PROGESTIN/ESTROGEN CONTRACEPTIVE - ORAL

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Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

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

This medication does it's job, however, the side effects are definitely worth considering. About two months into taking this drug I started having bouts of nausea and vomiting (lasting 2-3 days) that I still get at least twice a month. I have also developed regular migraines, one of which resulted in my fainting. Furthermore, I have had a significant increase in my anger outbursts. I never used to be this angry over things, but after taking this birth control for a couple months, I began to explode with rage, which is quite rare for me. Positives: my period was much lighter, shorter, and less painful, I did not worry about unplanned pregnancy, and neither my weight nor acne were affected.

Related Reading: nausea and vomiting | fainting | pregnancy

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

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

This medication does it's job, however, the side effects are definitely worth considering. About two months into taking this drug I started having bouts of nausea and vomiting (lasting 2-3 days) that I still get at least twice a month. I have also developed regular migraines, one of which resulted in my fainting. Furthermore, I have had a significant increase in my anger outbursts. I never used to be this angry over things, but after taking this birth control for a couple months, I began to explode with rage, which is quite rare for me. Positives: my period was much lighter, shorter, and less painful, I did not worry about unplanned pregnancy, and neither my weight nor acne were affected.

Related Reading: nausea and vomiting | fainting | pregnancy

Comment from: Funmi 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

I used this medication for about three months and during that time I developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism... Basically a blood clot in my leg and one in my lungs. I almost died!! I am still living with constant breathing issues and pain at the base of my lungs. Be very wary and ask lots of questions before taking these pills. Also, I had no preexisting condition that could have caused the clot. The doctors ran tests! I would never recommend it to anyone.

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Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

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

This medication does it's job, however, the side effects are definitely worth considering. About two months into taking this drug I started having bouts of nausea and vomiting (lasting 2-3 days) that I still get at least twice a month. I have also developed regular migraines, one of which resulted in my fainting. Furthermore, I have had a significant increase in my anger outbursts. I never used to be this angry over things, but after taking this birth control for a couple months, I began to explode with rage, which is quite rare for me. Positives: my period was much lighter, shorter, and less painful, I did not worry about unplanned pregnancy, and neither my weight nor acne were affected.

Related Reading: nausea and vomiting | fainting | pregnancy

Comment from: Funmi 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

I used this medication for about three months and during that time I developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism... Basically a blood clot in my leg and one in my lungs. I almost died!! I am still living with constant breathing issues and pain at the base of my lungs. Be very wary and ask lots of questions before taking these pills. Also, I had no preexisting condition that could have caused the clot. The doctors ran tests! I would never recommend it to anyone.

Comment from: PCOS Patient 25-34 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 26

I was prescribed this drug when I was 14 for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (11 years ago). Though I've never known adulthood without it, it's never caused any major problems for me. It has been 100% effective contraception and has regulated my periods. I recommend doing what I did in recent years and use this "continuously active," taking the white pills only for three months and then allowing yourself to have a period. It has helped a bit with mood/diet regulation.

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

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

This medication does it's job, however, the side effects are definitely worth considering. About two months into taking this drug I started having bouts of nausea and vomiting (lasting 2-3 days) that I still get at least twice a month. I have also developed regular migraines, one of which resulted in my fainting. Furthermore, I have had a significant increase in my anger outbursts. I never used to be this angry over things, but after taking this birth control for a couple months, I began to explode with rage, which is quite rare for me. Positives: my period was much lighter, shorter, and less painful, I did not worry about unplanned pregnancy, and neither my weight nor acne were affected.

Related Reading: nausea and vomiting | fainting | pregnancy

Comment from: Funmi 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

I used this medication for about three months and during that time I developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism... Basically a blood clot in my leg and one in my lungs. I almost died!! I am still living with constant breathing issues and pain at the base of my lungs. Be very wary and ask lots of questions before taking these pills. Also, I had no preexisting condition that could have caused the clot. The doctors ran tests! I would never recommend it to anyone.

Comment from: PCOS Patient 25-34 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 26

I was prescribed this drug when I was 14 for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (11 years ago). Though I've never known adulthood without it, it's never caused any major problems for me. It has been 100% effective contraception and has regulated my periods. I recommend doing what I did in recent years and use this "continuously active," taking the white pills only for three months and then allowing yourself to have a period. It has helped a bit with mood/diet regulation.

Comment from: Vick 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: July 25

I have been taking this BC for approx 6 years give or take. My new DR and I have been trying to figure out why I am having so many heath issues. We have come to the conclusion that this BC made my blood pressure increase that my DR and I are having problems controlling. My weight has never been so hard to manage either. I was told I have elevated liver enzymes now and I have a diseased Gallbladder. I have all the long term side effects of the medication. About a year ago I began having heart palpitations about 4 days in a new pill pack that would occur randomly for about a week, then they would go away. I got scared and I started tracking it. This pill is the cause if my health issues, I will be moving to a non-hormonal IUD. It has most definitely prevented pregnancy, not even a scare. It is very effective. I have just personally had long term side effects.

Related Reading: liver | palpitations | pregnancy

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

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

This medication does it's job, however, the side effects are definitely worth considering. About two months into taking this drug I started having bouts of nausea and vomiting (lasting 2-3 days) that I still get at least twice a month. I have also developed regular migraines, one of which resulted in my fainting. Furthermore, I have had a significant increase in my anger outbursts. I never used to be this angry over things, but after taking this birth control for a couple months, I began to explode with rage, which is quite rare for me. Positives: my period was much lighter, shorter, and less painful, I did not worry about unplanned pregnancy, and neither my weight nor acne were affected.

Related Reading: nausea and vomiting | fainting | pregnancy

Comment from: Funmi 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

I used this medication for about three months and during that time I developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism... Basically a blood clot in my leg and one in my lungs. I almost died!! I am still living with constant breathing issues and pain at the base of my lungs. Be very wary and ask lots of questions before taking these pills. Also, I had no preexisting condition that could have caused the clot. The doctors ran tests! I would never recommend it to anyone.

Comment from: PCOS Patient 25-34 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 26

I was prescribed this drug when I was 14 for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (11 years ago). Though I've never known adulthood without it, it's never caused any major problems for me. It has been 100% effective contraception and has regulated my periods. I recommend doing what I did in recent years and use this "continuously active," taking the white pills only for three months and then allowing yourself to have a period. It has helped a bit with mood/diet regulation.

Comment from: Vick 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: July 25

I have been taking this BC for approx 6 years give or take. My new DR and I have been trying to figure out why I am having so many heath issues. We have come to the conclusion that this BC made my blood pressure increase that my DR and I are having problems controlling. My weight has never been so hard to manage either. I was told I have elevated liver enzymes now and I have a diseased Gallbladder. I have all the long term side effects of the medication. About a year ago I began having heart palpitations about 4 days in a new pill pack that would occur randomly for about a week, then they would go away. I got scared and I started tracking it. This pill is the cause if my health issues, I will be moving to a non-hormonal IUD. It has most definitely prevented pregnancy, not even a scare. It is very effective. I have just personally had long term side effects.

Related Reading: liver | palpitations | pregnancy

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 21

I’ve been on this birth control for about a year and a half. I didn’t realize how bad my side effects until recently. The headaches that came with my period have been horrible and depression/ suicidal thoughts have definitely came along with it too. It regulates my period and made it a lot lighter so that’s a slight positive.

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: May 21

Got pregnant even though when taken everyday

Comment from: DiamondCutter 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

Been on it 2months. First month I went up 2 cup sizes and gained 10lbs at a time I was actively (and previously successfully) trying to lose weight. My boobs hurt 24/7 still and my nipples have been hard since day 2. Bleeding has lightened considerably, and no nausea or headaches here. Basically just titty torture.

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

This medication does it's job, however, the side effects are definitely worth considering. About two months into taking this drug I started having bouts of nausea and vomiting (lasting 2-3 days) that I still get at least twice a month. I have also developed regular migraines, one of which resulted in my fainting. Furthermore, I have had a significant increase in my anger outbursts. I never used to be this angry over things, but after taking this birth control for a couple months, I began to explode with rage, which is quite rare for me. Positives: my period was much lighter, shorter, and less painful, I did not worry about unplanned pregnancy, and neither my weight nor acne were affected.

Related Reading: nausea and vomiting | fainting | pregnancy

Comment from: Funmi 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

I used this medication for about three months and during that time I developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism... Basically a blood clot in my leg and one in my lungs. I almost died!! I am still living with constant breathing issues and pain at the base of my lungs. Be very wary and ask lots of questions before taking these pills. Also, I had no preexisting condition that could have caused the clot. The doctors ran tests! I would never recommend it to anyone.

Comment from: PCOS Patient 25-34 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 26

I was prescribed this drug when I was 14 for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (11 years ago). Though I've never known adulthood without it, it's never caused any major problems for me. It has been 100% effective contraception and has regulated my periods. I recommend doing what I did in recent years and use this "continuously active," taking the white pills only for three months and then allowing yourself to have a period. It has helped a bit with mood/diet regulation.

Comment from: Vick 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: July 25

I have been taking this BC for approx 6 years give or take. My new DR and I have been trying to figure out why I am having so many heath issues. We have come to the conclusion that this BC made my blood pressure increase that my DR and I are having problems controlling. My weight has never been so hard to manage either. I was told I have elevated liver enzymes now and I have a diseased Gallbladder. I have all the long term side effects of the medication. About a year ago I began having heart palpitations about 4 days in a new pill pack that would occur randomly for about a week, then they would go away. I got scared and I started tracking it. This pill is the cause if my health issues, I will be moving to a non-hormonal IUD. It has most definitely prevented pregnancy, not even a scare. It is very effective. I have just personally had long term side effects.

Related Reading: liver | palpitations | pregnancy

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 21

I’ve been on this birth control for about a year and a half. I didn’t realize how bad my side effects until recently. The headaches that came with my period have been horrible and depression/ suicidal thoughts have definitely came along with it too. It regulates my period and made it a lot lighter so that’s a slight positive.

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Renee F. 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 27

At 25, this is my first time on BC. My GYN started me on this BC.I usually don't have reactions to medication so it took me by surprise when my body was adjusting to this BC. A week into taking Low Ogestrel, I experienced vomiting, lack of energy, dizziness, and fatigue. I was vomiting almost every day. I switched over to Viorele and that's an experience within itself. I did not have a good experience with Low Ogestrel. If it makes you sick or uncomfortable, please discontinue using it.

Related Reading: dizziness | viorele

Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I have been using this bc for about 6 months now. It is effective, and I have gone up a little bit in bra size. My only complaint is that this pill has made me gain weight. My diet/activity has not changed and since being on this pill I have gained 5 pounds. I know it affects everyone differently and if your use for it is to prevent pregnancy, I highly recommend.

Related Reading: pregnancy

SLIDESHOW

Choosing Your Birth Control Method See Slideshow
Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I have been using this bc for about 6 months now. It is effective, and I have gone up a little bit in bra size. My only complaint is that this pill has made me gain weight. My diet/activity has not changed and since being on this pill I have gained 5 pounds. I know it affects everyone differently and if your use for it is to prevent pregnancy, I highly recommend.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: lowogestrel 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I have only been on this birth control for one week, after switching from Triprevifem. Triprevifem caused me to break out and I constantly felt cranky and agitated. My doctor switched me to low-ogestrel and so far, so good. I am a lot happier.. I am not pregnant and my face has cleared up. BUT after only one week, I can say that my bra size has upped from a smaller B to a definite C. I can't complain about that. But along with the breast-size increase has come weight gain. I've always been fit and in shape, but I will definitely have to watch what I eat more and come up with a more intense workout. I'm constantly hungry and it's week one.

Related Reading: low-ogestrel

Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I have been using this bc for about 6 months now. It is effective, and I have gone up a little bit in bra size. My only complaint is that this pill has made me gain weight. My diet/activity has not changed and since being on this pill I have gained 5 pounds. I know it affects everyone differently and if your use for it is to prevent pregnancy, I highly recommend.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: lowogestrel 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I have only been on this birth control for one week, after switching from Triprevifem. Triprevifem caused me to break out and I constantly felt cranky and agitated. My doctor switched me to low-ogestrel and so far, so good. I am a lot happier.. I am not pregnant and my face has cleared up. BUT after only one week, I can say that my bra size has upped from a smaller B to a definite C. I can't complain about that. But along with the breast-size increase has come weight gain. I've always been fit and in shape, but I will definitely have to watch what I eat more and come up with a more intense workout. I'm constantly hungry and it's week one.

Related Reading: low-ogestrel

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 14

I started taking it about a month ago, and during the first week I was extremely nauseous. It has also negatively impacted my mood.

Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I have been using this bc for about 6 months now. It is effective, and I have gone up a little bit in bra size. My only complaint is that this pill has made me gain weight. My diet/activity has not changed and since being on this pill I have gained 5 pounds. I know it affects everyone differently and if your use for it is to prevent pregnancy, I highly recommend.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: lowogestrel 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I have only been on this birth control for one week, after switching from Triprevifem. Triprevifem caused me to break out and I constantly felt cranky and agitated. My doctor switched me to low-ogestrel and so far, so good. I am a lot happier.. I am not pregnant and my face has cleared up. BUT after only one week, I can say that my bra size has upped from a smaller B to a definite C. I can't complain about that. But along with the breast-size increase has come weight gain. I've always been fit and in shape, but I will definitely have to watch what I eat more and come up with a more intense workout. I'm constantly hungry and it's week one.

Related Reading: low-ogestrel

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 14

I started taking it about a month ago, and during the first week I was extremely nauseous. It has also negatively impacted my mood.

Comment from: pigtail 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 15

Just want to add that I've been taking this drug for about three weeks now with absolutely no side effects that I am aware of. I was hesitant to start any birth control over my anxieties related to taking medications in general--so much so that I waited an entire month after I intended to start the birth control--but in retrospect I have no regrets and wish I would have started it earlier. If you're worried about experiences described in negative reviews, just remember that most people who are fine don't tend to write anything, whereas people that have bad reactions tend to feel the need to warn others. Everyone of course will react differently to medications, but statistically the vast majority of women taking birth control end up being absolutely fine. I literally cannot feel the difference between being on the pill and not being on it.

Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I have been using this bc for about 6 months now. It is effective, and I have gone up a little bit in bra size. My only complaint is that this pill has made me gain weight. My diet/activity has not changed and since being on this pill I have gained 5 pounds. I know it affects everyone differently and if your use for it is to prevent pregnancy, I highly recommend.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: lowogestrel 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I have only been on this birth control for one week, after switching from Triprevifem. Triprevifem caused me to break out and I constantly felt cranky and agitated. My doctor switched me to low-ogestrel and so far, so good. I am a lot happier.. I am not pregnant and my face has cleared up. BUT after only one week, I can say that my bra size has upped from a smaller B to a definite C. I can't complain about that. But along with the breast-size increase has come weight gain. I've always been fit and in shape, but I will definitely have to watch what I eat more and come up with a more intense workout. I'm constantly hungry and it's week one.

Related Reading: low-ogestrel

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 14

I started taking it about a month ago, and during the first week I was extremely nauseous. It has also negatively impacted my mood.

Comment from: pigtail 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 15

Just want to add that I've been taking this drug for about three weeks now with absolutely no side effects that I am aware of. I was hesitant to start any birth control over my anxieties related to taking medications in general--so much so that I waited an entire month after I intended to start the birth control--but in retrospect I have no regrets and wish I would have started it earlier. If you're worried about experiences described in negative reviews, just remember that most people who are fine don't tend to write anything, whereas people that have bad reactions tend to feel the need to warn others. Everyone of course will react differently to medications, but statistically the vast majority of women taking birth control end up being absolutely fine. I literally cannot feel the difference between being on the pill and not being on it.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 04

I have been on this medication for about a year now and at first I was having trouble with lots of heartburn. I couldn't figure out why since I was someone who hasn't ever really suffered from heartburn/sour stomach. It took about 6 months for me to finally determine it was the medication. I had read that taking it at night instead of first thing in the morning could change this. So, I changed when I took it. I was doing well with the evening and didn't have the everyday bloat and sour belly and heartburn in my back. Now it has gradually started coming back. I have changed my diet thinking this was also the problem. I HATE this side effect of this drug, I don't want to stop taking it, but at the same time, is it really worth all this trouble just for birth control?! ugh. I gave it a shot, but I will be talking with my physician to change this medication. I also sometimes have the morning sickness, still... and normally am pretty tired early of an evening if I am not constantly busy..

Related Reading: heartburn | stomach

Comment from: Jessy_8292 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

This BC made my acne act up but not too bad. I have TERRIBLE moodiness!I've been in this BC for about 4 months and I've now started vomiting anytime I take 2 pills if I've missed one. I get really bad headaches as well. This BC has messed with my weight, anxiety, energy, and mental health all over.the only thing it was good for was making my periods short.

Related Reading: acne | anxiety | mental health

Comment from: 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I have been using this bc for about 6 months now. It is effective, and I have gone up a little bit in bra size. My only complaint is that this pill has made me gain weight. My diet/activity has not changed and since being on this pill I have gained 5 pounds. I know it affects everyone differently and if your use for it is to prevent pregnancy, I highly recommend.

Related Reading: pregnancy

Comment from: lowogestrel 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I have only been on this birth control for one week, after switching from Triprevifem. Triprevifem caused me to break out and I constantly felt cranky and agitated. My doctor switched me to low-ogestrel and so far, so good. I am a lot happier.. I am not pregnant and my face has cleared up. BUT after only one week, I can say that my bra size has upped from a smaller B to a definite C. I can't complain about that. But along with the breast-size increase has come weight gain. I've always been fit and in shape, but I will definitely have to watch what I eat more and come up with a more intense workout. I'm constantly hungry and it's week one.

Related Reading: low-ogestrel

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 14

I started taking it about a month ago, and during the first week I was extremely nauseous. It has also negatively impacted my mood.

Comment from: pigtail 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 15

Just want to add that I've been taking this drug for about three weeks now with absolutely no side effects that I am aware of. I was hesitant to start any birth control over my anxieties related to taking medications in general--so much so that I waited an entire month after I intended to start the birth control--but in retrospect I have no regrets and wish I would have started it earlier. If you're worried about experiences described in negative reviews, just remember that most people who are fine don't tend to write anything, whereas people that have bad reactions tend to feel the need to warn others. Everyone of course will react differently to medications, but statistically the vast majority of women taking birth control end up being absolutely fine. I literally cannot feel the difference between being on the pill and not being on it.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 04

I have been on this medication for about a year now and at first I was having trouble with lots of heartburn. I couldn't figure out why since I was someone who hasn't ever really suffered from heartburn/sour stomach. It took about 6 months for me to finally determine it was the medication. I had read that taking it at night instead of first thing in the morning could change this. So, I changed when I took it. I was doing well with the evening and didn't have the everyday bloat and sour belly and heartburn in my back. Now it has gradually started coming back. I have changed my diet thinking this was also the problem. I HATE this side effect of this drug, I don't want to stop taking it, but at the same time, is it really worth all this trouble just for birth control?! ugh. I gave it a shot, but I will be talking with my physician to change this medication. I also sometimes have the morning sickness, still... and normally am pretty tired early of an evening if I am not constantly busy..

Related Reading: heartburn | stomach

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 10

I am 34 years old and have my tubes tied. I was placed on this medication due to heavy menstral bleeding and severe menstral cramps. It has helped both symptoms by about 80%. I have been on this medication for 5 months. When I first started taking it, I was taking it in the morning. It made me feel as if I had the flu! I felt extremely tired and run down, sick to my stomach, and dizzy. I switched to taking it at night time and those symptoms went away. Although, I do have sleeping problems now. But nothing that a Benadryl doesn't help with.

Related Reading: flu | stomach | benadryl

Comment from: Abigail A. 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 26

Caused a superficial blood clot.

Comment from: Abigail A. 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 26

Caused a superficial blood clot.

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

I got put on low ogestrel by my previous obgyn and was overall very satisfied with it. I don't remember having any negative side effects when I first started taking it after being off birth control for a few months and the only reason I have just recently switched is that the estrogen was so high it was blocking my testosterone receptors and making it impossible for me to get wet even when I was turned on. Sex has been fairly painful even with lube. I'm switching to lutera which is a similar birth control but with less estrogen in it. Also on low ogestrel my skin has been perfectly clear to the point where I hardly use my dermatologist prescribed stuff anymore. Overall very good birth control if you can handle the estrogen. (I'm 18)

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Comment from: Abigail A. 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 26

Caused a superficial blood clot.

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

I got put on low ogestrel by my previous obgyn and was overall very satisfied with it. I don't remember having any negative side effects when I first started taking it after being off birth control for a few months and the only reason I have just recently switched is that the estrogen was so high it was blocking my testosterone receptors and making it impossible for me to get wet even when I was turned on. Sex has been fairly painful even with lube. I'm switching to lutera which is a similar birth control but with less estrogen in it. Also on low ogestrel my skin has been perfectly clear to the point where I hardly use my dermatologist prescribed stuff anymore. Overall very good birth control if you can handle the estrogen. (I'm 18)

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Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

I have always been a very happy person who suffered no real mood swings. I've always been extremely in control of my emotions and hadn't cried in nearly 3 years, so when I read the negative reviews of this product saying it caused severe depression and mood swings, I brushed it off. I have NEVER cried as much as I have within the 3 months I took this pill. It really put a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend because I was constantly getting mad at him, constantly sad, for absolutely no reason!!! Literally crying sprees every other night. Despite this pill being cheap and being effective it made me extremely emotionally unstable. BEWARE

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Comment from: Abigail A. 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 26

Caused a superficial blood clot.

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

I got put on low ogestrel by my previous obgyn and was overall very satisfied with it. I don't remember having any negative side effects when I first started taking it after being off birth control for a few months and the only reason I have just recently switched is that the estrogen was so high it was blocking my testosterone receptors and making it impossible for me to get wet even when I was turned on. Sex has been fairly painful even with lube. I'm switching to lutera which is a similar birth control but with less estrogen in it. Also on low ogestrel my skin has been perfectly clear to the point where I hardly use my dermatologist prescribed stuff anymore. Overall very good birth control if you can handle the estrogen. (I'm 18)

Related Reading: lutera

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

I have always been a very happy person who suffered no real mood swings. I've always been extremely in control of my emotions and hadn't cried in nearly 3 years, so when I read the negative reviews of this product saying it caused severe depression and mood swings, I brushed it off. I have NEVER cried as much as I have within the 3 months I took this pill. It really put a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend because I was constantly getting mad at him, constantly sad, for absolutely no reason!!! Literally crying sprees every other night. Despite this pill being cheap and being effective it made me extremely emotionally unstable. BEWARE

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Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 19

My NP prescribed this to treat my ovarian cysts. I frequently spot in between periods and have on and off ovarian pain. My cycle had become a little less predictable as well, though that could just be age-related (I'm nearly 40). I've been taking the Ogestrel for one cycle now, so not really long enough to say if it's truly effective. Less spotting so far and milder ovarian pain. But the side effects are killing me. I was nauseous almost immediately, to the point where I had to abruptly cut short a trip to the grocery store because I thought I was going to be sick. I switched to taking it at night which seemed to help. I've always had problems with acne but it has gotten significantly worse since I started the Ogestrel. And it's negatively affecting my mood as well; I'm more irritable, sometimes depressed and generally moodier, all things that weren't present before taking it. I'm trying to give it at least another cycle before I throw in the towel but at this point, I'd rather deal with the ovarian cysts than these side effects.

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Comment from: Abigail A. 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 26

Caused a superficial blood clot.

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

I got put on low ogestrel by my previous obgyn and was overall very satisfied with it. I don't remember having any negative side effects when I first started taking it after being off birth control for a few months and the only reason I have just recently switched is that the estrogen was so high it was blocking my testosterone receptors and making it impossible for me to get wet even when I was turned on. Sex has been fairly painful even with lube. I'm switching to lutera which is a similar birth control but with less estrogen in it. Also on low ogestrel my skin has been perfectly clear to the point where I hardly use my dermatologist prescribed stuff anymore. Overall very good birth control if you can handle the estrogen. (I'm 18)

Related Reading: lutera

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

I have always been a very happy person who suffered no real mood swings. I've always been extremely in control of my emotions and hadn't cried in nearly 3 years, so when I read the negative reviews of this product saying it caused severe depression and mood swings, I brushed it off. I have NEVER cried as much as I have within the 3 months I took this pill. It really put a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend because I was constantly getting mad at him, constantly sad, for absolutely no reason!!! Literally crying sprees every other night. Despite this pill being cheap and being effective it made me extremely emotionally unstable. BEWARE

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 19

My NP prescribed this to treat my ovarian cysts. I frequently spot in between periods and have on and off ovarian pain. My cycle had become a little less predictable as well, though that could just be age-related (I'm nearly 40). I've been taking the Ogestrel for one cycle now, so not really long enough to say if it's truly effective. Less spotting so far and milder ovarian pain. But the side effects are killing me. I was nauseous almost immediately, to the point where I had to abruptly cut short a trip to the grocery store because I thought I was going to be sick. I switched to taking it at night which seemed to help. I've always had problems with acne but it has gotten significantly worse since I started the Ogestrel. And it's negatively affecting my mood as well; I'm more irritable, sometimes depressed and generally moodier, all things that weren't present before taking it. I'm trying to give it at least another cycle before I throw in the towel but at this point, I'd rather deal with the ovarian cysts than these side effects.

Related Reading: ovarian cysts | acne

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

i began the medicine for my very painful periods. so far its been the best birth control I've been on. the only negative things i have to say about it are, it makes me nauseas from time to time and has made my nipples veiny which bothers me.. overall very good and i would recommend!

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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