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Reviews for Apri to treat Birth Control
Review by Anonymous:
I was on Ocella in the past for years until they took it off the market. I tried several different birth control pills and none worked for me. Someone recommended I try Apri it has worked great for me cleared my horrible acne up which I was spending a lot of money on trying to correct, doesn't change my mood or sex drive, weight stayed the same, no headaches, no depression, light predictable periods lasts three days! Let's just say I love Apri and it's cheap.
At first, I loved the pill. It made my periods shorter, about 3 days instead of 8, and it kept me from getting pregnant. It's affordable and got rid of my acne. It did not help with cramps at all, and it made me gain a lot of weight. I went from 118 lbs to 135 in a short amount of time. My breasts got big as well which was a plus. Then after almost a year, I began getting chronic urinary tract infections. Doctors could not figure it out so I stopped taking Apri to see if that was the problem and since then I have had no problems.
I started on Tri-Sprintec and I hated it. It made me break out with huge pimples, when I previously had nearly perfect skin. I switched to Apri and the acne got a lot better but is still present, when it never used to be. I don't think I've gained weight off this pill, my weight fluctuates on its own but I have noticed (for me) significant increase in breast size, which I and my boyfriend love. I haven't noticed a decrease in sex drive, but I haven't seen my boyfriend as often as usual so when he moves back I guess we'll see. I'm a very moody person and get terribly emotional around my period even without birth control, so I haven't noticed a difference there either. Overall, I'd say this birth control has been a good experience!
I've been taking this pill for 6 years and it has worked wonders! I've never spotted, my cramps are milder then before I took it, I rarely have a blemish, never gained weight and for the past 2 years I've personally been having sex without a condom and never had a pregnancy scare (I don't know if it will be the same for everyone so use a condom!). Overall I suggest this pill to many of my close friends because my sex drive is still high and they see how I've never had a mood swing, or bloated.
I've been taking Apri for a little over a year now. My breasts have grown almost 2 full cup sizes but I have not gained weight anywhere else. So I'm ecstatic. No cramps, 5 day periods, no mood swings, not pregnant. I love this pill!
At first I was very pleased with Apri. I initially began taking birth control to control severe PMS and cramping and have switched pills 3 times, most recently to Apri. After taking it for 6 months, however, it stopped controlling my PMS and hormones and after three months of getting my heavy periods/cramps again I went into a new (different) doctor and found out I had high blood pressure. As an athletic, non-smoking, health nut 18 year old I was shocked at this information, and my new doctor explained to me how they were going to discontinue providing prescriptions for this pill as well as several others because of these issues.
This is the worst birth control experience I've ever had. I was on Quasense for three years, but stopped when breakthrough started to occur. I am on these medications for birth control, but also to manage excessively heavy and painful periods.
I started Apri on the first day of my period. I then bled for 12 days, followed by five days of horrible discharge. I stopped Apri 12 days into the pack after experiencing ridiculous weight gain (My diet did NOT change.) headaches, outrageous mood swings, anxiety, full body pain, cramping, muscle spasms in my neck and severe fatigue. It is now day 18, (five days off the pill) and I'm still bleeding and dealing with tremendous mood swings. I have gained what looks like 20 or so pounds.
I've been takin Apri for about 3 wks now....my sex drive is extremely high, even 15-20 minutes after I take the pill. I've had sex more times in the past 3 weeks than I have had in the past 6months prior...no exaggeration. My breast has been extremely tender, which turns me on...everything turns me on....its ridiculous. I love it.
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I just started taking Apri. I have not been on birth control since 2008 when I was taking Tri-Sprintec. After a few months of Tri-Sprintec I gained 17 lbs! I have always been small (5'4 108 lbs) so this weight gain was very noticeable and I could not shed the weight. I got off Tri-Sprintec and do not recommend it to anyone! Anyways, I'm on Apri now and I really like it. The only downside I've noticed is intense cramping the first week I took it. Hope this helps!
I actually lost weight the first 2 months I have been taking it. My periods were never regular and I have Aspergers which made it hard to keep up with a heavy flow. I noticed my periods were shorter and the cramps were less.
I just switched to Apris a few months ago because my insurance would not cover my other generic birth control. Literally within 2 months I put on about 15lbs without changing my diet or exercise routine. I have been trying to get the weight off but it seems impossible. I also have had worse acne and have been tired quite a bit. I also have lost my sex drive. To me, I would rather live my life feeling better about myself and have a better sex life than to be on this. To me, the cons outweigh the pros.
I've been on Apri for about a year now I had to start taking it at night because it made me feel very sick. I still feel sick in the morning and can't eat when I first wake up for the 1st week then that goes away. I do believe it decreased my sex drive because it has changed since I started taking this pill. The only plus to this pill is that I've had short periods that are very light and I know the day it will start and end. I just asked for a new birth control to try and I'll see how that goes! If it doesn't go well ill probably be returning to Apri.
I switched to this pill from Necon 1/35 to try and improve my acne in addition to birth control. I tried it for 2 months.
Side effects I noticed: tired and it felt hard to get out of bed (very unlike me!), faint tension headaches across my forehead, acne breakouts on my chest and face, ravenously hungry at times, and then no appetite (haven't gained any weight, may have lost a pound or two), slightly sore but much larger breasts, decreased sex drive but not as low as while on Necon 1/35.
I have decided to try a new pill because of these side effects. This pill was meant to help my acne but it seems to have made it worse, and feeling tired all the time with headaches isn't tolerable for me since I am very active.
I was on Yaz and it was the BEST! I had no acne, very light and short periods, no weight gain, and no mood swings. The only bad thing with Yaz was my hair began to thin and it was very dry. I never had sex on Yaz so I don't know how effective it was at that. On Apri, I now have mild acne especially on my period and I have horrible periods at that. Very heavy with lots of cramping. My appetite increased so much to the point I have gained 8 pounds. After a year of dealing with Apri I switched to Beyaz since it has folate, which is good for hair and a baby if I ever do get pregnant!
I just started Apri and so far it's the best pill I've taken. (Tri-Sprintec --> Levora --> Loestrin 24 Fe, now Apri) I have a few side effects. My appetite has definitely increased, so I'm trying to be aware of that. I also have my sex drive, which I never really knew was gone until I switched to Apri. I haven't had my period on this yet (only on week 2) but so far, so good. It's also very inexpensive.
I have been taking Apri for one month now and I absolutely love it! No side effects or weight gain or anything! It was my first pill ever taken and I'm so happy there are no complications. I recommend it to anyone! Excellent choice!
My bra size definitely got higher, and my sex drive hasn't changed at all. I haven't noticed that I have gained weight, but I am always hungry and have a lot of cravings, period is regular and its nice to know when the time comes. I think Apri is good and I would not change it for another brand.
I started Apri November of 2009 and it was the first birth control I ever had. I was a size 4 when I started and am now a size 8. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to lose weight. And in the last year and a half I have had no sex drive. Sex isn't fun anymore. I never really related it to my pill or wanted to. Also the first month of my pill was miserable. I was so depressed, I broke out everywhere (chest, back, face) and my period was so, so heavy and painful. Luckily after the first month my acne completely cleared up, my depression went away and my periods are always same day and super light and short. However I'm really starting to debate if the no sex drive is worth it. I haven't got pregnant, but then again I'd have to want to have sex.
I have been on Apri since last year and I absolutely love Apri. My doctor prescribed it for three packs in a row therefore I only get my period four times a year and I have no spotting and no issues with my period when it comes. This pill is much better than my last. I have no complaints I love it.
I love Apri. A friend recommended Apri and as soon as I picked up my prescription that is when my love affair with Apri began. Prior to taking Apri, I had severe PMS (irregular periods, depression 1 week before and 1 week after my period, horrible cramps, acne) so my doctor suggested a birth control to help regulate my PMS symptoms. After taking Apri, my acne has completely cleared up, no weight gain, 3 day periods with light bleeding, and no depression. I haven't noticed increased bust size and no change in my sexual desires. I do have increased discharge. But that would be the only bad side effect.
I was on Marvelon for 2 years, and then switched to Apri after losing my "student" status, and therefore needed a cheaper pill. I've been on it for 4 months, and although my periods are regular, the side effects are horrible. I have noticed frequent headaches, at least a 15 pound weight gain, and ZERO sex drive. I eat healthy and started exercising, not realizing why I was gaining and keeping all this weight. It's not going anywhere. The zero sex drive is NOT like me, and has affected my relationship. All of these side effects have been occurring since being on Apri. It may work for some people, but I'd gladly pay the extra for Marvelon in order to have these effects go away.
I am on my second month of taking Apri. My periods are much better but I have noticed that I have gained a bit more weight. Also more acne than with my previous birth control pill. But on the good side my periods are much shorter and my cramps are less awful. When it comes to periods it helps, but self esteem, not so much.
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