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Review by Kat93:

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9.0

For Birth Control: I've been on this pill almost 2 years. I gained maybe 5 pounds, but I am also in a happy relationship so weight gain could be from that. I no longer have a period. I may get brown spotting every 4-5 months. I stopped chewing the nasty thing, and I swallow it. I get migraines if I take placebos so I skip those every other month and go to a new packet. Cleared my acne, no pain, my breasts actually got bigger. I am very happy with this pill. No pregnancies! I never take it on time & I skip it. I'm your typical user. I also don't worry about becoming pregnant since I don't build a lining. Love this pill.

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July 18, 2014 9:10 PM

Review by LSelf:

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10

For Birth Control: I went on this birth control a few months before I got married and have been on it for two years. I just finished my last pack, as we want to start a family soon. I had hormonal issues that lead to irregular periods and this birth control helped level them out. I have not had any emotional swings or weight gain. It was a great, low-dose birth control and successfully prevented us from having kids for two years. The only negative side effect I had was that it did slow down my libido. I could tell a definite difference in my interest in sex on and off this pill. This wasn't extreme - it just took more work to get me in the mood. I'm very pleased with this product and will probably return if the need arises for me to use birth control again.

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June 26, 2014 9:37 AM

Review by Brooke97 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Birth Control: I've been taking Generess Fe for a little over six months now. I am very pleased with the pill and have not experienced any nausea, weight gain, or break outs. I had acne before but after I started taking the pill it cleared up a lot. So far I have had a shorter and lighter period with much less cramping. I did have spotting in between periods the first couple months but that has stopped now. I'm a little freaked out because my period is a lot lighter this month than it has been in the past but from the reviews that I read other people on this pill experience extremely light periods too, or no periods at all. I cannot say how well the pill works for preventing pregnancy though because I use other forms of protection too.

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June 22, 2014 8:41 AM

Review by sophiemaisie (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Birth Control: I've been on Generess Fe for several months now. I went on it to alleviate pain from a small functional ovarian cyst and for the first couple months I totally forgot about the cyst, this past month has been slightly more painful but it still is a great remedy for functional cysts. I have very light periods, about every other month. I think my sex drive has gone down a little but it isn't that noticeable. I did have a scare when I went on some antibiotics that I realized made the birth control ineffective for the week, but it all ended well, so just be aware that there are some interactions. I went on this after being on Junel, which made me break out and get very nauseous. Generess has worked very well for me!

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June 5, 2014 5:13 PM

Review by cdog822:

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8.0

For Birth Control: This birth control really helped control my periods they are far more light and less painful than before I started this pill. The down side is now it takes just about a miracle to get me turned on, which was never a problem before.

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June 1, 2014 9:30 AM

Review by vivster:

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9.0

For Birth Control: This birth control has been for the most part great for me, its the first one I tried. The only downside is super low libido but that's about it, no other side effects for me.

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May 22, 2014 12:47 AM

Review by ShannonXXXX:

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10

For Birth Control: I LOVE this birth control! I've been on it for almost a year. The first month or two my appetite shot up, and I gained a little weight. But after that first month or two my body finally got used to it, and my appetite went back to normal, and weight went down again. Other than that there were no side effects! And it's done its job in preventing pregnancy!

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April 27, 2014 3:12 PM

Review by mel1373728:

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9.0

For Birth Control: I have been taking Generess FE for a year and three months and it works great! No weight gain, no acne, no episodes of mood swings except period PM symptoms but those are normal. I still have a period but it's shorter and lighter. I do have cramps a lot only on period though. There's no spotting or discharge for me. I've had a great experience with this pill and totally recommend it for those who are anemic like me especially!

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April 12, 2014 1:04 PM

Review by Generess Feel user (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Birth Control: All of these women who said they tried it for a couple months and hated it so they stopped, need to be educated. When you start taking hormones (birth control pill) or you switch pills, it takes a few months for your body to adjust. You could see spotting and side effects for a couple months. However, if you take the pill properly at the exact same time every day then these symptoms such as spotting will go away. I love this birth control because I has a constant hormone dose, so I never spot anymore. Periods are short and much lighter. Fantastic birth control!

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April 12, 2014 7:58 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

For Birth Control: I've been taking this pill for 15 days and have experienced break through bleeding from day 1 until now. I have mild to little cramps, some nausea but no acne or weight gain. If it wasn't for the breakthrough bleeding I would continue this pill. I am getting married in 25 days and there is no sign of the bleeding stopping, for that reason I am very depressed and unhappy. I was not warned about these side effects before taking it. I've tried taking it with grapefruit juice to slow down the estrogen metabolism, that didn't work.

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April 1, 2014 10:23 AM

Review by The Wolf:

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10

For Birth Control: This pill is great! Easy to take and has a nice minty flavor. The only side effect I've had is light spotting here and there, but it's a very very minor inconvenience compared to all the positive things. I've experienced no weight gain or acne, or anything like that. My periods are light, which is great. Still have cramps sometimes, but they're not as bad as they used to be. Sometimes I miss my period, but it's completely normal while on this pill. Had a chat with my doctor about it. And best of all, I'm not pregnant! I would recommend this to anyone, whether you are using at as birth control or to help improve your periods. Details about me: 20 years old, no children, non smoker. I also have PCOS, and it's definitely helped my symptoms.

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March 28, 2014 9:04 PM

Review by MrsKH:

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9.0

For Birth Control: I have been taking Generess FE for almost a year now. I was on Sprintec before, and my periods were somewhat irregular and very heavy, so heavy that it worried me. With Generess, my periods have GONE AWAY completely. This worried me at first (of course), but my doctor said for some women, it's normal not to get your period on this pill. I see the same symptoms of PMS when I'm reaching the placebo pills (emotions are high, sometimes acne, the normal stuff), but I never go through a period at all anymore. This is a welcome change, for me. Aside from that, I have no side effects that I have noticed. I'm very happy on this pill. I am 30, somewhat overweight and in generally normal health. My doctor said swallowing it is fine (not chewing).

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March 20, 2014 4:52 PM

Review by Hello128392912:

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9.0

For Birth Control: This pill works great, I've been taking it for months however I am now starting to feel really intense cramping and bleeding. It's been four days now, and every time I wake up it's so painful. All in all I think it's great, just make sure you don't ever miss a pill you have to get into the habit of taking them and remembering to bring them with you when you go places overnight, you should pick up on the routine quickly though.

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March 5, 2014 7:47 AM

Review by AnonymousP (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

For Birth Control: I was on the pill for 6 months, and this was my first time taking birth control pills. For the first month or two, I found myself feeling nauseated quite often, but I suppose that was just my body getting used to it. And for the first month, I spotted for 1 day and I didn't have my period for the whole time I was on the pill. Before taking birth control, I often got severe menstrual cramps, but with no periods on the pill, I had no cramps at all. One bad side effect was the feeling of being bloated..ALL THE TIME. I also had some weight gain as well, probably about 7-10 pounds in 6 months. I got off the pill a month ago and my periods have started again so I'm sure it was the pill that caused my lack of menstruation.

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February 21, 2014 9:33 PM

Review by jbee24:

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10

For Birth Control: I Love this pill. I have been on many many different pills.. all which never controlled my period. I would get it every two weeks or 3 weeks and for 7 days at a time. My doctor started me on over 2 years ago. No side effects at all. At first I was a little freaked out because I didn't getting my period every month. I talked to my doctor and she told me that it was fine as long as I spotted every 3 months and that is what ended up happening. No cramps nothing it was wonderful. Also my boyfriend and I are very sexually active and this is the only form of birth control we use. Sadly my insurance changed and it was costing me 100 bucks a month to fill this so I just changed to a different pill.

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February 21, 2014 7:39 PM

Review by NoelleV:

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9.0

For Birth Control: I just want to say finally! Finally! I've found a pill that hasn't made my skin break out, messed with my emotions, made me gain any weight or given me a natural breast job (I have big breasts to begin with-- I'm more interested in how to shrink these). My last birth control pill I took when I was a sophomore in college-- 5 years ago. I gained like 20 lbs, broke out and my breasts went from C to DD. Needless to say I felt terrible. It took me 5 years later to give something else a try after that horrible experience and I've been on Generess for 4 months now. I'm sticking to it. I love it! My skin is the best its ever been, I haven't gained a lb, and my breasts have stayed put. Knock on wood but I'm liking this pill a lot!

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February 19, 2014 11:38 PM

Review by JAB1:

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8.0

For Birth Control: I was on Sprintec for 4 months and it was absolutely horrible. I've been on Generess for 2 months and the changes have been dramatic. Periods are far lighter and shorter and so far, very regular. The extreme opposite was true before. It did freak me out slightly at having such short periods. I do still have some cramping the week before, but even than is better than before. I'm hoping that this pill continues to be a good experience.

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January 28, 2014 9:49 AM

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

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9.0

For Birth Control: Been on this for a little under a year. I have had no issues with weight gain and it took a couple months for my body to get used to it. Once it did I found myself skipping periods and when i got them it was super light. Freaked me out at first but realized its how this pill works.

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January 22, 2014 6:53 PM

Review by Cai77:

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3.0

For Birth Control: I was on this pill for two months and was not impressed. I had random spotting a couple times a week, so it was like I was constantly on my period. Also during the second month, my hair started falling out. It was so scary, because my hair never really fell out a lot when I would shower, but on this pill I would be finding clumps of hair. Needless to say, I'm switching to a different pill.

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January 7, 2014 9:39 PM

Review by anonymoussss:

For Birth Control: I've been on the pill for less than 6 months, and I haven't gotten my period in 3 months. Before birth control I had very light periods and now that I'm on the pill I have none. When I first started the pill I would get it very light one month, not get it the next, and very light the next month.

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January 2, 2014 8:22 PM

Review by Cam329:

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10

For Birth Control: I have been on this pill for a while now and I've had no terrible experiences. I was put on it to control my period which was nonstop for three months and now I'm barely having a period when I take the inactive pills. It's very effective and easy to take. On occasion I've experienced spotting or irregular periods because I've forgotten to take it once or twice. I've had no nausea and I had some mood issues but that went away for me within the first three months, it took my body about three months to adapt to the pill completely so it takes a while but it works very well.

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December 28, 2013 11:25 AM

Review by HaleyDH (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Birth Control: I love Generess. I had been suffering severe pain during periods due to endometriosis, and after a year taking this, I am pain free. No negative effects other than occasional cravings. This takes time to really benefit you, so patience was necessary.

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December 25, 2013 9:55 PM

Review by JustynaO:

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1.0

For Birth Control: Started cramping the very next day after taking the pills. And have had the cramps every day for the last 3 weeks. Lower back pains and angry episodes are just some of the symptoms. The anger has definitely been a major factor though. I am getting off of them in a week.

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December 24, 2013 10:14 AM

Review by Fabpk:

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8.0

For Birth Control: This is my 6th month on Generess Fe. I'm 22. It's the first time I started taking the pill. The first 4 months I had some spotting and headaches(only the first 2 months), periods were a bit painful. Since month 5 and now 6 I feel absolutely fine, no spotting at all, ok periods lasting about 3 days. And I definitely have NOT put on ANY weight. I even feel like I lost some since I started taking the pill!! I am regular weight and definitely somebody who does put on weight. So of course I know it works differently for everybody, but don't be scared of the weight gain myth, I really didn't notice any problems with that. I don't have any long term experience, but so far I am happy with Generess Fe.

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December 22, 2013 7:09 PM

Review by Natsmama (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Birth Control: I've been taking this for two months now and, I don't want to say it's not effective because so far it's doing it's job to stop pregnancy. My only concern is the light spotting between periods, but my doctor warned me that this would happen. I thought maybe I was making it up in my mind that I was a little bummed & depressed, but now I'm thinking it might be this medication because I'm seeing similar reactions to this online. I hope this will pass otherwise I'll be looking for an alternative.

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December 11, 2013 2:40 PM

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