LOESTRIN 24 FE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Birth Control “I’ve been on this pill for about 4 years. I can honestly say I haven’t noticed any majors problems like I’m reading from other women. I have been on birth control since I was 16 so it’s hard to say what’s normal and what’s abnormal for me. I don’t have acne problems. Occasionally annoying pimples. My periods are nonexistent at this point. I don’t bleed AT ALL. Which kind of bothers me because it’s not to get the “you’re not pregnant” notification from your period bleeding. I don’t get bloated. Mood swings ? Eh, nothing out of the ordinary. I have my moments just like anyone else. I’m about to switch to the copper IUD because I feel like I’ve been on hormones for too long and fear the long term consequences. Very nervous to switch considering I’ve had zero problems.”

Kirstie (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 10, 2018

For Birth Control “This is the first contraceptive pill I have ever tried and was recommended to me by my gyn. I’ve only been taking this pill for a month, and in comparison to other users, I haven’t had any weight gain or loss. I did have one cystic pimple on my cheek but it went away after a couple of days. I have moved up a breast size and I’ll have to get new bras which is kind of irritating but my periods are much less painful. As for the duration of my cycle there have been no changes. I do experience slight irregular mood swings as well, but nothing horrible. My one complaint with this drug is the extremely high price.”

yesono December 9, 2017

For Birth Control “I’ve been taking this pill for five months. I wanted a contraceptive pill which would control my acne and which would have a lower dosage of hormones as well (I was taking Yaz before). I happen to be very sensitive to hormones. With this pill though, I got cystic acne on my forehead, on my temples, on my cheeks, on my chin and on my neck. I have an acne-prone skin but I have never had such bad acne than since I started this pill ! Also, my mood swings are a rollercoaster and I can feel sad and cry for no reason in the middle of the day and feel happy again right after that. I am done with this pill and am going to find another birth control solution.”

crazyhormones3 September 28, 2017

For Birth Control “Cannot wait to get off this pill…horrible mood swings! Extremely irritable, crying at everything, beginning to dislike my husband (not good!), feel like I am coming out of my skin some days, I cannot stand myself and I’m pretty sure my family is starting to feel the same. Took me a couple of months to figure out it was the pill causing it, since this all started after I started taking it 4 months ago. I started with it to help with very heavy periods, it is helping with that although I did have a 2 week period last month which is never enjoyable. Pretty sure this pill is causing me to have this PMDD which I have never experienced before. It’s horrible. Switching to something else so hopefully it will get better!”

KEC, age 49 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2017

For Birth Control “I was taking Microgestin for 4 years and switched to test out if the other BC was giving me weight gain. Never got around to the experiment because Loestrin was a nightmare. I had spotting every day since day 5 of the pack. Then cystic acne started popping up and I couldn’t control it with anything! With the other BC, I was able to control it, and it at least went away like a normal pimple, but this acne is painful and HUGE. Combined with the constant spotting and losing all my good thongs to the BC being sassy , I decided to switch back. Based on other reviews, seems like these side effects aren’t going anywhere.”

I’m a Dog (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 2, 2017

For Birth Control “So this is my second time on this birth control. When I took it correctly I wouldn’t have many periods and never super painful. I’m terribly sensitive to most birth controls. My migraines were so bad they thought I had a tumor. But it was too much estrogen in the birth control. The first time went well but I was taken off of it due migraines again with auras. But later I figured out it was biotin instead. So far I’m 4 months on this and my skin hasn’t looked healthier in the past 6 months. My periods are more like two days of light cramping and then brown sludge for 3 to 4 days. I’ll gladly take that over other periods for sure. For me this works because it’s such a low dose.”

Leighlow (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 18, 2017

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