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Reviews for Tri-Previfem to treat Birth Control
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I am currently taking the last of my second pack and I feel like my sex drive has been lost... I'm not sure if it's this particular brand or not, but ever since I started taking it, I have felt no desire for sex. I am soon going to consult with my doctor to switch, Also, it gives you your period for a week which I do not like.. Had pretty heavy bleeding my first period, guessing I'll have the same with my next cycle. It works differently on everyone, but for me, it doesn't seem to be the right choice.
I used to take Tri-Sprintec but my pharmacy switched me to Tri-Previfem. I have been on it for about a year and at first it was alright but after a few months, I noticed things were starting to change. I started feeling depressed, developing anxiety, and I noticed my libido was declining. I didn't really think much of it but now, it is getting worse and worse. I have been having anxiety attacks, which I never had before taking this. I have been more depressed than ever before. And don't even get me started on my libido. I am only 21 and I never want to have sex any more. I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years and I used to always want to do it. Now, it seems like I have to force myself to do anything and I shouldn't have to do that.
I am on Tri-Previfem and it's been about 7 weeks and I've already consulted with my doctor to change birth control. Overall my experience on Tri-Previfem was awful. I bled the entire first month and now on my second month it's causing me to have painful intercourse.
I've taken this pill for two weeks now and I've had a constant migraine. I just had a baby three months ago so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. Also had very heavy bleeding for a week then it would stop and start again. Also I'm very moody and sad where I wasn't before I started taking this medicine. If I still have migraines at the end of this pack, I may switch.
I have just started my third month of Previfem, and I have had almost no side effects! My breasts have grown so much though!(not that I'm complaining) this was my first birth control and I'm very happy I chose it. It makes my periods much lighter, and if anything it increased my sex drive. I've noticed that I'm not as moody when I'm on my period, and I am so happy about that. I have had a very pleasant experience so far.
I use it as a birth control, but it has helped a lot with my acne. No more oily face.
Also how effective is this in regards to birth control?
So far.. no problems, no weight gain. It was difficult getting this approved by my insurance BCBS.
I'm 16, on the 5th day of my second pack. I LOVE this birth control! My acne is slowly going away, but I also use Proactiv. It has lessened my cramps a LOT, made my breasts feel a bit bigger (according to my boyfriend). The only bad side effect I had in the beginning was one day it made my face blotchy, which says that can happen in the information. Other than that, everything's been great. My mom and I are on the same pill and we don't have insurance until September so it is about $34 a pack out of pocket.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
I was previously on Tri-Sprintec for years, when my pharmacy started carrying Tri-Previfem. I switched thinking it would affect me the same. However, I started getting headaches often, feeling weak, my face broke out, and I had spotting. I know that these effects may come when switching brands, but when I switched from Ortho TriCyclen Lo to its generic, then back to brand, then to Tri-Sprintec I have never had any problems. I am a pharmacy technician and I have had several customers that have had trouble when switching to Previfem or Tri-Previfem. I will be switching back to Tri-Sprintec once the pharmacy special orders it.
Review by just_a_girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
As far as birth control goes-great. It has prevented unwanted pregnancy for me and my boyfriend for a while now; however, ever since I started this birth control I've been very emotional and very forgetful. It's gotten to the point where I have to write down everything.
10 users found this comment helpful.
I found Tri-Previfem to be an effective contraceptive for my boyfriend and I; however, I have recently started getting sudden and severe headaches, and in some cases body aches. I can't leave my room or function when these happen so I usually just sleep. It's really hard being a college student who needs to get work done when I get sudden severe headaches.
On the bright side, I've noticed no weight gain and my skin cleared up. My periods also became regular.
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