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For Birth Control "I started this medication about a week ago and hate it. My mood changed drastically and this past weekend found myself very depressed and having severe anxiety!! I also have a thyroid condition and this does not mix well at all. I am stopping this today. Did not work for me at all."

   
2.0

ALR3456 August 24, 2015

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For Birth Control "This drug should NOT be allowed on the market. Severe anxiety, horrible depression and loss of appetite. 1st month was ok, however the second month was horrible. It has made me question the happiest I have ever been. My doctor had to prescribe anxiety medicine to help me get through the work week. Thank god it takes the depression away as well. Awful awful drug!"

   
1.0

Anonymous August 23, 2015

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For Birth Control "This pill HAS worked for me very well very satisfied ! Been on it for 8 months controlled acne ( on my back) periods are normal. Cramping hmmm they hurt a lot worse though only that"

   
10

Mariilyyn August 21, 2015

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For Birth Control "I was on Sprintec for over 2 years, and I was satisfied with it. I changed over from Yaz after I started having breakthrough bleeding on a regular basis. It stopped the breakthrough bleeding, plus my periods were only about 3-4 days long, with the heavier days being very mild. No cramping. My face would break out a little with my cycle, but it was manageable. I did have some mood fluctuations as well with my cycle. Of note, when I went to have an IUD placed due to the inability to take my pill on time every day, we did find incidentally during the routine ultrasound to place the IUD that I had a large ovarian cyst. Estrogen is supposed to suppress these cysts, so this might be of interest to someone looking at Sprintec to help with cysts."

   
8.0

dressagerdr (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 21, 2015

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For Birth Control "I have been on this bc for 2 months now and nothing but great things. Period is normal. No side effects. Weight loss and life is good. I mean I've never taken a pill. I've always had an IUD but this has been great and I would never go back."

   
10

Lovestruk7 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2015

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For Birth Control "Went on sprintec after the birth of my daughter in December 2014. Was on it until now August 2015. It was good preventing pregnancy and made my periods lighter and lost all of my baby weight and 15 extra pounds with it. I was 134 before getting pregnant and now I'm 119. But it magnified my depression and anxiety causing me to have panic attacks never had that before this pill and made my libido with my husband of 2 years go down the tubes even made my relationship with him bad. And TMI - it made me have really bad constipation. I don't care for this drug at all, I think I may just go off it altogether. I've been off it for a week and feel much better."

   
4.0

Nikkidoll August 20, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been on Sprintec for about a year and a half now and it's honestly the best birth control there is. I've had no negative side affects, all have been positive results. It works like it should, & has cleared my acne up incredibly."

   
10

Layne99 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 19, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've only been on this for about a month and a half and the first month wasn't bad at all, my period was light and the only side effect was mild nausea. The second month however, total disaster. I'm not sure if it's me - because I get really motion sick very easily, but I'm pretty sure this pill is giving me really bad vertigo, I'm so light- headed, I'm constantly on the verge of puking, all I want to do is lay still and not move a muscle. Maybe I'm just evening out the hormones or something but if this is how it's always going to be I'm not sure I can handle it any longer. I'm finishing the second pack but I think after that I'm moving on."

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 17, 2015

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For Birth Control "I'm 22, normal weight, healthy. I was nauseous and broke out for the first week. My boobs were basically always tender, but they also swelled (I'm like an A cup, so I saw that as a plus). I have always been an easy-cryer, and it did intensify that. I've always had a low libido so I don't think changed MUCH (although my libido went way up after getting off of Sprintec). I was sad to have to get off it because I had such minor side effects, but the issue I had was bleeding for 7 months. It was light- I went through about 2 panty liners per day and didn't need to sleep in anything- until the last week when I got fed up. I bled so much that I was blacking out and feeling sick. I stopped cold turkey and got headaches but the bleeding is over!!!"

   
7.0

Jilly1993 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 17, 2015

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For Birth Control "The first month on Sprintec was really difficult to get through. I was extremely emotional with bloating and mood swings. After the third month things got a lot easier. My breakouts have decreased a ton besides a few before my period. Period is a lot shorter than it ever used to be which is great! Unfortunately this made my cramps worse the week before my period but other than that it's been great!"

   
8.0

Akp232313 August 16, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've be on this BC for 3 weeks now iv been spotting for about a week now I start the white pills tomorrow a little nausea after taking the pill but I'm sure it's because of empty stomach but other then that no other problems"

   
7.0

Natasha935 (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2015

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For Birth Control "I started taking this medicine for its obvious indication as birth control, but also wanted to get on it for it's anti-androgenic properties. I've noticed crazy mood swings; I've had several anxiety attacks, and depression that has become out of control. I haven't really noticed a decrease in acne (although I never suffered from it to begin with, I still have the occasional couple zits on my chin). However, I have noticed a decrease in speed of growth of unwanted facial hair. Decreased sex drive, nausea, and weight loss are also a side effect I have experienced. I am just now getting over the nausea. Also--I had breakthrough bleeding for about 2 1/2 weeks. I'm going to try it a couple more months to see if I regulate the hormones better."

   
5.0

lwyn (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I've been on Sprintec for over a year and some months are fine. Others I'll get horrible cramps 2 weeks into the pill or even get a period that lasts 2 weeks. Every month it's something different. I guess you get what you pay for."

   
3.0

Outrageous (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 11, 2015

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For Birth Control "Mood swings and depression. Suicidal thoughts... Not good. Does its job with regulating periods, but the side effects are terrible. Have been on it for 2 years and was just off of it for a month. Now I'm back to my normal self. Glad to know Im not going crazy, it's just the pill making me like that. Definitely going to switch."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 9, 2015

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For Birth Control "This birth control is the worst I've taken. Every time I start a new pack it feels like I'm getting food poisoning. The last 3 months it has made me so sick. I've been on it for almost 3 years now and at first it would barely make me nauseous every once in a while but now I've just been on it too long I guess. It just gets worse and worse. The mood swings are ridiculous too! I wouldn't recommend anyone this birth control! Not to mention I was on my period for over a month when I started taking it."

   
1.0

Alxxx August 9, 2015

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For Birth Control "When I first started Sprintec, I bled for three weeks straight. My periods got ridiculously heavier (every day was a heavy day and they lasted a week). I also got sick on the first day of my period like clockwork, essentially being confined to the bathroom on that day. Additionally, I started to have anxiety attacks about three times a week and had extreme depression with suicidal thoughts. I started losing it over nothing. I pushed my fiance away because I found him repelling and called off our wedding. Within about a week of throwing away these pills I was finally back to "normal" and had to pick up the pieces left in my wake. This drug ruined my life!"

   
1.0

Hummingbird912 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2015

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For Birth Control "I just recently started on sprintec and I've been nauseous and feeling like I'm gaining weight and have an itchy crotch"

Novembermom4 August 3, 2015

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For Endometriosis "I love this pill. I still have cramps but they went from lasting 3 days to just one. I go through way less tampons and pads. I can make it through the night without bleeding everywhere. The best benefit of all: I am no longer moody. I feel like myself all month long. I am in LOVE with sprintec"

   
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HAley Bailey (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 3, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I took this bc because I had constant bleeding for over a month. It stopped my period for about two weeks, however I started bleeding heavier than before and had cramps so severe it felt like I was having labor pains every minute for a couple of hours. I had to go to emergency room and while there I had a clot the size of golf ball. The doctor said it was the birth control and to see obgyn and get on another form of bc. I will not be taking this anymore and would not recommend!"

   
1.0

Tiffyt August 1, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I started Sprintec because my doctor recommended it after I decided to get on birth control after my miscarriage. 2 pills into my second week on them I started my period. It lasted for 12 days, with at least 8 of them being fairly heavy. I have also experienced almost constant spotting since starting it. Tomorrow I start the second week of my second pack, and I've been spotting for 2 days. If things don't even themselves out soon, I'm switching meds. I'm tired of the bleeding affecting my sex life. I got on Sprintec to prevent pregnancy, not sex. I honestly believe just using condoms would be a better experience!"

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 29, 2015

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For Birth Control "Please stay away from this birth control!!! It is absolutely horrible! It caused me severe depression, anxiety, bloating, and mood swings. I was previously on Yasmin with NO problems, my doctor just isn't prescribing it anymore because of the rare side effects. I gave Sprintec a try for 2 weeks, and just threw it in the trash, after 24 hours of not taking it I finally am starting to feel back to my calm, rational self again. Can't believe this is on the market!"

   
1.0

ckp (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2015

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For Birth Control "I started taking the pill about 4 years ago, the first year it was not the best, my period was irregular but after that no problems! i didn't gain weight, no mood problems or pain during my period. it has work for me! but every body is different!"

   
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Vv17 July 15, 2015

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For Birth Control "This drug was absolutely horrible. It made me not be able to breathe and I had to be rushed to the ER. All the doctors told me they didn't think it was the pill but I went off of it and all the breathing troubles stopped. I do not recommend this pill because it made my sister sick as well."

   
1.0

Anonymous July 9, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been on sprintec for three months now. It has made me lose my appetite almost completely. I find myself eating once a day if that because nothing sounds or looks good. I have lost 15 pounds since I started it which is okay unless I keep losing weight. I have no mood swings or cramps and my period is predictable and comes on the same day each month. However, my face broke out insanely the second month and is just now clearing up and I bled/spotted for almost a whole month the second month."

   
8.0

Anonymoussssssss July 8, 2015

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For Birth Control "I started to take Spintec about 3 years ago. I did not have any side effects. Prior to taking Sprintec, I had HORRIBLE periods: heavy cramping, heavy flow, etc. Sprintec reduced my cramping and heavy flow. I workout about 5 times a week so I didn't notice any weight gain. However, for almost 6 months, I stopped taking it because my prescription ran out and I had to go see my doctor. I also was not sexually active for those 6 months so I did not feel the need to be on it. I just started taking it again. I recommend Sprintec to every woman who wants a cheap, effective form of birth control. Just be aware that every body is different. Find what works for you."

   
10

MercuryHG July 7, 2015

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