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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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!
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) 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.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: When I first was put on Generess Fe, I had no side effects until the second week. It was like everything hit me at once. I can't stop eating, my face never breaks out and as of now it's acne central, I've been throwing up and I can't even go to work without getting immediately annoyed.
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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: I have been taking this pill for 5 months to even out my hormones. It took my body only one week to adjust to the pill, which I don't think is bad. My period lasts from 2 to 3 days, very very light, no cramps. I do get hungrier before the cycle, otherwise I try to watch what I eat. To all the ladies, everyone's body will react differently to the pill. The main point is that you have to find the pill which will not affect you in any way. Generess Fe is not a bad pill, it's just for some people it works, for some it doesn't. I honestly don't have any problems with the pill, I feel great. Before the pill, I was depressed, stressed. This helped me get rid of stress, anxiety and depression.
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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: My Dr put me on Generess Fe after I had tried Loestrin 24 and Lo-Ovral. I was impressed that a lower dose pill worked for me. The first 5 or 6 months I experienced some spotting mid month, but it wasn't unbearable and eventually subsided. My periods became very regular and light. They still last a full week, but are light enough that it doesn't hinder me. I experience very little cramping and mood change. I feel hungry alot and my libido could be better. However, after having a miserable experience with Nuvaring, I am calling my doctor and going back on Generess Fe. By far, this has been my favorite birth control pill.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: I started taking Generess Fe 5 weeks ago. I bled for the entire first month. It just didn't stop. Then I developed a stronger sensitivity to dairy products than I ever had before. The past 3 days have been unbearable. I haven't been able to keep anything down, I started sweating and nearly fainted a few times. I've also thrown up 5 or more times. My mood swings have been really bad also. I have no idea if this does even help prevent pregnancy, as I needed a back up method for the first month. I'm stopping this and making an appointment to see my doctor. There's no way I can live with constant gas pains and nausea and throwing up.
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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: Periods became lighter within the first month, which was great because mine were very painful before. The one problem was the first time I took it. I felt far more depressed than ever before. But this was only temporary; it took about one week to adjust psychologically. Be sure to take with a good sized meal! Other than that, very slight weight gain and no spotting. Always take the brown pills too; they contain the mineral iron which women need a lot of.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: I've been taking Generess Fe for a few months now and I haven't had any side effects! It's been working pretty good because my periods are lighter than before and last about 3 days. The only thing I've noticed is that I have cramps now before my period which I didn't have before. After hearing all these scary comments about Generess I was scared to even give it a try, but I'm glad I did because it's been working! Also, If you don't have insurance this medicine is pretty expensive so I'd check into that if not.
Review by Lovemynewhubbs (taken for less than 1 month):
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: Seriously, is this pill a joke? Screw Generess FE. I'm about to enter my 4th week and I've never been more miserable in my life. Let me start by saying that no pill just magically makes you gain weight, it's the increase in appetite that makes you gain weight. I'm freaking starving ALL the time no matter how full I am. I'm EXTREMELY tired. I have done nothing all week except go to work, eat, and sleep. I'm a totally different person. My boobs hurt, and I had a huge fight with my new husband. Would rather have sex never again then feel like this any longer.
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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: I usually have irregular periods. I missed 2 months so my doctor prescribed Generess Fe. It's cool that it's chewable but taking this drug was not a pleasant experience.
For one, my mood swings were incredibly out of whack. I was so depressed and angry and irritable. I couldn't stand something like this having so much control over my emotions. I had serious bloating and my breasts were super swollen and I am already very busty so this was not very comfortable. I had painful migraines. The worst part about it was the CRAZY LONG PERIODS! I've only completed 1 pack and I got my period last month but it's still going on, 15 days now!! It's not really heavy but it's more than just spotting. I stopped taking it
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Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone): Im 22 yrs old and its my second week on the pill. The first week was a breeze, but now on my second week ive been hating myself. I have extreme cravings mixed with acute emotional sensibility. Yesterday I got home and someone had eaten my steak and I flipped. I was having really bad cravings for steak (not just any meat) and I ended up crying over it. If I wasn't o the pill I would have guest I was pregnant. Later, I was talking with a friend and got upset over a comment. All things I wouldn't care but with the pill I apparently take to the heart.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: I started Generess Fe 3 weeks ago, and at first I was extremely wary; I had reviews about unstoppable weight gain, terrible mood swings, breakthrough bleeding, acne worsening, and headaches, so I was on the edge. The first 3 days my face broke out the worst it had since middle school, and I was so upset about it because I had spent so much time and money to good skin, but after about a week and a half or two, my face has completely cleared up, since then I actually have less small acne then when I wasn't on BC. The only side effects I have experienced so far (knock on wood) is I am a bit more touchy on certain days or even random days, and I have a good bit more of the munchies or cravings, but otherwise no weight gain or crazy moods. :)
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: Was put on Generess Fe to regulate spotting I have had for 3 months(PCOS). Have been on it a month and it has been a horrible experience. I was surprised to see all the great reviews since I am having such trouble. I am a usually very happy person and have been extremely depressed, emotional(crying outbursts at ridiculous things), and irritable. Ive had headaches daily since Day 1. Spotting has gotten worse. Breasts are so tender and painful and horrible low back cramps during the 3rd week. Praying this is just because Ive been so long without a cycle(8 years and 1 month) and its just shocking my body. Doctor says it could take 3-4 months to regulate. Not sure I can handle that but willing to try.
Generess Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: I have had the most positive experience with Generess Fe. I have been taking it for over 2 years and couldn't be happier. I simply feel like myself and have not had any issues adjusting to it. My body did not react in a negative way and I have not had any problems with weight gain. I definitely recommend giving it a try if you're curious about it. Also, their savings card really does work and I never pay over $25/mo for my prescription even though my insurance does not cover it at this time.
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