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Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I took Gianvi for 3 months, and I loved it. I lost weight (about 10lbs) even though I was eating the a lot of fast food and crap, my mood improved, I felt more motivated, and dispite having some spotting a couple of days before starting my period it did make my periods lighter and shorter with virtually no cramps. After three months my insurance switched me to Loryna which has been a nightmare. I've been on that for a month and had such horrible nausea constantly and was sick to the point of throwing up on several occasions and even threw my pill up once and had to take plan b! It was a dreadful experience and I'm going back on Gianvi today. Couldn't be happier! Give Gianvi a try it's been awesome for me.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I was on Yasmin for over a year and I switched to Gianvi. I've been taking it now for 2 weeks and my appetite has increased like no other but my weight hasn't changed. I eat and 20 minutes later I'm starving again. This will go on all day. My sex drive has increased and no changes in my complexion yet. Anyone else experience this?
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: I stopped taking Gianvi two months ago and wow was that a mistake. The first period I had was absolutely horrible. It was super heavy, lasted a long time, and my cramps were really bad. It has really messed up my hormones as well. I get so mad very easily and I feel like a crazy person with emotions that I'm feeling that I never felt before. My breasts shrank a lot and my acne has come back. SO I started taking Gianvi again a few days ago so I can get back on track to normalness! I don't want to wait for my body to adjust without it.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: I took Gianvi for about a year for my PMDD. Since doing it I noticed a very uplifting change in my mood and irritability. I was no longer aggressive and I didn't burst into tears at least once a day before my period so that is a definite improvement. I went off of it, changed it to Loryna and then changed back to Gianvi. Right now I have horrible cystic acne from switching around my medicine but it works wonders on my hormones which to me is the important part.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: After trying almost everything to treat my sudden/severe cystic acne (diet changes, topical and internal antibiotics, regular aesthetician visits, other birth controls) this is the ONLY thing that has worked. My acne was isolated to where a man would grow a beard which indicated I had higher than normal testosterone levels. No initial breakout either! Within the first month, I noticed less breaking out. I broke out during my first period, but I'm in month two and my skin is almost totally clear of active breakouts and no cysts! Seriously a miracle, this medication saved my sanity, social life and self esteem. It costs me $85/month with no insurance but worth it. Still experiencing spotting but it should dissipate after a few more pill packs.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I switched to this after taking Yaz for years due to cost. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, BCBS offered me Gianvi for free whereas I had to pay $50 for Yaz. After 6 months, I'd pay anything to switch back. Since going on Gianvi, I've seen considerable weight gain (some attributable to lifetime changes) but I now experience uncontrollable bouts of anger that near the level of rage. My sex drive is virtually non-existent and my skin isn't nearly as clear as it was on Yaz. I switched back as of today.
The only upside... after dealing with my increasingly awful personality for the past few months, my boyfriend is still around. Guess the Gianvi was confirmation that man really does love me!
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: I reviewed this in January 2013 and I have been taking this for about 9 months now. I still like it. Keeps me un-pregnant and my acne has significantly improved. Only time I break out is a couple times around my period cycle. Some side effects, I do not enjoy are monthly yeast infections and tiredness. But I eat yogurt and take AZO pills for the yeast infections and that seems to work. Need to figure out what to do about the tiredness, I need a nap everyday now. My sex drive has also dropped. I feel I have mellowed out a little too, don't get as irritated with things and more chill. I like it.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: Regardless of all the negative reviews, I tried this birth control & I do like it a lot. After about 3-4 packs it cleared up my acne (I'm on the inert pills of my 5th pack now), it has relieved my menstrual cramps, helped to regulate my hormones, and is very effective as a birth control. I like pills that force me to bleed if I miss too many days, which helps to ward off sexual activity that could grant me an unwanted pregnancy. This does just that. After about two missed pills you receive your period, and during the inert pills you actually get a period & don't just spot. My insurance usually covers it & it was $36 for three months but recently it has become free of charge after my insurance coverage switched & covered contraception.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I had headaches for a few months but my body got pretty used to it. Periods were like clock work - 2 days sometimes only lasted even 1 but last year I started getting random spotting. I told my doc I wanted to try something new as there are so many options and the random spotting wasn't making my husband happy. So she prescribed me LO LOESTRIN. WORST MISTAKE EVER. First month on Lo Loestrin I didn't get my period (thought I was pregnant) second month got it twice, third month got it 3x. Was dizzy, sick to my stomach, constantly tired, started breaking out all over! Long story short - stayed on Lo Loestrin for 5 months. Now I'm back on Gianvi and happier than EVER!
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I first started taking birth control around age 15. When I first took Gianvi, I experienced nausea, headaches, and dizziness. I was on it for about 5 months then I decided to stop. Around the age of 17, I decided to get back on the pill. This time I was prescribed Lo Loestrin Fe. WORST MISTAKE EVER! So I told my doctor to switch me back to Gianvi because I was familiar with it. The second time around I LOVED it! My periods were back to normal, no more mood swings and my appetite was back to normal. And as for the symptoms I just eat before I take the pill and it makes me feel better! I would recommend this to anyone!
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I have been on Gianvi for over a year now and I love it. I lost some weight, but with that my breasts also got a bit smaller. The headaches I was getting on my previous birth control are completely gone, and I get my period for 2 days and its extremely light, compared to my 2 week long extremely heavy period. On my previous birth control I gained some weight, my breasts got huge, and I got terrible headaches, but none of that with Gianvi. I know a lot of people have terrible side effects, but honestly I love Gianvi. (I was previously on Ortho Tri- Cyclen Lo).
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: This is the best birth control I have ever been on! I'm willing to pay extra for it. Give it a chance, ignore the negative reviews (everyone is different). This birth control keeps me happy, did not affect my sex drive, continues to keep my skin clear and as an added bonus I gained a cup size. I give it an A, about time something works right for me.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I love Gianvi! It has been effective with no side effects. My skin is clear, I have a sex drive, I didn't gain weight, and my periods are lighter. I can't say anything bad about this pill. Sadly have to quit it because my new insurance won't pay for it.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: I have never been on any pill, my acne was getting really severe so my doctor suggested Tri-Cyclen Lo. The first two months on Tri-Cyclen Lo made me get cystic breakouts and I was miserable. I finally switched my birth control to Gianvi, this has been the best alternative to cleaning my skin. I haven't had any negative side effects and my skin is finally clear! The only downside is the increase in appetite, I haven't gained any weight I live a healthy life style-eat clean and workout regularly. But I'm constantly hungry! Besides that my skin looks its best that it has in years! Now I only need to get rid of my blemishes. I would highly recommend Gianvi, your period is light, you don't experience nausea or mood swings.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: My gynecologist put me in Gianvi for my skin. I was so excited to have a pill that would focus mainly on my skin problem that I have been having for years. I didn't see any difference in the change of my skin. And the worst part was my mood swings. It caused major problems with my boyfriend and I fighting all the time and him seeing the change in me. It also made me feel super depressed all the time with headaches almost every other day. After two months on this pill, I couldn't wait to switch. Now I'm on Generess Fe and couldn't be happier. Stay away!
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I used have been on birth control for four years now- 2 years on Yaz and 2 years on Gianvi. Both pills work really well for me. My sex drive wasn't affected, I haven't had a zit in years, and my periods are light and regular. However, my breasts got a lot bigger over the 4 years (great for my boyfriend, not so much for me) and I have gained weight. It also has made it harder to lose weight. I went off the pill for about three months in the first year of using the pill to see if I wanted to stay on it and I lost a lot of weight right away but everything else was irregular. However, I haven't been pregnant once and that is the main reason I take the pill, so it's been a good and reliable method for me.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: I rated this birth control at a 3 because it drastically changed my daily life. Before taking the pill, I was a morning person, but after taking it for 3 months I found it extremely hard to get out of bed in the morning. I was getting 8 hours of sleep or over, which is usually plenty for me and by 9 at night I couldn't do anything but lay on the couch. I am an athlete and I run everyday 5-10 miles, but I got to the point where my entire body would get so exhausted I couldn't make it through a run. I got on it to help acne, which it didn't seem to get any better. On the plus side, I didn't experience any spotting like other people have mentioned and my periods were normal. I got off the pill and started feeling better.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I started Gianvi after switching from Yaz to another pill that did nothing for me. I used to have an intense 7 day period, extreme cramps, migraines, large pimples, and crazy mood swings for no apparent reason. Gianvi has changed all that. I do still get cramps and mood swings, but both are very muted. I have much smaller breakouts and the migraines are gone. I get a very light bleeding during my period, which only lasts 2-3 days. HOWEVER, I miss my period (the bleeding part) often. I still get the other symptoms at that time. Personally, I love Gianvi. I feel much freer to do things like drive because I know I won't be suddenly doubled over in pain behind the wheel.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: Gianvi works great to control my periods. I used to only get a period sporadically, once every four months or so. Gianvi regulates my period so I don't have to worry about it. My breasts grew tremendously on this pill. My boyfriend obviously see this as a pro, but some of my clothes don't look as nice with these obnoxiously large breasts. I did gain some weight, but only because this pill increased my appetite. I still workout six days a week and do not feel sluggish. Gianvi totally cleared my skin except for the occasional pimple. My sex drive is the same. Overall I would definitely recommend Gianvi as a birth control method.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: Gianvi gave me lighter and shorter periods, clear face, no cramps, no weight gain and no spotting. The only bad things I have to say are that I was dry during sex sometimes (not sure if the pill was to blame) and I had very slight increased irritability (not severe enough to affect my life). I switched to Junel FE a week ago because I needed the extra iron but if that doesn't work too well with my body, I will definitely switch back to Gianvi. Overall, it was a good pill for me.
Review by JourneyGirl2010 (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Birth Control: I've been on Gianvi and its counterpart Loryna for almost 5 years now and the closest thing to a side effect that I have had is sometimes I will have some spotting on the 3rd Saturday of my pack (day 24). My period lasts 2 days at most and is super light. I have no more cramps, no more cysts, my skin is clear except for a random zit, and even having depression and anxiety I have no psychological symptoms even without anti-depressants. I am not sure what problems everyone else has had, but they are probably sensitive to an inactive ingredient in the pill like I was with the depo shot.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: This is the first oral birth control I have tried and I enjoy it. I have been on it for almost 3 months now. The first month I had some side effects: I had mild Nausea, Headaches, and super Cravings for salty and sweet foods. I started taking this birth control to clear up my acne, I didnt see a difference until after the first pack. I notice a huge difference now, and my face is a lot more clear, but not all the way yet, but it takes time for your body to adjust. My periods have been lighter, and I dont get as bad of cramps. Recently I have been feeling extra moody and tired though which I do not like, but I will wait it out and let my body adjust. Overall I like it.
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: First off I'd like to state that before I got on birth control I had HORRIBLE HORRIBLE cramps! I mean completely miserable! But after I got on Gianvi my miserable horrible cramps are gone. Yeah I may have some minor pains here and there but at least I can still function and make it to my classes! Also I've noticed that my weight hasn't changed at all. I'm just happy that I don't become sad and miserable when my period comes. One negative would be that my sex drive has decreased. But hey, it is called "birth control".
Gianvi (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol) for Acne: I just started on this birth control. I switched from Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo. Unfortunately I have horrible acne on my back and some on my face, especially during that time of the month. Since I started taking this birth control, I have noticed the acne on my back is starting to clear up. My face is getting better also. I noticed I'm not as hungry either. I haven't experienced crazy mood swings or depression even if I did, I'd probably stick it out because I've had back acne since I was 16 years old and I'm 21 now. I'm ready for my back to look normal again. I recommend this pill.
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