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Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: This has been better than past birth control pills that I have used. I have been on Jolessa for probably 1 1/2 years. I like that you only get 4 periods a year, however I have noticed my sexual drive decrease the longer I have been on it, and my sensitivity to sex has decreased. Other then that I like the pill.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I started Jolessa in October 2013 right when my period started at the beginning of the month. Right away I was sick to my stomach several days & My periods normally last the full 7 days, but on this pill it never stopped. It went to a light period and gradually throughout the 3 months got heavier until I started the white pills-the period week, at the end of December. Once I started the new pack January 1st. The bleeding finally stopped until Febuary 1st, started the second month of pills and right away started bleeding again. It is now Febuary 12 & I went to the doctor yesterday she put me on a different birth control Low-Ogestrel 28 and we're hoping this stops my bleeding and works better for me.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: This is my 3rd month on this birth control and so far my breast has gotten bigger, they have been sore, I happen to be hungry all the time and have gained a good 10 pounds. Other than the weight gain, being hungry all the time and soreness in my breast, this birth control is pretty good. Hey, only 4 periods every year! I think I'll stick to this for a while. I'll just have to exercise and have self control on what I eat!
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I am on my first pack, one and a half weeks before my placebo week. I had dark brown spotting for three weeks, starting the second month. It has progressed into a period. I'm going to do one more pack to see if anything changes, but this is a horrible side effect. I chose Jolessa because I'm a newly wed and I didn't want as many periods. In addition to the spotting, my sex desire doesn't exist. This is very challenging, as my breasts have grown significantly and my husband like breasts. On a positive note, I didn't get pregnant while I was able to have sex. That's wonderful. Now, I can't get pregnant because I'm not having sex. Thanks Jolessa.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: When I first became sexually active, I started a one month at a time pack, (I don't remember which one) but after a few months, I couldn't take the nausea anymore. I went to the doctor and was prescribed Jolessa. I've now been on Jolessa for about a year now and I absolutely love it. I have no side effects, except for the first week after the "sugar pills." I get nausea shortly during this time, but it's nothing compared to before. My period is easy and comes and goes on the same two days every three months!
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Before being on Jolessa, I had trouble with heavy menstrual cycles that were making me anemic. It took about two months on the pill before I stopped spotting. Now I hardly have a period even on the active pills. The only negative side effect of this medicine is that I've gained about twenty pounds.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Jolessa since about a month before I got married, so about a year and a half. I started on Ortho-Tri-cyclen, but it literally gave me blinding migraines. So, I started Jolessa and had minor spotting during the first few months, but nothing major. I also had minor (compared to the previous ones) migraines, but haven't had any in at least 8 months. Unfortunately, I have gained at least 20 lbs and have gone from a 36D to a 36DD (possibly larger). I loved that I had no breakouts in the beginning, but now it has returned with a vengeance. All in all, I love only having 4 periods a year, despite the side effects.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I am on my 2nd pack, I recently switched from Seasonique. I am happy with both, I don't see any differences between one or the other. This is a great product since you only get a period every 3 months.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I first got on Jolessa because the menstrual cramps I suffered each period were HORRIBLE. I haven't had any cramps or spotting since starting the pill, other than the obvious period related ones when that time finally does roll around. I'm mostly happy with this brand! However, one thing I have noticed since meeting my boyfriend and becoming sexually active with him is that this pill kills sex drive dramatically. I gave it a good rating because I'm pleased with it's performance, but I'll be switching for a more healthy sex life with someone that I care deeply for.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I have been on Jolessa for 41 days and for the last 16 I have been bleeding some days with terrible terrible cramping then clotting like crazy and just when I think it's over it remains and I am bleeding again. I can't wait for my appointment, I may stop before then.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Endometriosis: I started on Jolessa after surgery for endometriosis and have absolutely no complaints. My doctor has me taking two packs continuously without taking the placebos and it has done wonders in the area of pain. I've maintained the same weight, my breasts grew a cup size and I've had no spotting. I completely recommend this to anyone!
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I'm on my second pack. I have not take birth control in years but my doctor recommended it to help with my endometriosis. Previously I had cramps, no cramps now. No spotting, period came as scheduled with the pills. No headaches. I have noticed some acne but nothing to worry about really. I have gained weight, about 10 pounds, and went up 1 bra size, without any change in diet or my exercise program. I find that I am hungry all the time and not sure how to lose these 10 pounds without going on a very strict diet. Other than the weight, I'm very happy with Jolessa.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Endometriosis: I started taking this medication for endometriosis as a last option before surgery. While I have only been on this medication for a little under three months I must say I'm so impressed. After reading reviews I was a little nervous. I have had very little pain and my menstrual cramping is completely gone almost. I haven't had any spotting or hair loss! It does not make me sick and very little breast soreness. When compared to other medicines I have taken, this is like a Godsend. While I know this will not take care of my problems forever it is working wonders right now! Everyone reacts to medicines differently and I just had to share my experience to tell everyone how wonderful this one is if you are considering taking it.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Jolessa for 7 years. I DON'T take the placebo pills, and have not had a period the 7 years except for once, when the Doctors office and Mail order pharmacy my former insurance made me use, got their wires crossed. If I don't take the pill exactly the same time every day...my body lets me know that it needs it's dose! No acne, and I have not had any weight gain. Slight spotting here and there, maybe once or twice a year. I don't plan on having any more children (I have a 10 1/2 year old), but am only 28, so the Dr.'s won't let me get a tubal ligation. I thought of the IUD, but quite frankly, I like NEVER having a period. No ill effects after 7 years without it. Healthy as ever.
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Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): I wanted to take this medicine to deal with period related migraines. I have been bleeding for the last 15 days. I have never had a bad reaction to a birth control pill before. It is distressing. My doctor has taken me off this medication and switched me to a higher dose pill.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on Jolessa for 2 months now. I've been spotting going on a month straight. My doctor put me on Motrin 600 3 times a day for 5 days and that was supposed to help stop the spotting. It did make it lighter but after the 5th day, I had really bad cramping and spotting went to a heavier flow. I'm going to try and hang in there because the pills did increase my breast size which is great for someone that's 31 and wearing 34A. Hoping the spotting would stop soon since I start my 3 month in a couple days.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I just started my second month of Jolessa. A month ago I weighed 105-115 depending on the week I guess. Now I weigh 140 pounds! I also am getting acne on my shoulders and sometimes my face, but I wash it multiple times a day because it is so oily! My skin has also been extremely irritated, I have never used lotion my skin has never needed it, and now it is extremely dry and itchy, and recently I started getting bumps on my arms like underneath the skin. Cramps are horrible around the time I am supposed to have my period. I haven't had my period or spotting since I started, however if you miss a day you will get it! I have been extremely up and down with my moods.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: It took 2 months for my body to adjust to the pill. I spotted frequently during those 2 months. I experienced some mood changes which is a side effect. It got bad enough that I had to switch to a different birth control. I couldn't handle the constant "sad" feeling. If it hadn't have been for that experience, I would've stayed on Jolessa.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): I have suffered nearly every side effect possible from Jolessa. I am 23 and my acne is now worse than it was during high school, and that is with daily acne medication! I have some days with no appetite, and other days where I throw up every time I eat. I have light to heavy bleeding every day, and cramping at least every few days. I also have really bad vaginal pain and itching. If having your period 4 times a year apparently doesn't harm your body, I don't know how this is supposed to be normal. Switching as soon as possible.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Jolessa is my favorite birth control so far. I have tried many, including Yasmin, Depo-Provera, the patch, NuvaRing, and Beyaz. None of these helped my acne and a few had horrible breakthrough bleeding. However, since I've been on Jolessa, I haven't experienced any negative side effects, and surprisingly my breakouts are few and far between. When I do breakout, it's usually one pimple at a time, and heals much faster than before. No weight gain or increased appetite and my sex drive is thriving. No breakthrough bleeding what-so-ever. Love it.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on this pill for a year now. I switched from Yaz to Jolessa because Yaz made me CRAZY. At first, the Jolessa was wonderful, but after a couple of months it made my face breakout like crazy. Completely awful. However, it is good for having only 4 periods a year.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): I have been on Jolessa for almost 2 months now. I love it so far. I have not experienced any bleeding or spotting yet and hopefully don't. I hope this medicine continues working for me. My head went numb after the first month for a few days which scared me but everything is back to normal. I feel so weird not having a menstrual cycle every month but I'm loving it.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): I have been on Jolessa for a month. I love it, spotting a little but it seems like I am ALWAYS hungry! I have never eaten so much in my life. I gained 5 lbs in a month but I don't mind because I was very skinny to begin with but I'm worried that I will gain too much. I am just going to have to eat healthier.
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