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Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: annie 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I got on it because I have painful periods and also I just don’t want to get pregnant but so far it’s probably been the worst. I have had terrible mood swings, I’m always crying and I have no s*x drive :(. It’s given some acne and constant headaches, I already have a pre existing mood disorder and I take medication for that but this birth control has made it a lot worse. Don’t take it

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: annie 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I got on it because I have painful periods and also I just don’t want to get pregnant but so far it’s probably been the worst. I have had terrible mood swings, I’m always crying and I have no s*x drive :(. It’s given some acne and constant headaches, I already have a pre existing mood disorder and I take medication for that but this birth control has made it a lot worse. Don’t take it

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Lrod 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 05

This was the worst bc I could have ever been on.. I tried it for 3 months and experienced hell.. depression, headaches, mood swings, aggressive, angry all the time. Almost ruined my marriage and my job. Worst ever do not try it! I gained weight and spiraled down the worst hormones from hell..

Related Reading: depression

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Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: annie 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I got on it because I have painful periods and also I just don’t want to get pregnant but so far it’s probably been the worst. I have had terrible mood swings, I’m always crying and I have no s*x drive :(. It’s given some acne and constant headaches, I already have a pre existing mood disorder and I take medication for that but this birth control has made it a lot worse. Don’t take it

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Lrod 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 05

This was the worst bc I could have ever been on.. I tried it for 3 months and experienced hell.. depression, headaches, mood swings, aggressive, angry all the time. Almost ruined my marriage and my job. Worst ever do not try it! I gained weight and spiraled down the worst hormones from hell..

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Kkiss 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

What I liked about this birth control is that it did not give me headaches and nausea like most pills do. However, it did give me such severe acid reflux that I had to stop taking it. Since the acid reflux started with the first pill and stopped once I went off, I can only attribute it to this pill.

Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: annie 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I got on it because I have painful periods and also I just don’t want to get pregnant but so far it’s probably been the worst. I have had terrible mood swings, I’m always crying and I have no s*x drive :(. It’s given some acne and constant headaches, I already have a pre existing mood disorder and I take medication for that but this birth control has made it a lot worse. Don’t take it

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Lrod 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 05

This was the worst bc I could have ever been on.. I tried it for 3 months and experienced hell.. depression, headaches, mood swings, aggressive, angry all the time. Almost ruined my marriage and my job. Worst ever do not try it! I gained weight and spiraled down the worst hormones from hell..

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Kkiss 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

What I liked about this birth control is that it did not give me headaches and nausea like most pills do. However, it did give me such severe acid reflux that I had to stop taking it. Since the acid reflux started with the first pill and stopped once I went off, I can only attribute it to this pill.

Comment from: Tonya 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 28

My pharmacy switched me saying it was the generic brand and I didn't pay any attention to it but here it is a month into it and I have gained weight. I have had mood swings and depression and that's not normal for me. I have had no energy. I called to get my regular birth control so I can feel normal again!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: annie 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I got on it because I have painful periods and also I just don’t want to get pregnant but so far it’s probably been the worst. I have had terrible mood swings, I’m always crying and I have no s*x drive :(. It’s given some acne and constant headaches, I already have a pre existing mood disorder and I take medication for that but this birth control has made it a lot worse. Don’t take it

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Lrod 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 05

This was the worst bc I could have ever been on.. I tried it for 3 months and experienced hell.. depression, headaches, mood swings, aggressive, angry all the time. Almost ruined my marriage and my job. Worst ever do not try it! I gained weight and spiraled down the worst hormones from hell..

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Kkiss 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

What I liked about this birth control is that it did not give me headaches and nausea like most pills do. However, it did give me such severe acid reflux that I had to stop taking it. Since the acid reflux started with the first pill and stopped once I went off, I can only attribute it to this pill.

Comment from: Tonya 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 28

My pharmacy switched me saying it was the generic brand and I didn't pay any attention to it but here it is a month into it and I have gained weight. I have had mood swings and depression and that's not normal for me. I have had no energy. I called to get my regular birth control so I can feel normal again!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Sarah 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 23

This birth control pill made me extremely depressed, aggressive, irrational, gave me panic attacks, and increased my appetite to an almost painful degree. However, I never got pregnant while taking it. Overall, would not recommend at all.

Related Reading: panic attacks

Comment from: Ash 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been taking Vienva for about 5 months now. I did experience major irritability and anxiety in the first couple of weeks but I haven't since. My main concern is that I haven't had a period since I began taking Vienva. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex so I've taken a few pregnancy tests because I was getting nervous. They were all negative, so I at least know it works! I was just wondering if anyone else experienced having their periods stop. I haven't come across a review that mentioned it yet.

Related Reading: vienva | anxiety | pregnancy

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 06

I have been on multiple different kinds of birth control pills over almost 2 decades. They just recently switched me to Vienva... It's been 6 days and I have had very bad side effects. Huge painful pimples... Cramping...nausea... And my mood is extremely poor. I've never had side effects like this before from other pills. I have an appointment for an iud within 3 weeks I will be stopping these pills asap. Worst birth control pill I've ever been on.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: annie 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I got on it because I have painful periods and also I just don’t want to get pregnant but so far it’s probably been the worst. I have had terrible mood swings, I’m always crying and I have no s*x drive :(. It’s given some acne and constant headaches, I already have a pre existing mood disorder and I take medication for that but this birth control has made it a lot worse. Don’t take it

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Lrod 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 05

This was the worst bc I could have ever been on.. I tried it for 3 months and experienced hell.. depression, headaches, mood swings, aggressive, angry all the time. Almost ruined my marriage and my job. Worst ever do not try it! I gained weight and spiraled down the worst hormones from hell..

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Kkiss 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

What I liked about this birth control is that it did not give me headaches and nausea like most pills do. However, it did give me such severe acid reflux that I had to stop taking it. Since the acid reflux started with the first pill and stopped once I went off, I can only attribute it to this pill.

Comment from: Tonya 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 28

My pharmacy switched me saying it was the generic brand and I didn't pay any attention to it but here it is a month into it and I have gained weight. I have had mood swings and depression and that's not normal for me. I have had no energy. I called to get my regular birth control so I can feel normal again!!

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Sarah 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 23

This birth control pill made me extremely depressed, aggressive, irrational, gave me panic attacks, and increased my appetite to an almost painful degree. However, I never got pregnant while taking it. Overall, would not recommend at all.

Related Reading: panic attacks

Comment from: Jordan Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 21

I was switched to this medication without my permission because for some reason NURX and all the pharmacy’s all of a sudden couldn’t get Lutera? Which I had been on for 2.5 years and loved. I was told it was the exact same as lutera, just the off brand. Well, it’s not!!! This medicine has made me so emotional and made me have major mood swings! (I never have mood swings normally) I have gained about 10 lbs since starting it 3 months ago and I always feel bloated and absolutely miserable. It does not ease my period pain or symptoms. And my face breaks out like crazy!! By far the worst experience I have had on the pill.

Related Reading: lutera

Comment from: Asia 19-24 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 04

I started this BC at 18 because my periods would last 9-11 days and my cycles would skip around from 32 days to 64 then 43, etc. with my initial goal being to regulate my period, it works fantastic. The first three months were horrible—probably the worst pin in my life was the third period I had on Vienva. But I’ve been on it for two years now ( will be going off next year) and my periods are clock work with flow and timing. I’ve even accidentally skipped a month, gotten back on, and did fine.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: Asia 19-24 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 04

I started this BC at 18 because my periods would last 9-11 days and my cycles would skip around from 32 days to 64 then 43, etc. with my initial goal being to regulate my period, it works fantastic. The first three months were horrible—probably the worst pin in my life was the third period I had on Vienva. But I’ve been on it for two years now ( will be going off next year) and my periods are clock work with flow and timing. I’ve even accidentally skipped a month, gotten back on, and did fine.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: BreJoi 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 04

Before I started taking any form of birth control I was looking into Pill Club (now Favor) and I was trying to get a sense of what my options were. The nurse that I ended up meeting with told me that I would be prescribed Vienva due to it having the lowest dosage of hormones they could offer. I ended up looking up reviews and was overwhelmed by mostly negative reviews saying the side effects were so terrible they had to switch. I would be lying if I didn't say that I was extremely nervous to start but I have been taking this birth control for almost 3 months now and I feel amazing. No serious side effects! The worst thing I have felt this whole time was probably some light cramping every now and then but it isn't bad at all. Otherwise, my weight has stayed the same, my acne has been regulated and I don't break out as much anymore, my periods are lighter and less painful, and I have not experienced any mood swings. I think each person's reaction is different but give this a try and if it does not try something new until you find something that works for you :) Good luck!

Related Reading: vienva | acne

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: Asia 19-24 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 04

I started this BC at 18 because my periods would last 9-11 days and my cycles would skip around from 32 days to 64 then 43, etc. with my initial goal being to regulate my period, it works fantastic. The first three months were horrible—probably the worst pin in my life was the third period I had on Vienva. But I’ve been on it for two years now ( will be going off next year) and my periods are clock work with flow and timing. I’ve even accidentally skipped a month, gotten back on, and did fine.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: BreJoi 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 04

Before I started taking any form of birth control I was looking into Pill Club (now Favor) and I was trying to get a sense of what my options were. The nurse that I ended up meeting with told me that I would be prescribed Vienva due to it having the lowest dosage of hormones they could offer. I ended up looking up reviews and was overwhelmed by mostly negative reviews saying the side effects were so terrible they had to switch. I would be lying if I didn't say that I was extremely nervous to start but I have been taking this birth control for almost 3 months now and I feel amazing. No serious side effects! The worst thing I have felt this whole time was probably some light cramping every now and then but it isn't bad at all. Otherwise, my weight has stayed the same, my acne has been regulated and I don't break out as much anymore, my periods are lighter and less painful, and I have not experienced any mood swings. I think each person's reaction is different but give this a try and if it does not try something new until you find something that works for you :) Good luck!

Related Reading: vienva | acne

Comment from: Jennem84 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 19

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to you women for sharing your experiences of Vienva. I was switched without notice from Lutera. I did not realize after 3 months on Vienva that the issues that arose were side effects and not me having a mental breakdown. My marriage has suffered due to major mood swings, intense depression, anxiety, random crying episodes, and complete loss of sex drive. My face has broken out and I’ve gained weight. I will be tossing this bc and I’m hopeful that the side effects will soon go away. Please read the reviews if you are on this prescription.. it will save your relationships and your sanity!!

Related Reading: vienva | lutera | depression

Comment from: Asia 19-24 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 04

I started this BC at 18 because my periods would last 9-11 days and my cycles would skip around from 32 days to 64 then 43, etc. with my initial goal being to regulate my period, it works fantastic. The first three months were horrible—probably the worst pin in my life was the third period I had on Vienva. But I’ve been on it for two years now ( will be going off next year) and my periods are clock work with flow and timing. I’ve even accidentally skipped a month, gotten back on, and did fine.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: BreJoi 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 04

Before I started taking any form of birth control I was looking into Pill Club (now Favor) and I was trying to get a sense of what my options were. The nurse that I ended up meeting with told me that I would be prescribed Vienva due to it having the lowest dosage of hormones they could offer. I ended up looking up reviews and was overwhelmed by mostly negative reviews saying the side effects were so terrible they had to switch. I would be lying if I didn't say that I was extremely nervous to start but I have been taking this birth control for almost 3 months now and I feel amazing. No serious side effects! The worst thing I have felt this whole time was probably some light cramping every now and then but it isn't bad at all. Otherwise, my weight has stayed the same, my acne has been regulated and I don't break out as much anymore, my periods are lighter and less painful, and I have not experienced any mood swings. I think each person's reaction is different but give this a try and if it does not try something new until you find something that works for you :) Good luck!

Related Reading: vienva | acne

Comment from: Jennem84 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 19

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to you women for sharing your experiences of Vienva. I was switched without notice from Lutera. I did not realize after 3 months on Vienva that the issues that arose were side effects and not me having a mental breakdown. My marriage has suffered due to major mood swings, intense depression, anxiety, random crying episodes, and complete loss of sex drive. My face has broken out and I’ve gained weight. I will be tossing this bc and I’m hopeful that the side effects will soon go away. Please read the reviews if you are on this prescription.. it will save your relationships and your sanity!!

Related Reading: vienva | lutera | depression

Comment from: Rebecca 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 13

I have been on quite a few birth control pills that didn’t work for me and the side effects were too much (emotionally). I’ve been on Vienva for a year and I have had no problems whatsoever and I’ve been really happy with it.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: Asia 19-24 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 04

I started this BC at 18 because my periods would last 9-11 days and my cycles would skip around from 32 days to 64 then 43, etc. with my initial goal being to regulate my period, it works fantastic. The first three months were horrible—probably the worst pin in my life was the third period I had on Vienva. But I’ve been on it for two years now ( will be going off next year) and my periods are clock work with flow and timing. I’ve even accidentally skipped a month, gotten back on, and did fine.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: BreJoi 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 04

Before I started taking any form of birth control I was looking into Pill Club (now Favor) and I was trying to get a sense of what my options were. The nurse that I ended up meeting with told me that I would be prescribed Vienva due to it having the lowest dosage of hormones they could offer. I ended up looking up reviews and was overwhelmed by mostly negative reviews saying the side effects were so terrible they had to switch. I would be lying if I didn't say that I was extremely nervous to start but I have been taking this birth control for almost 3 months now and I feel amazing. No serious side effects! The worst thing I have felt this whole time was probably some light cramping every now and then but it isn't bad at all. Otherwise, my weight has stayed the same, my acne has been regulated and I don't break out as much anymore, my periods are lighter and less painful, and I have not experienced any mood swings. I think each person's reaction is different but give this a try and if it does not try something new until you find something that works for you :) Good luck!

Related Reading: vienva | acne

Comment from: Jennem84 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 19

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to you women for sharing your experiences of Vienva. I was switched without notice from Lutera. I did not realize after 3 months on Vienva that the issues that arose were side effects and not me having a mental breakdown. My marriage has suffered due to major mood swings, intense depression, anxiety, random crying episodes, and complete loss of sex drive. My face has broken out and I’ve gained weight. I will be tossing this bc and I’m hopeful that the side effects will soon go away. Please read the reviews if you are on this prescription.. it will save your relationships and your sanity!!

Related Reading: vienva | lutera | depression

Comment from: Rebecca 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 13

I have been on quite a few birth control pills that didn’t work for me and the side effects were too much (emotionally). I’ve been on Vienva for a year and I have had no problems whatsoever and I’ve been really happy with it.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: Kaycee 25-34 Transgender Caregiver Published: March 05

I have been taking this for about 2 weeks. I was very skeptical about birth control in general. So far I’ve noticed that I’ve have some mood swings and my sex drive has decreased. I have low energy but I thought that might be due to poor diet choices... I’ve noticed A tiny bit of weight gain and bloating... but again it’s too soon to tell if this is from the birth control or other things going on this past few weeks. I’ll write another review after a few months but so far not bad.

Comment from: Asia 19-24 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 04

I started this BC at 18 because my periods would last 9-11 days and my cycles would skip around from 32 days to 64 then 43, etc. with my initial goal being to regulate my period, it works fantastic. The first three months were horrible—probably the worst pin in my life was the third period I had on Vienva. But I’ve been on it for two years now ( will be going off next year) and my periods are clock work with flow and timing. I’ve even accidentally skipped a month, gotten back on, and did fine.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: BreJoi 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 04

Before I started taking any form of birth control I was looking into Pill Club (now Favor) and I was trying to get a sense of what my options were. The nurse that I ended up meeting with told me that I would be prescribed Vienva due to it having the lowest dosage of hormones they could offer. I ended up looking up reviews and was overwhelmed by mostly negative reviews saying the side effects were so terrible they had to switch. I would be lying if I didn't say that I was extremely nervous to start but I have been taking this birth control for almost 3 months now and I feel amazing. No serious side effects! The worst thing I have felt this whole time was probably some light cramping every now and then but it isn't bad at all. Otherwise, my weight has stayed the same, my acne has been regulated and I don't break out as much anymore, my periods are lighter and less painful, and I have not experienced any mood swings. I think each person's reaction is different but give this a try and if it does not try something new until you find something that works for you :) Good luck!

Related Reading: vienva | acne

Comment from: Jennem84 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 19

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to you women for sharing your experiences of Vienva. I was switched without notice from Lutera. I did not realize after 3 months on Vienva that the issues that arose were side effects and not me having a mental breakdown. My marriage has suffered due to major mood swings, intense depression, anxiety, random crying episodes, and complete loss of sex drive. My face has broken out and I’ve gained weight. I will be tossing this bc and I’m hopeful that the side effects will soon go away. Please read the reviews if you are on this prescription.. it will save your relationships and your sanity!!

Related Reading: vienva | lutera | depression

Comment from: Rebecca 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 13

I have been on quite a few birth control pills that didn’t work for me and the side effects were too much (emotionally). I’ve been on Vienva for a year and I have had no problems whatsoever and I’ve been really happy with it.

Related Reading: birth control pills | vienva

Comment from: Kaycee 25-34 Transgender Caregiver Published: March 05

I have been taking this for about 2 weeks. I was very skeptical about birth control in general. So far I’ve noticed that I’ve have some mood swings and my sex drive has decreased. I have low energy but I thought that might be due to poor diet choices... I’ve noticed A tiny bit of weight gain and bloating... but again it’s too soon to tell if this is from the birth control or other things going on this past few weeks. I’ll write another review after a few months but so far not bad.

Comment from: kyanna 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 02

I’ve been on this brand for 5 years. I was 14 when i started, I’m about to turn 19. INITAL: So i don’t really remember if it made me gain weight or anything but I know when i first started it it gave me terrible migraines and nausea, and chest pains for the first 6 months then it stopped. So I was satisfied with it. I noticed over the course of the next 4 years, especially as I became VERY active by the time I’ve been 16-now, working out consistently following a calorie deficit i have NOT been able to get lean whatsoever. This medicine doesn’t make you necessarily gain weight that much (maybe 5lbs?) BUT it will make you unable to get lean at all, it’s almost insane my pumps last like 1/2 the time of my friends, and the next morning it looks like I haven’t worked out in two years. My body looks the exact same as it did when I was 14, and honestly it shrunk my boobs at least 1 cup size. I used to fill a B cup pretty well and now i can barely fit in a AA. But my stomach and legs and everything else look the same and aren’t lean at all either. THE BREAK: I stopped taking it for about a month last June (after being on it for 4 years) when I just was wondering how I was like without birth control- because it was so long since I haven’t had these hormones in my body- plus i thought it was starting to break me out (maybe the formula changed at that point). It made my boobs small & wasn’t getting lean SIDE EFFECTS after getting back on it: When i got back on the pill i developed painful cystic acne on my cheeks and back. My sex drive dropped. I became angry and depressed all the time. Still wasn’t having any progress in the gym despite following a personal trainer and personalized meal plan. Boobs got EVEN SMALLER. My acne made me so insecure I don’t have a single photo of my freshman first semester of college. CONCLUSION: It’s now March 2022 and I’m switching to Loryna, i’ve been so scared to change birth controls because of weight gain and other painful side effects that occur within the first 3 months. But my acne and mood changes have made me so miserable. They’ve only gotten worse and it’s been more than 6 months since I got back on it. I don’t know if the formula has changed over the past 2 years or what. Wouldn’t recommend if you want to be happy & not feel insecure 24/7. Hopefully my boobs grow back & I can actually see progress in the gym. I miss being more happy than this.

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Comment from: Emily 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 25

I really hate this birth control. I have never had hair loss or acne with a birth control like i do with Vienva. I started losing clumps of hair after only being on it two months and it still has not stopped. I have break outs none stop whereas i would get them every once in awhile. Sex drive and breast size have decreased significantly. I do not recommend this birth control as an option

Related Reading: hair loss | acne | vienva

Comment from: Emily 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 25

I really hate this birth control. I have never had hair loss or acne with a birth control like i do with Vienva. I started losing clumps of hair after only being on it two months and it still has not stopped. I have break outs none stop whereas i would get them every once in awhile. Sex drive and breast size have decreased significantly. I do not recommend this birth control as an option

Related Reading: hair loss | acne | vienva

Comment from: Haydn 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 12

DO NOT USE. I have never had much acne at my life and cystic acne at that. I have cystic acne all over my face and back now. I have been super depressed and tired all the time. I could wake up from a 12 hour sleep and be tired after one hour of waking up. I get nausea every time that I take this pill and I’ve also gained so much weight! I have bled 6 times in 1 month. Non-stop bleeding. I will be stopping today and I will just wait to be switched back to my old prescription. If you don’t have to take this kind than don’t. Glad I’ve noticed 3 months into taking this pill.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne

Comment from: Emily 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 25

I really hate this birth control. I have never had hair loss or acne with a birth control like i do with Vienva. I started losing clumps of hair after only being on it two months and it still has not stopped. I have break outs none stop whereas i would get them every once in awhile. Sex drive and breast size have decreased significantly. I do not recommend this birth control as an option

Related Reading: hair loss | acne | vienva

Comment from: Haydn 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 12

DO NOT USE. I have never had much acne at my life and cystic acne at that. I have cystic acne all over my face and back now. I have been super depressed and tired all the time. I could wake up from a 12 hour sleep and be tired after one hour of waking up. I get nausea every time that I take this pill and I’ve also gained so much weight! I have bled 6 times in 1 month. Non-stop bleeding. I will be stopping today and I will just wait to be switched back to my old prescription. If you don’t have to take this kind than don’t. Glad I’ve noticed 3 months into taking this pill.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne

Comment from: Ugh... 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 03

I've been on this birth control for over six months. Since the first month I started bleeding in between periods. Now I practically get two periods every month when before I only got one. I feel weak and fatigued all the time now. I believe this can be a side effect but it's only supposed to be for 3 months max. It's time to switch to a different type of birth control, because I can't keep dealing with two freaking periods let alone one.

Comment from: Emily 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 25

I really hate this birth control. I have never had hair loss or acne with a birth control like i do with Vienva. I started losing clumps of hair after only being on it two months and it still has not stopped. I have break outs none stop whereas i would get them every once in awhile. Sex drive and breast size have decreased significantly. I do not recommend this birth control as an option

Related Reading: hair loss | acne | vienva

Comment from: Haydn 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 12

DO NOT USE. I have never had much acne at my life and cystic acne at that. I have cystic acne all over my face and back now. I have been super depressed and tired all the time. I could wake up from a 12 hour sleep and be tired after one hour of waking up. I get nausea every time that I take this pill and I’ve also gained so much weight! I have bled 6 times in 1 month. Non-stop bleeding. I will be stopping today and I will just wait to be switched back to my old prescription. If you don’t have to take this kind than don’t. Glad I’ve noticed 3 months into taking this pill.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne

Comment from: Ugh... 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 03

I've been on this birth control for over six months. Since the first month I started bleeding in between periods. Now I practically get two periods every month when before I only got one. I feel weak and fatigued all the time now. I believe this can be a side effect but it's only supposed to be for 3 months max. It's time to switch to a different type of birth control, because I can't keep dealing with two freaking periods let alone one.

Comment from: Sarah 25-34 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 27

I’ve been taking Vienva for about 3 years. My biggest complaint (and only complaint) is that my sex drive has disappeared during this time. It feels impossible to get aroused and really really hard to finish. This is not normal for me which obviously makes me sad and effects my relationships. After 3 years, I feel like it’s safe to say this is definitely from Vienva. But it does it’s job and honestly I’m too scared to switch with the risks of worse side effects.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: Emily 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 25

I really hate this birth control. I have never had hair loss or acne with a birth control like i do with Vienva. I started losing clumps of hair after only being on it two months and it still has not stopped. I have break outs none stop whereas i would get them every once in awhile. Sex drive and breast size have decreased significantly. I do not recommend this birth control as an option

Related Reading: hair loss | acne | vienva

Comment from: Haydn 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 12

DO NOT USE. I have never had much acne at my life and cystic acne at that. I have cystic acne all over my face and back now. I have been super depressed and tired all the time. I could wake up from a 12 hour sleep and be tired after one hour of waking up. I get nausea every time that I take this pill and I’ve also gained so much weight! I have bled 6 times in 1 month. Non-stop bleeding. I will be stopping today and I will just wait to be switched back to my old prescription. If you don’t have to take this kind than don’t. Glad I’ve noticed 3 months into taking this pill.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne

Comment from: Ugh... 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 03

I've been on this birth control for over six months. Since the first month I started bleeding in between periods. Now I practically get two periods every month when before I only got one. I feel weak and fatigued all the time now. I believe this can be a side effect but it's only supposed to be for 3 months max. It's time to switch to a different type of birth control, because I can't keep dealing with two freaking periods let alone one.

Comment from: Sarah 25-34 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 27

I’ve been taking Vienva for about 3 years. My biggest complaint (and only complaint) is that my sex drive has disappeared during this time. It feels impossible to get aroused and really really hard to finish. This is not normal for me which obviously makes me sad and effects my relationships. After 3 years, I feel like it’s safe to say this is definitely from Vienva. But it does it’s job and honestly I’m too scared to switch with the risks of worse side effects.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: Yesenia H 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: January 24

I have been taking Vienva for almost three months. I started my first one on the 31st of October and I have only missed it once, but that's only because I wasn't at my home when the package was delivered. I have had an amazing experience with Vienva, although at first I had frequent migraines, was sensitive to bright lights and loud noises, and nauseous. After a while, maybe two weeks, my body got used to the pill and now it has been a safe ride ever since.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: Emily 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 25

I really hate this birth control. I have never had hair loss or acne with a birth control like i do with Vienva. I started losing clumps of hair after only being on it two months and it still has not stopped. I have break outs none stop whereas i would get them every once in awhile. Sex drive and breast size have decreased significantly. I do not recommend this birth control as an option

Related Reading: hair loss | acne | vienva

Comment from: Haydn 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 12

DO NOT USE. I have never had much acne at my life and cystic acne at that. I have cystic acne all over my face and back now. I have been super depressed and tired all the time. I could wake up from a 12 hour sleep and be tired after one hour of waking up. I get nausea every time that I take this pill and I’ve also gained so much weight! I have bled 6 times in 1 month. Non-stop bleeding. I will be stopping today and I will just wait to be switched back to my old prescription. If you don’t have to take this kind than don’t. Glad I’ve noticed 3 months into taking this pill.

Related Reading: acne | cystic acne

Comment from: Ugh... 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 03

I've been on this birth control for over six months. Since the first month I started bleeding in between periods. Now I practically get two periods every month when before I only got one. I feel weak and fatigued all the time now. I believe this can be a side effect but it's only supposed to be for 3 months max. It's time to switch to a different type of birth control, because I can't keep dealing with two freaking periods let alone one.

Comment from: Sarah 25-34 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 27

I’ve been taking Vienva for about 3 years. My biggest complaint (and only complaint) is that my sex drive has disappeared during this time. It feels impossible to get aroused and really really hard to finish. This is not normal for me which obviously makes me sad and effects my relationships. After 3 years, I feel like it’s safe to say this is definitely from Vienva. But it does it’s job and honestly I’m too scared to switch with the risks of worse side effects.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: Yesenia H 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: January 24

I have been taking Vienva for almost three months. I started my first one on the 31st of October and I have only missed it once, but that's only because I wasn't at my home when the package was delivered. I have had an amazing experience with Vienva, although at first I had frequent migraines, was sensitive to bright lights and loud noises, and nauseous. After a while, maybe two weeks, my body got used to the pill and now it has been a safe ride ever since.

Related Reading: vienva

Comment from: Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: January 16

I have been taking Vienva for almost 2 years. I have to say it is effective. However, as time has gone on I have noticed every period is different (flow, time it starts, blood clots,etc). Also the mood swings are something that fluctuate every month as well. I thought this may be due to my generalized anxiety diagnosis but it’s becoming consistent with the week before placebo pills. I’m going to discuss with my doctor about changing pills.

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