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Reviews for Sprintec to treat Birth Control
Review by Ashley E (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I love this birth control. I've been on it for almost five months. I've been on two other pills before. They made me have severe mood swings and horrible depression, so my doctor put me on this one. I love it. My breasts have gotten bigger as well- which is a HUGE plus for me. Also, the only thing I use is these pills- no condoms or anything else, and I have a very active sex life, and I haven't gotten pregnant, so it is doing a great job. It has given me a higher sex drive too. I have two problems with it, but the pros outweigh the negatives. Firstly, I get nausea when I start a new pack. It usually lasts 3-4 days. It also gives me heavy periods. Though, they only last 3-4 days.
I started Sprintec in September so I'm going on my 3rd month. I have mixed feelings about it. I don't receive bad cramps anymore and my acne doesn't come around when my period is here. I don't like that I get depressed or sad and my last period lasted 17 days and my doctor told me to stop for some days then start again and she told me to not take the placebos. Overall I'd recommend, I'm 16 which means I might be a different candidate.
I've been on this pill for about 3 months. The only complaint I have about Sprintec is that it makes my breasts very tender and sore, usually three weeks out of the month. It hurts a lot, but it's not painful to the point where I have to stop everything. They have gotten larger, but I assume it's from the swelling. Other than that, it's a pretty great pill.
I have been using this birth control for over a year, and it has proven to be perfect. The first 3 weeks I was taking it, I had pretty bad mood swings, but this is expected, and they quit happening around the time I started my second cycle of pills. I had irregular periods and bar cramping; both of those problems were fixed once again by the second month of pills. My flow was much lighter for a shorter amount of days (and you still have a period every month, which allows your body to still clean itself out). As a contraceptive, it is my only method of birth control and I'm not pregnant yet, so it's doing its job there. Never had acne but I break out less often. Basically this is a great pill.
Amazing birth control. Helped me lose close to 20 pounds after switching from another birth control. I'm not moody, depressed, my skin looks amazing. It doesn't cause water retention or strange strong cravings. Highly recommend it.
My doctor put me on Sprintec after trying several other pills for birth control and my horrible cramps. The first month I was dizzy and my skin was really oily, but taking it before bed and washing my face more often helped. After the 2nd month the dizziness completely disappeared and my skin looks great. My cramps used to be unbearable and kept me home from work each month, now I can manage them with a heating pad and a few Advil (instead of taking up to 10 a day). My breasts are larger but I haven't noticed a weight gain and it has not affected my sex drive. Everyone is different but if you are trying this and experiencing side effects I suggest trying to stick it out at least for the first month. But when in doubt, ask your doctor!
I have been on Sprintec 28 For about 3 months now and love it! It was prescribed by my doctor to ease my menstrual cramps and it did that and so much more. I had little acne here and there now my skin is flawless. I have almost no cramps during my period which is a huge from before because I used to sit in pain for hours. My breasts are larger and The pills are cheap! Also no pregnancy so overall 10/10! The only con I can Think of is slight nausea after Taking The pill but it doesn't last very long and I Take my pill at bedtime so I'm sleep when The nausea occurs anyway. Great pill.
Review by squidlydoo (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Im on my 10th pack of Sprintec and its great! I was initially really scared because I had read reviews about different birth controls on google and didnt know what to expect, but you really have to try it yourself to see. I started it for my acne and the first month on it I was getting used to it so I was sad for a week or two but once i adjusted I have had absolutely zero side effects and it has helped with my acne tremendously. Highly recommend!
I was on Sprintec for 3 years. I had no major side effects I thought until recently I stopped taking it so my husband and I can start trying for a baby. About a week and a half off the pill my sex drive sky rocketed! Now I'm realizing that the hormones were suppressing my sex drive. Anyone else had this happen to them?
11 users found this comment helpful.
I've only finished my first pack. I did not start taking it the day my period began because I didn't really think it mattered..my period started a little over a week after I've started it and IT STILL HASNT ENDED. Its seriously been over 2 weeks now and my doctor says I should just ride it out but I think it's just ridiculous. I'm holding onto my next pack until the beginning of my NEXT period hoping that'll balance things out. Besides that its prevented pregnancy and made my breasts grow a noticeable amount, the tenderness subsided.
I have been on Sprintec for a year now. It is good in that it's only $9, it has prevented pregnancy, and periods are only a few days. Every time I start a new pack (after period) I get severely nauseated for several days, so I am finally going to go back to the doctor and try something different. During certain times I have very swollen and tender breasts, but that's not too awful to bear.
First, let me preface this by saying that EVERY woman's body is DIFFERENT. Don't let these comments highly influence if you decide to take or not to take Sprintec. You yourself have to try it and see if it works for you.
With that being said, I have been on Sprintec for a little over 5 months. It works for me. I really haven't had any side effects.....no weight gain, no acne, no crazy moods.
I am a Sunday starter and my period usually comes on late Tuesday or early Wednesday during the week of the placebo pill. The only thing I will say against it is that I haven't experienced the shorter periods. My period still stays on for about 5 days. Most importantly of all, I haven't gotten pregnant!
12 users found this comment helpful.
I've been on this pill for almost 11 months and I absolutely LOVE it. My periods are lighter and I'm not in pain at all when its my time of the month. I really love it because I know when my period is going to come on. I haven't experienced any weight gain or anything serious. I highly recommend this. Its amazing, two thumbs up.
I've been on Sprintec for about 2 years and I love it. I tried 2 different pills before this one and they were awful. Since starting this pill my periods have been extremely light, no significant weight gain (about 5 pounds), and it is very effective at preventing pregnancy. Sprintec is the epitome of good birth control from my experience. This pill has worked amazing for me, but everyone's body is different and reacts in different ways. The only true way to know if a pill is right for you is to try it out.
I've been on Sprintec for about 2 months, I recently noticed weight gain and really bad mood swings. I cry for no reason, so I decided to check online, turns out a lot of people taking Sprintec had similar problems, which is a relief because I thought I had depression for a bit. But my breast got bigger, that's good I guess. My period is shorter and lighter, no acne either. So overall it's okay. I just hope I stop being so emotional soon.
13 users found this comment helpful.
I LOVE Sprintec! This is my 5th month being on it now. At first, I was a bit moody and went back and forth from having a large to nearly no appetite. My breast were also more tender, but that has passed. My sex drive also had it's "mood swings" as well and that went away as well. The only thing that has continued is mild acne. I haven't gained any weight since on this (which was my main concern) but everyone will be different. My best friend is also on Sprintec and she gained 20 pounds so it really is a case by case thing. Also, I have had migraines my whole life and they are GONE. I have tried everything and this has truly saved my life! So if this is an issue, consider it!
11 users found this comment helpful.
Review by so incredibly unhappy (taken for less than 1 month):
I have been on Sprintec for 20 days now and am still bleeding really badly. Super moody, depressed, no sex drive, nausea, weight loss, extremely tired, dizzy. Hoping that my period ends soon, or I will be switching.
As a birth control - I was on this for over 6 years with no problems. Now I'm back on to control my moods after 2 births. Trying to get my hormones back in check. And I'm not too happy. I feel like I have no energy and no libido. Both of which could be due to the kids. However, my mood swings are back in check. I have gained a significant amount of weight in the year I've been back on it (6lbs) despite no changes in diet or exercise. So overall it's doing what it should. But I wish I was me again. Hopefully that will come. My husband is really sick of the no libido thing though.
Review by Nickiep84 (taken for less than 1 month):
I have just started this birth control, and have never taken anything else before. I started taking it the day after my Dr. prescribed it, instead of waiting until the recommended Sunday. I didn't think it would hurt anything; but I'm pretty sure I was wrong there. I was supposed to start my period right around the appointment date. I then started 4 days later and have yet to end. That was nearly 10 days ago. Also, I have never experienced cramps as badly as I did on this pill. I have never had children, but I swear I felt like I was having labor pains! The flow has been lighter than my normal period, just hasn't gone away yet. I am hoping it is just my bodies way of dealing with the hormones. Guess time will tell.
I am SO happy with Sprintec. I had a horrible experience with Lo Loestrin Fe. I change doctors and he prescribed Sprintec. So far no side effects. I've only noticed some breast tenderness and mild acne. It's working great for me!
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Ashleighhc (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
For me, Sprintec is amazing. I've been on it for almost 1 year, with absolutely no side effects. I always take it at night before I go to bed, which works for me. My skin, which was always a little troublesome, never breaks out. Although its not the reason I started taking Sprintec, I had very heavy, painful and debilitating periods and Sprintec has helped enormously with all the symptoms. No weight gain, no mood changes. For me, I will continue to use this medication. I see no need to change it!
11 users found this comment helpful.
My dr put me on Sprintec to regulate me. I have been on it the last year & half. My side effects were tender breasts & mild cramps the week leading up to my period, and then I'd get a headache on the day of my period, which was ok with me as it warns me it was coming. The plus side for me on this pill is my mood swings are gone. It really balances me out. Recently I went to the doctor for a check up, and she suggested a new birth control pill that will aloud me to only have 2 day periods verses the 4 day ones I have with Sprintec, but also, I wouldn't get the sore breasts, etc., plus it is a lower dose. A week & half into it, I was mad at the world and depressed. I am now back on Sprintec. I'd take sore boobs & headache over mood swings any day!
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