NORTREL 7/7/7: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Birth Control “I started Nortrel August 2016, and whenever I went on it my appetite increased like crazy and I became severely depressed. I started binge eating and gained about 20 lbs in two months. For a while I didn’t put two and two together and thought that I was just depressed and developing terrible eating habits. The next few months I was going through therapy and trying to get my binge eating under control. Nothing worked and I felt awful. Finally about two months ago I questioned whether the birth control was to blame for all of my problems. I went off and got a Skyla IUD and let me tell you… BEST DECISION EVER! I’ve lost about 5 lbs in a month with no effort and I definitely have noticed that my appetite is back to normal since switching.”

RachelT812 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 19, 2017

For Birth Control “I have been taking it for about a month. It’s terrible. Causes terrible breakouts and super nauseous. (Threw up a couple times). It’s absolutely the worst. I’m asking my doctor to change it ASAP!”

Angbak (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2016

For Birth Control “I have been taking this birth control since my senior year in high school, I am now in my senior year of college. Since I been on this medicine people around says I have gotten mean, I sleep a lot, I have headaches, but that is mostly it. It works! I haven’t been pregnant and I’m continuing to use it until I get married.”

Anonymous May 14, 2016

For Menstrual Disorders “After a “period from hell” one summer at camp when I became anemic, my doctor put me on Ortho Novum. However, when I switched to another doctor I was put on “the generic form” that is Notrel 777. That’s when things got weird. I gained at least 30 pounds that year (and I play sports and eat relatively healthy) and soon I was at a point when 11 hours of sleep was barely keeping me functional through the day. “

Anonymous July 6, 2011

“So I’m a 17 year old girl that’s always active…loves to run and is always on the go. I’ve started using this birth control and now doesn’t want to do anything but sleep. I know for a fact that its the pill because this isn’t me at all. I’m feel lethargic as soon as 3:00pm hits, making it highly impossible to workout. I did also notice that it did increase my appetite. But no I didn’t gain weight and my stomach feels fine. No cramps, bloating, or anything…just really tired.”

Anonymous March 26, 2011

For Endometriosis “I’ve been on Nortrel 7/7/7 for about 6 months. I went on it to help with my endometriosis. The first couple months, the pain was actually much worse. Though that settled and is somewhat better now. Not totally gone though. I’ve gained about 10 pounds in those 6 months. I retain a lot of fluid while taking the active pills, and my breasts are continuously sore and heavy. I’m going to try something else with a lower estrogen level to try and get rid of this water weight.”

A.non February 15, 2011

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