FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: LOESTRIN 21 1/20

User Comments:

For Birth Control “Been on this birth control for about 6 months now. I had tried so many other pills and everything gave me side effects like extreme anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, and breakthrough bleeding. When I switched to this one the only side effect I had was weight gain but now on my sixth pack I’m starting to get really bad acne around my chin and forehead and my horrible menstrual cramps are back. Thinking about switching again. My poor skin has scars now:( It does however work to prevent pregnancy though.”

Ghostie86 August 3, 2017

For Birth Control “I’ve been on this pill for a WEEK and I’ve had to stop taking it. I had to swap from Noriday to this as I was having irregular bleeding and very bad cramps. First day no side effects as expected. But from the second day onwards my period disappeared, I started to experience horrendous dizziness to the point I would class it as vertigo, and at one point I was sure I was having a heart attack because I had a very dull ache in my chest and my blood pressure was 172/151! Not to mention my moods are all over the place!”

Chloay93 (taken for less than 1 month) April 28, 2017

For Birth Control “I had been taking Gildess(generic for loestrin) for over 2 years(& never had an issue) up until the manufacturer discontinued it. It was at that time when I tried everything from Blissovi, Junel, Microgestin. I’ve never had an issue with acne unless it was my ‘time of the month’ with 1-2 ‘period pimples’. My skin became acne prone as soon as I stopped taking Gildess, to the point where I started getting cystic acne, even with upping my skincare routine & rarely wearing makeup. I stopped immediately & decided to give the loestrin fe 1/20 brand name a try. I’m on my 2nd pill & can already feel my face starting to break out again. Stay away from this birth control. It’s not worth the emotional/physical discomfort :(“

lyssa416 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 20, 2017

For Birth Control “I took this pill for a week. ONE week. In that time I began seriously contimplating my own suicide as well as found myself in the hospital for what I believe to be a full detachment from reality. Since then, I have had multiple seuizures and lost numerous days of memory. I have no definitive proof that the birth control cause all of these issues, but I believe so strongly that they are connected that I feel I must warn anyone considering trying this pill. I will also be keeping an eye out for those lawsuit commercials one day so I can be the first in line to state my very heated opinion.”

Jaz303 October 20, 2016

For Menstrual Disorders “I started my periods at about 12 and it was hell : heavy, painful, unpredictable. Started this pill at about 14 and it was a godsend (so to speak…). A couple of years on, new GP didn’t check my age before seeing me and upped my prescription to a stronger pill. Period was late, painful and strangely coloured, acne started acting up and I was emotional. I went back and begged (crying…) another GP to put me back on loestrin. She was mystified as to why it was changed in the first place. Everything immediately went back to normal. I’m still on it now, 4 years later and have not encountered any side-effects.”

deathbyperioditwas (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 4, 2016

For Menstrual Disorders “I’m 31 & have used many birth control options, beginning with the patch @ 19 then going to the pill within the year. My MD RX’d me the loestrin 1/20 a year ago. This past year proved the best for me as far as overall health: fewer skin breakouts, MUCH lighter & shorter periods (i frequently donate blood and am not iron-defficient anemic), better sex drive (husband loves), and moodiness not as bad. I have gained 7lb of weight but cannot pinpoint it directly to this pill as I have chosen a less healthy lifestyle the past year. The only negative about this pill for me was I did not stay on a 28 day cycle and had breakthrough bleeding. Today, MD changed me to loestrin 1.5/30 for this reason.”

Cheralana (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 2, 2016

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