. Be prepared for it to screw everything else up otherwise.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne | edema

Comment from: Danielle 25-34 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: June 05

I've been on this pill for 7 months now. I had to get off the copper IUD and this is what I ended up with. It has not helped with acne. My complaint: I have gained 10+ pounds since I've been on this pill...no diet change, no decrease in my exercise. My doctor says that the pill does not make anyone gain weight. Sorry, but I stayed at 120lbs after I had my daughter (with copper IUD) for two years and after I got on this pill I have steadily put on a little over a pound a month. My jeans and dresses LITERALLY do not fit. I had to go buy bigger clothes. I'm not happy with this pill. I'm not going to go in and argue with my doctor, but this whole "it's just water weight" is crap. I'm not telling anyone not to try this pill, this was just my experience.

Related Reading: copper | acne

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

Comment from: Brandy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 02

I wanted to write a review for Enskyce after being on it for 6 months after 3 back to back pregnancies and our only means of birth control. It cost me nothing to pick it up and I only experienced mild breakout the first month of being on it. No mood swings or changes that I felt from taking it other than the mild breakout the first month. It has worked well as our only means of contraception. No pregnancies yay lol. Sorry if tmi but it has not shortened or lighten my period. I know some people say birth control can but it has done nothing for me in that aspect. It has not gotten heavier but not lighter either. No weight loss or weight gain in 6 months either. I would definitely recommend this birth control.

Related Reading: enskyce

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

Comment from: Brandy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 02

I wanted to write a review for Enskyce after being on it for 6 months after 3 back to back pregnancies and our only means of birth control. It cost me nothing to pick it up and I only experienced mild breakout the first month of being on it. No mood swings or changes that I felt from taking it other than the mild breakout the first month. It has worked well as our only means of contraception. No pregnancies yay lol. Sorry if tmi but it has not shortened or lighten my period. I know some people say birth control can but it has done nothing for me in that aspect. It has not gotten heavier but not lighter either. No weight loss or weight gain in 6 months either. I would definitely recommend this birth control.

Related Reading: enskyce

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

I did not last a full week on this birth control pill because the nausea was too much for me to handle. The minute I stopped taking it, the nausea went away. I immediately called my doctor and was switched to an alternative pill that has given me no problems thus far.

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

Comment from: Brandy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 02

I wanted to write a review for Enskyce after being on it for 6 months after 3 back to back pregnancies and our only means of birth control. It cost me nothing to pick it up and I only experienced mild breakout the first month of being on it. No mood swings or changes that I felt from taking it other than the mild breakout the first month. It has worked well as our only means of contraception. No pregnancies yay lol. Sorry if tmi but it has not shortened or lighten my period. I know some people say birth control can but it has done nothing for me in that aspect. It has not gotten heavier but not lighter either. No weight loss or weight gain in 6 months either. I would definitely recommend this birth control.

Related Reading: enskyce

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

I did not last a full week on this birth control pill because the nausea was too much for me to handle. The minute I stopped taking it, the nausea went away. I immediately called my doctor and was switched to an alternative pill that has given me no problems thus far.

Comment from: hellothere 25-34 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

I’ve been taking this medication for three years. I’ve never had any problems. It’s nice to know when to expect my period. My periods are also lighter and shorter.

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

Comment from: Brandy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 02

I wanted to write a review for Enskyce after being on it for 6 months after 3 back to back pregnancies and our only means of birth control. It cost me nothing to pick it up and I only experienced mild breakout the first month of being on it. No mood swings or changes that I felt from taking it other than the mild breakout the first month. It has worked well as our only means of contraception. No pregnancies yay lol. Sorry if tmi but it has not shortened or lighten my period. I know some people say birth control can but it has done nothing for me in that aspect. It has not gotten heavier but not lighter either. No weight loss or weight gain in 6 months either. I would definitely recommend this birth control.

Related Reading: enskyce

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

I did not last a full week on this birth control pill because the nausea was too much for me to handle. The minute I stopped taking it, the nausea went away. I immediately called my doctor and was switched to an alternative pill that has given me no problems thus far.

Comment from: hellothere 25-34 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

I’ve been taking this medication for three years. I’ve never had any problems. It’s nice to know when to expect my period. My periods are also lighter and shorter.

Comment from: Bcreviewer 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 19

Does the job. Made my periods light and short. But It has lowered my sex drive tremendously though.

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

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Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

Comment from: Brandy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 02

I wanted to write a review for Enskyce after being on it for 6 months after 3 back to back pregnancies and our only means of birth control. It cost me nothing to pick it up and I only experienced mild breakout the first month of being on it. No mood swings or changes that I felt from taking it other than the mild breakout the first month. It has worked well as our only means of contraception. No pregnancies yay lol. Sorry if tmi but it has not shortened or lighten my period. I know some people say birth control can but it has done nothing for me in that aspect. It has not gotten heavier but not lighter either. No weight loss or weight gain in 6 months either. I would definitely recommend this birth control.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

I did not last a full week on this birth control pill because the nausea was too much for me to handle. The minute I stopped taking it, the nausea went away. I immediately called my doctor and was switched to an alternative pill that has given me no problems thus far.

Comment from: hellothere 25-34 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

I’ve been taking this medication for three years. I’ve never had any problems. It’s nice to know when to expect my period. My periods are also lighter and shorter.

Comment from: Bcreviewer 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 19

Does the job. Made my periods light and short. But It has lowered my sex drive tremendously though.

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 29

The pill works, but I am always very nauseous the first one or two days of each pack. It is unbearable. I am going to the doctor soon to talk about switching.

Comment from: Anessa 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

This was the first method of birth control I tried. I took it for a month but switched to the patch (only because I kept forgetting to take it everyday) but that didn't work either so I switched back. Overall good experience. No strange side effects. It also made my period much lighter and they only last 2 ish days instead of the usual 5.

Comment from: D 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 06

Broke out a little the first month but then my skin went back to normal. Nausea on this BC was really bad for me as well as headaches I got almost daily. I also experienced A LOT of vaginal dryness which caused burning. Diminished sex drive was also an issue. No weight gain though. I was on this pill for 8 months and will now be switching to a different pill in hopes of not experiencing these side effects.

Comment from: Despiserofenskyce 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 30

I was switched from Apri to Enskyce because I was told it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT. Enskyce gave me terrible mood swings. I would get mad at every little thing my bf did and it caused lots of fights. Good think he is super patient and understanding and even suggested that it might be my BC. I havenâ??t had issues with my depression in months and when I started Enskyce I would go multiple days in a row feeling super sad and even having suicidal thoughts for literally no reason. I cried at anything and everything. My sex drive went down so much it was basically none existent. I highly recommend if you have ANY other option, then do anything you can to avoid taking this contraceptive.

Related Reading: apri | enskyce | depression

Comment from: Jenn 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

I broke out a little bit in the beginning, but I expected that as I have sensitive skin. I was on ortho tri cyclen which made me gain about 20 lbs and was really scared about “what could happen with THIS one” but I was pleasantly surprised. No cramps, nausea, or anything like that, though I did notice when I eat I get fuller faster, so I think it suppressed my appetite. But my sex drive is fine, I feel really good!

Comment from: Brandy 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 02

I wanted to write a review for Enskyce after being on it for 6 months after 3 back to back pregnancies and our only means of birth control. It cost me nothing to pick it up and I only experienced mild breakout the first month of being on it. No mood swings or changes that I felt from taking it other than the mild breakout the first month. It has worked well as our only means of contraception. No pregnancies yay lol. Sorry if tmi but it has not shortened or lighten my period. I know some people say birth control can but it has done nothing for me in that aspect. It has not gotten heavier but not lighter either. No weight loss or weight gain in 6 months either. I would definitely recommend this birth control.

Related Reading: enskyce

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

I did not last a full week on this birth control pill because the nausea was too much for me to handle. The minute I stopped taking it, the nausea went away. I immediately called my doctor and was switched to an alternative pill that has given me no problems thus far.

Comment from: hellothere 25-34 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

I’ve been taking this medication for three years. I’ve never had any problems. It’s nice to know when to expect my period. My periods are also lighter and shorter.

Comment from: Bcreviewer 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 19

Does the job. Made my periods light and short. But It has lowered my sex drive tremendously though.

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 29

The pill works, but I am always very nauseous the first one or two days of each pack. It is unbearable. I am going to the doctor soon to talk about switching.

Comment from: Miserable 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 21

I have only been taking Enskyce for a week and I am nauseous 24/7 and throwing up almost every night. (I take the pill at noon).

Related Reading: enskyce

Comment from: AMR333 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 17

I'm 6 months into the medicine and I can say that my periods are lighter and my acne is going away. However, I still get very painful cramps, I've become more emotional and the worst side effect has been the nausea. I'm extremely nauseas at the start of each pill pack which is very misleading because that is also a symptom for pregnancy which is what I'm trying to prevent. I'm going to contact my doctor soon about switching because I can't take feeling this nauseas each month anymore.

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Comment from: AMR333 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 17

I'm 6 months into the medicine and I can say that my periods are lighter and my acne is going away. However, I still get very painful cramps, I've become more emotional and the worst side effect has been the nausea. I'm extremely nauseas at the start of each pill pack which is very misleading because that is also a symptom for pregnancy which is what I'm trying to prevent. I'm going to contact my doctor soon about switching because I can't take feeling this nauseas each month anymore.

Related Reading: acne | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 30

I used to have another birth control but recently switched to this for lower estrogen and its literally been the worst. My emotions are all over the place and I end up acting like a child, cannot wait to switch

Comment from: AMR333 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 17

I'm 6 months into the medicine and I can say that my periods are lighter and my acne is going away. However, I still get very painful cramps, I've become more emotional and the worst side effect has been the nausea. I'm extremely nauseas at the start of each pill pack which is very misleading because that is also a symptom for pregnancy which is what I'm trying to prevent. I'm going to contact my doctor soon about switching because I can't take feeling this nauseas each month anymore.

Related Reading: acne | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 30

I used to have another birth control but recently switched to this for lower estrogen and its literally been the worst. My emotions are all over the place and I end up acting like a child, cannot wait to switch

Comment from: T 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 03

This treatment has been amazing. I used to be in such pain from my periods that I would pass out, and Enskyce has really impacted my overall lifestyle during my period, along with not fainting.

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Comment from: AMR333 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 17

I'm 6 months into the medicine and I can say that my periods are lighter and my acne is going away. However, I still get very painful cramps, I've become more emotional and the worst side effect has been the nausea. I'm extremely nauseas at the start of each pill pack which is very misleading because that is also a symptom for pregnancy which is what I'm trying to prevent. I'm going to contact my doctor soon about switching because I can't take feeling this nauseas each month anymore.

Related Reading: acne | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 30

I used to have another birth control but recently switched to this for lower estrogen and its literally been the worst. My emotions are all over the place and I end up acting like a child, cannot wait to switch

Comment from: T 13-18 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 03

This treatment has been amazing. I used to be in such pain from my periods that I would pass out, and Enskyce has really impacted my overall lifestyle during my period, along with not fainting.

Related Reading: treatment | enskyce | fainting

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 03

My doctor prescribed this to me to help with my periods since they were so painful and heavy and also as a birth control. Overall it made my periods so much lighter and pretty much taken away cramps minus a few random ones. When I first got on it it did make my period a day longer but them second one was shorter. I have found out however it makes my anger a little more easy to trigger than normal when I am on my period but that was pretty much normal before since PMS is a huge deal with me. But overall I'm pretty happy with this.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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