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Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I'm currently starting my fourth pack of Lutera. This past month for me has been a bit nuts for me and my boyfriend. I've been overly emotional and anxious beyond belief. I AM dealing with emotional triggers but I feel Lutera has exacerbated things. I've had a loss of appetite but I don't know if that's because I'm loosing my mind. Ugh, birth control. On the other side, my breast have been fuller than normal, which has been a perk. My flow and pre-menstrual physical symptoms have been just fine. No unusual cramping, spotting, etc. I'm continuing with Lutera for another 3 months and am hoping to see my emotions settle down.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on this medication for about 5 months now. It instantaneously changed my apappetite. I've been eating constantly and have gained about 10 pounds since I went on it. I was about 120 before and am now about 130. I was extremely moody the first few weeks I went on Lutera but my mood has evened out a bit since then, although it's not completely back to normal. My acne has cleared up a lot which is nice. Haven't gotten pregnant so that's a bonus. I've gotten headaches while on Lutera, sometimes they get pretty bad. My periods are lighter and my cramps don't hurt nearly as bad. I like this birth control and plan to keep on using it.
Review by AWESOME BC I LOVE IT (taken for less than 1 month):
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I just recently started Lutera. I love it. I've been through so many other birth controls. I've had no serious side effect occasionally I'll get a tad moody but overall I'm absolutely satisfied no pregnancy's and I'm losing weight. Great.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been switching from birth control to birth control, trying to find what works the best with my body. Lutera is okay; my acne is manageable, no weight gain/loss, and no depression. I don't like how it makes me nauseous a lot, but maybe that's just with the starting months. I really don't like how it is giving me cramps (I'm nowhere near my period week) and COMPLETELY took away my sex drive. It scares me when a medication gives me a certain reaction, but it scares me even more when the medication takes something away from me that I was fine with.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've started on Lutera due to the fact that my last birth control pill caused mood swings and low libido. Otherwise, it was a great pill. So far with Lutera, my mood swings are gone but I have spotting after hitting the 2nd week mark. Never had this before, so its incredibly annoying. Giving it time to work itself out and hopefully things improve!
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Lutera is discontinued now and I miss it. It was the best birth control I'd had, no side effects. Mild bloating, but everything else was great on it.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: PROS- PERFECT acne free skin
-breakthrough bleeding every month for 9 MONTHS but whatever
-melasma on cheeks and forehead starting to appear (I'm only 24.. got some laser facial and hydroquinone cream/serum daily)
Not an abnormal amount of depression or any mood swings and my sex drive was normal. Just switched to Levora to help the breakthrough bleeding but I've noticed some acne coming back after just 5 pills of the new one. Might be switching back to Lutera just for the clear skin!
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've only been on the pill for three weeks so far, but I've noticed some side effects. My boobs are bigger and tender and I cannot stop eating. My appetite is insane. I also used to have decent skin, but now I get some breakouts. Maybe I'm still adjusting? I didn't notice any mood changes, though.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I just started my 3rd pack today and am happy to share that the first 2 packs have been a great experience so far. This is my first time on birth control (I am 22) and the only negative side effect of Lutera seems to be mood swings during weeks 1 or 2. My boyfriend got extremely irritated with my random moods but we were able to get through it. Other than that, my skin has gotten much clearer (I used to have spots here and there and now I don't), my periods are shorter and predictable, there was no weight gain (I actually lost weight) and breasts stayed the same.
It took me so many years to finally start on BC because reading through all the forums scared me away. I'm sure there is a suitable BC out there for everyone!
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Lutera for a good 5 months, it was suppose to be good for my acne but has made my acne worse. It has caused me to become VERY irritated, but the reason I am switching is because it has caused heavy breakthrough bleeding, which is quite frustrating! I have been on 5 other birth control pills in the last 8 years, and never experienced this before. Besides the breakthrough bleeding, it has made my actual period A LOT shorter, it only lasts about 1-3 days, but I get it about every 2 weeks instead of my usual 29 day cycle.
Review by Lutera has been fine! (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Been on Lutera 4 months now, and it's been good! Went to Planned Parenthood bc the wait for my gyno was 2 months and I didn't want to continue risking pregnancy....newlywed here! I was worried at first bc I had terrible side effects from other bc's (Depo made my hair fall out and Seasonique made me overly emotional and gave me sharp chest pains). I take this one at 10:30pm each night. Side effects for me: my boobs are larger and sore; I was a little crampy the first few weeks; I get moody around 6:30pm each night like clockwork (I'm guessing due to the hormone levels dropping in my body?) Skin and weight stayed the same. Periods are light, short, barely any cramps. No baby. Also, I still have my HAIR! Happy so far
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have only just switched to Lutera after being on the depo shot for 5 years. I haven't gotten pregnant but have had a few other side effects I'm not happy with. For instance, my first 2 periods (after not having one in 5 years) were easy, only lasting a few days and not too painful. The current one has been heavy and horribly uncomfortable. My back pain had me falling over at work.
Review by laurenmaureen (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I give Lutera 5 stars because it effectively did half its job: birth control. I was on it for seven months and never got pregnant, nor did I have any scares. The other half of it was horrible for me: it gave me AWFUL anxiety. I had panic attacks, to the point where I couldn't see straight or feel my legs. All this coming from a person who has never had an anxious bone in her body until I started this pill. I was crazy emotional, and nearly ruined my relationship. I would cry over every little thing. All of that on top of the minor little annoyances like nausea, pimples, hot flashes, etc. All of my symptoms would come and go (except for the anxiety). Each month was different. Everyone is different, but that was my experience.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on Lutera for 6 weeks now. Only con is acne which is very mild. I'm 5'8 & 117 lbs. I've gained 7 pounds so far which I love since I have a fast metabolism. My breast grew also. I love Lutera so far. I'm looking and feeling great.
Review by 6 years on lutera so far (taken for 5 to 10 years):
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Since I've been on this pill my periods are lighter and last 3 to 4 days. Before Lutera I would get horrible cramps and now my cramps don't bother me as much. When I first took the pill of course there were some side effects, but
nothing severe, your body just needs some time to adjust to it. I've been on this pill since I was 17 now 22yrs old so far. No problems with it and I continue to take it everyday at the same time.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been taken Lutera for about a year now so far it helps me a lot. It makes my period lighter and the cramps aren't that bad. Only thing that sucks is how tender your breasts get. But beside that is a really good birth control.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 18 and this is my first time being on birth control so when I read all the horrible reviews on Lutera I was really worried. But it's been about a week now and I can definitely say that I love it so far! Haven't had any side effects besides really bad nausea on the second day of the pill. But everything was fine after that. Haven't experienced any mood swings, decrease in sex drive. I've noticed that my appetite did increase just a little and my breasts have been more tender than usual.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've been taking Lutera for 10 days now and I have pros and cons for this pill. Ever since I've been taking this pill, the cons are increase in appetite, stomach pains, and headaches, and a little weight gain. Pros, my acne has cleared up a little since using Lutera and also less depression. I've been thinking of switching to another pill, cause the stomach pains and headaches are horrible.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I just started this pill a week ago, so far it has increased my appetite. I love it! Since I rapidly lost weight this summer due to depression. I'm no longer depressed and my sex drive increased. Plus I have a fast metabolism so it's perfect so far. Good luck!!!
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Been on Lutera for about a month now and so far so good! I got my period the day I took the red pill and so far, my period has been SO much lighter than before. I have little to no cramps and before I had horrible cramps and heavy, heavy flow. I haven't felt moody or depressed, and I've experienced no weight gain. Although, I do get hungry come night I just drink water and it fills me up. But so far so good with Lutera! A .
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I am 17 years old, 5'1, and 125 pounds when I was originally 105lbs. I started taking Lutera almost exactly 1 year ago. It was my first birth control and the reason I was getting it was because my periods were horrible. There would be days I couldn't go to school because I had to change my pad every couple minutes. Also I planned on being sexually active once it started kicking in. I became sexually active about 3 or 4 months later and it is great with protection. I gained a LOT of weight. I expected to but not this much. It's made me have very low self esteem. ALSO I don't know if it just me or the pill but even though I have been sexually active, it's impossible to have an
orgasm. I want to switch because of the weight gain, but I'm too scared.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I was so scared to go on birth control again after my horrendous experience with Loestrin Fe. I had mad rage, couldn't think clearly, emotional mess, and worst of all, acne, something I never experienced before. I knew after a week I liked it. Mostly because my moods since I've been on it have been fabulous. My breasts got huge too! I did feel slight nausea and a loss of appetite, but I'm not complaining. Slight headache and light spotting. This doesn't bother me because I was mostly concerned with my moods shifting. I haven't noticed my skin look any better but I've only been on it for 2 weeks.
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Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've taken this pill for a little over 2 years. I really liked the pill when I was single (mainly took it for cramping and lighter periods). It didn't break me out, cause me to gain weight, or have any mood swings. However once I got into a relationship, I noticed a very significant negative side effect (for me). I realized having been on this pill I have no sex drive whatsoever and I'm completely dry which causes pain when I'm having sex. That to me caused me to want to seek an alternative birth control, which is a shame since everything else was great.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 19 and this is my first time being on any type of contraceptive and I read so many horror stories about it, that I was terrified about taking it. I started it the day I started my period, which was 8 days ago. I have a pretty heavy flow--super plus tampons every 2-3 hours. Even the first period on the pill was much lighter and only lasted three days. My skin has cleared up a lot and it's very smooth, which I haven't had in so many years. I take the pill at 8 PM and the first few days on the pill, I would go to sleep and wake up being hungrier than usual, but that's passed already. I haven't gained any weight & my breast size hasn't increased & isn't tender. I've had a slight increase in vaginal discharge, but nothing too drastic.
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