User Reviews for Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol

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Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol review summary

9.1/10 Average Rating

10 Ratings with 8 User Reviews

Compare all 100 medications used in the treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Reviews for Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Review by Feral Dog:

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9.0

Kariva (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): Periods now occur on-time, every month (sometimes I don't have one, but generally I do), whereas before I never knew when it was coming and went as long as six months without one only to have the bathroom looking like a horror film for weeks on end when it finally came. My facial hair hasn't gone away, although I have noticed the stuff that grows back isn't as bristly.

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February 25, 2014 4:45 PM

Review by 3boysnsm (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

Mircette (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): I recently went back on this pill. I took this pills for the first time 3 years ago had no side effects. When off to have kids. I recently went back on and so far still very happy. I was on generess fe which made my face breakout very badly . Mircette has cleared it all up. No complaints at all I feel great on this pill. I also have PCOS so it's been helping me with that . Hope it continues to work as well as it is so far .

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November 1, 2013 11:57 PM

Review by Remelock:

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6.0

Kariva (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): I was on Kariva for about three years. I took it because I am prone to migraines. The pill was great for regulating and lessening my menstruation cycle, however it did nothing to alleviate my migraines. I recently have switched to an IUD which has done the same but no migraines.

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April 17, 2013 11:48 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): I was prescribed Apri for my PCOS (polycystic overian syndrom) and have been taking it for 2 months now. Before taking it my periods were completely irregular. Never knew if they were going to be later or early if they were going to last 3 days, 7 days, 2 weeks, or a month. My cramps were horrible and could barely get out of bed. I am happy to say that Apri has helped with that. My cramps ( on a scale from 1-10 before Apri was about a 8-9) are not a 4 on the pain scale. I gave the Apri a 9 because for some reason ever since I started on Apri have been having a brown discharge during my menstrual cycles. If they continue I will contact my doctor to find out what is going on with that.

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December 12, 2012 1:13 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): Dramatically reduced excessive hair growth on my face related to PCOS. Was on this for 7 years and loved it! Took a break to start a family, but will start taking again.

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January 20, 2012 3:22 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Desogen (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): Changed my life.

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May 30, 2011 6:42 PM

Review by Shakiela:

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10

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): I have been taking Apri for the last month and a half and I like it. I am 19 and this is my first time on birth control, I am using it for PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome. I have lost five pounds and my acne is starting to clear up. The only issues I have are the munchies since I'm trying to lose weight, but I just eat fruit or salad when I get super hungry like that. Hopefully things stay as great as they are. Wish you all the best of luck.

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November 27, 2010 10:33 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Kariva (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol): I have been on it for 3 months now. No breakthrough bleeding at all. Short light period. Have had a few more headaches but nothing Advil won't take care of. Great results with this pill. A lot less moody than with other pills.

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October 21, 2009 10:09 PM

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